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

Promoting Equality in African Schools (PEAS UK)
Duty Station: 
Reports to: Head
of Programmes
About US:
PEAS 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 22 schools across Uganda and Zambia, educating around 8,000
students. PEAS has recently secured a grant from DFID as part of the Girls
Education Challenge Fund, the purpose of which is to drive learning and results
for marginalised girls. 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 Regional Programmes Manager serves as an integral
member of the Senior Management Team (SMT) and is accountable for improving the
overall performance of the 7 schools in the Eastern 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 compliance.
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
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
  • Provide support to School leaders in ensuring effective budget
    management, collections, financial monitoring and reporting
Communication and
  • Identify and develop 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 jobholder must hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Sciences,
    Social Works and Administrations, Development Studies, Business Management
    or Education with bias to management. A Master’s degree in relevant field
    is an added advantage.
  • At least three years of mid-level senior management and leadership
    experience in programme and operational capacity
  • The applicant should have a good understanding of the Education
    Sector in Uganda, especially secondary
  • 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.
  • 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
should submit their applications and CV to Human Resource & Organization
Development Coordinator PEAS Uganda via 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: 25th January 2019 by 5pm EAT.
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