Education Specialist / Researcher


Cause Areas

When

It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.

Where

--Kasana, UG

About

Education Specialist / Researcher (Please note: although we will review all applications, those who can commit for 6 months or more will be given priority)

Responsibilities

  • Carry out community research and needs assessments for Shanti Uganda’s educational programming, and community outreach (including the Teen Girls Health and Empowerment Program, Women’s Income Generating Group’s Educational Activities, Community and Birth Centre - Health and Wellness Workshops, Community Educational Outreach)
  • Consult with Shanti Uganda advisors, and support Shanti Uganda staff with the design, and evaluation process of our Teen Girls Health and Empowerment Program, and Shanti Maternity and Learning Centre educational programs
  • Work with staff to develop effective community health campaigns, and promote Shanti Uganda’s services in the surrounding areas
  • Design and carry out train-the-trainer workshops on Experiential Education and Transformative Education practices for all Shanti Uganda staff, Women’s Income Generating group members, teen girls, interns, volunteers, village health team members, and local traditional birth attendants
  • Facilitate the development of workshop templates and manual for all of Shanti Uganda’s programs
  • Work with Shanti Uganda staff to translate all program and educational materials into Luganda
  • Develop partnerships with other local and international organizations to share educational resources and tools
  • Develop effective educational resources for Shanti Maternity and Learning Centre
  • Collect culturally competent and relevant educational resources to build Shanti Uganda’s library
  • Work with Shanti Uganda leadership to design short training webinars on Shanti Uganda’s educational philosophies and practices, for Shanti Uganda staff, and incoming interns

Qualifications

  • Advanced degree in Community Based Education, Public Health Education, Adult Education, Educational Research, Humanitarian Education, International/Global Education, Curriculum Design or a combination of studies in Education and International Development
  • Knowledge of Human Rights and Women’s Rights Education
  • Knowledgeable in participatory development practices
  • Experience working with, and facilitating programs for at-risk youth, women and girls
  • Experienced in designing evaluation plans, and learning outcomes for community based programs in under resourced communities
  • Sound educational research skills
  • Experienced working with, and designing programs for communities with low literacy rates
  • Knowledgeable in transformative , experiential, and popular education practices
  • A creative and passionate facilitator, and trainer
  • Highly organized, adaptable, and able to work under pressure
  • Experience designing educational community outreach campaigns, an asset.
  • Knowledge of education in Africa, especially Uganda, a major asset
  • Experience collaborating on program development in diverse, under resourced communities, specifically in East Africa a major asset
  • Experience in bilingual education, an asset

Skills

  • Adult Education
  • Research
  • Youth Services
  • Community Outreach
  • Teaching / Instruction

Good Match For

N/A

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
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