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Leadership Development Officer

Teach for Uganda (TFU)

This is a Full-time position in Mayuge posted December 23, 2021.

Teach for Uganda (TFU) Carreer opportunities in Mayuge Leadership Development Officer Jobs opportunities in Mayuge at Teach for Uganda (TFU)

# Job Description

Title: Leadership Development Officer
Ref No: TFU/2021-004
Positions: 1
Reporting to: Head of Training and Support
Contract duration: 2 years renewable
Duty station: Mayuge

About Teach For Uganda
At Teach For Uganda TFU, we believe that every child in Uganda regardless
of their socioeconomic background deserves an opportunity of an excellent
education. Our mission is to build a movement of diverse and capable leaders
who will work to end education inequity in our country. We recruit, train and
place top university graduates and young professionals in high need primary
schools across Uganda to serve as full-time teachers committed to transforming
the education outcomes of less-privileged children through significantly
improving their achievements and aspirations in a 2-year teaching fellowship.
As a young, non-profit organization working towards achieving an ambitious
goal in a challenging environment, we are looking for an exceptional
individual who embodies our core values, is selfdriven, honest, a strategic
thinker, detail oriented and has a knack for numbers to add to our dynamic
staff and help fulfill our mission.

Position overview
The leadership Development team is responsible for the training and support
of Teach For Uganda Fellows both before and during their fellowship in order
to ensure Fellows’ growth and impact as leaders both in the classroom as
measured by student achievement and beyond. Leadership Development Officers
LDOs play a fundamental role in TFU’s work, as they are directly in charge
of delivering pedagogical and leadership support to Fellows. They serve as
coaches for a group of 25 Fellows, regularly monitoring both their teaching
practice and leadership growth through observation and coaching cycles, weekly
check-ins, and reflections. At the first and primary point of contact between
Fellows and the organization, they are also responsible for cultivating strong
and productive relationships and a positive team culture. Leadership
Development Officers also work with school leaders, teachers, parents,
district leaders and development partners within their area of operation to
build effective community partnerships.

Key Measures of Success
• Retention. Maintaining optimal retention rate of Fellows
• Student Academic achievement. Students of Fellows make pivotal academic
gains, maintain rating of compliant or higher according to culture of
achievement rubric
• Fellow leadership growth: Build Fellows’ leadership in and outside
classroom, evident by successful placement of Fellows in high impact positions
post fellowship

Performance Objectives
Vision, goals and strategy setting 10%
• Support Fellows in setting long-term goals and benchmarks for their own
leadership development in addition to that of their students and check
progress.
• Collaborate with Head of Training and Support to reflect on progress towards
goals, continuous professional development and effectiveness as a team.

Program design 35%
• Plan, design, write and facilitate sessions in various content areas at
pre-service, inservice and leadership development training programs for
Fellows, with guidance and support from the Head of Training and Support.

• Plan, project manage and coordinate logistics to ensure training sessions
are achieving goals and outcomes during pre-service, in-service and leadership
development training programs.
• Plan and organize activities with Fellows, including excursions, team
building activities, and training sessions.

Fellow coaching and management 35%
• Coach Fellows by conducting regular classroom observation; providing
feedback on instructional techniques, classroom management, and curriculum;
modeling effective teaching; sharing best practices and resources; and
conducting weekly check-ins and reflections.
• Build team culture of Fellows and mentor Fellows to help them transition
into alumni who are lifelong advocates for educational equity.
• Support Fellows in setting long-term goals and benchmarks for their own
leadership development in addition to that of their students and check
progress

• Collaborate with Head of Training and Support to reflect on progress towards
goals, continuous professional development and effectiveness as a team.
• Collaborate with other Leadership Development Officers to problem solve
challenges and share best practices and solutions.
• Seek out and create opportunities for professional exposure, development and
mentorship during the Fellowship to prepare Fellows for success as alumni.
• Manage a team of fellows to help them adapt to a rural setting and build
their capacity to dramatically impact student achievement levels in the
classroom.

Stakeholder management 20%
• Engage and maintain strong relationships with head teachers, school
management committees, teachers, students, parents, community leaders and
education leaders.
• Work with the Head of Training and Support to design and facilitate teacher
and head teacher trainings.
• Serve as point of contact between placement schools and organization.
• Manage organization’s relationship with local government leaders, and other
development partners.

Impact assessment and solution development 10%
• Assess needs of each Fellow and differentiate support accordingly.
• Problem solve and develop solutions for challenging professional issues
faced by Fellows.
• Help Fellows analyze student data to improve their teaching effectiveness.
• Collect and analyze data to measure Fellow’s impact on student achievement
and evaluate effectiveness of training and support.
• Conduct Fellow satisfaction surveys and work with the Monitoring and
Evaluation lead to analyze results.

Minimum Requirements:
• Bachelor’s degree in Education from a reputable university
• 3-5 years of full-time teaching experience
• Experience designing and facilitating training sessions
• Ability to set goals and use data daily to guide actions
• Deep understanding of and strong alignment to Teach For Uganda mission,
vision and core values
• Strong belief that every child can learn and achieve high results

Preferred Competences
• Excellent people management skills
• Ability to ride a motorcycle this will be tested with a valid class A
riding license.
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills
• Experience working in rural communities
• Exceptional attention to detail to ensure content is of the highest possible
quality
• Strong pedagogical skills, including planning lesson and long-term level,
delivery, classroom management and student engagement
• Strong organizational, prioritization, collaborative and strategic planning
skills
• Coaching experience beneficial
• Ability to build deep relationships with people of all working styles and
backgrounds
• Desire to work in fast-paced, results-oriented culture and ability to work
in rural setting

TFU Competencies for all TFU Staff:
• Put Children First at the center of everything you do.
• Possess a Sense of Responsibility and invest above and beyond what’s
expected of you
• Have the quest to Continuously Learn
• Exercise Humility and Respect for all
• Are able to exercise Teamwork

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Email:: [email protected] OR [email protected]

Please email your resume and a one-page cover letter to [
[email protected] ]mailto:[email protected] . Indicate the
position applied for in the subject line of your email by 05th January, 2022.
Your cover letter should be no longer than one page and should answer the
following questions: 1 Why are you interested in Teach For Uganda? 2 Your
goal is to get 500 talented graduates to apply for the TFU fellowship by
January 2022. Design a recruitment strategy that will enable you to achieve
that goal. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. For more
information about Teach For Uganda, visit us at [ www.teachforuganda.org
]https://www.teachforuganda.org

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