Position: Non Formal Education Technical Manager:
Purpose of Position
The technical manager will lead the co-design and adaptive delivery of the program strategy to improve the literacy, numeracy, financial literacy and life skills of at-risk and out of school adolescent girls and boys through innovative non-formal, community-based education at scale, reaching over 5000 individuals.
Acts as Improving Girls Access Through Transforming Education (IGATE)’s technical and thought leader on issues related to adolescent-focused, non-formal education, with a focus on achieving significant improved learning outcomes for all children and youth, especially the most vulnerable. Lead the process of developing a community based, non-formal education intervention strategy.
Provide technical oversight of the intervention, direct and coordinate the technical input of CARE and SNV and other partners on the non-formal education strategy.
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 technical leadership to operational teams through strategic planning, and monitoring of the approved IGATE programme activities
Provide guidance, tools and protocols that capture critical views of stakeholders, is technically sound, reflects 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 non-formal education and financial literacy. Communicate key lessons learned.
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 related managerial position
Demonstrated competencies in promoting community engagement initiatives, and youth education and empowerment strategies, with a good working knowledge of education sector policy, particularly non-formal education.
Prior substantive and sustained work experience in achieving results(learning outcomes) on the ground
Experience and exposure to ICT solutions, youth entrepreneurship, adolescent development, are all assets.
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