GEC Field Officer at Teach A Man To Fish


Job Title:        GEC Field Officer

Organization: Teach A Man To Fish

Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda

Reports to: GEC Senior Field Officer

Salary Package: UGX 1,226,000 gross per month + health insurance

NB: Qualified female persons from Eastern Uganda are encouraged to apply.

About US:

Teach A Man To Fish is a UK founded charity organization whose mission is to address global youth unemployment and poverty by providing practical, relevant education to young people in developing countries. We support schools to set up school businesses which provide hands-on training and experience for pupils. This boosts quality of education and employability – bridging the gap between education and the workplace – so that students leave school with the right skills to get a good job or run their own successful business. We are a small organisation with big reach – since 2006 we have brought the pioneering school business model to more than 100 countries, reaching over 80,000 beneficiaries and supporting them to reach their full potential in work and in life. In 2017, through the School Enterprise Challenge programme, Teach A Man To Fish worked in partnership with 16 partner NGOs to deliver the programme to 500+schools, impacting over 40,000 young people in Uganda, Kenya and Tanzania.

About GEC Project:

Teach a Man To Fish is implementing a Girl Education Challenge (GEC) project in a with a consortium of partners in Uganda. The project is supporting 60 families with income generating activities (IGAs) to empower vulnerable and impoverished girl children in Eastern region of Uganda. This is meant enable families have sustainable source of income to enable them pay school fees for their needy girls as well as provide essential requirements like books, pads and pens to these girls.

Job Summary:  The GEC Field Officer must be a motivated, entrepreneurial individual who will lead the implementation of the Income Generation adaptation recently approved by the Funder. The Objective of this role is to effectively coordinate the implementation of the household income generation projects with 60 household/families in Eastern Uganda.

Key Duties and Responsibilities

Project Implementation:

  • Participate in implementation of both the household income generation
  • Participate in selection, trainings and follow up for selected girls’ households and family members to develop sustainable household businesses
  • File weekly progress reports to GEC Field Officer and participate in the weekly Monday morning meetings with the GEC team and SEC EA Program Officer

Household business training workshop:

  • Participate in delivery of trainings and follow up for IGA families with new and existing family businesses.
  • Build and maintain relationships with participating such that they are bought into and engaged with the adaptations

Monitoring and Evaluation:

  • Participate in delivery of all M&E activities for the adaptations
  • Input data to data collection sheets and share with M&E officer.

Line Management:

  • Participate in recruitment and management and support a team of resource persons to ensure project activities are implemented in line with the approved work plan
  • Submit accurate and timely reconciliations from Resource Persons to Admin and Finance Officer along with receipts for all expenditure

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 

  • The ideal candidate for the Teach A Man To Fish GEC Field Officer job placement must hold a Bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences, Social Work, Commerce, Business Administration, Development Studies, Adult & Community Education, Business Computing, Accounting, or a related field.
  • One year experience in a field officer/programme assistant role or similar role Qualified female persons from Eastern Uganda are strongly are encouraged to apply
  • Excellent English communication skills, both written and oral
  • Understanding of basic business concepts, including business planning and business management
  • Ability to use common software packages including Word, Excel, Skype, E-mail
  • Proven ability to problem solve, multi-task and work independently
  • Well-developed organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment as part of a small team
  • Willingness to travel by public transport and work flexibly
  • Proficiency in any of the local languages spoken in the area


  • Experience in business planning and business management processes
  • Experience of teaching or training

NB: Qualified female persons from Eastern Uganda are encouraged to apply.

How to Apply:

All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send a cover letter and an updated CV to and copy with “GEC Field Officer” in the title of the email.

NB: Do not attach academic documents at this point. We anticipate a large number of applications and as such only candidates who have met the required experience & qualifications for this position will be contacted.


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