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19 May 2017

Education Pillar Manager Job Placement - Cotton On Foundation (COF)

Job Title:        Education Pillar Manager
Organisation: Cotton On Foundation (COF)
Duty Station: Masaka, Uganda
Reports to: Chief Operating Officer

About US:
Cotton On Foundation is the philanthropist arm of the Australian retail company Cotton On Group and was officially established in 2007. COF share a belief in helping others and contributing to our community. We are a global citizen; a part of communities all over the world. We roll our sleeves up and set our sights on creating a positive and measureable change in the lives of young lives in need. We are empowering youth to learn more, participate more and understand more.

Job Summary: The Education Pillar Manager will be responsible for providing management and strategic guidance on the technical program and management issues for the COF Education pillar and its support to institutions, communities and families in partnership with key stakeholders. The incumbent serves as the leading technical voice on education and multi-sectoral approaches to education, program planning and design, management, monitoring and evaluation specifically; the EPM serves as technical resource and leads the development and implementation of the education pillar strategic frame work. The EPM undertakes situational and program analysis on education in southern Uganda and develops appropriate programmatic responses and approaches, speaks with authority on education technical issues and advocates for key issues with diverse constituency groups; develops and disseminates information and resources; cultivates and manages relationship with key stakeholders. The Education program manager will commit to implementing the quality Schools Model and ensuring that central and outreach programs will create further opportunities in life for children by;
  • Being amongst the top quality schools in southern Uganda.
  • All children in the catchment areas receiving quality early childhood and primary education (at a minimum)
  • Proving access to education for students with special needs.
  • Protecting all children against abuse, neglect and exploitation.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
  • In charge of education program planning and management
  • Education pillar- program management, Quality Assurance and Monitoring and Evaluation
  • Responsible for human and financial resource management
  • Build partnerships i.e. develop and maintain linkages and networks international and external to the country program

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate must hold a Master’s degree in education or other related field/ discipline from an accredited university
  • At least seven to ten years of experience in relevant senior positions of increasing complexity and responsibility for education management, supervisory technical experience working on education with an international NGO
  • Demonstrated work experience, including through knowledge of technical fields such as education assessment, education management and systems strengthening, and exposure to strategic education programming work at regional or national level in support of local organizations, facilities and communities.
  • Previous exposure and experience in program design, planning and implementation, education reform and institutional capacity building.
  • Proven technical skills e.g education management and leadership, education systems strengthening social development back ground to help carry out situation and program analysis and develop appropriate programmatic response.
  • Broad and deep understanding of the full range of the education policy, child rights and institutional.
  • Good track record of achieving demonstrated results of the ground.
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills and ability, proven integrity and good moral conduct.
  • Ability to plan manage staff to deliver quality results: focuses on results and delivers what is promised.
  • Demonstrated ability to working a collaborative environment with team members.
  • An ability to manage diverse teams to deliver programmed results within agreed timelines.
  • A willingness and ability to coach, mentor and other wises promote the development of staff.
  • An ability to help others to plan and think strategically about their work.
  • Strong commitment to cotton on foundation’s cause and values.

How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should express their interest to;

The Country Manager,
Cotton on Foundation Uganda,
Plot 6, Joseph Nsingisira Road Bwala Hill, Masaka Municipality,
P.O. Box 1494, Masaka, Uganda

Deadline: 26th May 2017


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