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Education Program Officer NGO Job Opportunities – Finn Church AID (FCA)

Job Title:  Education Program Officer   

Organisation: Finn Church AID (FCA)

Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda

Reports to: Education Technical Lead


About US:

Finn Church AID (FCA) is Finland’s largest international aid organization. We realize our mission and vision through development cooperation, humanitarian assistance and advocacy work. We contribute to positive change by supporting people in the most vulnerable situations within fragile and disaster-affected areas. We consider three thematic areas as central to sustainable change: the right to peace (R2P), livelihood (R2L) and quality education (R2QE). We operate in 12 countries, where the needs are most dire. We work with the poorest people, regardless of their religious beliefs, ethnic background or political convictions. Finn Church Aid is a member of the ACT Alliance (ACT), an alliance of faith-based development and humanitarian aid organizations forming one of the world’s largest aid organizations. FCA Uganda is active in 13 districts.


Job Summary: We are looking for a competent Education Program Officer to be based in Kampala, Uganda.


The Education Programme Officer will represent FCA in different fora and maintain strong relationships with key stakeholders, building the capacity of education staff, organizing meetings and training workshops, providing technical support and mentorship, conducting field visits and follow-ups, preparing communication and training materials, providing technical guidance for work plans and proposals, supporting the MEAL team, participating in program assessments and reviews, and identifying project impacts and good practices.


Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Represent FCA in coordination mechanism with other relevant sector organizations and network such as the EiE working group and relevant Task Teams and maintain strong working relationships and effective and quality implementation of education activities.
  • Build/strengthen the capacity of education staff and relevant education stakeholders on educational approaches innovations, as required.
  • Organize meetings and training workshops for teachers and field staff to implement education project activities and innovations/technical approaches.
  • Support conduct training review meetings with staff and teachers to check on implementation progress, gaps/challenges, assess impact and come up with possible solutions and way forward for smooth implementation of the skills and knowledge acquired during training.
  • Provide regular technical support and mentorship to the project staff in implementation, monitoring, support supervision and reporting.
  • Conduct frequent field visits and follow-ups to ensure implementation meets the quality standards and is on track as originally planned.
  • Prepare communication and training materials and develop new sensitization and training approaches.
  • Provide technical guidance to education staff during the development of work plans, donor reports, budget reviews, and proposals development.
  • Support the MEAL team and the project managers to ensure the high-quality program delivery through ensuring the MEAL are articulate in the program implementation.
  • Closely work with the MEAL team to design data collection tools, program monitoring, evaluation and learning tools for the projects.
  • Participate in assessing program results and impact and also participate in the internal reviews of the program and reflection forums.
  • Provide technical input into producing timely, accurate, compliant and quality reports for projects, and recommend any areas of improvement.
  • Actively participate in the development and dissemination of Education and Communication (IEC) material as may be required.
  • Identify and profile project impact, success stories, and most significant change stories and good practices.


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • Degree in Education
  • Previous experience in Secondary education projects is an added advantage (minimum 5 years)
  • Experience in implementing Education Programs in a refugee setting
  • Experience in conducting trainings for Teachers
  • Knowledge in current trends in Education in Emergencies, and curriculum development in Uganda.
  • Proven experience and capacity in project management, including project financial management
  • Flexible and capable of working and living in difficult circumstances in a multicultural environment
  • Detailed and thorough understanding of the operational refugee context in Uganda
  • Previous experience in managing donor grants
  • Excellent inter-personal and inter-cultural skills
  • Ability to travel/frequent field visits to all 4 target settlements/districts


How to Apply:

All interested applications should send a cover letter and a CV (not more than 5 pages) with at least three referees and a daytime telephone contact with copies of academic papers addressed to: The Human Resource and Administration Manager, Finn Church AID, Uganda Country Office. P.O. Box 21826 Kampala, Tank Hill Rd, Roche Close, Plot 1495 Muyenga, Uganda. Email applications should be in one file attachment (Ms Word or PDF) mentioning the position title in the subject to


Deadline: 22nd April 2023. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


N.B: Finn Church Aid is committed to keeping children safe at all times & all levels of its program operations, so our selection process reflects our commitment to the protection of children from all forms of abuses. Employment is subject to our Child protection standards, adherence to Child Safeguarding Policy, PSEA including background checks”


FCA does not charge any kind of fee at whichever stage of the recruitment process and does not act through recruitment agents.


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