Job Summary

The key purpose of this position is to plan, arrange and monitor adult education training to the adult refugees and host communities, and to provide technical support and mentoring to the volunteer literacy and language instructors. The position is part of the FRC “Adult Education” – project.

  • Minimum Qualification: Bachelor
  • Experience Level: Mid level
  • Experience Length: 2 years

Job Description

Organizational Description:

Finnish Refugee Council (FRC) is an INGO promoting adult education and community development among refugees since 1997 as an operational partner to UNHCR and OPM. FRC is currently seeking for dynamic, qualified Ugandans to fill the posts below.

POSITION : Adult Education Officers – 2 Posts

   DUTY STATION : Adjumani Field Office

REPORTS TO : Adult Education Team Leader

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

Technical Adult Education Support and Training (40%)

  • Plan and implement functional adult literacy (FAL) and language training – such as English for Adults (EFA) – following the agreed curricula, topics and themes.

  • Provide professional support to and capacity building of volunteer instructors in the field of adult teaching, literacy and language training.

  • Arrange and support practical exercises and small projects in support of functionality in FAL and EFA courses.

  • Plan, prepare and conduct training of instructors.

  • Prepare and provide advice on testing of learners, including design of final exam.


Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (40%)

  • Collect and analyse data using FRC designed M & E tools and forms on learners’ performance and instructors’ skills and competences.

  • Periodically analyse progress towards project outcome and outputs.

  • Record and discuss the lessons learnt and possible corrective actions.

  • Monitor the performance and skills of instructors.

  • Monitor and evaluate the progress of learners.


Innovation (10%)

  • Develop methods and teaching approaches to enhance functionality and learner’s involvement.

  • Develop and experiment with new learning materials to promote functionality and participation.


Community Mobilisation (10%)

  • Engage other partners in the mobilization and involvement in adult education activities.

  • Mobilize and motivate adult learners to join the learning groups.

  • Identify potential volunteers in the community to facilitate and teach literacy and language courses as instructors.

  • Coordinate the graduation ceremony for learners.

Academic Qualifications and competencies:

  • Bachelors degree in Adult Education/Pedagogy or Community Development with strong experience Adult Education and Literacy

  • Excellent experience in training, material development and participatory assessments

  • At least 2 years’ professional work experience in adult education work with communities.

  • Ability to work with minimal supervision and achieve results.

  • Experience working with non-governmental organizations, local communities, authorities.

Email Application latest on Tuesday 27th August 2019;   

Include in your application letter:

  • Gross salary request, 

  • Maximum 4-page long CV / Resume and an application letter (attached as one document),

  • Contact details (email and telephone) of 3 professional reference persons. 

Do not email copies of certificates. If you do not hear from FRC by 1st October 2019, your application has not been successful.

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