Finn Church Aid Project Officer - Primary Education Jobs in Uganda

Finn Church Aid (FCA) is the largest Finnish NGO in international aid. We work with the most vulnerable people, regardless of their religious beliefs, ethnic background or political convictions. Our work is based on rights, which means that our operations are guided by equality, non-discrimination and responsibility. FCA is a member of the ACT Alliance (ACT), an alliance of faith-based development and humanitarian aid organizations forming one of the world’s largest aid organizations.

FCA has received funds from various donors to implement projects targeting Congolese and South Sudanese refugees and host community in Yumbe, Parolinya/Obongi, Kamwenge and Kyegegwa Districts.

FCA is now looking for competent persons to fill vacant positions below; Project Officer - Primary Education

Finn Church Aid Project Officer - Primary Education Jobs in Uganda


  • To undertake timely, Education project activity duties as per work plan as delegated by the Project;
  • Ensure timely delivery and implementation of project activities;
  • Track project deliverables using appropriate tools & indicators;
  • Constantly monitor and report on progress of the project to Project Manager;
  • Present reports defining project progress, challenges and solutions;
  • Implement and manage project changes and challenges to achieve project outputs;
  • Schedule and coordinate meetings, appointments;
  • Responsible for mobilization of project beneficiaries;
  • Register beneficiary complaints and submit those to line manager;
  • Undertake any other duties as appropriate and within the post holders capabilities;
  • Conduct follow up on all project activities to ensure efficiency, timeliness and program quality;
  • Participate in information gathering and assessments;
  • Carry out site mapping exercises to determine the class locations based on population size, education needs, and access to formal education;
  • Carry out education service mapping of both formal and non-formal services for information sharing and referrals with the projects beneficiaries;
  • Participate in additional information gathering and assessments as required;
  • Participate in teacher trainings in the district;
  • Work with the district education department to plan education activities in the district;
  • Monitor field level implementation of primary education;
  • Monitor the qualitative and quantitative delivery of primary education classes, such as student progress appraisals, teaching methods, attendance rates, assets management, etc;
  • Ensure adherence by primary education teachers to the standard operating procedures and codes of conduct;
  • Conduct regular coordination meetings with primary education teachers,
    caregivers and community representative groups to identify activity progress, successes and areas for improvement;
  • Train teachers/facilitators and supervise their development Support continuous performance improvement support to the teachers in close collaboration with the district education officials;
  • Reporting and informaation management;
  • Prepare weekly reports on qualitative and quantitative data against project indicators;
  • Responsible for field level documentation, such as attendance sheets, teacher feedback forms and community meeting minutes. Monitor the correct usage of documentation, and support to fill gaps as needed.


  • Bachelor's Degree in Primary or Teacher Education from a reputable university;
  • 3-5 years working experience in education, in administration and/or classroom teaching
  • Ability to work efficiently and calmly under pressure;
  • Strong empathy skills and genuine care and respect for needs of others, especially children refugees;
  • The ability to work in a systematic and organized manner;
  • The ability to prioritize competing demands;
  • Commitment to humanitarian principles and values;
  • Commitment to FCA equal opportunity and gender practices, FCA's Programme Participant Protection Policy and FCA's accountability commitments
  • Job Education Requirements: Bachelor’s Degree
  • Job Experience Requirements: 3 years

    How to apply

    All suitably qualified and interested candidates are encouraged to hand deliver a completed application letter and CV to the address below. Ensure to indicate the job title applied for on the left hand corner of the envelop.

    Applications can also be delivered at FCA field offices in Adjumani, Moyo, Rwamwanja, Kyaka II, Arua and Yumbe. Finn Church Aid (FCA) – Uganda Program Plot 1495, Roche close - Muyenga, off
    Tank hill Road
    P.O. Box 21826, Kampala- Uganda
    Tel: +256- 392177266

    Deadline for receiving applications is 16th August 2019. FCA will ONLY contact short-listed applicants.

    For more information and job application details, see; Finn Church Aid Project Officer - Primary Education Jobs in Uganda

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