Regional Education Specialist – Teacher Performance Careers – Mott MacDonald

Organisation: Mott
MacDonald
Duty Station:
Kampala, Uganda
About Mott MacDonald:
 Mott MacDonald
is a leading, employee-owned global management, engineering and development
consultancy with £1 billion revenue and more than 14,000 staff working in 140
countries for both the public and private sectors. Our International
Development Services Unit, IDS, operates portfolios within the international
development sectors of Environment, Climate, Water, Roads, Rural & Urban
Development, Education, Health, Social and Economic Development in over 40
countries. Together we implement and manage projects in developing countries
and emerging economies around the world, supporting national governments and
municipalities in policy, planning, project design and delivery. We are
committed to support the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and to
provide our expertise to improve the lives of people in need.
About SESIL Programme:
SESIL (Strengthening
Education Systems for Improved Learning), is a four-year education programme
designed to improve the quality and equity of measurable learning outcomes at
lower primary level in Uganda.  SESIL
will do this by strengthening the systems needed to manage and raise the
performance of four key drivers of learning outcomes: teachers, schools,
districts, and assessment and examinations.
Job Summary:   The Regional Education Specialist – Teacher
Performance will provide overall direction, technical support, guidance and
oversight for the implementation of SESIL activities related to improving
school performance the selected districts within the respective
regions/sub-regions. The Education Specialist Teacher Performance will ensure
that SESIL activities related to improving school performance are effectively
and efficiently delivered at the regional and district levels. By the end of
the programme the Education Specialist Teacher Performance is expected to have
supported districts raise standards of achievement in literacy and numeracy in
grades 1-3 through enhanced quality of teaching and the learning experience
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
Technical direction
in Teacher Performance
  • Lead the planning, delivery and monitoring of activities that will
    secure the desired output of improved teacher performance, through:
  • Contributing to work planning and monitoring routines
  • Identifying and resolving bottlenecks that impede progress
  • Regular reporting progress
  • Through effective collaboration with, regional team members and the
    DSSC, provide technical contribution to teaching improvement components in
    the development and delivery of regional level events and activities for
    district level personnel. This will include:
  • Training and capacity needs analysis
  • Regional consultative, planning and review meetings
  • Specific training events and workshops
Provide technical
support to and supervision of DSSCs through:
  • Establishing and guiding effective work planning routines and
    processes
  • Regular visits to monitor and support district level activities
  • Providing or sourcing professional development opportunities for
    DSSC, including establishing effective coaching and mentoring
    opportunities
  • Develop effective working relationships with key political and
    administrative stakeholders, as well as with other relevant development
    partners (e.g. bi- and multi-lateral programmes, NGOs)
  • Participate in relevant district/regional meetings involving
    education partners and stakeholders
  • Contribute to SESIL’s national planning, monitoring and reporting
    routines as advised by the national Kampala-based team

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant for this placement must hold a graduate (or
    postgraduate) qualification in education
  • Varied and recent experience of working in service delivery with, or
    in, local government, preferably in a performance improvement capacity,
    preferably in education
  • Team working and leadership – an ability to work effectively within
    multi-disciplinary teams, to be able to coach and mentor team members and
    provide guidance to district staff.
  • Strong communication skills – ability to express ideas and
    information clearly and simply, both verbally and in writing. A high level
    of written and spoken English is essential.
  • Strong analytical skills – ability to investigate and understand
    constraints and bottle-necks
  • High levels of creativity and innovation –  ability to develop and test new
    approaches to old problems
  • Facilitation skills – ability to design, prepare and deliver
    training and consultation workshops
  • Sound understanding of Uganda’s education system, decentralisation
    and local government processes and practices, particularly with regard to
    teachers, teacher training and support services.
  • Understanding of the concepts and principles of Managing for Results
    (or similar, e.g. Performance Management, Results Oriented Management,
    Deliverology)
  • Computer literacy: working competence in main applications
    (Microsoft Office)
How to Apply:
All suitably
qualified and interested candidates are invited to apply direct via the careers
website of Mott MacDonald at the web lick below. Please create an account and
submit a curriculum vitae and application letter.


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