Consultancy Jobs – Project Management Consultant – Learning Equality

Job Title:      Project
Management Consultant
Organization: Learning
Equality
Duty Station: Kampala,
Uganda
About US:
Kolibri is Learning
Equality’s second-generation open-source educational platform that is specially
designed to provide offline access to a curated and openly licensed educational
content library, with tools for pedagogical support, for use in low-resource
and low-connectivity contexts. See the Kolibri demo site to explore the
platform. This project builds on existing work that Learning Equality is
supporting in Uganda, including an ongoing implementation with UNICEF in
support of a Ministry of Education initiative in secondary schools to use
Kolibri in existing computer labs, and on digital kiosks in refugee settlements
across the country, and a collaboration with UNHCR to iterate on Kolibri
specifically for use in emergency contexts. It is the intention that this
project will pilot the use of technology to improve learning, and evaluate and
document the results with the ambition of scaling-up positive outcomes.
Job Summary:  Learning Equality is looking for a Project
Management Consultant to drive the day-to-day project planning and piloting of
a new collaboration with UNHCR, UNICEF, Education Cannot Wait and HP to improve
learning outcomes through the integration of ICT-assisted learning technology
at the secondary level for refugee and host community learners in Uganda. We
are looking for a consultant based in Kampala, Uganda, who identifies strongly
with Learning Equality’s mission to bring basic education to under-resourced
communities around the world and can drive forward this new collaboration. In
addition to various in-country stakeholders, you will be working closely with
the Learning Equality Implementations team in the United States. 
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
·        
Represent
Learning Equality and manage relationships in a collaboration with various UN
agencies, government bodies, donors and grassroots organizations.
·        
Refine
and execute implementation project design.
·        
Liaise
with implementing organizations to support effective use of hardware and
educational software in low-resource and low-connectivity environments.
·        
Manage
the pipeline to import and install new hardware into Uganda and in secondary
schools and learning centers.
·        
Work
with the Learning Equality Implementations team to understand how to best
support the hardware and pedagogical model being employed.
·        
Collaborate
on the development and facilitation of in-person trainings for educators (ICT
and subject-area), NGO ICT staff, and curricular specialists.
·        
Synthesize
feedback from user experiences with the hardware and implementation set-up with
respect to software features, performance and content.
·        
Summarize
feedback from complex discussions and provide succinct briefs in a timely
manner to the Learning Equality team by feeding into existing organizational
processes.
·        
Coordinate
communications plans for the project.
·        
Engage
and facilitate coalition building with the relevant communities focused on use
of ICT to improve learning outcomes.


Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
·        
At least
eight years of experience in education, international development and/or
emergency response.
·        
Ability
to effectively manage a multi-stakeholder project on a short timeframe and
iterate quickly, including through coordination with UN agencies, government
bodies, private sector, and grassroots organizations.
·        
You care
deeply about making the world a better place, believe in the power of learning,
strive to promote equality, and resonate with our statement of core values.
·        
You’re
proactive, capable, and excited to help us push this vital work forward. You
will be representing Learning Equality to our partners and users, so patience,
empathy, understanding, and enthusiasm will be important traits.
·        
You love
to build things, and like to think carefully about how best to serve the needs
of a diverse set of users.
·        
Demonstrated
understanding of the interaction between ICT and improved learning outcomes.
·        
Ability
to quickly pick up internal organizational processes, succinctly communicate
feedback, and work asynchronously using tools like Slack, Notion and Trello.
·        
Teaching
experience in a K-12 classroom with effective pedagogical practice, especially
at the lower secondary level.
·        
Strong
understanding of the Ugandan education system and Education Cannot Wait, a
global fund for education in emergencies, would be a plus.
·        
Experience
developing and facilitating training and human-centered design activities for
different audiences.
·        
Ability
to communicate software and hardware technology concepts for a non-technical
audience.
·        
Exposure
to and understanding of Open Educational Resources (OER), curriculum design and
alignment, and blended learning practices.
·        
Familiarity
with programming tools (e.g. Python, SQL, R, Django) for data gathering and
analysis, and developing software (e.g., GitHub).
Based in Kampala,
Uganda (or have the ability to relocate) for the duration of the consultancy
with access to reliable Internet and the ability to work flexible hours to
accommodate coordination across time zones.
Duration: The
initial term for this position is late January / early February 2019 through
the end of October with potential to extend.
How to Apply:
All candidates
should apply online at the link below and please include your standard daily
rate in your application.
NB: Applications
will be reviewed on a rolling basis with preference to those who submit early.
Only complete applications will be considered.
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