Regional Manager International NGO Jobs – STIR Education

Job Title:     Regional Manager
Organisation: STIR
Duty Station: 
Kampala, Uganda
Reports to:
Country Director
About US:
STIR Education is an
International NGO currently working in Uganda and India, creating a movement of
Teacher Changemakers and driving improvements in children’s learning. STIR
see’s teachers as the solution; and is building a teacher-led movement to
improve children’s learning from within the system itself; by creating local
collaborative networks of teachers who develop professional practices and
skills to improve learning. STIR is currently focused on India and Uganda where
in just three years, it has reached over 14,000 teachers, who are impacting
learning for 450,000 children.
Job Summary:  The Regional Manager will be responsible for
leading a high quality team of District Leads; ensuring that the programme is
effectively delivered in in conjunction with the system at both primary and
secondary levels; and ensuring a collaborative culture of excellence is built
within across teams in the organisation.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Lead, manage and develop your team of
    District Leads.
  • Deeply understand STIR’s values, vision
    and priorities for Uganda and create a culture of excellence and team
    environment in line with the STIR values.
  • Provide high quality support to enable
    District Leads to make good decisions about how to run the programme
    effectively in their Districts.
  • Provide consistent and focused line
    management focused on achieving our shared purpose of increased teacher
    intrinsic motivation and children’s learning.
  • Coach and develop your team of district
    leads to optimize performance and culture.
  • Ensure that the STIR programme is
    planned and delivered effectively, on time and in budget across your
  • Support teams to build excellent project
    plans that are fully aligned with the STIR’s and the government priorities
    and ensure they are enacted.
  • Set-up and use tools to monitor
    progress, and use these to inform discussions with the team.
  • Lead a strong focus on maintaining the
    STIR spirit and very high quality in all elements of the programme.
  • Write clear and succinct reports to
    communicate to all relevant stakeholders effectively.
  • Support your teams in building senior
    level MOES, District, PTCs, UNATU and ASSHU and other NGO relationships.
  • Provide a clear view of the ‘big
    picture’ of the STIR-Government-Union partnership and how it will support
    the District to achieve their, and the country’s, overall goals for
  • Support teams when relationships are
    difficult or where we are struggling to gain traction and act as a back up
    to District Leads when they are unable to attend crucial meetings.
  • Act as a broker between senior level
    officials to share learning and influence behaviour.
  • Work closely with the M&E, design,
    people and admin and finance teams to ensure that all elements of STIR’s
    organizational needs are taken into account in the running of the
    programme in your region.
  • Ensure that learning from your region is
    used by your District Leads to adapt implementation in their Districts and
    that learning is shared across the organisation.
  • Provide strong ownership and take
    responsibility for effective financial planning and management for
    yourself, your team and STIR Uganda.
  • Provide strong feedback and input into
    the design of the programme.
  • Play a leading role in the development
    of an overall culture at STIR that is in line with our organisational
  • Model professionalism and integrity at
    all times.
  • Ensure STIR’s resources are used as
    effectively and efficiently as possible managing and checking funds. and
    accountabilities to ensure all are accurate and value for money.
  • Make sure that all relationships you
    build are in the STIR spirit and in line with our values.
  • Model ‘Growth Mindset’ at all times-show
    that improvement is always possible.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The Regional Manager position is based
    in Muyenga, Kampala. There will be significant in-country travel required.
  • Strategic thinker who plans ahead and
    sees the bigger picture.
  • Strong identification with STIR values.
  • Able to build strong relationships and
    connections with people of all levels of seniority.
  • Ability to communicate very effectively
    in written and spoken English.
  • Ability to create a culture of high
    expectations and learning.
  • Excellent data analyst and data-based
    decision maker.
  • Excellent influencing skills.
  • Excellent planning and project
    management skills.
How to Apply:
All suitably
qualified candidates should endeavor to send their updated CVs and cover letter
with 3 work related referees to the address or e-mail below.
Plot 8 Kitante Close
P.O. Box 12405
Kampala. Uganda
Email to:
Deadline: 19th January 2019
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