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AVSI – Educational Advisor – Uganda

FONDAZIONE AVSI sta selezionando un/a Educational Advisor da inserire nella sua operatività in Uganda. Durata 12 mesi. Tipo contratto: Tempo det. Scadenza candidature 07/07/2023

Deadline: 07.07.2023

Country: Uganda

Duty station: Kampala

Period: 1 year

Language: English

Reporting to

AVSI Focal Point Education

Country Representative AVSI Uganda

Aim of the position:

Luigi Giussani High school (LGHS) is born out of the experience of Meeting Point International (MPI), a Ugandan non-government organization. Active since October 1992, MPI has become known for its unique approach to HIV/AIDS which places a person’s inherent value and dignity as being of greater importance than any of his/her circumstances. MPI invests in education as an avenue for self-discovery: it is a way for individuals to find their own worth and pride which comes with great human responsibility. For this reason, MPI desired and created the LGHS in 2010. It is a secondary school where the 530 students are accompanied in all the important aspects of the educational process and introduced to skills that include, among other things, analytical and problem-solving skills, creativity, flexibility, mobility, entrepreneurship and digital technology. These skills are necessary for personal development and responsible citizenship.
Over the years, this secondary school has become an educational community where teachers, non-teaching staff, parents, students, government agencies, non-governmental organizations and donor agencies have particular roles to play in ensuring quality education. This is possible when teachers, parents and students are all involved in the educational process, appreciating the fact that education should train people capable of facing all the challenges of life, developing their potential, values and attitudes, taking on their commitments and responsibility. With this type of approach, the person, unique and inimitable, becomes aware of his infinite value and capable of promoting the growth of the whole society.

The Person LGHS is looking for will support the administrators and teachers in the didactic and extra-curricular activities of the school according to its vision, mission and values and he/she will support project activities.

Main tasks and responsibilities

• To support the teachers in developing pedagogical approaches that respond to the need of enhancing the social, emotional, and learning skills of students;
• To contribute to the evidence generation on what works;
• To support the teachers in planning for the extracurricular activities of the school;
• To promote intercultural exchanges between the school’s administrators and teachers, and other schools’;
• To support the coordination of AVSI and MPI-DSP activities that shall take place in the school;
• To write, to develop and to implement new project activities to support the school;
• To support AVSI Foundation in fundraising;
• To develop the collaboration with LGHS partners and find new partners, especially in private sector in Uganda, Italy and other countries where possible.

Essential Requirements

• Education: University Degree, preferably in education

• Work experience: At least 5 years as a teacher and/or administrator in a school

Language Proficiency: Italian/English

Required skills and experiences

• Additional experiences: Familiarity of the main social issues within disadvantage context

• Hard Skills: good organizational skills, excellent knowledge of Microsoft 365
• Soft Skills: outstanding communication capability, good team leader


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