Education Advisor NGO Jobs – VVOB – Education for Development

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Organisation: VVOB – Education for Development

Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda

About US:

VVOB – Education for Development is a Belgian non-profit organization that focuses on improving the quality of education. VVOB has its head quarters in Brussels (Belgium) and is currently implementing education programmers in 8 countries in the global South. As from May onwards VVOB will start implementing a new programme that focuses on improving the quality of the business, technical and vocational education and training (BTVET) sector in Uganda through strengthening the professional development of Uganda’s Agricultural TVET instructors via pre-service. This programme will be implemented in partnership with the Department of Teacher and instructor Education and Training (TIET); the Business, Technical, Vocational Education and Training (BTVET) Department of the Ministry of Education and Sports(MoES); and the National Instructors’ College Abilonino (NICA) in Lira.

Job Summary: The Education Advisor is responsible for detecting professional development needs of the target groups of the programme and initiate capacity development processes and trajectories in cooperation with the strategic and operational partners. They will provide technical advice, guidance and support to partners and will be actively involved in planning, budgeting, implementing, monitoring and evaluating the programme. The Education Advisor based in Kampala will support a multi-stakeholder curriculum reform and development process for the Diploma of instructor in Technical Teacher Education (DITTE) in Agricultural Production for NICA. S/he is furthermore responsible for establishing and maintaining strong relations with TIET and the BTVET Department. The Education Advisor based in Lira will work closely with NlCA to further optimize the delivery of the current DITTE in Agricultural Production, with a specific focus on agricultural entrepreneurship education. S/he will also have specific responsibilities regarding the strengthening of NlCA’s network of practice schools and partners from the agri-entrepreneurship ecosystem. .

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 

  • The ideal candidate must hold a Masters’ Degree in Education, Development Studies or related field
  • A minimum of six years’ working experience with the Ugandan BTVET education sector, preferably in agricultural BTVET / agricultural education;
  • In-depth understanding of: systems and practices directed to the professional development of instructors and instructors’ educators; systems and practices for aligning BTVET with the world of work-Latest developments and research in the education sector in general and the BTVET sector in particular;
  • Demonstrable experience with capacity development processes in the context of educational institutions;
  • Knowledge of and / or experience with equity and gender in education;
  • Knowledge of and / or experience with all phases of Project Cycle Management (PCM) and the standard instruments used for PCM in the development sector;
  • For the position in Kampala: At least 6 years demonstrable experience with curriculum development and facilitating curriculum development processes;
  • For the position in Lira: Demonstrable experience with education innovation at the level of curriculum delivery.

How to Apply:

All candidates should send in their Email applications to uganda@vvob.be. Your application should include:

  • In the subject line: Application: name – Position for which you apply 
  • Motivation letter; 
  • Updated CV 
  • Salary expectations; 
  • Three reference persons and telephone and email contacts (former and current employers only);

Deadline: 27th May 2019


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