4 Inclusive Education Officer NGO Job Vacancies – Handicap International (Humanity & Inclusion)

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Organisation: Handicap International (Humanity & Inclusion)

Duty Station: Arua (2 Jobs), Moyo (1 Job) and Yumbe (1 Job), Uganda

Reports to: AIMS Project Manager

Starting Salary: UGX 2,208,949 monthly gross

About Us:

Handicap International (Humanity & Inclusion) is an independent and impartial aid and development organisation working in situations of poverty and exclusion, conflict and disaster. We work alongside disabled and vulnerable people to help meet their essential needs, improve their living conditions and promote respect for their dignity and fundamental rights. Handicap International is outraged by the injustice faced by people with disabilities and vulnerable populations, we aspire to a world of solidarity and inclusion, enriched by our differences, where everyone can live in dignity.

About Project:

The Inclusive Education Project called “AIMS (Access to Inclusive and meaningful Services in Education) Education for learners with disabilities”, funded by Education Cannot Wait through the Education Consortium Management Unit to be launched in January is targeting the West Nile refugee settlements areas in the districts of Arua (Rhino camp, Omugo and Imvepi settlements), Yumbe (Bidibidi settlement) and Moyo (Palorinya settlement). Those 3 districts welcome 492,841 refugees (42.6% of the total refugees in Uganda). The project will support mainstream education actors to improve inclusion of children with disabilities within their Education Response in line with the Education Response Plan implying the need for strong coordination and cooperation. The activities cover the provision of specific services to improve the functionality of children with disabilities (Comprehensive Rehabilitation) and the implementation of a set of activities to improve school stakeholders’ capacities to better include children with disabilities through capacity strengthening, disability mainstreaming, provision of specific material and technical support as well as direct services to children with disabilities and families/caretakers including rehabilitation counselling and psychosocial support

Job Summary:  The Inclusive Education Officers (IEOs) will ensure the implementation, the follow up and the coordination of the AIMS project activities at field level in 40 (refugee/host community) schools in the districts of Arua, Moyo and Yumbe.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

Ensure planning and field coordination of project activities with internal and external stakeholders

  • Participate in the monthly HI activity planning meetings
  • Develop monthly and weekly field activity plans
  • Participate in the development of project activity tools
  • Coordinate field activities with HI logistics department, other HI technical teams, implementing partners and school community stakeholders
  • Ensure regular coordination meeting with implementing partners field staff and school community stakeholders and represent HI

Implement, facilitate and follow-up, on a daily basis, the project activities in accordance with the project implementation plans

In collaboration with the targeted school management committees, school community stakeholders and in close collaboration with the HI rehabilitation and MHPSS teams

  • Facilitate inclusive education barrier and facilitators assessments
  • Provide technical support for the development and implementation of each Schools’ inclusive education action plans
  • Participate in the identification of class inclusive learning materials to be provided to each school.
  • Facilitate capacity strengthening activities through provision of training for education staff and mentoring of teachers
  • Facilitate inclusive education awareness raising sessions for Parent Teacher Associations and school communities:
  • Facilitate disability assessments of school children with disabilities
  • Support schools in the process of including identified out of school        children with disabilities, in supporting their retention and the improvement of their learning outcomes;
  • Participate in facilitating psycho social support activities at school community level

Participate in the data collection and MEAL activities of the project

In close collaboration with the MEAL team:

  • Produce weekly activity reports and contribute in the development of project reports using HI Uganda MEAL templates
  • Maintain complete documentation for each activity following the recommendations and template of the project manager
  • Contribute to the development of the Program Managers activity reports
  • Participate in project review workshops
  • Participate in assessments and facilitate project evaluations at field level
  • Facilitate participation of stakeholders and beneficiaries in monitoring and evaluation of activities
  • Ensure that field data collection is charged with the MEAL team

Manage and support the Community-Based Volunteer

  • Participate in the recruitment of CBV
  • Coordinate the daily activities of the CBV with other technical team members
  • Plan and develop weekly activity plans for the CBV
  • Provide technical support and on the job mentoring of the CBV

Respect of HI identity, rules and policies

  • In coordination with the Human resources manager and the Field coordinator:
  • Know, understand, apply and respect HI code of conduct and ethics, HI mandate and values, HI rules and operating procedure, HI policies (child protection policy, policy and mechanism for the prevention of and fight against bribery, the protection of beneficiaries from sexual exploitation and abuse policy) and make sure they are known, understood, applied and respected by its team
  • Know, understand, apply and respect HI security rules and make sure they are known, understood and applied by her/his team
  • Regular refresher training are organize

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 

  • The ideal candidate for the Handicap International (Humanity & Inclusion) Inclusive Education Officer job must hold a  Bachelor’s degree in Special Needs Education, Occupational Therapy, Psychology OR Bachelor’s degree in Education combined with relevant experience working with children with disabilities
  • Computing/informatics knowledge and experience.
  • A minimum of two years of professional experience in Education
  • One year of professional experience in an NGO at officers level

Personal Competencies

  • Organizational skills
  • Team Player
  • Ability to work under high pressure
  • Good Communication Skills
  • Multi-tasking Skills
  • Innovative Skills
  • Problem solving Skills

Starting Date: 1st July 2019

Length of contract: Till 31st December 2019 with possibility to extend

How to Apply:

If you feel you meet the requirements please send an updated CV (3 pages max, including three professional referees current and/or past line managers) with a cover letter to HR department at recruitment@uganda.hi.org with the subject: Inclusive Education Officer Application

Deadline: 22nd June 2019 

NB: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Any efforts to influence the recruitment process will lead to automatic disqualification.

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