Job Listing: TeamUp Coach – Kyangwali

Job Description:

War Child Holland (WCH) is an independent and impartial international non-governmental organization dedicated to empowering children, young people, and adults to bring about positive and lasting change in the lives of those affected by conflict. We are seeking to recruit a Technical Coach to support the implementation of TeamUp by partners across refugee settlements and vulnerable host communities in Uganda. TeamUp is a psychosocial support intervention developed to provide refugee children aged 6 to 17 years with structured recreational activities aimed at improving their psychosocial well-being and resilience.

Objective of the Job:

To support partners in planning and implementing TeamUp in identified schools and locations.

Key Responsibilities:

  1. Coordinate TeamUp trainings:
    • Select trainers from the pool of Trainers of Trainers (ToTs).
    • Support training of partner staff.
    • Track the certification process for facilitators and trainers.
  2. Conduct quality visits to partner staff to ensure adherence to quality standards:
    • Ensure facilitators are trained on methodology.
    • Monitor the use of tool kits by facilitators.
    • Ensure adherence to fidelity checklists and daily attendance tracking.
    • Develop mentorship and coaching plans.
    • Monitor and mentor facilitators and trainers.
    • Conduct feedback meetings with facilitators/teachers.
    • Conduct monthly/quarterly feedback sessions with children.
    • Refer children with additional Mental Health and Psychosocial Support (MHPSS) needs to appropriate service providers.
  3. Update WCH scaling plan by:
    • Tracking changes in the rollout of TeamUp by partners.
    • Tracking innovations by partners.
    • Documenting lessons learned during implementation.
    • Conducting awareness-raising on the TeamUp methodology at various levels.
  4. Participate in consortium coordination meetings.
  5. Support in documenting stories of change with support from WCH Country office.
  6. Provide weekly updates, monthly, and quarterly reports on the TeamUp implementation.

Skills and Competencies:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Social Work & Administration, Mental Health, or any other relevant degree.
  • Experience in coaching and mentoring staff.
  • Child-friendly demeanor, acting in the best interest of the child, and physically active.
  • Good social and communication skills, including active participation in movement-based activities.
  • Experience working with large and small groups of children.
  • Planning, implementation, and time management skills.
  • Experience in planning, conducting, and implementing structured recreational activities for children.
  • Flexibility, clear overview, and capability to facilitate activities in a child-friendly manner.
  • Ability to work independently and in a team.
  • Proficiency in English language (speaking, writing, and understanding).
  • Understanding of Child Safety and a clean criminal record.

Additional Qualifications:

  • University qualification in sport or social work is a plus.
  • First Aid certificate is a plus.
  • Experience in identification and referral for Mental Health and Psychosocial Support (MHPSS) is an added value.
  • Knowledge of TeamUp is an added value.

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