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Within Uganda , Kikuube and Kayunga, East Africa

Full-time

Deadline: 

January 25, 2024 at 2:00:00 PM

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About the Organisation

We leverage the power and knowledge of promising future leaders to ensure that one day, all children in Uganda will attain an equitable quality education, enabling them to thrive in constantly changing economies. We recruit, train and place Uganda’s top university graduates from all academic backgrounds to commit 2 years of serving as full-time teachers in low-income government-aided primary schools to drastically improve the learning and life outcomes of children while developing their leadership skills. Our Fellowship is also open to government primary and secondary school teachers who are committed to transforming their classroom practice and professional development.

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Job Title

Program Officers - Kikuube and Kayunga Districts job at Teach For Uganda

Job Description

Position Overview
The Program Officer (PO) is responsible for training, coaching and managing the Teach For Uganda Fellows both before and during their fellowship to ensure that they grow and develop as effective classroom and community leaders. The POs play a fundamental role in TFU's work, as they are directly in charge of delivering continuous pedagogical and leadership support to Fellows.

Duties and Responsibilities

Roles and Responsibilities

Fellow Management and Support (40%)

  • Directly manage and support at least thirty-three (33) Fellows placed in TFU partner schools

  • Coach Fellows by conducting bi-weekly classroom observations and coaching conversations while providing feedback on instructional techniques, classroom management, and curriculum; modeling learner-centered teaching and sharing best practices and resources.

  • Support Fellows in setting long-term goals and benchmarks for their leadership development.

  • Collaborate with the Senior Program Officer (SPO), Program Coordinator and Design and Training team to reflect on progress towards departmental and individual goals, continuous professional development training and fellow performance

  • Seek out and create opportunities for professional exposure, development and mentorship during the fellowship to prepare Fellows for success as alumni.

  • Conduct weekly team meetings with fellows to check in on their well-being, progress on goals and set new ones, celebrate successes and share updates and events/activities for the week

  • Manage issues around performance, grievances, and conflict resolution among Fellows.

  • Update the fellow tracker every month

Qualifications and Competencies

Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree in Education or a related field from a reputable University.

  • 3+ years of full-time teaching experience

  • Coaching experience in education programs is highly desired.

  • Computer skills and experience in using Microsoft Word packages and Google Drive is required

  • The ability to ride a motorcycle and possession of a valid riding license is a MUST.

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How to Apply

Please email your resume with 3 professional referees and a one-page cover letter to jobs@teachforuganda.org. Please indicate the position applied for in the subject line of your email by 25 January, 2024. Your cover letter should include why you are interested in Teach For Uganda and in this position. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted

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