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Monday, July 17, 2017

Innovations Coordinator Job at Educate - Career Opportunity in Uganda

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Innovations Coordinator

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Deadline of this Job:
Friday 28thJuly 2017

Duty Station:
Kampala, Uganda

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Job details:
Educate, a fast growing, non-profit social enterprise, is seeking to hire talented, passionate and self-driven and enthusiastic individuals to fill the Innovations Coordinator position, Monitoring 81 Evaluation Technology Coordinator position, and Youth Leader Contractors I16); as we move towards our vision for 2024 of reaching one million youth annually across ten countries in Sub Saharan Africa.
About Educate
Educate! works to transform education in Africa to teach youth to solve poverty for themselves and their communities. Educate! provides youth with skills training in leadership, entrepreneurship and workforce readiness along with mentorship to start real businesses at school. Our model is delivered through practically» trained teachers and youth mentors. Educate!'s goal is to make this practical, skills-based model part of national education systems. In 2017 we're launching in Kenya, working in 120 secondary schools in Rwanda and 450 schools in Uganda (15% of the country) reaching over 25,000 students intensively and 360,000 more broadly. Our model was proven to have massive impact in a randomized controlled trial. Graduates earned DOUBLE the income of a control group and had a 64% increase in business creation. Our graduates change their lives and their communities, such as Lillian Aero who employs over 100 AIDS-affected women. ln 2012 Educate! partnered with Uganda's government to integrate curriculum and a student business club structure into Uganda's entrepreneurship course nationally, in Z015 we served as a technical advisor to Rwanda on their secondary education reform, and in 2016 we began serving as a technical advisor to Kenya on their national curriculum reform. Educate's team includes 130 staff and over ZOO volunteer youth mentors. We have been backed by top foundations such as MasterCard, Big Bang: Philanthropy, Mulago, Echoing Green, Ashoka and Gio al Innovation Fund. Educate! won the Z015 WISE Awards, and was featured by Bill Gates, Forbes 30 under 30, Clinton Global Initiative and The Brookings Institution as one of 14 case studies in their global scaring education learning initiative. Educate!’s Vision for 2024 is to measurably impact 1 million students and reach 4 million students more broadly across Africa each year.
What is Educate About?
We're ambitious. Are you? Educate is growing fast, so new opportunities are opening up and expanding all the time. We're inspired by people with drive, and we love to help them reach their full potential. We expect everyone at Educate! to contribute above and beyond their job description, grow their skills, and advance their careers, and we are committed to supporting our staff members on that journey.
  • We put Youth First: The youth we serve come first. Always In everything That means we wake up thinking of ways we can serve youth even better and get the highest impact out of every dollar that we spend it means Educate! doesn’t town a single vehicle, because wed rather take the bus if it means one more student can participate It means making every decision like the future depends on it -because if we get our way it does
  • We Are Always Learning — When you work at Educate, educating yourself is part of your [OIJ too. We encourage every team member to find the best book on management, share the latest article on how to coach somebody, bring in your favorite mentor or meet the researcher pushing the edge of the field We are always thirsty for knowledge and love to share
  • We Only Solve a Problem Once ~ We are allergic to band aids and short term solutions so we love the person who brings the new stem to solve the problem for good even for pro lems we haven't recognized yet
  • We Are Flexible- We thrive on change — we're in fact driving it. We are growing every day, so we have to adapt quickly to meet new challenges, and our team keeps up.
  • We Exceed Expectations - We assume we can achieve the impossible because we already have, year after year. We want our staff to create our own challenges, ask the toughest questions, and dream scary big!
Every person at Educate! — from Interns to the Executive Director — is evaluated by how they live up to these five cultural tenets. They are at the core of how we achieve our mission and why we work as well as we do.
Educate is committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all w o interact in our community. In creating this environment, we encourage people from a variety of cultures, backgrounds and life experiences to join our diverse team.

Job Title: Innovations Coordinator
As Innovations Coordinator, you will lead, plan and manage Educate's pilots and/or experiments to inform program innovation and development as we prepare forest 2018‘ You shall also oversee the design and implementation of Educate! integrated program learning and Innovation system through Build Measure Learn loops, lead strategy of National competitions and coordinate the Internal Advisory, Liaise with Programs Department to do effective quality assurance.
Performance objectives
  • Pilot & Experiments Implementation — 40%
  • Build Measure Learn Strategy- 30%
  • National Competitions & Field Engagement
  • Strategy- 20%
  •  Quality Assurance — 10%
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  • Bachelor's Degree in a relevant field with a minimum of three (3) years professional experience in a high paced fast ~ moving organization.
  • Experience in program management and program design. Experience working in East African education field preferred. Knowledge of Monitoring &Evaluation is a plus.
  • Experience in Training or facilitation skills; coordination of several activities and exceptional planning and or organizational skills
  • Fits our Five Cultural Tenets (see; What is Eduate About? Below; Learn more by looking educate culture deck)
  • Salary is very attractive and commensurate with experience.
  •  Benefits include Medical Insurance.
  • Location is Kampala, Uganda.
Job application procedure
 Intrigued? Please send a resume, a cover letter describing, yourself, and a list of references to  Please include "Position ‘Title — Where you found the position -Your Name" in the subject line. someone referred you for this position, please include his/her name in the subject as “Referral: Name”. Deadline for submission is Friday 28thJuly 2017.