PEAS Education and Impact Intern Jobs in Uganda

PEAS Education and Impact Intern Jobs in Uganda

About this Role:

  • The Education and Impact Internship is an exciting 6-month role within the UK Technical Team, with the possibility of extension. PEAS Technical Team interns have gone on to a variety of exciting careers, working at the Behavioural Insights Team, the National Foundation for Education Research (NFER) and becoming permanent members of the PEAS team.

  • A previous Technical Team intern shares their experience: “Being an intern with PEAS is an amazing opportunity to develop skills and gain insight into education systems in Uganda and Zambia. You will be given a high level of responsibility and exposure to diverse areas of work. It's also a chance to work with an incredibly positive and committed team across three countries!”

  • Internship projects will include working with leads in Uganda, Zambia and the UK to develop education initiatives that ensure PEAS students receive the highest quality education, and helping to develop tools and content that will support students within our school networks, and have the potential to benefit students in the wider education systems that we work in.

  • The PEAS Technical Team is a small team of experts who work to continually strengthen PEAS’ impact across our network of schools and beyond.

    Work on the team is varied and exciting. The Technical Team:

  • Provides technical education and monitoring and evaluation advice and support to our country programmes in Uganda and Zambia.

  • Designs and runs internal and external research projects to make sure we are learning as much as possible about how best to improve the quality of education in our schools.

  • Establishes collaborative partnerships with the Ugandan and Zambian governments and other organisations to impact as many young people as possible.

  • Proactively share our evidence and know-how with our partners and the international education community.

  • The successful candidate will have an opportunity to work at the heart of an award-winning education organisation. They will need to be a quick learner, highly organised, and adept at working flexibly to support evolving team and organisational needs. Strong written and verbal communication are essential, as well as enthusiasm for working with multi-national teams.

    Purpose and responsibilities of the role:

    Education support to country teams (50%)

    Provide high quality support to education teams in Uganda and Zambia to deliver on education quality goals. This will involve supporting programme leads in Uganda and Zambia and the Education and Partnership Lead to:

  • Develop training for school staff and school support staff, as well as school-level education tools and content (for example, tools and content to support literacy and numeracy programmes)

  • Design projects to address priority areas of improvement by conducting and sharing relevant research from across the sector.

    Support the delivery of
    PEAS partnerships strategy (Co-Impact) (20%)

  • Support the delivery of Co-Impact (collaborative projects with partners to share PEAS know-how) projects by:

  • Supporting the development of training and communication material for external partners about PEAS Co-Impact projects

  • Supporting the development of tools used to implement PEAS Co-Impact projects in collaboration with PEAS colleagues and external partners.

    Provide ad hoc support to the wider PEAS Technical Team (30%)

  • Support members across the PEAS Technical Team on an ad hoc basis, specifically in the areas of monitoring and evaluation, strategic projects, and business development.

  • Provide support to PEAS Impact Lead to analyse and share PEAS internal data and evidence.

  • Provide support to funding proposals and reports

  • Undertake and share research on best practice in the wider sector to inform strategic decisions

    Person Specification:

  • We are open to the type of person who might be suitable for this role and are not fixed on a set amount of experience required. You could be a graduate, or someone who is looking to change careers and gain experience in the not-for-profit sector.

    Minimum Requirements and Essential Skills:

  • At least a Bachelors Degree

  • Experience or knowledge of the education sector

  • Strong English written and verbal communication skills

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office, including PowerPoint and Excel

  • Adaptability to manage a varied & evolving workload

  • Flexibility to work with colleagues in different, often international locations

  • Able to synthesise secondary research

  • Concise and engaging writing ability for technical audiences

  • Passion for international education

  • Ideally, applicants will also be:

  • Knowledgeable about, or have experience volunteering or working in, a Sub-Saharan African country

  • Great with numbers: able to analyse quantitative data and pull out key findings, with good attention to detail

    Terms and conditions

  • Location: Office based in London, Kampala or Ndola, or remote but based in the UK, Uganda or Zambia. Must have the right to work in one of these three countries.

    Compensation: Dependent on location as follows:

  • UK – London Living Wage

  • Uganda & Zambia - remuneration will be at level for equivalent roles

  • Reports to: Education and Partnerships Lead

  • Hours: Full-time (part-time considered for exceptional candidates)

  • Length: 6 months initially with the possibility of a further 6-month extension

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; PEAS Education and Impact Intern Jobs in Uganda

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