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Monday, August 12, 2019

Student Pathways Advisor Job at Cotton On Foundation Uganda - Career Opportunity in Uganda

Vacancy title:
Student Pathways Advisor [ Type: FULL TIME , Industry: NGO & Non Profit , Category: Administrative & Office ]

Jobs at: Cotton On Foundation Uganda

Deadline of this Job:
30th August 2019
Duty Station:
Within Uganda , Kampala , East Africa

Date Posted: Monday, August 12, 2019 , Base Salary: Not Disclosed
Position Title: Student Pathways Advisor
Department: Cotton on Foundation Uganda
Location: Lwengo, Rakai and Masala districts
Reports to: Pathways Program Manager
Number of Reports: One (O1)
Duration: Permanent dependent on successfully meeting 6 months probation period
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
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". .

Job Responsibilities: Not Specified

Other Skills, Knowledge, Attributes And Personal Qualities:
• 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 motorbike
• Strong commitment to Cotton On Foundation's cause and values

Qualifications and Experience Background:
• Proven experience of:
• Student Guidance and career planning
• Event management and coordination
• Community engagement
• Working with caregivers and students
Special Requirements: The candidate must be able to travel and live in the field locations in the rural areas of Southern Uganda
Annual Operational Accountabilities
Support COF pathways and career planning activities in schools
Benchmark Measure
Pathways activities go on as planned in schools
Annual Operational Accountabilities
Meet with every student before they complete secondary school
Benchmark Measure
Every student has a one on one career planning session
Annual Operational Accountabilities
Keep student database up to date
Benchmark Measure
Every student captured in database before leaving primary school and secondary school with contact details and their next school or employment opportunity
Annual Operational Accountabilities
Coordinate Pathways Events in Uganda
Benchmark Measure
Attended all pathways events and help facilitate the events including camps and fairs
Pathways events (eg, camps and fairs) in Uganda are organised, coordinated and well conducted.
Annual Operational Accountabilities
Conduct and Annual check in to all graduated students
Benchmark Measure
Connect with every graduate each year to understand where they are at and how they have become a contributing citizen
Annual Operational Accountabilities
Coordinate with Lead Sponsorship Coordinator to ensure scholarship assessments are conducted, fair awards are given and accurate records are on file
Benchmark Measure
Scholarships are awarded to students in line with fair assessment

Job Education Requirements: Not Specified
Job Experience Requirements: Not Specified

Job application procedure
We are committed to personal and professional development, which is supported by an ever growing and expanding structure.
NB: Ensure to apply online.
Please see link
Should you experience any difficulties with the online application please forward your CV to the contact person below: Miss Nothando Dlamini-Human Resource Advisor Uganda, Email address: (Insert Pathways Advisor in subject line).
Closing date for applications is Friday, 30th August 2019.

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