Advisor

at The Cotton On Foundation
Location Masaka, Uganda
Date Posted September 8, 2019
Category Administration
NGO
Job Type Full-time
Currency UGX

Description

The Cotton On Foundation (COF) is an International Development Organization that is passionately driven by our team to create sustainable change by empowering youth through quality education. The organisation started operations in Uganda in 2007 and currently operates in Southern Uganda in the districts of Rakai, Kyotera, Lwengo, and Masaka. Its projects address the root causes of problems that prevent children and young people from getting a quality education. Our model is based on four pillars: Inspiring Schools, Education, Pathways and Community Engagement. COF projects contribute to the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and Goal 4 in particular. To learn more about the Cotton On Foundation, head to www.cottononfoundation.org

POSITION PURPOSE

The Pathways Advisor will work with students, caregivers, teachers and the community in COF supported schools to access to the Students Pathways Programme. The Student Pathways Programme will provide the necessary support to for students to develop individual pathways plans to progress into further education, provide guidance to students and parents through career journey planning and support them to obtain skills that will support them in securing employment or creating their own jobs.

The Pathways Advisor will be committed to the Cotton-On Foundation goal of “Goal of creating Quality Education as part of the Child’s Journey”.

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE / BACKGROUND

  • Proven experience of:
  • Student Guidance and career planning
  • Event management and coordination
  • Community engagement
  • Working with caregivers and students
  • Student sponsorshipOTHER SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE, ATTRIBUTES AND PERSONAL QUALITIES
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  • Good interpersonal skills, high level of integrity and good moral conduct
  • Excellent written English and computer skills
  • Self-directed and capable of working with minimum supervision
  • Ability to work within tight deadlines
  • Excellent networking skills
  • Excellent communication and reporting skills
  • An open personality and acceptance of all races, creeds and cultures
  • Licensed, and willing to travel by motor bike
  • Strong commitment to Cotton On Foundation’s cause and values

 

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