Finn Church Aid Education in Emergencies Coordinator Jobs in Kampala, Uganda

Finn Church Aid Education in Emergencies Coordinator Jobs in Kampala, Uganda

FCA was recently selected as co-lead to the Education Sector Working group together with the Ministry of Education and Sports (MoES) and UNHCR, to coordinate the countrywide Education response for refugees and host populations, and to ensure that all populations of concern receive appropriate support in line with INEE, SPHERE and/or Uganda Government education minimum standards.

It is against this backdrop that FCA is looking for a highly experienced profile in coordination of humanitarian response, specifically within education in emergencies, while having understanding for, and skills in, external relations, advocacy and communications, as well as data management of multi-agency responses.

Primary purpose of the position:

The Education in Emergencies (EiE) Coordinator will be responsible for FCA’s commitment and fulfillment of the role as co-lead of the Education Sector Working Group and ensure a well-coordinated, coherent and effective education sector response in Uganda in close coordination with the Ministry of Education and Sports (MoES) and UNHCR.

Additionally, the EiE Coordinator will build capacity of FCA in EiE coordination and advocacy and communications efforts.

Key Responsibilities:

  • It is a twofold position, as a sector Lead Coordinator, the candidate shall;
  • Co-lead, initiate and coordinate the national level Education Sector Working Group meetings jointly with UNHCR and Ministry of Education and Sports, to set strategies and monitor progress toward common targets, and share summary action points and general updates, research etc. with all education partners;
  • Provide oversight and support for effective and inclusive education sector coordination at national and settlement level, including mapping of field-level EiE meetings and two-way information flows;
  • Promote effective inter-agency programme implementation, supported common needs assessments/gaps and capacities analysis to maximize impact, prevent overlap and minimize gaps;
  • Contribute to common education sector advocacy and resource mobilization platforms; and,
  • Monitoring progress against key indicators and targets as set out in the ERP, relevant RRPs, CRRF, STA and ReHoPE and support in identifying significant gaps and way forward and ensure coordination and alignment with the 5W task team process
  • Lead in the identification of opportunities for peer learning and sharing within a regional and global context, for example with INEE
  • Support with the establishment of sub-task teams
  • At sub-national or settlement level, ensure and monitor that lean, results oriented education sector coordination is in place;
  • Share information about education needs/gaps analysis to guarantee a common understanding by all partners of the education sector’s needs, to ensure that the strategy’s objectives and targets are met;
  • Encourage the use of common education needs assessment and monitoring tools, and ensure timely and accurate reporting by all partners;
  • Provide relevant inputs to the ERP, RRP, STA/ReHoPE implementation and contingency planning and other processes;
  • Participate in inter-agency (IA) coordination meetings and other relevant IA processes to ensure that appropriate linkages are made with other sector’s objectives and strategies;
  • Participate in the development of the FCA education sector strategy, including with respect to setting priority interventions, targets and indicators;
  • Reporting in accordance with the ERP, RRP, CRRF agreed schedule, through the ISCG.

    For FCA internally, the candidate shall:
  • Support internal strategic planning and data collection across FCA EiE operation areas and ensure harmonization and continuity within and amongst projects and target groups
  • Identify core advocacy concerns and
    capacity build FCA staffs in advocacy modalities and application of advocacy strategies specifically for the Right to Education for all
  • Planning and implementation of internal and external strategies for FCA communications and outreach
  • Conduct media and public information liaison for FCA
  • Provide leadership in the production and publication of FCA quarterly newsletters and annual report and other high quality communication materials
  • Assist FCA staff with the design, development, editing, and dissemination of relevant communications materials through training in short story telling, photography and basic communications skills etc.
  • Ensure alignment with FCA and donor visibility requirements
  • Undertake other duties as designated

    Qualifications Requirements
  • Master’s Degree in Education, International studies or related field
  • Demonstrated experience and knowledge in Cluster Approach and humanitarian architecture
  • Experience with strategic planning, funding mobilization and advocacy
  • Demonstrated experience in Education in Emergencies
  • Excellent negotiation, mediation and communication skills
  • Proven work experience in the field of humanitarian aid in operational NGOs and / or UNICEF, including extensive field experience; work experience in fragile states considered as asset
  • Experience in data collection, analysis and information management, and preferably interactive maps and EMIS/REMIS tools an added value
  • Good understanding of education coordination structures in Uganda is an added value
  • The fixed-term contract for this position will be made until 31.12.2019 with four months’ probation period, starting as soon as possible.
  • For more information about the position, please contact Mr. Wycliffe Nsheka, Country Director for FCA in Uganda, Tel: +256772961551, Email: or Minna Peltola, Education Senior thematic Advisor +35840739512
  • Finn Church Aid (FCA) is Finland’s largest organization for development cooperation and second largest provider of humanitarian assistance.
  • FCA is a founding member of the international aid alliance of churches, ACT Alliance.
  • We seek positive change by supporting the most vulnerable people in fragile contexts. We specialize in supporting local communities’ right to peace, livelihoods and quality education.

    How to Apply:
  • Please apply by using the link no later than 5th January 2019.
  • Applicants will be short-listed and contacted for an interview on a progressive basis.
  • Suitable candidate may be recruited before the end of application
  • For more information and job application details, see; Finn Church Aid Education in Emergencies Coordinator Jobs in Kampala, Uganda

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