Regional Programmes Manager UK Charity Jobs – Promoting Equality in African Schools (PEAS UK)

Job Title:      Regional Programmes Manager
Promoting Equality in African Schools (PEAS UK)
Reports to: Deputy
Country Director Programmes
Duty Station: Mbarara,
About US:
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 31 schools across
Uganda and Zambia, educating around 16,000 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
Job Summary: The
Regional Programmes Manager serves as an integral member of the Senior
Management Team (SMT) and is accountable for improving the overall performance
of the 11 schools in the Western Region. The role is responsible for
contributing to development and implementation of PEAS strategy in the region,
and oversee operations, talent management, financial accountability,
representation of PEAS in the region in consultation with relevant colleagues
at the country office. Above all, this role means solving problems and guiding
school leaders to deliver improvements in order for each school to make rapid
and sustained progress in improving access, quality, sustainability and policy
This is an
outstanding opportunity for an inspirational manager with strong people
management, programme coordination, sound analytical capability, financial
accountability and strong commitment to joining a fast growing, value for money
focused and mission-driven organization.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
 School oversight supervision
  • Use excellent judgment to guide school leaders in the trade-offs
    between Access, Quality, and Sustainability, while ensuring they always
    comply with PEAS’ policies, such as Child Protection, Anti-Corruption, etc
Staff management
and development
  • Line Manage regional finance officer and education quality team to
    deliver first class school support.
  • Line manage the Senior Leader at each school, living PEAS’ Big
    Belief that leaders should be empowered as the agents of change in their
  • Work to identify and facilitate capacity enhancement and performance
    management for school staff, in particular delivering PEAS’ School Leader
    Development Programme
Finance Management
  • Be the champion of value for money in the region, holding all to
    account for responsibly spending school and donor resources to ensure the
    greatest Impact for our students for the lowest cost
  • Offer support to School leaders in ensuring effective budget
    management, collections, financial monitoring and reporting
Communication and
  • Build and maintain relationships with institutions /partners in the
    region that can contribute to the development of strategies for quality
    programme delivery.
  • Lead in community relations, while working with school leaders to
    build and maintain vibrant relations with all school stakeholders

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The applicant must hold a Degree in Social Sciences, Social Works
    and Administrations, Development Studies, Business Management, Education
    with bias to management. Master’s degree in relevant field is an added
  • Three years of mid-level senior management and leadership experience
    in programme and operational capacity. 
  • The applicant must have experience working in a school environment,
    preferably as a school leader or network leader
  • Evidence of understanding the challenges faced by schools working in
    a rural Ugandan context
  • Able to work well under pressure, identify priorities and deliver
    work with high levels of accuracy to tight deadlines across a range of
    internal and external stakeholders.
  • Previous experience in implementing organization policies across
    finance, operations, and HR, together with overseeing operational adherence.
  • Performance management skills to ensure key deliverables are
    achieved on an individual, departmental and organization wide basis.
  • Experience in budgeting, cash flow management and monthly management
    accounts reporting and overall management of financial systems and
  • Able to make high quality business decisions on a timely basis that
    ensure the effective and efficient functioning of the organization and
    ‘value for money’.
  • Demonstrates PEAS values of focus on lasting change, be
    collaborative not competitive, be honest, champion empowerment, be
    entrepreneurial, adopt a growth mind-set, and look at the evidence.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English language
How to Apply:
All candidates must
send their applications (paying particular attention to the person
specification) and curriculum vita via Email
to: Please include all portions of your
application in one attached document as a PDF document, and use Regional
Programmes Manager as the subject of your email.
Deadline: 11th June 2018 by 5:00pm
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