Education Project Jobs – ECW Program Manager – Teach A Man To Fish UK

Job Title:      ECW Program Manager
Organization: Teach A Man To Fish
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Salary: UGX
4,000,000 gross salary per month + medical health insurance
Reports to: Country
Manager
About Teach A Man To Fish:
Teach A Man To Fish
is guided by a simple, all-encompassing mission: to empower young people with
the skills they need to succeed, in school, work, and life. We focus on
developing and emerging countries. This is done by supporting schools to set up
educational and profitable school businesses that provide real-life hands-on training
and experience for students. This empowers student entrepreneurs with critical
workplace, entrepreneurship and life skills and mindsets so that they can leave
school with the competencies to get a good job or run their own successful
business. We are a small organization with a big reach – Since 2006, we’ve
created over 300,000 student entrepreneurs and 18,000 enterprising teachers
through our global programmes.
About ECW Project:
In 2020, Teach A Man
To Fish is anticipating to work as part of the Education Cannot Wait (ECW)
Consortium to implement School Enterprise Challenge for ECW schools. This
project will introduce Teach A Man To Fish’s proven educational school-business
programme into 60 primary schools in three settlements (Palabek, Bidi Bidi,
Kyangwali) over the project enriching both teachers and learner
skills-building. The program will further introduce a learner-centered approach
for building children’s entrepreneurship and life skills in school where
learners plan, set up and run a real school business. The Project will aim to
strengthen preparedness to transitional pathways in post-primary education
opportunities through enhanced developmental assets.
Job Summary:  The ECW Program Manager will provide technical
leadership, management and oversight for the Education Can’t Wait program in
Uganda. The ECW Programme Manager is responsible for leading the planning,
development, and delivery of the School Enterprise Challenge program in the
said refugee settlements in line with agreed donor targets and work plan. The
ECW Program Manager has overall responsibility for quality management and
partnership development and stewarding within the Education Cannot Wait
Consortium. He/she leads a diverse team to achieve his/her objectives and
develops additional tools and, processes resources as necessary to achieve
program outcome. This position will require 35% of travel time in the refugee
settlements.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
Programs: 80%       
·       
Effectively
execute the ECW program according to the agreed project plan, budget and log
frame whilst ensuring that regular quality assurance is conducted at the
selected beneficiary schools
·       
Coordinate
provision of high quality and, accurate quarterly reports to the donor within
the agreed timeline.
·       
Provide
final review and quality check before submission to the Country Manager.
·       
Lead on
the internal review process with the ECW team.
·       
Coordinate
with field team to ensure all trackers completed accurately and according to
the agreed schedule.
·       
Review
for quality and flag trackers periodically to the Country Manager.
·       
Provide
analysis and implement mitigation measures in response to any identified
targets off track.
·       
Manage,
coach and empower 3 Field Officers based in the 3-refugee settlements. Capacity
builds them and manage their performance.
·       
Establish
a communication schedule to update stakeholders including appropriate staff in
the organization on the progress of the ECW program.
·       
Review
the quality of the work completed with the ECW Field Officers on a regular
basis to ensure that it meets the agreed standards.
·       
Ensure
program hits targets as per log frame (briefly summarise key target).
·       
Budget
holder for program budget, review all requisitions and annotate monthly BVAs.
Ensure all the spending within the approved budget and work with the Finance
team to ensure compliance with all TAMTF finance policies and ECW policies.
·       
Liaise
with M&E to ensure M&E implemented to plan, ensure project learnings
documented and disseminated, ensure project design improved in relation to
learnings.
·       
Child
Protection and Safeguarding Lead for the project, liaise with country
safeguarding focal point and ECW safeguarding focal point, ensure highest
levels of safeguarding and Child protection at schools, partners and within our
team, report any issues as per TAMTF guidelines
·       
Regular
travel to the field for monitoring and quality assurance of the ECW project
·       
Lead
team to deliver all project activities, including sensitizations, training,
monitoring, awards events.
·       
Work
closely with the finance team to develop rigorous controls effectively manage
and monitor the seed capital disbursement process.
Partnerships and
Outreach: 20%
·       
Coordinate
partnership development and stewarding. Manage key relationships directly.
Represent Teach A Man To Fish at Education in Emergency Working (EiE) Group
meetings, ECW consortium meetings, join the cash working group under EiE and
other relevant external meetings.
·       
Building
and sustaining smooth working relationships with Operational partners and other
key stakeholders.
·       
Compliance
with donor requirements and ensuring quality and timely project outputs and
communication.



Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
·       
The applicants
for the Teach A Man To Fish ECW Program Manager job placement should hold bachelor’s
degrees in Education, Development, NGO management, Programme Management,
Business Administration, Business or related fields
·       
Previous
experience in design, implementation, and evaluation of Education programs.
Experience managing an education program in refugee settings is a great asset.
·       
Conversant
with government systems and structures especially the Ministry of Education and
Sports, district local governments, and other line ministries, institutions,
departments, and implementing agencies. Should be familiar with MoES Planning
and policy formulation, implementation, budgeting, accountability mechanisms,
Monitoring and evaluation processes, etc.
·       
At least
5 years’ experience in either an NGO, social enterprise or corporate setting,
with progressive levels of management responsibility.
·       
Excellent
coordination and organization skills. Able to work in a matrix environment and
keep track of multiple priorities and adhere to deadlines
·       
At least
3 years’ program management experience preferably in a humanitarian context.
·       
Proven
track record of delivering complex programs in line with targets, budget, and
timeline.
·       
Demonstrated
skills and experience in report writing and donor compliance
·       
Line
management experience of 2+ reports
·       
Proven
track record of developing and stewarding partnerships with multiple
stakeholders preferably in a refugee setting.
·       
No
criminal record (to be evidenced by a letter of good conduct from Interpol)
Desirable:
·       
Program
Management qualification
·       
Experience
of gender mainstreaming gender equality and inclusion in development
programming
·       
Experience
working with education or child protection programs in a humanitarian context.
·       
Fluency
in a local languages commonly used in target settlements like Kakwa, Aringa,
Lugbara, Swahili, Luo or Runyakitara
NB: This
position is contingent upon confirmation of ECW funding. We anticipate a large
number of applications and as such only candidates who have met the required
experience & qualifications for this position will be contacted.
How to Apply:
To apply, please
submit a maximum of 4 paged CV and one-page cover letter (combined into a
single PDF document). Please be sure to clearly show in your cover letter why
you are interested in this job and what makes you the most suitable candidate.
Please also include your salary history. Completed applications should be sent
to alex@teachamantofish.org.uk with “Application: ECW Program Manager” in
the title of the email
Deadline: Wednesday 5th February 2020.
NB: Do
not attach academic documents at this point. Qualified female candidates are
particularly encouraged to apply.
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