Education Manager International NGO Jobs - Stromme Foundation Eastern Africa (SFEA)

Job Title:      Education Manager
Organisation: Stromme Foundation Eastern Africa (SFEA)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Regional Programmes Manager

About US:
Stromme Foundation Eastern Africa (SFEA) is an international NGO registered in Uganda since 1994 and has its Head Offices in Kristiansand, Norway. SFEA has a mission to eradicate poverty through interventions in Microfinance and Education. SFEA intervenes through local partners in the countries of Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania and South Sudan. SF’s identity is based on Christian values and strives to approach all people with dignity and openness. With deep respect for human dignity and a conviction of the value of equitable partnership, SF works to empower the poor to take charge of their own lives and communities.

Job Summary: The Education Manager is responsible for advancing Stromme Foundations’ Education goals, procedures and policies at the national, regional and international levels in line with SF’s values, objectives, mission and vision. The Education Manager is also required to serve as a liaison to local Implementing partners, community representatives, local and central Governments in the four countries of operation with regard to Education programme policies, procedures, activities, operations and requirements and to facilitate the capacity building of local partner organizations in the field of education as a means of poverty alleviation.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
  • Coordinate, plan and organize the region’s education work
  • The jobholder will oversee and facilitate the selection, recruitment and development of partners implementing SF’s education programmes in the Eastern Africa Region
  • Network, advocate and lobby for vulnerable children and women with various Governments, likeminded NGOs, and firms
  • Offer technical, strategic and administrative advice to other Education staff, as well as partner and project staff, in the region
  • Formulate strategies, innovative processes and systems for strengthening the quality of basic education systems in poor and hard to reach communities
  • Identify training needs and organize necessary trainings through hands on training at the partner level to build capacity of partner organizations to enable programme development in line with SF’s policies and cross cutting issues: gender equality, environmental sustainability and inclusion of people with disabilities.
  • Develop and promote Development Education concepts among SF partners
  • Actively contribute to the development of relevant policies for the region and education partners
  • Provide technical and professional support for improving the quality of basic education for children at risk, to ensure increased access, retention and completion rates for children in schools
  • Ensure that SF’s Education work is developed and implemented in line with a Rights-Based Approach and integrated with Livelihood programmes
  • Develop and coordinate participatory and preliminary studies to establish good baseline data for initiating new education projects, in line with SF’s strategy
  • Promote sustainability through local resource mobilization and local community participation in education projects
  • Ensure that SF Education partners uphold SF’s Child Protection policy

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The applicant for the Stromme Foundation Education Manager employment opportunity should preferably hold a first degree in Education, Sociology, Development Anthropology, with long relevant experience in social development and management of community programs, preferably education related
  • Possession of a Relevant Master’s Degree will be an added advantage.
  • A minimum of five years of experience from a similar position, preferably with an International NGO
  • Identification with SF’s vision, mission, values and the agency’s development policy
  • Highly creative/resourceful individual who possesses energy, self- confidence, and flexibility and thrives in a dynamic multi-cultural environment
  • High analytical skills, good time management skills, the ability to multitask and respond to the competing needs of many different constituents; bring fresh ideas and a genuine interest in trying new approaches ;
  • Broad knowledge and understanding of Development Education concepts and experience in fundraising ;
  • Should be a good team player, passionate, of high integrity, and articulate about rights based development approaches and social change
  • Broad knowledge and understanding of and familiarity with education and social rights issues in Eastern Africa :
  • Knowledge of key stakeholders in the field at regional and national level
  • Previous experience in grant-making and management ;
  • Possess excellent people and mentoring skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications
  • Willingness to travel extensively locally and internationally
  • Identify with SF values 
How to Apply:
All candidates are encouraged to send a capability statement, current remuneration,  a detailed curriculum Vitae (CV) indicating day and evening contact details, photocopies of testimonials and contact details of three professional via post or hand delivery by the address below to:

Regional Director,
Stromme Foundation,
Plot 25 Bukoto Street,
P.O. Box 27200, Kampala. Uganda

E-mail to:

Deadline: 3rd July 2017

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