Pre-Service Development Officer

at Education Development Center (EDC)
Location Kampala, Uganda
Date Posted August 4, 2021
Category Social Services & Nonprofit
Currency UGX


Pre-Service Development Officer - Uganda - ICYD Activity (Jinja)
Jinja, Uganda
Company Description

Education Development Center (EDC) is a global nonprofit that advances lasting solutions to improve education, promote health, and expand economic opportunity. Since 1958, we have been a leader in designing, implementing, and evaluating powerful and innovative programs in more than 80 countries around the world.

EDC promotes equity and access to high quality education and health services and products that contribute to thriving communities where people from diverse backgrounds learn, live, and work together. We support an inclusive workplace culture that embraces many perspectives and broadens our understanding of the communities we serve, enhancing and enriching our work. EDC is committed to equity, diversity and inclusion in the workplace.

Project Description

The goal of the five-year, USAID-funded Integrated Child and Youth Development (ICYD) Activity is for Ugandan children and youth, especially the most vulnerable, to receive the support and services necessary to lead resilient, healthy, and productive lives. The ICYD Activity is expected to achieve the following:

1. Children and youth have improved learning outcomes;

2. Children and youth are safe and healthy in their community and learning environments; and

3. Youth practice positive behaviors and are able to make informed decisions about their lives and relationships.

This Activity will address the mutually reinforcing relationship between improving learning outcomes and improving wellbeing and employ a comprehensive approach that merges PEPFAR/OVC’s strengths in acute vulnerability stabilization with education’s broad protective effects.

Job Description
Position Description

The Pre-Service Development Officers, based in Core Primary Teacher Colleges (CPTCs), will support PTC capacity assessment; preservice faculty development in early grade reading (EGR) and school-related gender-based violence prevention (SRGBV); Core and non-core PTC coordination to extend faculty development and practicum experiences; action research coordination with demonstration schools; and integration of pre- and in-service support to teachers in EGR and SRGBV. This position will liaise with Core PTC and TIET/UNITE counterparts, Kyambogo University personnel, ICYD Early Grade Reading Officers, and ICYD expert TA from Arizona State University (ASU), as appropriate; and report to the Pre-Service Advisor. This is a full-time position located at one of the Core PTCs.

Essential functions include (but are not limited to):

Under the oversight of the Senior Technical Advisor for Education and Pre-Service Advisor:

· Support Core PTCs to implement assessments of Core PTC capacity to prepare teachers in EGR and SRGBV and develop plans for improving Core PTC capacity in those areas;

· Work with ICYD STTA from ASU to implement faculty development programming in EGR and SRGBV at Core PTCs;

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