Deadline: 22nd August 2016

Duty Station: Masaka (3 Jobs), Kalangala (1 Job), Ssembabule (6 Jobs), Mityana (5 Jobs), Kyegegwa (2 Jobs), Luwero (7 Jobs), Lyantonde (2 Jobs), Kalungu (3 Jobs), Bukomansimbi (2 Jobs), Isingiro (6 Jobs), Ntungamo (7 Jobs), Rubirizi (2 Jobs), Buhweju (2 Jobs), Kanungu (4) and Rukungiri (5 Jobs), Uganda

Reports to: Agency Director

About US:

TrueNorth is an HR Consultancy company which seeks to recruit for its valuable client, a leading provider of sustainable productivity solutions. They would like to recruit for a valuable client.

Job Summary: The Field Assistants will support a USAID/Uganda funded project aiming at improving early reading outcomes and creating positive and supportive school climate for children in primary grades. The project uses a research- driven early grade reading curriculum and methodology.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

Planning and Budgeting:

  • Take part in the planning meetings for program activities
  • Prepare monthly work plans that can be shared with the DEO and his/her team
  • Develop and share monthly activity budget
  • Prepare and present monthly financial report with clear and acceptable/allowable accountability documents

Monitoring and Evaluation:

  • Collect and organize Cluster, school enrolment data (P1-P7) as well as teacher enrolment data by grade and ensure that these data are properly entered in the spreadsheets provided
  • Actively participate in school level monitoring activities and this includes conducting interviews with teachers, head teachers, CCTs and inspectors
  • Support M&E team data collection and management efforts including technology

Support Supervision:

  • Work in liaison with the Program Officers to plan and implement school support supervision visits to accelerate reading
  • Organizing and participating in debriefing meetings with project team and partners
  • Participating in support supervision visits to schools
  • Compile support supervision data as requested

Training: Support technical team in organizing and implementing training activities. This includes:

  • Printing, organizing and packing training materials
  • Registering participants and maintaining paper and electronic records
  • Instructional materials distribution:
  • Assist in the distribution of materials to schools and this includes verifying distribution at school level and taking record of the deliveries

Coordinate field based activities:

  • Communicate with schools/districts about upcoming data collection and other activities
  • Work closely with the technical team to ensure effective coordination of all program activities at the district, CPTC, CC and school level
  • Report any matters that need the attention of program management and technical teams

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 

  • The applicants for the Field Assistant jobs must at least hold aqualification of a Grade III teaching certificate or diploma in primary education
  • Computer literacy skills i.e. proficiency in MS word, Excel and Power point will be an added advantage
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision
  • Ability to work in a team, including excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Fluency in English and the respective local language
  • Ability to travel in hard to reach areas with public motorcycles as the main means of transportation

How to Apply:

All suitably qualified and interested candidates are encouraged to send updated CVs, cover  letters and copies of education certificates as a single document to:




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