Senior Zone Manager USAID Project Careers – Education Development Center (EDC)


Job Title:    Senior Zone Manager

Organisation: Education
Development Center (EDC)

Duty Station:  Mbarara,


About US:

Development Center (EDC) is a global nonprofit that advances lasting solutions
to improve education, promote health, and expand economic opportunity, with a
focus on vulnerable and under-served populations.  Since 1958, we
have been a leader in designing, implementing, and evaluating powerful and
innovative programs in more than 80 countries around the world.


About USAID Project:

The goal of the
five-year, USAID-funded Integrated Child and Youth Development (ICYD) Activity
is for Ugandan children and youth, especially the most vulnerable, to receive
the support and services necessary to lead resilient, healthy, and productive


Job Summary:  The Senior Zone Manager will supervise zonal
level staff, oversee project activities at the zone and liaise with technical
and operational teams and partners to ensure activities at zonal level are
delivered on time and with high quality. S/He will oversee and be responsible
for the effective implementation of all technical components of the project at
the zonal level including workplan activity implementation, finance, human
resources and operational support. S/he will work closely with the Grants
Manager at national level to ensure effective implementation of ICYD’s small
grants program. S/he will be responsible for establishing and maintaining
effective relationships and coordination with district-level government
official and partners to the ICYD program as well as elected officials at all
levels within the district. S/he will also establish and work closely with
other relevant stakeholders in the district including other implementing
partners, CSOs, FBOs and the private sector. The Senior Zone Manager reports to
the Chief of Party. This is a full-time position based in Mbarara, Uganda.


Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

the ICYD Activity in the region, including establishing and maintaining close working
relationship with relevant district government and elected counterparts and
other stakeholders, convening quarterly review meetings and other activities,
as needed;

overall management, support and supervision to the zonal staff team;

Work closely
with other ICYD teams in technical, administration/finance/budgeting and
ME&L to ensure smooth and timely activity implementation at Zones;

compliance, quality assurance, coordination, and integration of all ICYD
interventions at the Zonal level;

regular meetings with zonal staff;

in problem-solving/troubleshooting program delivery issues as they arise, in
close coordination with staff and partners;

to the design and/or completion of technical activities by serving as a
resource person, workshop facilitator, technical writer, or lead documenter (as
may be assigned);

timely inputs to periodic project reports, and outreach and communications
activities, as appropriate;

participate in Collaborative, Learning and Adapting (CLA) processes in place
within the project;

regular and timely updates on the status of work plan implementation, identify
potential issues, and recommend relevant actions to Senior Leadership team in
local head office;

the Communication Specialist in ensuring compliance to the USAID marking and

comply with all EDC policies and procedures;

duties, as assigned.


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

ideal candidate for the Education Development Center (EDC) Senior Zone Manager
job must hold a Master’s degree (or equivalent experience) in education,
health, public policy, management, or related field. Master’s degree preferred.

minimum of 7 years’ professional experience in development projects preferably
implementing health, HIV, and/or education activities;

minimum of 4 years’ demonstrated experience managing education and/or HIV or
OVC programs is strongly preferred;

experience working with government agencies, actors, and other stakeholders at
the national and zonal levels;

of/experience with USAID-funded projects;

in financial management, including budget development and monitoring.

capacity to effectively manage, supervise and monitor teams;

people skills at all levels, ability to work well under pressure, negotiate
diplomatically, and the ability to work well in a multicultural and
multi-disciplinary work environment;

Solid MS
Word and MS Excel skills; and effective presentation and reporting skills;

to travel throughout the districts of the assigned zone;

capacity to lead workshops, trainings, and strategic planning sessions.

in English is required.


Please Note:
Priority in hiring will be given to individuals from the region as
understanding of the region is important to success of the role.


How to Apply:

All candidates
should apply online at the link below.




Deadline: 8th January 2021


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