District System Strengthening Coordinator SESIL Program Jobs – Mott MacDonald


Job Title:  District System
Strengthening Coordinator

Organisation: Mott

Duty Station:


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

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:

standards of achievement in literacy and numeracy in grades 1-3

quality of experience for both pupils and teachers

school-based staff development

school management

community involvement



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


Key Duties and Responsibilities:

day-to-day support for implementation of the District support package.

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:

focussing on a small number of core priorities that offer the greatest
potential for achieving better learning outcomes for all children.

evidence: getting and using education performance data and information to
monitor performance and drive improvement.

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:

education planning, budget and resource allocation, including the distribution
and allocation of teachers (deployment and transfers)

education office management routines of progress checks on priorities and
follow-up actions

monitoring and supervision of primary schools, including school inspection

literacy and numeracy benchmarks through which to measure learning outcomes


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

applicant must hold a relevant graduate (or postgraduate preferred)
qualification in education preferred

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

analytical skills – ability to investigate and understand constraints and bottle-necks

levels of creativity and innovation – ability to develop and test new
approaches to old problems

and team work – ability to support others through mentoring and coaching

skills – ability to design, prepare and deliver training and consultation

understanding of Uganda’s education system, decentralisation and local
government processes and practices.

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.




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