Education Development Center ( EDC) Institutional Development Advisor Jobs in Uganda

Education Development Center ( EDC) Institutional Development Advisor Jobs in Uganda

Job Description

  • The Institutional Development Advisor (IDA) is a full-time position reporting to the Chief of Party and is based in Kampala, Uganda. The Institutional Development Advisor (IDA) will:


  • Establish and lead system strengthening and institutional development for the ICYD Activity, with a focus on government systems to improve the quality of EGR and Child Protection;

  • Provide oversight and coordination of ICYD’s institutional development interventions aimed at improving the quality of EGR and OVC service delivery/Child Protection;

  • Facilitate institutional and capacity assessments;

  • Support the development of a capacity building framework and action plans for ICYD Primary Local Partners;

  • Support organizational development needed to transition local partners implementing OVC activities to direct USAID funding;

  • Coordinate high-level targeted technical assistance to select organizations that are currently USAID direct receipts for OVC/Child Protection programming;

  • Facilitate the sharing of best practices on institutional development;

  • Identify and promote national and district level coordination mechanisms, based on stakeholder analysis and system mapping, including the establishment of the National ICYD Steering Committee;

  • Identify and establish district level mechanisms to promote regular review of ICYD results and plans;

  • Work with District structures to integrate ICYD activities into district plans and budgets;

  • Develop process for establishing and monitoring Memorandum of Understanding (MoUs) between ICYD and local government authorities including technical ministries;

  • Support dissemination and implementation of the National Child Policy within the ICYD activities;

  • Work with relevant technical advisors and government entities to develop strategies to institutionalize continuous professional development practices established under ICYD, including pre- and in-service training for teachers, qualification and certification of social workers and para social workers;

  • Institutionalize selected practices in data collection, review and use for monitoring and program improvement at multiple levels (school, community, district, zonal, national);

  • Collaborate with the Private Sector Engagement Specialist in strengthening government capacity to engage the private sector in long term support to education and child protection.


  • The candidate for the position
    of Institutional Development Advisor shall have at a minimum the following qualifications:


  • Master’s degree in one or more of the following: public administration, organizational development, project management, education, social work, with experience in primary education, child protection and/or youth development. In circumstances where a candidate possesses exceptional relevant experience but lacks a graduate degree, relevant post-education experience will be considered in lieu of a Master’s degree.

    Skills and Experience:

  • At least twelve (12) years’ experience in teacher development and or social services systems reform, preferably in Uganda.

  • Demonstrated experience assessing institutional capacity of a range of stakeholders including national and local governments, civil society organizations, and faith-based organizations.

  • Demonstrated experience in design and delivery of plans for improving capacity and performance, including targeted Technical Assistance, coaching and mentoring, and partnerships, within the context of project planning, implementation, M&E and specific technical interventions;

  • In-depth understanding key functional areas that contribute to improved systems, including collaboration and partnerships, governance, monitoring and evaluation, contracting, finance and administration as well as quality service delivery;

  • Broad knowledge of Government of Uganda (GOU) structures involved in primary education, child protection and the roles of the NGO and private sector in both sectors;

  • Knowledge of USAID rules and regulations strongly preferred;

  • Experience with United States Government and/or other donor funded projects, including financial reporting and compliance requirements is desired.


  • Fluency in English is required.

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; Education Development Center ( EDC) Institutional Development Advisor Jobs in Uganda

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