Non-profit Careers – Private Sector Partnerships Specialist at Education Development Center (EDC)

Organisation: Education
Development Center (EDC)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
About US:
Education Development Center
(EDC)’s founding in 1958 by university scholars and researchers coincided with
a growing national investment in the education sector. In response, EDC founder
Jerrold Zacharias, an eminent physics professor at the Massachusetts Institute
of Technology, brought together some of the nation’s top scientists, teachers,
and technical specialists to develop a new high school physics curriculum, PSSC
Physics. This curriculum, funded by the National Science Foundation, focused on
science as the product of experiment and theory, constructed by real people.
EDC introduced it successfully in schools across the country and eventually in
many parts of the world.
EDC’s International Development
Division (IDD) focuses on three major areas: literacy and basic education,
youth livelihoods and workforce development, and health. Another key strand of
EDC’s international work focuses on helping countries expand economic
opportunity and build civic society.
About EDC Project:
EDC is preparing for a Youth
Leadership for Agriculture Activity is to increase economic opportunities for
hundreds of thousands of Ugandan female and male youth ages 10 to 35 in
agriculture-related fields in order to increase incomes and build entrepreneurship,
leadership, and workforce readiness. The capacity of selected workforce
institutions and value chain actors will be strengthened to ensure
sustainability of youth outcomes.
Job Summary: The Private
Sector Partnerships Specialist will be responsible for technical leadership and
oversight for activities under Objective One.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:  
  • The
    candidate should hold a Master’s degree in economics, agricultural economics,
    business, international development, public policy, law, or other relevant
    field. A Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field with 10 years of experience
    may be substituted for a Master’s degree.
  • Six
    or more years of international experience in business or agriculture
  • The applicant must have demonstrated high level technical, analytical, and interpersonal skills
  • Possess
    excellent track record of achieving results in private sector-led
    development activities, preferably in agriculture.
  • Highly
    proficient in both written and spoken English communication skills
How to Apply:  
All suitably qualified and interested
applicants should send their resumes to Please list the
position and region to which you are applying in the subject line of the email.
Deadline: 23rd January 2015

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