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Monday, November 13, 2017

Head of National Programs Job at Educate! - Career Opportunity in Uganda

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Head of National Programs

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Friday 24th November 2017

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Position Overview
Educate!, a fast growing, non-profit social enterprise, is seeking to hire two talented, passionate and self-driven and enthusiastic individuals to fill the Head of National Programs position and Program Coordinator position; as we move towards our vision for 2024 of reaching one million youth annually across ten countries in Sub Saharan Africa.
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 business. 0ur 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 launched in Kenya, worked 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.
in 2012 Educate! sewed as a technical advisor on the entrepreneurship curriculum reform; in 2015 we served as a technical advisor to Rwanda on their secondary education reform, and in 2016 we began sewing as a technical advisor to Kenya on their national curriculum reform.
Educate!’s team includes 130 staff and over 200 volunteer youth mentors. We have been backed by top foundations such as MasterCard, Big Bang Philanthropy, Mulago, Echoing Green, Ashoka and Global innovation Fund. Educate! won the Z015 WISE Awards, and was featured by Bill Gates, Forbes 3D under 30, Clinton Global initiative and The Brookings institution as one of 14 case studies in their global scaling education learning initiative.
1. Head of National Programs
As the Head of National Programs will support the Deputy Country Director in developing the government partnership strategy, national programs oversight, and policy and partnership development important to the alignment of the Educate! Model to the government policies, structures and reforms. This will encompass aligning Educate! Model to government systems.
Performance Objectives

  • Government Strategy - Outreach & Development - 30%
  • National Representation & Communication —- 30%
  • National Programs Oversight - 20%
  • Policy Mapping-20%
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  • Bachelor's degree in a relevant field, possessing a Masters in a relevant field is an added advantage.
  • Minimum of 3 years of professional experience in government advocacy and policy development. Project management is an added advantage.
  • Professional experience in networking & partnership development with excellent strategic and management skills.
  • Experience in rnulti - tasking in a fast-paced environment, set priorities, work independently as well as thrive a team
  • Fits our Five Cultural Tenets (see; What is Educate! About? Below; Learn more by looking at Educate!'s culture deck)
Why you will brag about working at Educate
  • We've got the impact.
  • Educate! is designed for scale. We quadrupled operations in 2014, going from 54 to more than 200 schools sewed. We carefully measure our outcomes, and — here's the best part —— we are maintaining quality at four times the size.
  • We believe In local leadership — 97% of our staff is African.
  • Our model has gone nationwide in Uganda
  • Educate!'s mode is now incorporated into the national curriculum and exams, impacting many thousands more students than we can reach directly.
  • Educate is a well-oiled learning machine. We built our model by methodically testing hundreds of assumptions and we are constantly experimenting, evaluating, and improving.
  • We're honored that luminaries and leaders like Oliver Wonekha, the Ugandan Ambassador to the US, and Ann Vieneman, a former Secretary of Agriculture and head of UNICEF, believe in us enough to have joined our advisory board.
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. if someone referred you for this position, please include his/her name in the subject as "Referral: Name". Deadline for submission is Friday 24th November 2017