Position: Whole School Development Technical Manager
The technical manager will lead the co-design and delivery of the girls’ education program strategy to improve the learning outcomes of marginalized girls and boys through a teacher professional development and whole school development approach.
Acts as Improving Girls Access through Education’s (IGATE) technical and thought leader on issues related to improving inclusive teaching and learning and leadership of learning in 300 primary and secondary schools, with a focus on achieving significant improved learning outcomes for all children and youth, especially the most vulnerable. Lead the process of developing a whole school development intervention strategy.
Lead the development including directing and coordinating the technical input of the Open University toward the development of effective supplemental teaching and learning materials and strategies.
Provide technical leadership to operational teams through strategic planning, and monitoring of the approved IGATE programme activities
Develop and manage the relationships with the Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education ( MoPSE) and other critical stakeholders to assure program results.
Build the capacity, provide technical backstopping and support the monitoring of operational staff working collaboratively with consortium partners and stakeholders.
Provide guidance, tools and protocols on behalf of the consortium for the delivery of the whole school development intervention that capture critical views of stakeholders, are technically sound, reflect good practices and is adaptive to context changes.
Take shared responsibility for the development of project operational work plans and to ensure alignment of project activities and budget spend.
Contribute to the consortium technical working group towards the integration of strategies and standards and monitoring to achieve program results.
Contribute to, utilize and adapt learning from monitoring and evaluation process to inform program adaptation, contribute to research and learning. Participate in the development of quality assurance, monitoring and evaluation tools and process, ensuring effective standards of practice for improving the impact
Represent the consortium in relevant technical and operational forum.
Lead the development of policy briefs, technical reports, and other knowledge products in the areas of teaching and learning. Communicate key lessons learned.
Lead in the development of periodic or annual output work plans as scheduled by the Consortium Leader
Communicate and enforce the Organization and Donor standards in the implementation and execution of programme activities
Conduct periodic review to identify technical and operational gaps and make recommendations and interventions thereof
Provide hands-on technical assistance and coaching to the organization’s staff and partners.
Minimum qualifications and experience:
Minimum of Masters’ Degree in Education, international development or related field;
At least 5 years’ experience in a related managerial role
Demonstrated competencies in promoting community engagement initiatives, and basic education materials development including developing training materials for school leadership and teacher professional development and good working knowledge of education sector policy.
Prior substantive and sustained work experience in achieving results(learning outcomes) on the ground
Ability to reach consensus and implement a program in a complex political environment; manage processes or operations which produce practical operational results
Ability to work with teams, communicate and coordinate with government departments and other agencies at various levels;
Experience in advocacy and policy development;
Strong analytical and conceptual skills and the ability to think and plan strategically;
Demonstrated creativity, innovation and initiative
Ability to communicate complex issues clearly and write proficiently in English