Senior Education Officer UK Charity Jobs – Promoting Equality in African Schools (PEAS UK)

Job Title:      Senior Education Officer
Organisation: 
Promoting Equality in African Schools (PEAS UK)
Reports to: Director
of Operations
Duty Station: Mbarara,
Uganda
About PEAS:
Promoting Equality in African
Schools (PEAS UK) is a UK-based charity with a mission ‘to unlock the potential
of Africa by expanding access to affordable quality secondary education.’ We run
the fastest growing network of sustainably financed secondary schools in
Africa. We currently have a network of 24 schools across Uganda and Zambia,
educating around 8,000 students. PEAS  is supported by major corporate,
government and private funders and our innovative financial model is pioneering
in the field of public private partnerships in development education.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
Support towards the delivery
of the PEAS continuing professional development (CPD) programme
  • Support
    school leaders in identification of areas for professional development
    and/ or training needs and lead in training for staff
  • Monitor
    or support school leaders to deliver a range of school-based teacher
    training based on identified training needs (including lesson
    observations, in-service training sessions, meetings, mentoring, coaching
    etc.)
  • Designing
    and delivering training for school leaders and teachers at national and/or
    regional workshops and conferences
  • Provide
    progress reports on school support at individual schools and within
    specified clusters or regions
  • Follow
    up with schools/teachers to ensure implementation of new skills acquired
    through central and regional trainings
  • Take
    lead on measuring teaching and learning effectiveness in the cluster
    schools through conducting periodical learning walks and documenting the
    practices
  • Identify
    and document best practices in the teaching and learning and facilitate a
    process of sharing such practices among the cluster schools and the entire
    network
  • Participate
    / attend CPD courses or other centrally coordinated trainings aiming at
    building staff capacity in the delivery of quality education
Supporting schools to
implement School Improvement Plans (SIPs)
  • Support
    each PEAS school to action the teaching and learning-related
    recommendations from School Inspection report, and other sources of data
    through the implementation of its annual School Improvement Plan
  • Identify
    and take lead in planning and delivering specific CPD support towards
    improving weak schools in the region
  • Liaise
    with relevant PEAS Uganda departments to support implementation of School
    Improvement Plans.
  • With
    support from the Regional Program Manager, collaborate with school
    leadership to maintain sufficient number of teachers with right
    qualification and teaching subject combinations, and advise school leaders
    on existing gaps or excess capacity in schools
Support schools to improve
education quality
  • Support
    and monitor the delivery of a range of school-based education programmes
    and initiatives including:
  • Literacy
    and Life Skills programmes
  • School
    based target setting
  • School
    leadership development support school ICT and School Information
    Management System
  • The
    PEAS Child Protection policy
  • Annual
    mock examinations
  • Follow
    up with school Head teachers to ensure consistent use of the curriculum
    maps
  • Monitor
    and support the effective utilization of learning resources in schools
    such as text books, lab equipment, etc.
  • Partnerships
    with other education NGOS/organisations
Monitoring and reporting:
  • Monitor
    the implementation and impact of various PEAS Uganda education initiatives
    at individual schools and at regional level, including by conducting
    termly learning walks in each school
  • Create
    timely, accurate and evaluative reports for Regional Programme Managers and
    the Education Quality Manager to enable tracking of specific and general
    quality education initiatives including evaluations of impact at school
  • Support
    the collection of specific school based M&E data and actioning
    recommendation from perception survey and other data sources such as the
    dashboard
Other Duties:
  • As
    may be assigned.
  • To
    be considered for this role, we are looking for someone with the following
    attributes:



Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The
    applicant must hold a Bachelor’s degree (Education). A relevant
    postgraduate qualification will be an added advantage.
  • At
    least three years of experience in capacity building, teacher training, or
    another relevant field.
  • Track
    record of improving student learning outcomes through teacher training and
    school support.
  • Up
    to date with recent development in Education sector.
  • Trainer
    of trainer’s experience (desirable).
  • Knowledgeable
    with effective strategies for turning around schools
  • Broad
    knowledge and understanding of teacher training methodology and theory of
    change
  • Knowledge
    of a range of methods of delivering teacher training beyond workshops and
    conferences
  • Ability
    to model the delivery of excellent lessons
  • Ability
    to analyze data to support improvement in educational outcomes at
    classroom and school level
  • Knowledgeable
    in the integration of ICT to improve teaching and learning, and the use of
    data in improving schools
  • Ability
    to train trainers.
  • Excellent
    English language, oral and written communication skills
  • Flexibility,
    initiative and self-driven
  • Results-oriented
  • Ability
    to work under pressure and manage multiple deadlines
  • Ability
    to work under minimum supervision
  • Ability
    to develop positive professional relationships with a range of people
  • Show
    commitment to the PEAS values
How to Apply:
All candidates must send their
applications (paying particular attention to the person specification) and
curriculum vita via Email to: ugandarecruitment@peas.org.uk.
Please include all portions of your application in one attached document as a
PDF document, and use Senior Education Officer as the subject of your email.
Deadline: 29th January 2018 by 5:00pm

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