Organization: Promoting Equality in African Schools (PEAS)
Reports to: Education Manager
PEAS is a fast growing UK-based charity (www.peas.org.uk) with a mission to ‘unlock the potential of Africa by delivering equal access to affordable, quality secondary education’. We currently have a network of 22 schools across Uganda and Zambia, educating around 8,000 students. The role will be based in our Ugandan office and work closely within across the all Programme and Operations Departments.
At PEAS we are passionate about providing quality education and we are building our network of schools to be one of the best in Uganda. You can be part of our journey in improving the life chances of the next generation of children from low-income families by obtaining access to a good education through the PEAS network.
Job Summary: The Education Specialist will support PEAS schools to deliver high quality education through on-going school-based training, support and monitoring. The job holder will primarily focus on helping schools to improve Teaching and Learning and students’ educational outcomes. The Education Specialist–continuous professional development will support schools holistically in areas including curriculum, co-curricular activities, community engagement and child welfare
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
1. Support schools to enhance education quality
Conduct training and supporting schools leaders in how to identify areas for development and training needs for staff
Monitoring or supporting school leaders to deliver a range of school-based teacher training (including lesson observations, workshops, mentoring, coaching etc.)
Training and supporting school leaders to analyse performance data and create strategies to improve performance at school and subject level
Developing networks between schools to facilitate sharing of best practice and scaling micro-innovations in education
Technically supporting schools to identify and access local and regional training opportunities for staff (e.g., district government training opportunities and training provided by grassroots and local NGOs etc.)
1. Provide training for schools on PEAS network wide Education initiatives and priorities
Delivering training for school leaders and teachers at national and/or regional workshops and conferences
Providing on-going school-based support (e.g. lesson observations, meetings, training sessions, coaching) for teachers and school leaders to ensure that learning from training sessions is implemented
Monitoring, collate, analyse and report the impact of specific PEAS-wide education programmes or initiatives (curriculum, pedagogy, child protection, co-curricular, educational leadership, administration and community engagement etc.) at individual schools and within specified clusters or regions
2. Monitoring and reporting
Monitoring the implementation and impact of various PEAS Uganda education initiatives at individual schools and at cluster level
Create timely, accurate and evaluative reports for Regional Advisers and the Education Manager to enable tracking of specific and general quality education initiatives including evaluations of impact at school
Conduct consultations with school level stakeholders to feed into education programme design and evaluation
3. Supporting schools to implement School Improvement Plans
Support each PEAS school to action the recommendations from its School Inspection report though the implementation of its annual School Improvement Plan
Liaise with relevant PEAS Uganda departments to support implementation of School Improvement Plans.
4. Perform Other Duties
As may be assigned.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
· The Specialist should hold a bachelor degree (Education). A relevant postgraduate qualification will be an added advantage.
· At least three years’ experience in capacity building and teacher training.
· Stay abreast with recent development in Education sector.
· Trainer of trainer’s experience (desirable).
· Excellent track record of improving student learning outcomes through teacher training.
· Good understanding of teacher training methodology and theory of change
· Prior knowledge of a range of methods of delivering teacher training beyond workshops and conferences
· Ability to model the delivery of excellent lessons
· Ability to analyze data to support improvement in educational outcomes at classroom and school level
· Ability to train trainers.
· Excellent English language oral and written communication skills
· Flexibility, initiative and self-driven
· Results oriented
· Strategic thinking and strong analytical skills
· Ability to work under pressure and manage multiple deadlines
· Ability to work under minimum supervision
· Ability to develop positive professional relationships with a range of people
· A commitment to the PEAS values
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified candidates should send their applications with a cover letter (paying particular attention to the Person Specification), curriculum vitae, a brief writing sample (unedited by others), and contact information for two professional references to:
The Human Resource Manager.
P.O. Box 23308, Kampala
Plot 2881, Block 216, Ntinda Kisaasi,
Mumbejja Road. Opposite Ndere Centre.
Or send your application via Email: firstname.lastname@example.org,
For further details on vacancies at PEAS visit our website: www.peas.org.uk
NB: Only complete applications will be reviewed, and only qualified candidates will be shortlisted and contacted by email.
PEAS is an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate in its recruitment practices and, in order to build the strongest possible workforce, actively seeks a diverse applicant pool. ‘PEAS has a strict child protection policy. All staff are expected to abide by this.’
Deadline: 2nd October 2013 at 17.00 (5pm GMT)