Educate Program Manager Jobs in Rwanda

Educate Program Manager Jobs in Rwanda

About Educate!

What if there was a way to measurably change the trajectory of the lives of youth across Africa? Since its launch in 2009, Educate! has worked to do just this, delivering outsized impacts at scale and at disproportionately low cost, through a product-led approach to youth development.

As a disruptive, not-for-profit, social enterprise, our team leverages an obsession with evidence and entrepreneurial drive to tackle one of our planet's greatest challenges - unlocking the potential of its youngest continent.

Educate!’s core model combines training in key skills with access to practical experience starting a business and mentorship, a formula that has been validated by several independent evaluations. This model is distributed through products targeting two lead channels.

First, Educate! works with governments to help reform education systems at scale through policy change, teacher behavior change and tech-enabled products targeting systems-level sustainability, while also working directly with select schools.

Second, Educate! builds employment-focused bootcamps and business support services targeting out-of-school youth left out of the education system. To date, more than 200,000 youth have been meaningfully impacted by this model across Uganda, Rwanda and Kenya and along the way Educate! has become the largest youth skills provider in East Africa.

Educate! is a team of over 160 largely African staff and 300 volunteer youth mentors. We have been backed by top foundations and product leaders such as Imaginable Futures, Big Bang Philanthropy, Echoing Green, the 1st Google Employee’s foundation, the head of Google Search and Rippleworks Foundation.

Educate! won a 2018 Klaus J. Jacobs Prize and a 2015 WISE Award, and has been highlighted by Bill Gates, in the World Bank’s S4YE's Impact Portfolio, an Al Jazeera documentary, BBC, and The Brookings Institution as one of 14 case studies in their global scaling education learning initiative. #

Educate! was also selected by the UN’s Generation Unlimited as 1 of 20 innovative youth solutions and by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation as a Goalkeepers Accelerator.

Educate!'s long-term vision is to design solutions that measurably impact millions of youth across Africa each year.

Performance Objectives

Program Management and Quality Assurance

  • Oversee Educate!’s program in over 300 schools distributed across the country.

  • Set and manage to program goals to ensure that the program is executed efficiently and effectively to create maximum impact.

  • Build and execute systems to maintain quality assurance, ensuring that the program is being delivered as designed.

  • Work with performance matrix teams to ensure program milestones are achieved

  • Build and maintain performance matrix tools while eliminating any loopholes
    with field teams.

  • Develop program termly plans for the teams and ensure seamless execution of those plans

    Financial Management

  • Manage program budget in line with our philosophy of maximizing impact for every franc that we spend.

  • Promptly and efficiently check and approve expenditures in the field, maintaining compliance with financial procedure.

  • Lead Budget variation discussions with the finance department.

  • Prepare a quarterly and annual budget for the program and ensure its prudent execution.

  • Act as liaison between the programs team and finance team to answer any financial and operational needs of the field teams.

    Performance Management

  • Manage a team of about five Program Coordinators/officers and as they implement the Educate! Exchange program at over 300 schools across the country.

  • Lead the creation of district termly reports and their delivery by working with the program officers and coordinators as well as the local government.

  • Collaborate with the design and experimentation team to identify any program design loopholes and propose possible solutions for improvement.

  • Establish and manage systems for strategic alignment, open and regular communication, and team coordination, including annual and termly goals, team calendars, and team meetings.

  • Provide coaching and other forms of professional development to field teams especially program officers/coordinators and the youth leaders.

  • Manage team performance and ensure that any performance issues are promptly flagged

    Program Procedures

  • Lead creation and updates of program procedures and staff handbooks, making sure that program procedures are accurately and effectively documented

  • Review and edit proposed changes to ensure that they are accurate, well-stated, and user-friendly


  • Bachelor’s degree, with a minimum of 3 years professional experience (4-5 years preferred).

  • Familiarity with and experience in the education sector in Rwanda

  • At least 1 year of training or teaching experience

  • Excellent manager, motivator, and coach

  • Comfortable managing a budget and using Excel; demonstrated project management experience; program management experience preferred but not required

  • Fluency in Kinyarwanda and English with strong writing skills in both

  • Rwandan citizenship required; Women are strongly encouraged to apply

  • Fits our Five Cultural Tenets

    How to Apply

    For more information and job application details, see; Educate Program Manager Jobs in Rwanda

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