District System Strengthening Coordinator Job Careers – Mott MacDonald

Organisation: Mott
MacDonald
Duty Station:
Uganda
About US:
 Mott MacDonald
is a leading, employee-owned global management, engineering and development
consultancy with £1 billion revenue and more than 14,000 staff working in 140
countries for both the public and private sectors. Our International
Development Services Unit, IDS, operates portfolios within the international
development sectors of Environment, Climate, Water, Roads, Rural & Urban Development,
Education, Health, Social and Economic Development in over 40 countries.
Together we implement and manage projects in developing countries and emerging
economies around the world, supporting national governments and municipalities
in policy, planning, project design and delivery. We are committed to support
the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and to provide our expertise
to improve the lives of people in need.
About SESIL Programme:
Cambridge Education
has recently been appointed by the Department for International Development
(DFID) as Managing Agent on the Uganda Strengthening Education Systems for
Improved Learning (SESIL). SESIL is a 4.5-year programme which seeks to impact
on the equity and quality of measurable learning outcomes for girls and boys in
Uganda, the programme will focus on three core components:
·       
Building
strong foundations – to increase the numbers of girls and boys reaching grade
appropriate learning standards in literacy and numeracy in primary schools;
·       
Enhancing
assessment and exams – to strengthen the assessment system so that it leads to
more Ugandan children learning what matters for their future;
·       
Supporting
a mixed economy – to support the Government of Uganda to work more effectively
with non-state providers and financiers of education, including through direct
support to a network of secondary schools.
Job Summary: The
District Systems Strengthening Coordinator will be required to do the
following:
In conjunction with
the Key Advisers, National Performance Leads and the regional support teams the
District System Strengthening Coordinator (DSSC) based in each SESIL-supported
district will support the implementation of the district support package. The
DSSCs will work closely with and through a range of district level
stakeholders, adopting a coaching, mentoring and facilitation approach. The
DSCCs will also work closely and support the District / Municipal Education
officials to implement programme activities. 
At the end of the programme, improved performance would be seen in:
·       
Raised
standards of achievement in literacy and numeracy in grades 1-3
·       
Enhanced
quality of experience for both pupils and teachers
·       
Sustained
school-based staff development
·       
Improved
school management
·       
Strengthened
community involvement
·       
Improved
accountability.
You will be embedded
in each SESIL supported District to provide technical support for
implementation of project activities involving mainly the districts support
package. These officers will work closely with and through the District
technical and political leadership.    
The purpose of which
is to strengthen district education management systems in order to achieve
better learning outcomes for boys and girls, particularly at the lower primary
level.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
 Provide
day-to-day support for implementation of the District support package.
·       
Support
and participate in activities pertaining to improving the performance of
district education management and administration, in particular initiatives
that support the strengthening of systems in:
·       
Prioritising:
focussing on a small number of core priorities that offer the greatest
potential for achieving better learning outcomes for all children.
·       
Using
evidence: getting and using education performance data and information to
monitor performance and drive improvement.
·       
Problem-solving:
ability to adopt a problem-solving approach that identifies and analyses
bottle-necks in performance
Support and
participate in activities in the following key areas of district education
management and administration:
·       
District
education planning, budget and resource allocation, including the distribution
and allocation of teachers (deployment and transfers)
·       
District
education office management routines of progress checks on priorities and
follow-up actions
·       
District
monitoring and supervision of primary schools, including school inspection
·       
Establishing
literacy and numeracy benchmarks through which to measure learning outcomes



Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
·       
The applicant
must hold a relevant graduate (or postgraduate preferred) qualification in
education preferred
·       
Varied
and recent experience of working in service delivery with, or in, local
government, preferably in a performance improvement capacity.
·       
Strong
communication skills – ability to express ideas and information clearly and
simply, both verbally and in writing. A high level of written and spoken
English is essential.
·       
Strong
analytical skills – ability to investigate and understand constraints and
bottle-necks
·       
High
levels of creativity and innovation – ability to develop and test new
approaches to old problems
·       
Leadership
and team work – ability to support others through mentoring and coaching
·       
Facilitation
skills – ability to design, prepare and deliver training and consultation
workshops
·       
Sound
understanding of Uganda’s education system, decentralisation and local
government processes and practices.
·       
Understanding
of the concepts and principles of Managing for Results (or similar, e.g.
Performance Management, Results Oriented Management, Deliverology)
How to Apply:
All suitably
qualified and interested candidates are invited to apply direct via the careers
website of Mott MacDonald at the web lick below. Please create an account and
submit a curriculum vitae and application letter.
Deadline: 2nd April 2020
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