Secondary Students Life Coach at Children of Grace

CHILDREN OF GRACE, Kiira Road, Jinja, Uganda
negotiable Expired 4 years ago
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This position is responsible for advocating, listening, protecting, celebrating and demonstrating the love of Jesus Christ to the Children of Grace (CoG) sponsored children. The ideal coach will be competent in prioritizing and working with little supervision, self-motivated and trustworthy. A children of Grace Life Coach is to be a Christian role-model for the mentees, providing relevant mentorship, character development, academic, social, spiritual and personal support to the students under their care.

Essential Duties And Responsibilities

A Students Life Coach within the Students Life Unit will conduct day to day engaging life coaching sessions for Children of Grace sponsored students with short term (weekly), midterm (Monthly/termly) and long term (After Senior 4, 6, vocational or University) goals for each of their mentees in their academics, social-economic and career development.
The Main Duties Are As Follows:

  1. Students’ Academic support and empowerment (80%)
  2. Schools partnership management (15%)
  3. Other responsibilities (5%)

Students’ Academic support and empowerment (80%)

  • Conduct one-on-one with the students that need help and support for 1 to 2 hour sessions per week and be available as an ongoing resource for them throughout the year.
  • Document coaching sessions by ensuring students log-in before and log-out after their sessions in the provided tool.
  • Submit Report Forms containing sessions summaries for each Student under their coaching program.
  • Assess student’s academic and career development needs and develop an individual plan to provide personalized support for each student.
  • Monitor and assess student progress toward short (weekly), medium (Termly) and long term goals during their mentorship sessions throughout the school year.
  •  Complete Student coaching write-ups at the conclusion of each coaching session summarizing students’ progress on their short term and medium term goals.
  •  Communicate any training needs and/or student concerns to operations manager.
  •  Assist with programming and/or empowerment workshops as requested by their Supervisor.
  •  Support students to conduct at least 1 community service project and offer necessary supervision and follow up.
  • Conduct home visits and guardian engagements to advocate for the children.
  •  Work both independently and as part of a team with fellow coaches and Students.
  •  Report in the provided tool all the sessions and activities conducted with the students.
  •  Form students’ business clubs within the school and engage on weekly activities.

Schools partnership management (15%)

  • Ensure Children of Grace has up dated Memorandum of Understanding (MOUs) with allocated schools and ensure that the conditions of the MOUs are upheld by both parties.
  •  Identify and work with Head teachers, Directors and class teachers, within the schools to conduct follow-up meetings on the performance of the students during weekly school visits.
  •  Work with the schools’ administration to have time allocated to coaching, character development, career guidance, coaching activities during weekly school visits.
  • Advocate for children’s rights at schools with the teachers and other stakeholders.

Other responsibilities (5%)

  • Other duties as required, including occasional work on weekends and public holidays for which time off in lieu can be taken in consultation with the Director of Operations.

Core Competencies, Skills, And Abilities
• Commitment to understanding and supporting the vision and mission of Children of Grace.
• Compassion and appreciation for orphans and vulnerable children issues.
• Superior writing and oral communication skills and good report writing skills.
• Significant experience implementing schools/students coaching and empowerment programs.
• Experience in mentoring young people.
• Excellent computer and typing skills and proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, Power point.
• Ability to analyze problems and make sound operational decisions.
• Excellent organizational skills and methodological approach to program management.
• Attention to detail and strong students’ engagement skills.
• Ability to follow through on tasks with minimal supervision.
• Ability to be a team player and leader.
• Professional attitude and appearance.
• Ability to work under pressure with minimum supervision.
• Ability to innovate in the delivery of their work.

Job Qualifications:
• Individuals must be ambitious, results-orientated, highly self-motivated and have demonstrated analytical skills.
• The successful candidate will thrive in a multi-cultural environment as part of a rapidly growing and developing the organization.

Applying Instructions

Please send a motivation letter clearly demonstrating your ability to perform each of the areas in the Job Description and a 2 Page Resume to

with the subject of the email as the position you are applying for.

NOTE: Generic Motivation Letters and Resumes will not be accepted and due to the volume of Applications ONLY shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Uganda, Kampala


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