2 Deputy Head Teacher Job Opportunities – PEAS (Promoting Equality in African Schools)

Job Title:    Deputy Head Teacher (2 Job Opportunities)   

Organisation: PEAS (Promoting Equality in African Schools)

Duty Station:  Akoromit – Kapelebyong District and Toroma – Katakwi, Uganda

Reports to: Head Teacher

 

About US:

PEAS (Promoting Equality in African Schools) is social enterprise with a mission to ‘expand access to sustainably delivered, quality secondary education across Africa’. PEAS establishes and operates affordable secondary schools in Uganda and Zambia in areas where access to quality secondary education is limited due to cost and geographical barriers. PEAS launched an ambitious strategy in 2021, aimed at expanding Access to Quality education, ensure schools are Sustainable and invest in systems strengthening. With over 30 secondary schools in Uganda educating over 13,500 students, 40 staff at the Country Office and 900 staff working in the network schools, PEAS intends to recruit for various positions across the network as follows:

 

Job Summary: The Deputy Head Teacher will deputize  the  Head  Teacher.  In  collaboration  with  Head  teacher,  provide  effective, dynamic, and inspirational leadership to enable PEAS school to fulfill its agreed Education outcomes.

 

Key Duties and Responsibilities

Education Management

  • To drive high performance expectations for Heads of Departments and class teachers.
  • Promote a culture of caring and trust among PEAS School staff, setting the tone for respectful interaction with students, and demonstrating a willingness to change practices in the light of new understandings.
  • Support Head  Teacher  in  establishing  a  school  structure  that  promotes  participative
  • decision making, supporting delegation and distributive leadership.
  • Assume responsibility for setting teacher specific subject targets across all classes.
  • Drive continuous use of School Information system, and utilization of school data to inform planning and learning interventions.
  • Lead staff in reflective meetings and review of performance progress towards set targets.
  • Facilitates opportunities for staff to learn from each other and teams.
  • Prepare academic plans, schedules, and program for the school.
  • Organizes and assists in the management and implementation of the curriculum.
  • Ensures there is integrity of internal and external exams through good administration and supervision

Leadership

  • Develops and maintains active and productive relationships with PEAS National Office, Board members (BOG), PTA and School Administration.
  • Direct Line Management of Heads of Department and Teachers; including performance tagets and appraisals.
  • Communicating and justifying to staff compliance expectations with all applicable government regulations and policies, as well as PEAS’ own policies.

Finance Management

  • Jointly accountable for school budget and expenditure budget with the Head-teacher.
  • Collates and prioritizes departmental resource requirements and to work with the Head Teacher to requisition and procure necessary materials cost-effectively from reputable suppliers.
  • Provide oversight guidance to the school procurement committee

Governance

  • Works with the PEAS Country Office, Board of Governor, Parents – Teachers Association and the Head Teacher to develop strategies to initiate and meet strategic and ambitious school goals.
  • Assists the  Director  with  recommending  and  researching  potential  new  members teaching and non-teaching staff.
  • Enforce positive school discipline
  • Execute any other duty assigned by a relevant authority

 

Who we are looking for: No matter the role, we are looking for people who believe in what we do and how we do it; is passionate about transforming lives through education and aligned to our values.

 

Qualifications and Experience:

  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Education from a recognized University / Institution
  • Registered as a Graduate Teacher with the Ministry of Education and Sports.
  • A minimum of (3) years teaching experience in a Secondary School, of which should be 3 at
  • the level of a substantive leadership role.

 

Skills & Personal Attributes:

  • Excellent organizational, interpersonal and communication skills
  • Report writing skills
  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to work under pressure/ to deadline
  • Confidence and maturity
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to work effectively with all classes of people, students & parents
  • Flexible and adaptable
  • Strong team player

 

To be eligible to apply, you must have the right to live and work in Uganda.

 

As an organisation working to expand equitable access with a strong focus on girls’ and one whose Diversity, Equity and Inclusion approach is prioritising increasing gender parity, we strongly encourage applications from female candidates.

 

How to Apply:

If you are excited by the role and meet the requirements, we would love for you to apply.

 

To apply, please click on the link here to complete the application form.

 

Deadline: 1st October 2022 by 1700hrs (EAT).

 

We will review and shortlist applications on a rolling basis and may close the application process sooner than the date specified should we receive a high number of suitable candidates.

 

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