Vacancies

Soft Power Education is a British registered charity and Ugandan NGO with a mission of “Improving quality of life through education”.

We currently have four positions available:

Position 1

Position: Finance & Administration Assistant
Location: Jinja Head Office (with regular travel to the field office)
Reports to: Finance & Administration Manager
Are you looking to provide effective support to a finance and administrative function in a small, dynamic NGO? If you have the appropriate qualifications/experience in book-keeping and general office support, this may be the role for you! We are now looking for an effective book-keeper and administrator to join our small finance team to support the organisation´s continued growth.
The successful candidate will support SPE’s Finance & Administration Manager in operating SPE’s Finance function, ensuring proper financial records are kept. The role will also assist with regular and timely financial reporting to management. In addition, the finance and administration assistant will help ensure that we work in a quality, safe, fit for purpose office environment, representing value for money by coordinating appropriate purchasing and facility management. Finally, the role holder will support the smooth operation of SPE’s administration.
Essential Qualifications, Knowledge & Experience and Skills
·         Holds a diploma or certificate  in Accounting or Finance (or equivalent)
·         1 year relevant experience
·         Work experience in non-profit setting would be highly desirable
·         Work experience within an international team would be beneficial
·         Experience using accounting software (preferably QuickBooks)
·         Highly organised and process driven
·         High level of attention to detail
·         Strong team player
·         High levels of integrity and trustworthiness
·         Able to handle confidential information
·         Excellent written and spoken English, excellent communication and interpersonal skills
·         Positive outlook and fun, with a good sense of humour
How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should e-mail jobs@softpowereducation.com with the position you are interested in as the subject line to receive an application pack. PLEASE DO NOT SEND CVs OR CERTIFICATES.

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS: Sunday 26th January 2020 at 5pm (GMT). Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Position 2

Position: Food Security Coordinator
Location: Jinja Bujagali Field Office
Reports to: Education Programme Manager
We are also currently recruiting a Food Security Coordinator. The main responsibility of this person will be to deliver outreach sessions in Primary Schools and communities throughout Jinja, focusing on practical agriculture sessions.
Essential Qualifications, Knowledge & Experience and Skills
·         Holds a relevant diploma, university degree or equivalent
·         Work experience in non-profit work would be highly beneficial
·         Exceptionally well organised and reliable
·         Relevant experience in delivering sessions in communities
·         Passion for empowering young people and community members
·         Can work under pressure within a diverse group of people
·         Good IT skills
·         Excellent written and spoken English, excellent communication and interpersonal skills
·         Proven experience of self-motivation as well as working within a team
·         Fluent in Lusoga or Luganda
How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should e-mail jobs@softpowereducation.com with the position you are interested in as the subject line to receive an application pack. PLEASE DO NOT SEND CVs OR CERTIFICATES.

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS: Sunday 26th January 2020 at 5pm (GMT). Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Position 3

Position: Pre-School Head Teacher
Location: Kyabirwa Children’s Center
Reports to: Pre-School Coordinator
We are also currently looking to recruit a Pre-School Head Teacher. The main responsibility of this person will be to coordinate all activities of Kyabirwa Children’s Centre, located in Kyabirwa, Bujagali.  
Essential Qualifications, Knowledge & Experience and Skills
·         Proven experience of at least 2 years in pre-school/nursery teaching and a Diploma qualification in ECD (nursery/pre-school education)
·         Excellent spoken and written English
·         Excellent spoken local language (Lusoga /Luganda)
·         Proven experience in mobilizing and working with communities preferably on educational programmes.
·         Experience in working with children and literacy programmes
How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should e-mail jobs@softpowereducation.com with the position you are interested in as the subject line to receive an application pack. PLEASE DO NOT SEND CVs OR CERTIFICATES.

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS: Sunday 26th January 2020 at 5pm (GMT). Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Position 4

Position: Special Needs Programme Manager
Location: Jinja Head Office 
Reports to: Country Manager
We are currently looking to recruit a highly motivated, organised, enthusiastic and independent thinking individual to be our Special Needs Programme Manager based in the Jinja District. This individual should have a passion for working with children with special needs as well as an interest in development.
The applicant must have:
·         University degree or equivalent, preferably in an SEN related subject
·         Proven experience in the field of special needs
·         Excellent written English
·         Excellent organisational and IT skills
·         Proven ability to manage a professional team
·         Proven ability to manage multiple tasks, plan ahead, problem solve and meet deadlines
·         A keen interest in developing new skills
·         Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
·         Proven experience of self motivation as well as working within a team
SPE is looking to recruit for this position as soon as possible. Interviews will take place in Jinja, Uganda but Skype may be an option in certain circumstances.
How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should e-mail jobs@softpowereducation.com with the position you are interested in as the subject line to receive an application pack. PLEASE DO NOT SEND CVs OR CERTIFICATES.

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS: Sunday 26th January 2020 at 5pm (GMT). Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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