Link Community Development Programme Manager Jobs in Ethiopia
Link Community Development Programme Manager Jobs in Ethiopia About Link Community Development
Link Community Development is a family of not for profit organisations working together to transform education for children and communities across impoverished areas of Ethiopia, Ghana, Malawi, Rwanda and Uganda. Since our foundation in 1995 we have worked in 3,000 schools and improved the lives of over two million children through unique and effective school improvement models.
We guide governments and educators to adopt low-cost solutions to improve learning and support for children, with a focus on literacy, numeracy and inclusion for the most marginalised children.
Through a partnership delivery model which embeds piloting and learning within local systems, we influence changes to policy, practice and accountability on a national scale, and our interventions are regularly adapted and replicated by governments and NGOs in new countries and contexts.
Link Community Development International (LCDI), based in Edinburgh, Scotland supports all project, M&E, fundraising, finance and governance activities in our five sub-Saharan partner countries.
The Programme Manager will support the delivery of Link’s Girls’ Education Challenge ‘STAGES’ project in Ethiopia.
Reporting to the Programme Director of Link Community Development Ethiopia, the post-holder will ensure all project activities are delivered on time, on budget and to the highest standard. Some travel within Ethiopia is required.
About the Project
Supporting Transition of Adolescent Girls through Enhanced Systems (STAGES) is an ambitious eight-year project which aims to improve girls’ learning and transition in 128 rural elementary schools and up to 17 secondary schools - 13 existing schools and 4 new ‘deep rural’ schools.
Over the remaining seven years, working in all schools in four marginalised, densely populated districts of Wolaita, STAGES will:Reach 63,571 disadvantaged girls and support their transition to general secondary
Support older girls’ transition from general secondary to preparatory school, (Technical Vocational Education Training TVET), College of Teachers’ Education CTE) or work
Include activities to embed support for girls’ education at regional level and develop sustainable models owned by the education system which can be maintained and replicated by zonal authorities in 12 additional districts and other regional authorities
Engage multiple stakeholders and build on best practice to tackle the complex and intersecting causes that prevent girls performing and completing school
Critically intervene in several key areas: lack of accurate data about girls’ performance; capacities to plan for and monitor girls’ education at all levels;
access to safe, local secondary schools; quality of teaching and tutorial/ extracurricular support; socio-cultural beliefs and attitudes of community members, teachers and school managers;
school construction and sanitation facilities; self-esteem and financial barriers to secondary education; community mobilisation in school improvement; and inclusive education practicesSupport the changing of entrenched attitudes and behaviour over this eight-year period STAGES will build on Link’s successful and innovative DFID-funded Girls’ Education Challenge (GEC) interventions, working with existing GEC girls, streamlining interventions with the greatest impact and introducing new and adapted inclusive interventions targeting secondary school learners, as well as boys and men as ‘agents of change’.
Indicative Areas of Key Responsibilities
Lead and support the programme team to plan, deliver and monitor all STAGES activities per the project agreement, workplan and budget
Develop and maintain strong and positive working relationships with the SNNPR Regional and Zonal Education Bureaus, and the Woredas in delivery of STAGES
Provide strategic programme input, with a particular focus on gender and inclusive education, school improvement processes and community engagement
Work closely with the M&E Manager and the STAGES external evaluators to deliver on the STAGES MEL framework
Act as lead for the safeguarding of children and vulnerable adults. Ensure safeguarding policy is followed by the project team, contractors and visitors at all times, including supporting training needs of project staff and contractors and ensure concerns are escalated as appropriate
Lead on field level reporting including the quarterly GEC-T Project Tracker, the LCDI quarterly report, and BoFED reporting
li>Work with the programme team to strengthen government efforts around girls’ transition, learning and attendance, including training content, materials, resources and monitoring instruments
Promote a safe, supportive, respectful and participatory organisational culture as per LCD’s values
Ensure the robust and proactive management of project risk utilising the project risk register, due diligence assessment for downstream partners (as necessary), and fund flow map.
Ensure the project level risk analysis and mitigation plan and actions are in place and risks are escalated in line with Link procedure.
Attend and contribute to Advisory Committee meetings
Experience and Qualifications
Strong knowledge and understanding of international best practice on education and community engagement
Demonstrable experience of the Ethiopian education system
Experience of working with government officials at a high level within Ethiopia
Strong technical background and experience around gender and inclusion, budgeting and financial management experience
Experience working on large, multi-partner, complex projects
Proven skills in child and vulnerable adult safeguarding processes
Experience working in a multicultural environment with a variety of stakeholders, including learners, communities and high-level government staff
Strong experience of M&E and use of data to continually improve and strengthen programme quality
Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English and Amharic
Degree in a relevant discipline
A postgraduate degree in a relevant field (International Development, education, research skills)
Experience in delivering projects for marginalised beneficiaries
An understanding of inclusive education programming
Demonstrable human resource experience
Skills and Attributes
Ability to think and plan strategically
Ability to self-manage a demanding workload
Excellent interpersonal skills
The ability to communicate complex information for a range of audiences, both in written reports and through presentations
How to Apply:
Please send a cover letter, Application Form and Equal Opportunities monitoring form to Link at Link@lcd.org.uk with the subject line “Programme Manager, STAGES Application”
Your cover letter should detail how you meet the required criteria
It should also include your available start date and salary expectations
The Equal Opportunities form is available here: http://www.lcdinternational.org/jobs-volunteering
The Application form is available here: http://www.lcdinternational.org/current-vacancies
For more information and job application details, see; Link Community Development Programme Manager Jobs in Ethiopia
The closing date for applications is 12th November 2018
Interviews will be conducted in Addis Ababa in the week of the 26th of November.
We will acknowledge receipt of your application.
Shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interview by 19th November 2018. Unsuccessful applicants well not be notified.