Forum for African Women Educationalists - Uganda Chapter

"22 Years of Enhancing Girls' and Women's Education for Development" FAWE Uganda 1997-2019

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Irish Aid Programme phases out

FAWEU and Irish Aid have been in partnership since 2005 implementing a secondary education programme for vulnerable girls 65% and boys 35%. The scholarship provided not only school fees, transport, basic and personal needs but mentoring and career guidance to the beneficiaries as well.  There is also a component of vocational training to selected students that are unable to continue with secondary education for one reason or the other done on a case by case basis. Majority of the beneficiaries studied from within Karamoja in selected secondary schools namely; Kotido Senior Secondary School in Kotido district, Jubilee 2000 Senior Secondary School in Kaabong district, Abim Secondary School and Morulem Girls’ School both in Abim district, Moroto High School in Moroto district, Kangole Girls’ School in Napak district, Namalu Seed Secondary School in Nakapiripirit district and Pokot Secondary School in Amudat district. A few best performing students are allowed to study outside of the region and were placed in Iganga girl’s secondary school and Kira College Butiki. Another beneficiary with special needs studied from Madera School for the deaf. By the close of the year, there were 444 girls and 287 boys studying in Karamoja, 10 boys and 6 girls studying out of Karamoja and 25 students pursuing vocational training. Each of the project schools had 5 teachers that were trained as mentors and responsible for mentoring the beneficiaries. This is in addition to the group mentoring done when teams from FAWEU visit during the monitoring exercise as well as when identified role models visit the schools. Every end of term a joint meeting of FAWEU and the District Task Force members is held to discuss about the programme implementation as well as jointly chat out a workable way forward and solutions to any raised issues.

It should also be noted that FAWEU had a coordination office in Karamoja region specifically Kotido District facilitated by Irish Aid to enable efficient implementation of the program.

Number of beneficiaries per school and by gender by close of 2016






Jubilee 2000 SS





Kotido SS





Abim SS





Morulem SS





Pokot SS





Namalu SS





Kangole SS





Moroto High School





Sub total





Kiira college





Iganga SS





St. Francis school of the blind Madera





Grand total





As a motivational approach, students who excel Uganda Certificate Examinations (UCE) are granted the opportunity to study outside of the Karamoja sub-region. This year 8 students 5 boys and 3 girls benefitted from this affirmative arrangement. The boys were admitted at Kiira College Butiki while the girls were admitted to Iganga Girls’ Secondary School. The students received the scholastic materials and basic personal requirements that the beneficiaries in Karamoja receive throughout the year.

 Table 3:  Students selected to study outside Karamoja region in 2016


Former School





School outside Karamoja

Lokuth Allan

Moroto High School




Kiira college Butiki

Lodim Robert Lomer

Moroto High School




Kiira College Butiki

Pulkol Daniel

Moroto High School




Kiira College Butiki

Apuda Joseph

Moroto High School




Kiira College Butiki

Ilukol Daniel

Moroto High School




Kiira College Butiki

Ichumar Lucy

Kangole Girl s Secondary School




Iganga Secondary School

Ayaa Theodestina

Jubilee 2000 Secondary School




Iganga Seconday School

Nachap Elizabeth

Kangole Girls Secondary School




Iganga Girls Secondary School

From the programme evaluations as well as the interactions with the students and the community, the need to support students for vocational training has been enormous. This need has been as a result of various reasons among which is the students who come from child – headed homes and would like to look after their siblings after completion of O’level, those whose academic performance does not favour them to continue with high school and the need to acquire skills where they can quickly get employment and be able to fend for their families. As such, the programme opened up to provide support to students who opt for vocational education again on a case by case basis. There are 21 students (5 males and 16 females). These beneficiaries are enrolled in institutions within and outside the karamoja sub region including; the Primary Teachers’ Colleges (PTCs) in Moroto and Kotido, Matany School of Nursing and Midwifery, Ngora and Kalongo school of nursing. 

Tides Foundation

A baseline survey was carried out in the three districts to establish the level of knowledge and perceptions among the stakeholders. The findings clearly indicated that awareness on acts of violence was largely raised as almost all children (93%) and teachers (97%) in all the targeted schools had a good understanding of the different acts of violence as shown in figure 4 below.

Figure 4:              Pupils/students awareness on acts of violence.


The awareness on the violent acts among the different stakeholders also includes knowing where to report these cases of violence. At school level, the findings indicated that these cases are reported to different levels structures

However, 31% of girls and boys in the 3 project districts of Kasese, Ntoroko and Bundibugyo rarely report violence during school. For those who report such cases, a combination of factors influences the reporting and where to report to. The students did not report to be reporting these cases to the teachers perhaps because of the relationship between the teachers and the students.

Job Description for Programme Officer




Job Title:                                             Programme Officer

Reports to:                                          Programmes Manager

Department:                                        Programmes

Duty Station:                                      Kampala, Head Office

Role Definition

The Programme Officer shall be part of the programmes team and shall provide support in planning, budgeting and implementation of the respective Project activities in all regions of operation. She/he has to ensure that high quality work is done in the delivery of services towards achieving the objectives of the project.

Key Performance Areas/ Accountabilities

Key Responsibilities

Planning, Budgeting and Implementation

  • Lead the annual planning and budgeting for the project
  • Participate and provide technical support in the general organizational planning and budgeting process
  • Ensure that programme specific activities are effectively and efficiently implemented as per programme calendar
  • Take lead in identifying programme requirements through research, feedback and interaction with beneficiaries and key stakeholders
  • Ensuring proper follow-up of the implementation of outlined activities among different stakeholders
  • Bring to the attention of the supervisor in a timely manner any issues that would affect the effective implementation of programme activities that may require urgent attention
  • Prepare quality and comprehensive reports on project achievements and outcomes and submit both summary and narrative reports in a timely manner as per established reporting schedules by both the organization and the funding partner
  • Ensure that whatever is planned is implemented as evidenced by the necessary reports.
  • Actively participate in the project beneficiary identification process
  • Ensure that day to day decisions are in line with agreed project strategy and guidelines.

Networking, Advocacy and   Stakeholder Management

  • Organize regular meetings with both stakeholders to foster positive relationships
  • Actively participate in the designing and implementation of effective advocacy strategies
  • Provide regular updates to FAWE-Uganda and relevant stakeholders on the progress of implementation of program/ project activities
  • Carry out stakeholder / beneficiary relationship management and ensure harmonious relationships and partnerships between FAWE and its stakeholders/ beneficiaries
  • Champion networking, advocacy and building support systems for programme sustainability within the regions of programme implementation
  • Develop public relations and communication strategies to support program goals and increase awareness about the programme

Documentation, Replication and Mainstreaming

  • Ensure clear documentation of project work, file and maintain all project documents in both soft and hard copy
  • Prepare and submit good quality reports to the immediate supervisor in a timely manner
  • Disseminate documentation / information/ reports with relevant stakeholders in line with approval from the line manager

Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability, Research and Learning

  • Actively participate in the monitoring and support supervision of programme activities
  • Identify areas requiring research for both program improvement and learning purposes
  • Ensure timely and quality reporting to the organization and to the funder

People Management and Leadership

  • Share relevant information / communication from management and to management and maintain an open line of communication with the team and supervisor
  • Participate and make input into the performance planning and evaluation processes
  • Participate and complete all trainings organized and geared towards staff capacity development

Finance, Accountability and Procurement Processes

  • Make timely requests and accountability for all funds advanced to you
  • Maintain a high standard of stewardship and accountability for all funds and assets entrusted to you
  • Ensure safety of all assets under your charge and report all faults to administration

Resource Mobilization

  • Take lead in proposal development
  • Identify potential donors, maintain and strengthen relationships with existing donors and like-minded partners


  • Participate in or implement assigned projects and tasks in line with instructions from the supervisor


  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Education, Social Sciences, Social Work and Social Administration, Development Studies, Adult and Community Education or related field is essential
  • Post Graduate Training in Project Planning and Management is essential
  • Computer literacy (MS Word, Excel, Statistical Packages, and Database)


  • At least three years’ experience in programming in a reputable NGO work environment.
  • Experience working on girls’ education and development issues will be of an added advantage


  • Strong analytical skills
  • Working knowledge of project planning and management
  • Demonstrated capacity building skills
  • High standard of integrity, discretion and loyalty
  • Actively seeks out feedback on their performance (both results and behaviours) with a view to continuous learning and growing
  • Self-driven and able to work under minimal supervision
  • Proven ability to work effectively with others to achieve results with strong people leadership skills and abilities
  • A commitment to women empowerment as a route to development
  • Build relationships –ability to establish and maintain positive working relationships with others both internally and externally to achieve the goals of the organization
  • Demonstrated understanding of concepts and application in organizational learning and knowledge management
  • Demonstrated report writing skills
  • An excellent understanding of the concepts and practices of participatory development approaches
  • Financial Management skills
  • Excellent Communication skills

FAWEU Board 2019 - 2021

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Irene Kiiza Onyango
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Philo Nyadoi - Board Member
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Atim Margaret W. Mugeni - Board Chairperson
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Dr. Christine Oryema
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Deborah Basekanakyo
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Areas of Focus

- Tertiary and Higher Education Scholarships

- Secondary Education Scholarships

- Child Protection

- Science and Innovation

- Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights

- Combating Gender Based Violence

- Skills Development and Livelihoods

- Economic Empowerment for Vulnerable Groups

- Research and Advocacy

- Service delivery for teenage and child mothers

- Mentorship and Gender Responsive Pedagogy

- Capacity Building for cross section of stakeholders and strengthening Structures

Strategic Objectives

- Improving the level of gender responsiveness in Education Sector policies for girls and women

- Enhancing adoption and integration of positive gender pedagogy practices at school level

- Increasing access, retention and completion rates for girls in school and all levels of education

- Strengthening institutional capacity for efficient and effective service delivery.