Educate! NGO Careers – Program Design and Training Officer

Organisation: Educate!
Duty Station: Kampala,
Reports to: Design and
Training Manager
About US:
About Educate!:
Educate! works to transform the
education system in Uganda to prepare youth to be leaders and entrepreneurs who
take leadership initiative, create small businesses, and improve livelihoods
for themselves and their communities. Educate! currently directly impacts 8,000
youth, has seen 56% of its graduates start businesses and make up to $40 a
month, has backing from Ashoka and Echoing Green, and our curriculum has been
incorporated into Uganda’s national entrepreneurship curriculum, reaching over
25,000 students annually.
Job Summary: The Educate!
Program Design Officer is responsible for YBE content design, Program
Monitoring and learning from program implementation, Trainings and Design
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
1. Content Design (40%)
  • Design
    year 1 and 2 curriculum for the Youth Business Experience (YBE) based on
    skills map, best practices and continuous learning loops.
  • Design
    competence based assessment procedures for Youth Business Experience
  • Design
    a termly Business Development Book that includes a business directory, a
    cash book and saving and investment goal. Under each category, outline
    termly activities that are aligned to the termly YBE content.
  • Update
    Mentor Induction content and schedule and align it to the Leadership and
    Entrepreneurship course and 2015 needs assessment. Keep in mind School
    Business Clubs, mentoring, passbook, certification, competitions and
    effective Trainer of Trainers Strategies.
  • Design
    Financial Management tools for mentors to help them manage their business
  • Design
    mentor pre-term trainings
  • Design
    Youth Entrepreneurship Training based on needs assessment and continuous
    learning loops.
2. Program Design Mentoring
  • Steer
    the design of learning loops including quantitative & Qualitative
    tools for scholar graduation, club guidance and school dropout.
  • Administer
    and monitor learning loops including data collection, analysis and
  • Work
    closely with M&E on data entry of all learning loops and analysis of
  • Support
    design and implementation of field staff focus groups and mentor &
    scholar focus groups.
  • Conduct
    field observation visits once a month to monitor curriculum implementation
  • Disseminate
    lessons learnt to relevant departments and staff.
  • Ensure
    integration of lessons learnt in design and implementation.
3. Design Production (20%)
  • Pre-test
    all program content in a real classroom setting and share feedback with
    Design team.
  • Support
    in editing curricula and ensuring Educate! Materials are in context and
    age appropriate.
  • Make
    bi-termly procurement orders and specifications for D&T printing and
    material supplies.
  • Conduct
    a quality check on all D&T procured materials every time an order is
  • Conduct
    a feasibility check to confirm everything is budgeted for, that materials
    are easy to access and that we have all needed materials for program
  • Ensure
    that all materials are formatted and ready for printing.
  • Review
    and update the programs team on any new design changes
  • Plan
    and coordinate timely D&T printing of designed materials with Admin to
    ensure timely delivery to schools.
  • Proactively
    coordinate implementation implications of design with other departments.
  • Support
    in departmental budgeting, planning and goal setting.
4. Training (10%)
  • Conduct
    introductory and refresher trainings of regional officers on facilitation
    of designed materials.
  • Take
    lead in the annual YET training
  • Actively
    support in updating program officer induction and youth leader induction
    based on learning loops.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The
    ideal candidate should hold an Undergraduate degree in Education or its
  • At
    least two to four years program management, experience in program design
    and training
  • Detail
  • Highly
  • Creative
  • Strong
    writing and communication skills
  • Excellent
    interpersonal and leadership skills
  • Program
    design skills
  • Skills
    in Staff development
  • Vocational
  • Highly
    flexible and open to other ideas
  • Exceed
    expectations and does more than what is asked
  • Always
    learning and growing expertise
  • Only
    solves a problem once.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified
candidates should visit the web link below and create a profile on the NFT
Consult website by entering their e-mail addresses. Please visit web link below
and click Apply now if convinced you have the job requirements. The
applications/CVs should be prepared in English and submitted in either MS Word
or PDF format will be considered.

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