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1. Digital Literacy coach (Contract)


Contract duration: 12 Months 2 years contract
Basic Salary : 1,500,000 UGX monthly, OR 18,000,000 UGX p.a
Terms: Full- time
Duty Station: Kampala

Job Description: The Digital Literacy Coach, under the supervision of the National
Library of Uganda (NLU) Project Manager will ensure continued support to the public and
community libraries in planning and delivery of basic digital and mobile literacy training
programs as well as continually monitor, evaluate, and report on the progress.
Duties and Responsibilities

  • Report directly to the NLU Project Manager.
  • Work collaboratively with NLU project team and project partners in the development of the curriculum of the basic digital and mobile literacy programs for women and youth to be delivered in public and community libraries.
  • Work collaboratively with NLU project team and project partners in delivering training of trainers program to selected librarians.
  • Assist in adapting basic digital and mobile literacy training materials to the Ugandan context and needs of main target groups.
  • Serve as an advisor and coach to librarians individually on planning and delivery of basic digital and mobile literacy programs in their libraries.
  • Run day by day support to libraries, including telephone and online help desk and monitoring visits to libraries.
  • Monitor the implementation of basic digital and mobile literacy programs in libraries, including monitoring of reporting and summarizing individual library reports on performance and outcomes into project-level reports and assisting to
  • perform yearly impact surveys.
  • Contribute to planning and facilitation of yearly knowledge meetings of librarians-trainers and learning circles facilitators.
  • Contribute to knowledge and good practice sharing in library networks in Uganda and in Africa in general.
  • Oversee the development of promotional material about the project, and coordinate outreach efforts with individual public libraries.
  • Respond quickly and effectively to all project partners, including EIFL, Maendeleo Foundation, and P2PU.
  • Be available to attend project-related meetings and events, and for counsel via e-mail, skype, or other telecommunication means

Digital Literacy Coach Requirements and Qualifications

  • Associate or Bachelor’s Degree in a relevant field
  • At least 3 years of training experience
  • At least 2 years’ experience of digital literacy training, including mobile devices, to
  • diverse target groups.
  • Knowledge and ability to apply interactive and engaging training methods.
  • Demonstrated ability to function effectively as a trainer leader.
  • Effective presentation skills
  • Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent management and organizational skills
  • Experience of working in/with a public or community library; Experience in
  • managing projects and grants is an added advantage

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2. Project Assistant (Contract)
Contract duration: 2 years and 3 months (27 months)
Basic Salary : 866,000 UGX monthly OR (10,392,000 p.a)
Terms: Part-time
Duty Station: Kampala
Job Description: The Project Assistant, under the supervision of the NLU Project Manager
will assist and meet the daily administrative needs of the project team and project partners to
ensure smooth implementation of the project.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Support NLU project manager and the project team, contributing to the entire project lifecycle
  • Assist in organizing and monitoring schedules and coordinate all related activities to ensure those project deadlines are met
  • Prepare project documentation, such as agreements with participating libraries
  • Organize project-related training events, and meetings of the project team and partners, which includes all the logistical support and coordination
  • Provide communications support and assistance to ensure timely responses to inquiries including, acting as a liaison for the project team with libraries and project partners, and other stakeholders, answering questions and routing requests appropriately
  • Organize reimbursement of local travel costs and per diem to librarians Manage orders of supplies, needed for project implementation, ensure that all public
  • procurement rules are followed and properly documented
  • Complete any other administrative tasks, necessary for the project
  • Be available to attend project-related meetings and events, and for counsel via e-mail, skype, or other telecommunication means

Project Assistant Requirements and Qualifications

  • Associate or Bachelor’s Degree in a relevant field
  • Minimum of 2 years’ project-related work experience
  • Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills
  • Keen attention to detail and an aptitude for problem-solving
  • Able to proactively address potential issues
  • Excellent computer skills and significant hands-on experience with Microsoft
  • Office Suite
  • Collaborative working style and team-player attitude
  • Positive and encouraging personality
  • Able to work independently with little supervision
  • Reliable, trustworthy, and committed to the team’s success
  • Outstanding organizational skills and ability to prioritize tasks
  • Able to work in a deadline-driven environment

Application Procedure: Applications accompanied by a CV and relevant Academic Papers
should be electronically submitted to the Director- National Library of Uganda using the
email: admin@nlu.go.ug, not later than 5th January 2021