About Teach A Man To Fish
Teach A Man To Fish is guided by a simple, all-encompassing mission: to empower young people with the skills they need to succeed, in school, work, and life. We focus on developing and emerging countries. This is done by supporting schools to set up educational and profitable school businesses that provide real-life hands-on training and experience for students.
This empowers student entrepreneurs with critical workplace, entrepreneurship and life skills and mindsets so that they can leave school with the competencies to get a good job or run their own successful business.
We are a small organization with a big reach – Since 2006, we’ve created over 300,000 student entrepreneurs and 18,000 enterprising teachers through our global programmes.
In 2020, Teach A Man To Fish is anticipating to work as part of the Education Cannot Wait (ECW) Consortium to implement School Enterprise Challenge for ECW schools. This project will introduce Teach A Man To Fish’s proven educational school-business programme into 60 primary schools in three settlements (Palabek, Bidi Bidi, Kyangwali) over the project enriching both teachers and learner skills-building.
The program will further introduce a learner-centered approach for building children’s entrepreneurship and life skills in school where learners plan, set up and run a real school business.
The Project will aim to strengthen preparedness to transitional pathways in post-primary education opportunities through enhanced developmental assets.
Objective of the role
The ECW Field Officer will lead on the implementation of the School Enterprise Challenge in 10 ECW primary schools in the selected settlements. This will be done whilst ensuring that program activities are conducted according to the agreed work plan and budget. This position will be based in the selected refugee settlement and will require some travel to Kampala Head Quarters on a quarterly basis.
Job Title: X 3 ECW Field Officers (1 in Palabek, 1 in Bidi Bidi and 1 in Kyangwali)
Line Manager: ECW Program Manager
Direct Reports: Data Collectors
Internal Relations: ECW Program Manager, Finance and Administration, Monitoring and Evaluation
External Relations: None
Salary: UGX 1,140,180 gross salary per month, medical health insurance and housing allowance of UGX 180,000 .
• Lead on marketing, selection, and sensitization of up to 10 ECW primary schools in the selected refugee settlement.
• Work with Master Trainers to plan, coordinate and execute teacher and partner training.
• Lead on follow up and technical support for business planning and implementation in assigned ECW primary schools
• Build and maintain relationships with ECW primary schools such that they are bought into and engaged with the School Enterprise Challenge Program.
• Recruit, manage and support a team of Data Collectors to ensure ECW program activities are implemented in line with the approved work plan.
• File weekly progress reports to ECW Program Manager and participate in the weekly catch meetings.
• Represent Teach A Man To Fish at networking events within the refugee settlement.
• Submit accurate and timely cash reconciliations to Finance and Admin Officer along with receipts for all expenditures.
• Support ECW Program Manager to ensure M&E implemented to plan, ensure project learnings documented and disseminated, ensure project design improved in relation to learnings.
• Liaise with ECW Program Manager to ensure highest levels of safeguarding and CP at schools, partners and within our team, report any issues as per TAMTF guidelines
• Experience in business planning and business management processes
• Experience of teaching or training
• Experience of gender mainstreaming gender equality and inclusion in development programming
• Experience working with education or child protection programmes in a humanitarian context.
Qualifications & Experience:
• A bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences, Social Work, Commerce, Business Administration, Development Studies, Adult & Community Education, Business Computing, Accounting, or a related field.
• 1-2 years’ experience in a Field Officer/Program Assistant role or similar role
• The ability to ride a motorcycle with a valid riding Permit (Class A) is a must.
• Candidates must be from the host districts (Hoima, Yumbe, and Lamwo).
• Excellent English communication skills, both written and oral
• Understanding of basic business concepts, including business planning and business management.
• Ability to use common software packages including Word, Excel, Skype, E-mail
• Proven ability to problem-solve, multi-task and work independently
• Well-developed organizational skills and attention to detail
• Ability to work in a fast-paced environment as part of a small team
• Willingness to travel by public transport and work flexibly
• Proficiency in any of the local languages spoken in the area like Kwaka, Lugbara, Swahili, Luo or Runyakitara.
• No criminal record (to be evidenced by a letter of good conduct from Interpol)
Job Education Requirements: bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences
Job Experience Requirements: 1-2 years
Job application procedure
To apply, please submit a maximum of 4 paged CV and one-page cover letter (combined into a single PDF document).
Please be sure to clearly show in your cover letter why you are interested in this job and what makes you the most suitable candidate. Please also include your salary history.
Completed applications should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org with “Application: ECW Field Officer [state the refugee settlement of choice i.e. either Palabek or Kyangwali or Bidi Bidi]” in the title of the email by close of business – Wednesday 5, February 2020. NB: Do not attach academic documents at this point.
Qualified female candidates from the specific host districts (Hoima, Yumbe, and Lamwo) are strongly encouraged to apply.