Strategic Partnerships Manager NGO Jobs – PEAS UK

Organisation:  Promoting Equality in African Schools (PEAS
Reports to: PEAS-Uganda
Country Director
Duty Station: Kampala,
About PEAS:
Promoting Equality in African Schools (PEAS UK) is a UK-based charity
with a mission ‘to unlock the potential of Africa by expanding access to
affordable quality secondary education.’ We run the fastest growing network of
sustainably financed secondary schools in Africa. We currently have a network
of 24 schools across Uganda and Zambia, educating around 8,000 students. PEAS  is supported by major corporate, government
and private funders and our innovative financial model is pioneering in the
field of public private partnerships in development education.
Job Summary: The Strategic
Partnerships Manager will be responsible for establishing and maintaining key
strategic partnerships in Uganda, including with MoES and work closely with the
CD on securing the new PPP. He/she will establish PEAS as a sector lead and
ensure that PEAS is having an impact at a wider system level beyond its own network
of schools. The SPM will also lead on in-country new business development and
contribute to global business development initiatives.
Key Duties and
Government Relations (40%): You will support the Country
Director by leading on government relations and partnership development.
Responsibility for leading on and developing a
new education public private partnership between PEAS and MoES
Ensure that PEAS is having a wider “system level
impact” in Uganda by contributing to wider policy discussions and reforms
Work closely with the PEAS-Uganda Country
Director and PEAS UK-based technical team to plan government engagement
activities, including:
Establish and maintain constructive
relationships with government representatives
Represent PEAS at MoES events and meetings,
including working group meetings
Represent PEAS at other relevant government
events and meetings
Collaborate with the PEAS technical team to
prepare materials for government engagements (e.g. presentations, letters, concept
Coordinate PEAS hosted events and visits
involving government representatives
Develop networks at MOES to keep abreast of
policy developments and opportunities for PEAS to influence government in line
with PEAS’ Access, Quality and Sustainability objectives
Business Development (30%): You will lead Uganda-based business
development initiatives and support the PEAS UK team to steward relationships
with key funding partners.
Uganda country partnership and business development
Take lead in researching into Ugandan and East
African funding opportunities and build new relationships
Work closely with the Country Director and the
global team to prepare concepts / proposals to secure funding for PEAS Uganda
Support in-country grant management,
contributing to the preparation of high quality donor reports and supporting
staff to understand grants.
Build relationships with existing Uganda-based
funding partners
Global business development:
In collaboration with others in the PEAS Uganda Grants
team, ensure high quality stewardship and relationship management of existing
and potential funding partners by:
Overseeing successful partner visits
Representing PEAS in Uganda at partner meetings
Supporting partner reporting
Sector engagement and thought leadership (20%): You will ensure
that PEAS is considered as a sector leader in Uganda
The jobholder will represent PEAS at relevant
education sector meetings and events (e.g. FENU meetings, ESSR, EWG)
Build PEAS’ profile as a sector lead in Uganda
and internationally
Stay abreast with sector developments and the
priorities of other education actors and propose to PEAS participation and / or
adoption of key sector initiatives
Ensure that PEAS colleagues are updated on key
sector developments
Attend and present at national, regional and
international conferences to build PEAS global profile as a sector lead
Actively contribute to preparation of internal
and external communications to promote the work of PEAS.
System change and global advocacy (10%)
You will be the Ugandan lead contributing to
PEAS’ global efforts to have an impact beyond its network of schools
Seek and support the implementation of
opportunities for PEAS to have an impact in Uganda beyond its network of
schools (in line with the PEAS global strategy and PEAS Approach)
Work closely with the PEAS-UK Technical Team to
provide content for global advocacy activities

Qualifications, Skills and
The applicant should for the PEAS (UK) Strategic
Partnerships Manager job placement should hold a Bachelor’s degree in a
relevant field
Previous experience working with the Ministry of
Education and Sports in Uganda is desired
Experience working in an organisation focused on
education and/or international development
Experience designing or delivering grant-funded
projects (DFID, USAID)
Knowledge of current development agenda and
issues impacting education in Africa
Experience in conducting advocacy work at
national level
Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively
orally and in writing to a range of different audiences
Ability to produce high quality written
documents and presentations, sometimes at short notice
Proven ability to establish and maintain
constructive relationships with stakeholders
Proven ability to influence others and build
Experience with managing government and grant
funded projects (including institutional and corporate donors)
Experience working with staff in multiple
locations and maintaining effective communications
Passion for securing the best education outcomes
for children
Ability to work under own initiative or in a
team to complete complex projects
Ability to work efficiently under pressure to
meet tight deadlines
Quick learner and adept at working flexibly to
support evolving team and organisational needs.
How to Apply:
All candidates must send their applications (paying particular
attention to the person specification) and curriculum vita to:
The Human Resource Manager,
PEAS Uganda,
Plot 2881, Block 216, Ntinda Kisaasi,
Mumbejja Road opposite Ndere Centre.
P. O. Box 23308, Kampala, Uganda.
OR Send your Application and CV only to: email:
NB: Please include all
portions of your application in one attached document as a PDF document, and
use “
Strategic Partnerships Manager
as the subject of your email.
Deadline: 1st November 2017
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