Educate Head of National Programs Jobs in Uganda

Educate Head of National Programs Jobs in Uganda



Educate!, a fast growing, non-profit social enterprise, is seeking to hire talented, influential and enthusiastic individual to fill the Head of National Programs position, as we move towards our vision for 2024 of reaching one million youth annually across ten countries in Sub Saharan Africa. The Head of National programs will support the Deputy Country Director in developing the government partnership strategy, national programs oversight, and policy and partnership development important to the alignment of the Educate! Model to the government policies, structures and reforms. This will encompass aligning Educate! Model to government systems.


Responsibilities


Government Strategy – Outreach & Development

  • Develop and execute strategies and communications to advance Educate! Advocacy goals, particular government reform.
  • Create relationship management strategy towards national program goals.
  • Create new relationships and partnerships, review official partnership agreements that formalize Educate! Relationship with partner-governments, such as MOUs, letters of endorsement, and proposals.
  • Hand over management of partnerships to NPM after formalising formal agreements.
  • Research & network on government funding, opportunities, upcoming strategies
  • Ensure E! Experience program has the relationships & agreements with government to achieve its goals.
  • Ensure E! Experience has the right people in government supporting our efforts. -
  • Represent E! on working groups , conferences & committees to promote Educate! at the government and sector level.
  • Build strong professional and personal relationships with key stakeholders in partnering government ministries.
  • Stakeholders should include members in the Ministry of Education, Ministry of Gender, curriculum development, teacher training, UNEB, Universities and NTCs.
  • Create overview documents,concept notes and presentations geared towards policy makers that share Educate!'s work in innovations, so that the government is informed and brought along on our learning journey.

    National Representation & Communication

  • Represent Educate! in government sector meetings, such as sector review meetings, M&E task-force meetings, etc and advocate for Educate!’s education reform agenda.
  • Represent Educate! in technical workshops with NPM on curriculum, teacher training, and assessment and drive forward Educate! Education reform agenda.
  • Prepare documents and presentations as part of larger education reform engagement strategy.
  • Advocate and push for government adoption of skills lab as a policy.
  • Co-develop teacher development strategy with the ministry.
  • Form partnership with pre-service and in-service training institutions in Uganda and secure Educate!’s involvement in teacher re-tooling and professional development.
  • Co-represent Educate! in technical workshops on curriculum, teacher training, and assessment . Drive forward Educate! Education reform agenda.
  • Prepare documents and presentations as part of larger education reform engagement strategy.
  • Support NPM to build brand recognition throughout through strategic partnerships, media exposure, and thought leadership - Collaborate with External Relations team on the creation of government reports and documents required for Registration.
  • Lead mapping exercise specific policy processes (such as TT) with the NPM and share with broader advocacy team (DCD &MD) to inform strategy.
  • Lead quarterly strategy retreats with programs team, and present government policy
    work and priorities to ensure Innovations, D&T and NP are informed about the national dialogue.

    National Programs Oversight

  • Manage a team of 5-6 people, including managers, technical experts and sometimes consultants
  • Capacity building for the national programs team.
  • Strategically solve problems and respond to opportunities with National Program team
    Align team to strategic objectives by setting and managing to termly goals
  • Coordinate across departments to leverage country programs team support when necessary.
  • Support the National programs manager in the media campaign, specifically on the activity of building brand loyalty among policy makers through a process of nominating and awarding leaders in the field of education development.
  • Support National programs manager to build partnership with TIET, secondary department, NCDC, Universities, partners and ensure Educate! Plays a role in designing and re-tooling teachers during CURASSE roll out.
  • Approve annual national programs, financial advances and accountabilities, budgets and work plans.
  • Manage, review BVAs and be the lead on the mid-year government related review.
  • Create and manage National reform budgets for implementation of government related activities
  • Critically review NPM priorities to find areas for savings, reallocation according to priority, or emerging needs for investment.
  • Submit timely and accurate accountabilities for all reform activities
  • Ensure cost effectiveness during implementation of all activities as related to the reform process and other government related activities.

    Policy Mapping

  • Support the NPM – National Program Manager in branding, specifically on the activity of building brand loyalty among policy makers.
  • Lead mapping exercise specific policy processes (such as TT – Teacher Training) with the NPM (National Program Manager), PRM (Policy & Research Manager) and share with broader advocacy team (DCD – Deputy Country Director & MD – Managing Director) to inform strategy.
  • Lead quarterly strategy retreats with programs team, and present government policy work and priorities to ensure Innovations, Design & Training and National Programs are informed about the national dialogue.


    Requirements


  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field.
  • Minimum of 3 years of professional experience in government advocacy and policy development. Project management is an added advantage
  • Professional experience in networking & partnership development with excellent strategic and management skills.
  • Experience in multitasking in a fast – paced environment, set priorities, work independently as well as thrive in a team

    How To Apply


    Interested and qualified candidates should apply online by 26th August 2019

    For more information and job application details, see; Educate Head of National Programs Jobs in Uganda


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