SEC Programme Officer – Sustainability Pilot NGO Jobs – Teach A Man To Fish UK


Job Title:    SEC Programme Officer –
Sustainability Pilot

Organization:  Teach A Man To Fish UK

Duty Station:  Kampala or Mukono, Uganda

Reports to: Regional
Director/Head of Business Development

Salary and benefits: UGX 2,686,320 gross salary per month, medical health insurance for staff
+ 1 dependant


About Teach A Man To Fish:

Teach A Man To Fish
is guided by a simple, all-encompassing mission: to empower young people with
the skills they need to succeed, in school, work, and life. We focus on
developing and emerging countries. This is done through supporting schools to
set up educational and profitable school businesses that provide real-life
hands-on training and experience for students. This empowers student
entrepreneurs with critical workplace, entrepreneurship and life skills and
mindsets so that they can leave school with the competencies to get a good job
or run their own successful business.


We are a small organization
with big reach – Since 2006, we’ve created over 300,000 student entrepreneurs
and 18,000 enterprising teachers through our global programmes.

Teach A Man To Fish
delivers the world’s largest, global awards programme for school-based
enterprise: the School Enterprise Challenge. This annual programme supports
teams of students, guided by a teacher to plan, set up and manage a real
‘school business’. The business functions as a learning platform, supporting
students to develop their soft skills and business knowledge, whilst at the
same time generating additional income for the school. In our ambitious, new,
5-year strategy, the organisation has set a goal for all programmes to cover
their direct costs by 2023. In 2021, Teach A Man To Fish Uganda will launch an
exciting pilot of a sustainable model for School Enterprise Challenge programme
in Mukono district, whereby the costs of the programme will be subsidised by
fees collected from client schools. The pilot will test the model and provide
data and learning for a country-wide scale-up of a sustainable approach to
delivery of this flagship programme.


Job Summary:  The overall objective of this position is to
provide field based technical leadership, management and oversight for the
sustainability pilot project activities including the School Enterprise
Challenge Awards program in 45 Mukono schools. The SEC Programme Officer will
lead on marketing and management of the pilot, ensuring problem-solving and
adaptive programme management in response to emerging trends. The SEC Programme
Officer will ensure effective and dynamic financial management of the pilot,
ensuring close monitoring of income and expenditure and ensuring that income
targets are hit. The SEC Programme Officer line manages the SEC fellow and
builds his/her capacity to ensure quality delivery of the sustainability pilot.


Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

Programs: 70%      

team to deliver all project activities, including sensitizations, training,
monitoring, awards events

Lead on
marketing and relationship development with Mukono Municipality Authorities and
targeted schools

develop business and ensure sales targets are met

execute the SEC sustainability project field activities according to the agreed
project plan, budget and log frame whilst ensuring that regular quality
assurance is conducted at the selected client schools

travel to the field for monitoring and quality assurance of the sustainability

effective customer service and adapt programme activities in line with
beneficiary feedback

with the SEC Fellow to ensure all trackers completed accurately and according
to the agreed schedule. Review for quality and flag trackers regularly to the
Head of Business Development.

Manage, coach
and empower 1 SEC Fellow. Capacity build SEC Fellow and manage their

a communication schedule to update stakeholders including appropriate staff in
the organization, implementation partners and/stakeholders and relevant working
groups on the progress of the SEC sustainability project

the quality of the work completed with the SEC Fellow on a regular basis to
ensure that it meets the agreed standards

the MEAL Manager to plan, ensure project learnings documented and disseminated,
ensure that project design improved in relation to learnings

narrative and financial reports

Protection and Safeguarding field Lead for the project, liaise with country
safeguarding focal point, ensure highest levels of safeguarding and Child
protection at schools, partners and within our team, report any issues as per
TAMTF guidelines

Finance &
Administration 20%

budget and deliver activities within budget limits

review budget vs actuals and ensure spending in line with income

with finance department to ensure effective management of programme fees;
follow up on outstanding payments from schools

weekly financial requests and reconciliations submitted on time with 100%

Monitoring and Evaluation:

MEAL Manager to deliver baseline and summative evaluations on time, to budget
and to quality standard

capacity of SEC Fellow to deliver monitoring and evaluation activities

delivery of inspirational stories on time and to quality standard


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:


applicant for the Teach A Man To Fish UK SEC Programme Officer – Sustainability
Pilot job placement must hold a bachelor’s degree in Education, Development,
NGO management, Programme Management, Business Administration, Business or
related field.

of education or child protection programs in the Ugandan context

At least
two to three years of experience in either an NGO, social enterprise or
corporate setting, with progressive levels of management responsibility.

management experience of 1+ reports

motivated, organised and able to manage competing priorities on a tight

problem solving skills

communication, negotiation and sales skills

financial management and budgeting skills

of financial management, including budget variance analysis and development of

criminal record (to be evidenced by a letter of good conduct from Interpol)



experience of gender mainstreaming gender equality and inclusion in development

experience of business development, sales and marketing

in programme management, monitoring and evaluation or similar



How to Apply:

To apply, please
submit a maximum of 4 paged CV and one-page cover letter (combined into a
single PDF document). Please be sure to clearly show in your cover letter why
you are interested in this job and what makes you the most suitable candidate.
Please also include your salary history. Completed applications should be sent
to with “Application: SEC Programme
Officer – Sustainability Pilot” in the title of the email.


Deadline: Wednesday 30th December 2020


NB: Do
not attach academic documents at this point. Qualified female candidates are
strongly encouraged to apply.


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