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Urban Education Programme Manager

JOB SUMMARY

Company Street Child
Industry NGO/IGO/INGO
Category Education
Location Accra
Job Status Fixed Term
Salary GH¢ 
Education Qualified
Experience N/A
Job Expires Nov 27, 2022
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Company Profile

Street Child are a rapidly developing international children’s charity with exceptional programming in 20 of the world’s lowest income and most crisis-affected countries.  Our high-impact projects chase gains in education and protection outcomes for the most marginalised children - through signature integrated education, child protection and livelihoods initiatives.

Job Description

Job Title:

Urban Education Programme Manager

Reporting to:

Country Representative Ghana

Contract Type:

4 year fixed term contract, with potential extension

Principal Location:

Accra, Ghana

Updated:

October 2022

 

Background
We are seeking an outstanding professional with the ambition and skill to lead Street Child UK’s flagship new urban education project in Ghana, specifically the Street Child Education Outcomes Partnership payment by results initiative. The SCEOP is an ambitious partnership with the Ghana Ministry of Education and Education Outcomes Fund to deliver a payment by results programme targeted at improving access to education urban out of school children in the Ghanaian cities of Accra and Kumasi. This role reports to Street Child’s Country Representative for Ghana, to lead a 4-year project, together with a consortium of local and investment partners in the delivery of a groundbreaking, outcomes-oriented programme.

Part 1: Role Purpose
The primary purpose of this appointment is to lead strong and adaptive set up and delivery of the outcomes-led SCEOP consortium project in Accra and Kumasi. The $3.25m programme runs an holistic programme for 8,000 out of school children targeted at achieving literacy and numeracy gains, successful transition into mainstream / vocational education and retention in education for one and two years. The programme includes an accelerated learning programme, together with Street Child’s flagship package of social and economic support for the child and primary caregiver. The project pays only on the basis of outcomes achieved, as assessed by a third party.
 
Part 2: Key Responsibilities
1) Programme delivery (70%)
  • Lead the SCEOP project overall, working with the project team, investor, delivery partners, local government and community stakeholders to:
    • Design a cohesive, efficient project with relevant, effective instructional approaches for ALP, social and economic components, and responsive, practical MEL approaches appropriate to a PBR project;
    • Ensure strong coordination and accountability across partners and stakeholders, with clear roles, responsibilities and accountabilities communicated from the outset;
    • Support, coach and performance manage the Ghana urban team (c 4-5 people) to deliver results.
  • Drive project outcomes through evidence-based, adaptative design and delivery of project activities, in collaboration with partners and the SC Ghana education, MEL and management team to:-
    • Ensure that project performance is monitored regularly and compared to outcome targets, deliverables, budget and outcome payments with strong feedback loops;
    • Supporting partners in identifying and addressing the blockages that prevent the effective and efficient implementation of the project
  • Provide rigorous technical support to improve the quality of our education interventions across our programme portfolio;
  • Lead on budget management across the urban project, liaising with partner and SC UK finance teams;
  • Ensure that the financial management of the project is accountable and transparent, and that all staff are fully aware and able to comply with the Finance Policies.
2) Programme resourcing, reporting and learning (20%)
  • Prepare high standard EOF narrative and financial reporting in collaboration with the investor and project performance manager;
  • Support the identification and sharing of key programme learning across Education Outcomes Fund projects, utilising this to support continued strengthening of programme impact.
3) Street Child UK resource mobilisation & support (10%)
  • Coordinate staff/stakeholder/donor visits to Ghana as required
  • Proactive engagement with SCUK fundraising and communications teams
  • Support high level representation, coordination and other activities as required by the Ghana senior management team

Required Skills or Experience

Attributes

Essential

Beneficial

Experience and Knowledge

  • Demonstrable experience of managing development projects in comparable contexts;
  • Experience in developing literacy and numeracy instructional programmes;
  • Experience of developing /managing large scale education programmes;
  • Strong working knowledge of technical approaches to driving learning and access to education;
  • Strong working knowledge of MEL approaches in education;
  • Strong working knowledge of the Ghana context;
  • Demonstrable experience of budget and grant management ($1m+);
  • Demonstrable experience of leading a team to success.
  • Experience in Ghana / wider West African context;
  • Experience delivering accelerated learning programming, particularly Comprehensive Basic Education (Ghana- specific);
  • Experience in designing and managing education programmes of comparable size and complexity; 
  • Experience of payment by results or outcomes- led contracts;

Skills and Abilities

  • Proven ability to design, lead and deliver successful programming;
  • Excellent relationship building skills, with an ability to skilfully navigate both national and international stakeholders;
  • Ability to skilfully balance independent working with wider teamwork with both UK and international teams
  • Proven coaching/capacity building skills

 

Other

  • Excellent written and spoken communications in English (additional languages welcome)
  • A ‘can-do’, and agile attitude, a passion for
  • problem solving and adaptative thinking;
  • A commitment to and respect for local partnership.

 

Education / Qualifications

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  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in Education / International Development or related field;

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