Inclusive Education Project Manager -12 Months - UgandaCOUNTRY : Uganda
CITY : Kampala Starting date : April 2013
Length of the assignment : 12 months Closing date for application : 10/03/13 Advertisement reference : InclEduUG1302
Handicap International is an independent and impartial international aid organisation working in situations of poverty and exclusion, conflict and disaster. Working alongside persons with disabilities and other vulnerable groups, our action and testimony are focused on responding to their essential needs, improving their living conditions and promoting respect for their dignity and their fundamental rights. Handicap International is a not-for-profit organisation with no religious or political affiliation. It operates as a federation made up of a network of associations that provide it with human and financial resources, manage its projects and implement its actions and social mission. For more details on the association: http://www.handicap-international.fr/en/s/index.html
JOB CONTEXT: Uganda aspires to be a middle income country by 2040 but in spite of two decades of progress, continued growth has not benefited everyone. In the north, 46% of the population still lives in poverty; nationally, rural areas remain much poorer than towns. Uganda has the third highest population growth rate in the world, which stretches its government’s ability to provide services such as drugs in health facilities. HIV/AIDS is resurgent, with over 130,000 new HIV infections in 2010. Sharp gender inequalities persist. Currently, we are running two projects in Uganda: • Victim assistance project in the west (Kasese) • OPEN project (inclusive employment) in Kampala If fundings are secured, this inclusive education project would enable a 30 months visibility and our presence in the field of disability in Uganda, and facilitate the development/promotion of our expertise in victim assistance in its other areas of intervention.
The “Access to quality education for all - ATTEND” project will support 420 marginalised girls in Makindye district. This Inclusive Education project has been elaborated in close coordination with all relevant stakeholders involved in the field of education and disability. An important stake of the project will be to keep coordinating with these various project partners in order to mainstream disability within their activities at both national and local level. Under the supervision of the Head of Mission you will implement the project and as any new project a full team will need to be recruited and trained in order to carry out successfully planned activities.
You will be responsible for:
• Overall management of this project • Management of the project team • Coordination with the partner • Ensure the operational implementation of the project in accordance with the organisation / donor standards and regulations • Manage the inclusive education team in Uganda • Represent Handicap International and promote all aspects of our mandate in Uganda • Participate to the development of our activities
CANDIDATE PROFILE: In order to be selected on this role you will have: • Masters degree in education, education management or other related fields. • At least 4 years experience managing projects in the following sectors : Basic education, Special need education or Disability • Competencies in Standard Project Management
REQUIRED LANGUAGE SKILLS: English mandatory (oral and written), French a plus.
JOB ENVIRONMENT: The security situation in Kampala is stable and very quite. Kampala has all facilities you can find in a big city is the important town of North Uganda. Living conditions are good enough, with access to all essential basic foods and goods; 70% of the time electricity and running water.
EMPLOYMENT CONDITIONS: (depending on your experience) This position can be accompanied
Salary: between 2000€ to 2400 € gross salary/month (depending on experience) + 457 Euros net/month expatriation allowance + 50% of the medical cover taken in charge by HI + repatriation insurance + indemnity for children and partner Or Volunteer: 750 or 850 Euros monthly indemnity + living allowance paid on the field + accommodation + 100% of the medical cover taken in charge by HI + repatriation insurance + indemnity for children and partner
How to apply:
Please send resume and covering letter with the reference InclEduUG1302 to: HANDICAP INTERNATIONAL - 14, avenue Berthelot - 69361 LYON CEDEX 07 - FRANCE By Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Or by our website: www.handicap-international.fr Please do not telephone
Closing date: 10 Mar 2013