National Program Manager NGO Jobs – Educate!

Organization: Educate!
Reports to: Program
Director

Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
About US:
Educate!’
develops young leaders and entrepreneurs in Africa. Educate! provides a proven
mix of a leadership and entrepreneurship course, long-term mentoring, and
practical experience starting an enterprise for secondary school students.
Educate! is working with over 20,000 diverse youth across Uganda, growing to a
staff of 53 in just five years, and has already incorporated its curriculum
into Uganda’s national education system to reach 25,000 students annually. The
organization has received the Ashoka Fellowship and several international
awards and grants, proving out a program model that can be replicated across
Africa.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
1.
Program Development Strategy (20%):
 
Educate! coordinates Uganda program innovations, design, and training
work through consistent evidenced-based management and government reform
integration.
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Ensure program strategy is aligned with national
education strategy.
·        
Regularly review D&T and Innovation annual work
plans and termly goals.
·        
Organize the learning agenda for the Internal
Advisory Board meetings.
·        
Manage the annual Program Development Retreat to
ensure integration of M&E, Innovation, and D&T lessons and
recommendations. This retreat will include Global Director to inform
international best practices.
·        
Manage cross-department communication with M&E,
Program Managers and Admin for logistics of pilots, innovations, and D&T
updates.
·        
Take notes at Strategic Team Meetings and manage
follow up on action items with program managers on behalf of the Program
Director.
·        
Work in liaison with the Program Director and APM to
ensure program development is aligned to 5 year strategy and government
advocacy agenda.
·        
Approve D&T and Innovation budgets.
·        
Critically review budget allocations and priorities
to find areas for savings, reallocation according to priority, or emerging
needs for investment.
·        
Design new reports, procedures, measurement tools,
and systems as needed for program development.
2.
Partnerships (30%):
Educate! manages partnerships with 5-10
organizations that provide specific program expertise, school recruitment,
graduate opportunities, or resource benefit to Educate!.
·        
Develop and manage 5-10 partnerships, including all
agreements, MOUS, budgets, reports, and formalities.
·        
Ensure at least 1 partner organization per the 4
current Uganda needs; 1. Program expertise in teacher training or agriculture,
2. Graduate opportunities for business, awards, or continued studies, 3. Access
to networks of schools for program recruitment, 4. Increasing program cost
effectiveness by either improving impact or decreasing costs (such as BRAC,
STIR, JIBU Water and Teacher a Man to Fish)
·        
Ensure partnership communications and logistics down
to the field level.
·        
Create HM newsletter and review HM communications
for proper tone.
·        
Manage all reporting between Educate! and Accenture
for Lira partnership.
·        
Build strategic learning partnerships with
organizations operating within the National education reform space in Uganda
·        
Manage partnership and support for Top 5 graduates
annually.
3.
National Reform Management (35%):
Educate! manages a network of consultants and
resources to implement Uganda national reform pilots, trainings, and design
projects.
·        
Manage the design consultants to meet government
deadlines.
·        
Manage all Uganda-based reform pilots (such as with
PEAS in 2016).
·        
Manage the design of national programs, including
NCDC-related projects and projects related to national teacher training
(per-service and in-service).
·        
Work closely with M&E and APM, set pilot
curriculum, training, management procedures, and monitoring tools. This may
include exchange and integration with reform programs outside of Uganda.
·        
Manage the design of tools that can be used by
teachers and students as related to national program strategy and national
curriculum reform.
·        
Meet bi-weekly with Africa Program Managers and/or
Program Director to review national reform goals.
4.
Quality Assurance Oversight (15%):
Educate! maintains an 80% or above program quality
rating from partner schools by ensuring program materials, trainings, and
procedures pass through a series of checks for quality both during design and
implementation. 
·        
Carry out 1:1 meetings to ensure that D&T and
Innovation team is on track to achieve goals and communicating effectively.
·        
Conduct termly site visits and lead focus groups
with teachers and administrators specifically on program quality.
·        
Make timely recommendations based on HM ratings and
reports.
·        
Coordinate with Program Managers to determine
quality assurance questions and strategies for using information from the
field. Contribute QA tab to Programs Report.
·        
Quickly resolve and document solutions to all
challenges with input from Program Director that arise from experiment-specific
conditions.
·        
Manage BML monitoring tools and procedures.
·        
Keenly review all training curricula specifically
and provide feedback to the design team.
·        
Manage strategy for improving the skill set of field
staff in regards to their training ability.
·        
Closely monitor and provide solutions for capacity
of the D&T and Innovation departments as projects emerge. Ensure there is
enough capacity to manage workload and meets their goals. Continuously source
for designers and trainers.
·        
Ensure the program materials, trainings, and
procedures (such as mentor recruitment) are pre-tested and monitored.
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience: 
·        
The ideal candidate should hold a Bachelor’s degree
required Degree in education preferred.
·        
At least four years of professional experience. 
·        
Prior experience designing curriculum and training
teachers. 
·        
Past experience working in East African education
field preferred.
·        
Curriculum design skills
·        
Prior management experience.
·        
Skills in M&E and / or organization learning
systems.
·        
The applicant must be a trainer of trainers. 
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Exceptional organizational and planning skills
·        
Keen attention to detail
How to Apply:
All suitably
qualified candidates should visit the web link below and create a profile on
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link below and click Apply now if convinced you have the job requirements. The
applications/CVs should be prepared in English and submitted in either MS Word
or PDF format will be considered.
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