No Experience Education and Impact Intern UK NGO Jobs – PEAS (Promoting Equality in African Schools)

 

Job Title:    Education and Impact Intern

Organization:  PEAS
(Promoting Equality in African Schools)

Duty Station:  Kampala,
Uganda

Reports to: Education
and Partnerships Lead

 

About US:

PEAS (Promoting
Equality in African Schools) is a UK based charity/social enterprise with a
mission to ‘expand access to sustainably delivered, quality secondary education
across Africa’. PEAS establish and operates low-cost secondary schools in
Uganda and Zambia in areas where access to quality secondary education is
limited due to cost and geographical barriers. PEAS’ interventions are built
upon 3 pillars of education impact: Access, Quality and Sustainability. Since
opening its first schools in 2008, the PEAS network has grown to 32 schools,
and we are currently educating over 16,000 students.

 

Job Summary:  The Education and Impact Internship is an
exciting 6-month role within the UK Technical Team, with the possibility of
extension. PEAS Technical Team interns have gone on to a variety of exciting
careers, working at the Behavioural Insights Team, the National Foundation for
Education Research (NFER) and becoming permanent members of the PEAS team.

 

A previous Technical
Team intern shares their experience: “Being an intern with PEAS is an amazing
opportunity to develop skills and gain insight into education systems in Uganda
and Zambia. You will be given a high level of responsibility and exposure to
diverse areas of work. It’s also a chance to work with an incredibly positive
and committed team across three countries!”

 

Internship projects
will include working with leads in Uganda, Zambia and the UK to develop
education initiatives that ensure PEAS students receive the highest quality
education, and helping to develop tools and content that will support students
within our school networks, and have the potential to benefit students in the
wider education systems that we work in.

 

The PEAS Technical
Team is a small team of experts who work to continually strengthen PEAS’ impact
across our network of schools and beyond.

 

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

 Provides technical education and monitoring
and evaluation advice and support to our country programmes in Uganda and
Zambia.

Designs and runs
internal and external research projects to make sure we are learning as much as
possible about how best to improve the quality of education in our schools.

Establishes
collaborative partnerships with the Ugandan and Zambian governments and other
organisations to impact as many young people as possible.

Proactively share
our evidence and know-how with our partners and the international education
community.

The successful
candidate will have an opportunity to work at the heart of an award-winning
education organisation. They will need to be a quick learner, highly organised,
and adept at working flexibly to support evolving team and organisational
needs. Strong written and verbal communication are essential, as well as
enthusiasm for working with multi-national teams.

 

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

Education support
to country teams (50%):
Provide
high quality support to education teams in Uganda and Zambia to deliver on
education quality goals. This will involve supporting programme leads in Uganda
and Zambia and the Education and Partnership Lead to:

·       
Develop
training for school staff and school support staff, as well as school-level
education tools and content (for example, tools and content to support literacy
and numeracy programmes)

·       
Design
projects to address priority areas of improvement by conducting and sharing
relevant research from across the sector.

Support the
delivery of PEAS partnerships strategy (Co-Impact) (20%):
Support the delivery of Co-Impact
(collaborative projects with partners to share PEAS know-how) projects by:

·       
Supporting
the development of training and communication material for external partners
about PEAS Co-Impact projects

·       
Supporting
the development of tools used to implement PEAS Co-Impact projects in
collaboration with PEAS colleagues and external partners.

Provide ad hoc
support to the wider PEAS Technical Team (30%)

·       
Support
members across the PEAS Technical Team on an ad hoc basis, specifically in the
areas of monitoring and evaluation, strategic projects, and business
development.

·       
Provide
support to PEAS Impact Lead to analyse and share PEAS internal data and
evidence.

·       
Provide
support to funding proposals and reports

·       
Undertake
and share research on best practice in the wider sector to inform strategic
decisions

 

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

·       
We are
open to the type of person who might be suitable for this role and are not fixed
on a set amount of experience required. You could be a graduate, or someone who
is looking to change careers and gain experience in the not-for-profit sector.

·       
At least
a Bachelors Degree

·       
Experience
or knowledge of the education sector

·       
Strong
English written and verbal communication skills

·       
Proficient
in Microsoft Office, including PowerPoint and Excel

·       
Adaptability
to manage a varied & evolving workload

·       
Flexibility
to work with colleagues in different, often international locations

·       
Able to
synthesise secondary research

·       
Concise
and engaging writing ability for technical audiences

·       
Passion
for international education

·       
Ideally,
applicants will also be:

·       
Knowledgeable
about, or have experience volunteering or working in, a Sub-Saharan African
country

·       
Great
with numbers: able to analyse quantitative data and pull out key findings, with
good attention to detail

 

How to Apply:

All candidates
should apply online at the link below.

 

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Here

 

Deadline: 22nd January 2021

 

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