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

 

Job Title:    Senior Zone Manager

Organisation: Education
Development Center (EDC)

Duty Station:  Hoima,
Uganda

 

About US:

Education 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
lives.

 

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 Hoima, Uganda.

 

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

·       
Represent
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;

·       
Provide
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;

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

·       
Conduct
regular meetings with zonal staff;

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

·       
Contribute
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);

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

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

·       
Provide
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;

·       
Assist
the Communication Specialist in ensuring compliance to the USAID marking and
branding;

·       
Fully
comply with all EDC policies and procedures;

·       
Other
duties, as assigned.

 

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

·       
The
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.

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

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

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

·       
Knowledge
of/experience with USAID-funded projects;

·       
Experience
in financial management, including budget development and monitoring.

·       
Demonstrated
capacity to effectively manage, supervise and monitor teams;

·       
Excellent
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;

·       
Ability
to travel throughout the districts of the assigned zone;

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

·       
Fluency
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.

 

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Here

 

Deadline: 8th January 2021

 

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