Team Leader Job Placement – RTI International

Job Title:     Team Leader
Organisation: RTI
Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda
About RTI:
RTI International is one of the world’’s leading research institutes,
dedicated to improving the ‘human condition by turning knowledge into practice.
Our staff of more than 4000 provides research and technical services to
governments and businesses in more than 75 countries in the areas of health and
pharmaceuticals, education and training, surveys and statistics, advanced
technology, international development, economic and social policy, energy and
the environment, and laboratory testing and chemical analysis.
The International Education Division is currently accepting
applications for Team Leader candidates for an anticipated, 5 year, DFID-funded
education-sector programme to improve the equity and quality of measurable
learning outcomes for girls and boys in Uganda.
Job Summary: The Team Leader
will provide overall technical and administrative leadership and expertise, and
serve as the primary liaison with the donor on management and technical
matters. S/he will maintain excellent working relationships with the client and
ensure their agreement with the project’s strategy, plans, and resource
requirements. S/he will also be responsible for overall project performance,
management, and execution and ensure quality and timeliness of project
deliverables within budget and compliance parameters. The Team Leader will take
a leadership role in coordination with the donor and key stakeholders,
including the host country Ministry of Education and other implementing
Key Duties and
The jobholder will manage technical and
administrative personnel and subcontractors in the implementation of a large,
complex education development project.
Ensure that all activities meet or exceed
project requirements, including cost, schedule and quality parameters.
Act as the primary liaison with the donor on
management, technical and strategic aspects of projects to maximize efficiency
and impact, minimize costs and achieve sustainable results.
Steer the coordination of project activities
with a diverse group of stakeholders and beneficiaries, including ministries of
education, regional and/or local education offices, school administrators and
managers, teachers, civil society, and other program partners.
Ensure internal integration of project
activities through 1) an annual work plan and budgeting process, 2)
creating/maintaining an effective project management team, 3) overseeing an
effective monitoring and evaluation system.
Provide leadership and oversight for areas such
as finance, operations, human resources, reporting, and communications.
Develop and implement practices to ensure a high
level of staff morale and retention.
Lead the preparation of all project progress
reports with an emphasis on strong analytical content.  Provide briefings to funding donor as
Qualifications, Skills and
The ideal candidate must hold a postgraduate
degree in education or a related field from an accredited university.
At least ten to fifteen years’ experience in
relevant management, supervisory, technical experience working on large
donor-funded education projects.
Previous experience successfully working as a
Team Leader/ Project Director on DFID-funded education sector projects is
highly desirable.
Demonstrated experience in relevant technical
fields such as primary education, education systems strengthening, education
assessment, education management and leadership.
Significant experience in project design, policy
dialogue, strategic planning and implementation, education reform and
institutional capacity development.
Prior experience working in developing countries
in Sub-Saharan Africa, preferably in East Africa. Experience is Uganda a plus.
Must be diplomatic and politically savvy, as
s/he will interact with host country government institutions and senior-level
Demonstrated ability to work in complex
environments, work across different cultures, and manage diverse teams to
deliver project outcomes within agreed timelines.
Excellent representational and verbal and
written communication skills.
Excellent report writing skills.
Strong interpersonal skills and ability.
Fluency in English is required.
How to Apply:
All candidates who wish to join the RTI International should express
their interest by applying online.
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