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Education Manager Job at Stromme Foundation - Career Opportunity in Uganda

Vacancy title:
Education Manager

Jobs at:
Stromme Foundation

Deadline of this Job:
3rd July, 2017

Duty Station:
Kampala, Uganda

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Job details:
Background:
Stromme Foundation (SF) is a Norwegian based international development organization that works towards a vision of a world free from poverty. SF conducts its activities in accordance with basic Christian values, from which is drawn an obligation to provide for people in need, irrespective of ethnicity, religion, marital status, sexual orientation, age, nationality or political affiliation. The core values of SF are Dignity, Justice and Solidarity. Through challenging, committed and long tem1 partnerships with local organizations, along with focused and lasting value creation for every donation the organization is entrusted with, SF aims to eradicate poverty by working with donors and partners in 13 countries of Africa, Asia and South America. SF‘s key area of concentration is the sectors of Education and Microfinance / Economic inclusion.
Stromme Foundation's Head Office is in Kristiansand, Norway. The Eastern Africa Regional Office (R0) of SF in Kampala, is one of SF‘s four Regional Offices, and supports interventions in the countries of Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania and South Sudan. SF - East Africa is now seeking an Education Manager to help quality assure and develop the region's education portfolio.
EDUCATION MANAGER
Position Scope
The Education Manager is a management position in the R0 charged with overseeing the overall education strategy of Stromme Foundation Eastern Africa. Reporting directly to the Regional Programmes Manager, the Education Manager is responsible for advancing Stromme Foundations‘ Education goals. procedures and policies at the national, regional and international levels inline with SF’s values, objectives, mission and vision. The Education Manager is also required to serve as a liaison to local Implementing partners, community representatives, local and central Governments in the four countries of operation with regard to Education programme policies, procedures, activities, operations and requirements and to facilitate the capacity building of local partner organizations in the field of education as a means of poverty alleviation.
Key Responsibilities:
  • Coordinate, plan and organize the region's education work
  • Coordinate and facilitate selection, recruitment and development of partners implementing SF’s education programmes in the Eastern Africa Region
  • Network, advocate and lobby for vulnerable children and women with various Governments, likeminded NGOs, and firms
  • Provide technical, strategic and administrative advice to other Education staff, as well as partner and project staff, in the region
  • Develop strategies, innovative processes and systems for strengthening the quality of basic education systems in poor and hard to reach communities
  • identity training needs and organize necessary trainings through hands on training at the partner level to build capacity of partner organizations to enable programme development in line with SF’s policies and cross cutting issues: gender equality, environmental sustainability and inclusion of people with disabilities.
  • Develop and promote Development Education concepts among SF partners
  • Contribute to the development of relevant policies for the region and education partners
  • Provide technical and professional support for improving the quality of basic education for children at risk, to ensure increased access, retention and completion rates for children in schools '
  • Ensure that SF’s Education work is developed and implemented in line with a Rights Based Approach and integrated with Livelihood programmes
  • Develop and coordinate participatory and preliminary studies to establish good baseline data for initiating new education projects, in line with SF‘s strategy ,
  • Promote sustainability through local resource mobilization and local community participation in education projects
  • Ensure that SF Education partners uphold SF’s Child Protection
Required Qualifications:
  • individuals with a first degree in Education, Sociology, Development Anthropology, with long relevant experience in social development and management of community programs, preferably education related
  • A Relevant Masters Degree will be an added advantage.
  • At least five years of experience from a similar position, preferably with an international NGO
Person Specifications:
  • Identification with SF's vision, mission, values and the agency's development policy
  • A creative/resourceful individual who possesses energy, self - confidence, and flexibility and thrives in a dynamic multi-cultural environment
  • Should have good analytical skills, good time management skills, the ability to multitask and respond to the competing needs of many different constituents; bring fresh ideas and a genuine interest in trying new approaches
  • Demonstrated understanding of Development Education concepts and experience in fundraising
  • Should be a good team player, passionate. of high integrity, and articulate about rights based development approaches and social change
  • Understanding of and familiarity with education and social rights issues in Eastern Africa
  • Knowledge of key stakeholders in the field at regional and national level
  • Previous experience in grant~making and management
  • Possess excellent people and mentoring skills
  • Good written and verbal communication skills in English
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications
  • Should be willing to travel extensively locally and internationally Identify with SF values
Job application procedure
If you believe you fit this profile, please send your application to:
The Regional Director, Stromme Foundation,
P.0. Box 27200, Kampala or e-mail to: recruitmentsea@stromme.org or hand deliver your application to the office on Plot 25, Bukoto Street - Kamwokya.
Please attach your curriculum vitae, capability statement, current remuneration, day and evening telephone numbers, photocopies of testimonials; and contacts of three referees by 3rd July, 2011. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.