Uganda: Education Consortium Coordinator

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Organization: Save the Children
Country: Uganda
Closing date: 30 Sep 2019

The Opportunity:
Save the Children International are currently recruiting two field-based Programme Coordinators to oversee the field level coordination of partners, ensure the programme is on track and meets targets, and manage the relationships with district level stakeholders.

Save the Children leads the Uganda NGO Education Consortium, an innovative model for programming education in emergencies. The objective of the Education Consortium is to coordinate and harmonise NGO support to the Education Response Plan for Refugees and Host Communities. The Education Consortium manages and coordinates two large education in emergencies grants: i) Education Cannot Wait – $10.5 million per year over 3 years; ii) ECHO INCLUDE – 12 million Euros over 3 years.

He/she will be responsible for day to day oversight and successful implementation of programmes implemented through the NGO Education Consortium.

In order to be successful, you will bring/have:
* Post-graduate degree in education planning and management or a related field with additional training project planning and management techniques
* Knowledge of current global and regional debates on quality education policies and models
* Proven experience of developing and managing high quality, innovative and cost-effective technical education projects in complex environments and with International NGOs
* Prior experience working in consortium structures and projects, or in consortium / programme management units
* Demonstrable experience of project management, including budget management, M&E and reporting
* Proven experience and skills in research and advocacy and influencing institutional, private and/or corporate donors and writing up high quality donor reports
* Experience of working with local/national governments and capacity building of systems, partners and staff
* Ability to extensively travel for project monitoring and provide on-site technical support to field teams

The Organisation:
We employ approximately 25,000 people across the globe and work on the ground in over 100 countries to help children affected by crises, or those that need better healthcare, education and child protection. We also campaign and advocate at the highest levels to realise the right of children and to ensure their voices are heard.

We are working towards three breakthroughs in how the world treats children by 2030:
* No child dies from preventable causes before their 5th birthday
* All children learn from a quality basic education and that,
* Violence against children is no longer tolerated

We know that great people make a great organization, and that our employees play a crucial role in helping us achieve our ambitions for children. We value our people and offer a meaningful and rewarding career, along with a collaborative and inclusive workplace where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued.

Application Information:
Please apply using a cover letter and up-to-date CV as a single document. Please also include details of your current remuneration and salary expectations. A copy of the full role profile can be found at

We need to keep children safe so our selection process, which includes rigorous background checks, reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.

How to apply:

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