Senior Project Education Officer

War Child Holland ( WCH )

War Child Holland (WCH) is an international NGO investing in a peaceful future for children and youth affected by armed conflict. WCH has been working in Uganda since 2004

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Vacancy title:Senior Project Education Officer

Deadline of this Job:30 April 2021  

Where childhood thrives, war does not.
War Child Canada has been working in Uganda since 2005 and currently implements legal protection and education programs for refugees and host communities in Adjumani, Moyo, Lamwo, and Isingiro districts. WCC education program in Uganda focuses on increasing access to education for out of school refugee and host community children and youth through the provision of primary Accelerated Education Program (AEP) and lower secondary Accelerated Education Program (AEP) with the aim of increasing access to Secondary Education to out of school youths. To achieve this, WCC is recruiting a Senior Project Education Officer.
Position Title: Senior Project Education Officer
Duty Station: Isingiro (Nakivale)
Reports to: Project Manager
The Role
Reporting to the Project Manager, the Senior Project Education Officer will: be responsible for the day-to-day planning, implementation and Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) of the education activities of War Child Canada Education projects, in Refugee and Host Communities projects in the district of assignment in accordance with the project plan and targets. He /she will work closely with other members of the project and in coordination, collaboration, and consultation with relevant district government authorities, especially the District Education Office (DEO), and other education actors, clusters, and stakeholders, including refugee and host community leaders. .

Main Duties and Responsibilities:
Project Implementation:

  •  Be responsible for the day-to-day planning and implementation and delivery of the education activities of the project in accordance with the project plan and targets.
  •  Working with the District Education Office, plan and deliver lower secondary and primary education curriculum in accordance with MOES guidelines and standards.
  • Facilitation of education project coordination meetings and workshops, and maintenance of relationships with key stakeholders in the education sector.
  • Provide support and advice to the District Education Office and AEP implementing schools and
  • Centers on implementation of MOES protocols, procedures, and Covid-19 preventive measures.
  • Coordinate and facilitate District Education Office to provide technical support supervision such as clinical school inspection and termly monitoring of the school.
  • Draft timely project report and submit to project manager for review.
  • Design, coordinate and facilitate transition of all AEP learners to the mainstream in the host and other surrounding formal schools.
  • To coach and mentor Education Officers.

Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL):

  • In consultation with, and support from, the Project Manager and Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL) team, undertake day-to-day monitoring of progress of project implementation and ensure delivery according to agreed plans and targets.
  •  Always maintain up-to-date recording and documentation of all project education activities.
  •  In consultation with the Project Manager, maintain positive and professional relationships with partners and stakeholders both at cluster and district levels.
  • Under general direction, assist in the drafting of project papers, policy papers, less complex correspondence, briefs, and submissions on a wide range of matters relevant to project management.

The Person Essential:

  •  University Degree in Education or Social science related field with specialized trainings in teachers’ trainings.
  •  A minimum of 5-7 years’ experience in Education programming activities particularly in Education in Emergency implementation.
  •  Ability and Skills in participatory methodology to facilitate adult trainings in the host and refugee community.
  •  Strong experience in project report writing.
  •  Prior exposure and experience in Monitoring and Evaluation of Training Programs.
  •  Excellent command of written and spoken English, knowledge of Kiswahili, French or Lingala is an advantage.
  •  Previous experience or understanding of participatory approaches and community mobilization in relation to education programs.


  • Firm belief in human rights and gender equality and clear understanding of issues surrounding child safeguarding and Gender Based Violence (GBV).
  • Valid riding license/permit.

Work Hours: 8

Experience in Months: 60

Level of Education: Bachelor Degree

Job application procedure
Application letter and current C.V. should be submitted to any of the following War Child Canada offices: OPM Compound Nakivale Camp; or Plot 1006, Kironde Road Muyenga Kampala, before 30th April 2021 at 5:00 pm.
War Child Canada is committed to providing a work environment in which all individuals are treated with respect and dignity. Final candidates will be vetted in accordance with War Child Canada’s Child Safeguarding Policy, including appropriate reference and security checks.

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