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INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY INTERNSHIP: JOB DESCRIPTION

Role Purpose
Our IT Internship programme fits into our ‘Children in Education’ work and aims to support existing schools and Creative Learning Centres (CLCs) in their IT teaching by placing interns with them. The interns will work with teachers and staff to ensure that children are able to improve their confidence, skills and learning in computers and IT packages (mainly Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc). Interns will need to be ready to deliver support in different situations such as teaching IT in a classroom, teaching individuals on their own, and assisting teachers as they work.
We’re looking for young Christians (18-26) who can commit to the work and to child protection values and practice.
You need to –
1. Have a passion and enthusiasm for children and young people’s education.
2. Have an understanding for God’s heart for ‘children at risk’.
3. Have an ability to build collaborative relationships with different children and adults.
4. Be committed to quality in your teaching and other tasks.
5. Be self-motivated and able to remain positive and optimistic in the face of obstacles.
6. Communicate information effectively in different settings.
7. Think clearly and analytically, to identify key issues and to see their cause and effects.
8. Have flexibility in adapting to new situations and demands upon one’s time, skills and energy.
9. Be self-aware, open and realistic about limitations as well as talents.
10. Have an understanding of your emotions and take responsibility for your own behaviour.

Job title: Information Technology Intern (CRN/08/2018/I)
Location: (Various) Kampala, Wakiso, Mukono, Nakaseke and Buikwe Districts, Uganda
Reporting to: IT Department
Terms of employment: Full-time and Part-time options available
Duration of Contract: Flexible

Duties
1. Plan IT lessons that will suit learner’s needs and abilities appropriately, whether in a group or individual setting
2. Deliver engaging IT lessons that will allow learners to improve their IT skills and knowledge, in a group or individual setting
3. Track student’s learning in IT using CRANE tools, and plan future lessons based on the outcome of these tools
4. Report to teachers and CRANE staff on a regular basis, highlighting student’s learning and your own
5. Support teachers to meet their IT needs, either in building their capacity or supporting them as a classroom assistant
6. Ensure IT equipment is kept in working order and neat, clean and safe – reporting any faults or discrepancies.

Required Qualifications
Essential: Knowledge and proficiency in IT – specifically Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Internet and Database functions
Desirable: A Level Computer Science will be an added advantage
Desirable: Plans to study, currently studying or already graduated in IT
Essential: Previous experience in working with or volunteering with children (in any setting)
Desirable: Intentions to work with children or in education in the future will be an added advantage
Essential: Fluent in written and spoken English
Essential: Good Interpersonal communication skill is essential
Essential: Ability to compassionately work with vulnerable children

Overview of Internship Programme
• Candidates will need to demonstrate practical IT skills and meet with staff before recruitment is finalised. These interviews will start from Monday 10th September.
• Successful candidates will be given a day’s orientation training in child protection and basic teaching skills before you start.
• We will aim to place successful candidates in a location of their preference and on days that suit them. However, this will be subject to the final decision of CRANE and the availability of schools or CLCs.
• Part-time positions are available, but full days (approx. 8am-4pm) are required.
• Successful candidates will be supported with a basic daily rate that will cover food and transport
• Successful candidates will need to show progress in their work and towards targets, which will be reviewed every two weeks.
• Successful candidates must be available to start by Monday 17th September.

Should you fulfill the above mentioned requirements, and be interested in applying, please email hfss@cranenetwork.org  to submit your expression of interest and quote the job reference in the subject heading. We will then share with you an application pack. Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interview.

HR Director
Children at Risk Action Network