JOB SEARCH RESULT:
Are you the Managing Director we are looking for?
Are you ready to lead the company of our client, which aims to tackle Africa’s emerging development challenges? Do you have a passion for social and behaviour change communication (SBCC) and capacity building? Then we might be looking for you.
The Managing Director is a dynamic and inspiring leader of the team, and is accountable for the sustainability and growth of the company. He reports directly to the board, which includes experienced professionals from both NGOs and the private sector.
1. Leadership: Motivate and mentor the team
• Being a team player on projects and lead by example.
• Creating an atmosphere of appreciation and respect for all partners and colleagues
• Create a learning environment and seek and give constructive feedback
2. Business Management: Overseeing the financial health of the company and providing strategic direction for growth and sustainability
• Regularly review financial reports and approve expenses
• Ensure the organization is adhering to local laws and operating as a socially responsible business
• Engage the organization's Board of Directors in key decisions, prepare regular updates, and support recruitment of new board members as needed
• Lead the creation of operating procedures, financial forecasts and targets, annual and strategic plans, updated governance manuals, quarterly reviews, and performance reviews
3. Partnerships: Build and maintain relationships with staff, potential project partners and consultants
• Recruit new consultants and team members
• Manage relationships with key partners
• Represent the organization's interests in partnerships, while looking for synergy and collectively beneficial opportunities
4. Marketing and Communication: Lead and oversee new business opportunities and company sales
• Watch trends in the creative and or communication industry and the development sector
• Brainstorm with colleagues, partners and clients on new proposals
• Write and review bids and new proposals
• Review and approve external communication
5. Creative: Contribute to the development of new services and products
• Lead and oversee design reseach and co-creations
• Conceptualise innovative social and behaviour change communication and capacity building strategies and tools
• Work with designers, content developers, illustrators and researchers to define or refine solutions
• Occasionally develop content for company communication and new products
• Ensure services and products apply user-centered design principles and meet the organization's quality standards
Experience, Skills and Abilities
• Minimum of 7-10 years of professional experience in a relevant field (social sector enterprise, communication, design, SBCC etc.)
• Experience in mentoring, motivating and supervising teams and individuals
• Experience with volunteering or working in Africa, working with local counterparts
• The ability to facilitate workshops, strong presentation skills and influence internal and external discussions at all levels
• Strong English writing and communication skills
• Business acumen, with business strategy development, operational planning experience and financial planning
• Knowledge of Human-Centered Design in the creative industry is preferred
• An entrepreneurial mindset
• Ability to travel frequently within East Africa and Uganda itself
Are you interested in becoming a Managing Director in Uganda? Apply now at the top or bottom of our page.
VVOB – Education for Development is looking for a Quantitative Researcher to strengthen our team in Rwanda.
VVOB – Education for Development, is a Belgian non-profit organisation that focuses on improving the quality of education. VVOB has its headquarters in Brussels (Belgium) and is implementing education programmes in 8 countries in the global South, including in Rwanda.
In cooperation with Rwanda Education Board (REB) and the University of Rwanda – College of Education (URCE), VVOB started in 2017 with a multi-year programme (2017-2021) on “Leading, Teaching and Learning Together”. The programme is currently being upscaled in primary and secondary schools in 17 districts in Rwanda and aims to improve the quality of education through the professional development of school leaders and induction of new teachers.
VVOB is currently looking for a Quantitative Researcher. The Quantitative Researcher carries out and coordinates quantitative and mixed-method research on the implementation, effectiveness and efficiency of VVOB’s capacity development programmes in Rwanda.
The Quantitative Researcher works in a team of Education Advisors, works closely together with the MEAL Advisor as well as with the Communication Advisor. The Quantitative Researcher reports directly to the Programme Manager.
As a Quantitative Researcher, you will:
Design and carry out quantitative and mixed-method research, including collecting and analyzing data (e.g. survey data), on the effectiveness and efficiency (cost-benefit) of professional development trajectories for head teachers and new teachers, and impact at the level of schools and school children;
Integrate and complement quantitative research with qualitative research (e.g. focus group discussions and observations).
Create a clear evidence-base to underpin decisions and changes to our programmes
Actively promote evidence-based learning within VVOB Rwanda
Assist other VVOB Advisors in monitoring and evaluating programme results, through further development and implementation of a VVOB Rwanda M&E system; This includes capacity development on research and M&E for VVOB and partners and supporting the collection and analysis of high quality data, with a focus on quantitative data;
Take part in networking and advocacy in education sector working groups and taskforces in which VVOB Rwanda is active; This includes dissemination of research findings on different platforms and through different channels, like the VVOB Rwanda website and magazine, publications in journals, conference presentations, …;
Establish and maintain strong linkages with regional research partners in the development sector (e.g. through participation and presentation at regional conferences);
Contribute to internal and external knowledge development by systemizing lessons learned and sharing pro-actively lessons learned between partners, colleagues and other VVOB country teams.
Be actively engaged in expanding VVOB’s funding base (liaising with potential donors, writing proposals);
Relevant Master degree, preferably in statistics, social or educational sciences;
Min. 2 years of research experience, proven experience in quantitative research and outstanding empirical research skills;
Expert-level knowledge of statistical techniques and practical experience with statistical software;
Experience with the integration of qualitative data into quantitative analyses
Fluent in English.
Experience in international development cooperation and working in a multicultural team;
A PhD degree and a track record of published research in social sciences is an asset;
You will be quantitative leaning, but a good understanding of qualitative methods will be beneficial as this is a mixed methods role.
Demonstrated understanding of cost-benefit and cost-effectiveness analysis
Knowledge of and/or experience with programme management, preferably Project Cycle Management;
Experience with M&E methodologies and frameworks (both quantitative and qualitative) used in an international development context
Understanding of the education sector and educational institutions like teacher training institutions, in-service providers for teachers and school leaders and ministries of education is an asset;
VVOB core competences:
Function specific competences:
Analytical and synthesizing skills
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
A dynamic working environment in an international context; our team in Rwanda consists of a multi-disciplinary team of more than 20 Rwandan and international professionals;
An exciting job with varied responsibilities and opportunities for professional development;
A competitive expat salary (salary scale A111 of the Flemish Government with a gross annual salary between € 43 737 and € 67 512 depending on relevant working experience) plus benefits package (including housing allowance, hardship allowance, insurances, contribution to school fees and professional development budget)
Note that this is a long-term position with secured funding up to 31st December 2021.
Location: Kigali, Rwanda
Start date: As soon as possible.
Procedure: Submit a motivation letter, and your C.V. before Thursday February 8, 2018.
Are you interested in becoming a Quantitative Researcher in Rwanda? Apply now at the top or bottom of our page.
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For one of our ongoing programmes in Mozambique, we are looking for a Deputy Team Leader (DTL) / Finance Manager. The programme is called Skills for Employment (S4E) and the working title is JOBA. JOBA is focused on the development of a more robust labour market and a better prepared work force that is ready to meet the demands of a modern Mozambican economy.
The JOBA programme is targeting the improvement of the training market to overcome the mismatch between the supply and demand of labour. JOBA aims to build constructive partnerships between non-state technical and vocational education and training (TVET) providers, the private sector, and the Mozambican government, supporting an inclusive approach to job creation.
The Financial Manager /Deputy Team Leader forms part of the senior management team of the JOBA Programme, implementing the S4E programme of DFID. The FM/DTL is the overall in charge of the finances of the programme and of the financial aspects of the Employment Fund. In addition the FM/DTL leads the JOBA team in terms of operations, including administration, human resources management and the functioning of the team. This includes issues like safety and security, team meetings, budgeting and forecasting, financial reporting, quarterly reporting.
S/he deputises the Team Leader where and when necessary.
The Financial Manager /Deputy Team Leader is responsible for the following:
1. Contribute to programme planning (logframe, ToC, annual and quarterly plans);
2. Establishment of financial management systems to plan, monitor and report expenditure (both for the investments and the Fund Manager’s own expenditure);
3. Overseeing the Accountant and the Office Manager in preparing of and reporting on the project accounts;
4. Preparation of revolving 3 monthly budget forecasts and monitoring of the same;
5. Preparing monthly, quarterly and annual financial and HR reports;
6. Support TL and Grant Manager in strategic positioning of the Employment Fund;
7. Development of processes for disbursing funds and the oversight of the same, including the monitoring and reporting systems;
8. Supervising the contracting and management of the investments under the Fund;
9. Preparation and finalisation of contracts between BMB Mott MacDonald (acting on behalf of DFID) and the successful applicants, incorporating the conditions of the grant disbursement set out by the Investment Committee. Contracts must be in alignment with the World Bank’s anticorruption guidelines and with the DFID Guidelines on investment in the private sector;
10. Ensuring that the funds are disbursed in accordance with the signed contract;
11. Contribution to the annual work plans for the Employment Fund;
12. Support the development and management of the Grievance Redressal Mechanism for the Employment Fund.
- The FM/DTL is a holder of a Masters degree in Economics, Accounting or a similar field
- Experience in project management is a plus, in particular in the field of grant management
1. Must write excellent English (preferably native speaker) and speak/read Portuguese
2. Have proven analytical capacity (we are NOT looking for an accountant)
3. Be familiar with (financial) management donor projects and project management
4. Preferably have a background in grant management
5. Have proven knowledge and experience in administration and HR
6. Is able to represent the JOBA Programme through presentations and in client and stakeholder meetings.
Note: This is a job advertisement, applications will be forwarded to the employer for selection. The employer will do the recruitment process himself. JobnetAfrica believes all applicants should get feedback, good or bad, but we don’t have any influence on this concerning this job.
For an upcoming programme in Kenya, Mott MacDonald is currently proposing for, we are looking for a METEOROLOGIST.
Background of the programme:
The Kenya Water Security and Climate Resilience Project aims to improve the water resources management of Kenya’s 6 main catchments. The current catchment plans require substantial revision, especially in relation to spatial information and strategic visioning.
The governmental agency, Kenya’s Water Resource Management Agency (WRMA), responsible for catchment plan development and implementation requires consultancy support to realise state-of-the-art knowledge and database management and to facilitate stakeholder processes for decision-making. The scope of the programme is thus to develop the capacity of WRMA in terms of tools, skills and infrastructure, to deliver on the core functions of project component “Strengthening Water Management and Planning”. This includes on-the-job development capacity building on the development of databases and new information systems, models, tools that will support WRMA’s work. The expected results of the programme are:
- A stronger WRMA institution that has strengthened capacity to carry out its core functions;
- Six integrated catchment management plans that outline the critical land and water resources development and management elements in a manner that is based on extensive knowledge-driven analysis and meets the expectations of all key-stakeholders.
Tasks of the METEOROLOGIST are, among others:
- Take the lead in the design, operation and maintenance of meteorological network instrumentation
- Coordinate with other staff setting up/improving monitoring systems for hydrological, geo-hydrological, water quality and flood forecasting data
- Apply satellite imagery in reinforcing missing data
- Build capacity of WRMA staff to use, operate and maintain meteorological network instrumentation
- Post-graduate degree in Meteorology.
- At least 20 years of international experience in meteorological network design and operations.
- Experience in applying satellite imagery to reinforce missing data.
- Experience with seasonal weather and climate modelling is preferred.
- Experience of working in multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural teams.
- Experience of working on International Development Agency (IDA) or bilateral funded projects is preferred.
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English.
The expected input for this role is [INTERMITTENT]. The total duration of this programme is 3 years. Employment will be on freelance basis.
AGIAMONDO is the personnel service of the German Catholics for Development Cooperation. In the Civil Peace Service (CPS) we offer development workers a meaningful role working with local development agents. The CPS is a personnel programme for peace-building and the prevention of violence in crisis and conflict regions. It sets out to promote a world in which conflicts are settled without violence. Working with church-related and civil-social partner organisations in Liberia, AGIAMONDO aims to make a contribution towards civil conflict management and the sustainable and equitable development of the country through peace-building measures.
For the expansion and further development of a master’s programme at the institute “Mother Patern College of Health Sciences” (MPCHS), we are looking for a social education worker, psychologist or social scientist as a Lecturer for psychosocial counselling (m/f/d), Monrovia, Liberia to start as soon as possible.
Your new role
Due to 14 years of civil war and the subsequent Ebola epidemic in 2014/2015, Liberia’s healthcare system has collapsed for the most part. There are too few trained staff to help people deal with their traumatic experiences and provide the basic medical care required.
The Mother Patern College of Health Sciences (MPCHS) is one of five higher education institutes of the Stella Maris Polytechnic of the Catholic Archdiocese of Monrovia. The mission of the MPCHS is to teach integrated academic, vocational and technical skills to enable students to respond to the rapid developments in Liberia in a dignified and well-prepared manner.
Specifically, you will carry out the following tasks:
- You will support the further development and implementation of a two-year master’s course in social work (focus on psychosocial counselling and trauma work).
- You will develop teaching materials.
- You will be part of the MPCHS faculty and will contribute new seminar content.
- You will support the students and offer collegial advice.
- You will ensure the proper disbursement and administration of funds locally in accordance with the donor guidelines and AGIAMONDO specifications. In doing so, you will work in partnership with MPCHS.
- You have completed a university degree in social education, psychology, social sciences, social work, education or a comparable subject (at least master’s level).
- You have at least 2 years of professional experience as a counsellor and in the field of trauma work (e.g. trauma education, trauma therapy)
- You have professional experience in the field of adult education.
- You can communicate in fluent English, verbally and in writing.
- You are an EU or Swiss citizen and identify with the goals and concerns of church development and peace work.
What AGIAMONDO offer
- Individual and thorough preparation
- Three-year contract, social security and remuneration in accordance with the German Development Aid Workers Act (Entwicklungshelfergesetz)
- Cultural, language or other professional training, as well as coaching and supervision, individual advice
We look forward to receiving your complete online application in *PDF format (cover letter, Europass CV, references) by no later than 03/07/2022 via the Vacancies section of our website.
Corona - Information for applicants
Even in the current situation, we are happy to accept your application via the application portal. We are conducting the selection procedure online.
Preparatory work is taking place in person again in Cologne, in compliance with the applicable hygiene and distancing rules.
Are you interested in becoming a Lecturer for psychosocial counselling in Liberia? Apply now at the top or bottom of our page.
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Lieu: Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire.
Fréquence: Temps plein (37.5 heures par semaine).
Durée du contrat: contrat à durée déterminée jusqu’en août 2024. Renouvellement probable – sous réserve de financement.
Issu d’une organisation caritative britannique pour l'éducation, Ark, Education Partnerships Group (EPG) est un cabinet d’étude international sans but lucratif qui collabore avec les gouvernements pour façonner et renforcer leurs systèmes éducatifs. Nous croyons que chaque enfant a droit à une éducation de qualité, où qu’il aille à l’école. Nous croyons également que le monde ne peut pas se permettre de perdre une autre génération d’enfants à la crise de l’éducation. Notre vision, c’est que chaque gouvernement soit équipé pour s’assurer que chaque enfant aille à l’école et apprenne.
Nous donnons la priorité à la collaboration directe avec les gouvernements sur les réformes au niveau du système et à la pertinence contextuelle – en tenant compte du paysage politique, culturel et social dans les pays où nous travaillons. Nous nous efforçons d’être fondés sur des données probantes et d’utiliser ce que nous apprenons pour affiner notre soutien et éclairer le débat à l’échelle mondiale.
EPG travaille en partenariat avec les gouvernements dans trois domaines pratiques, sur la base des domaines de l'éducation qui nous semblent essentiels au changement de système:
Environnement politique et réglementaire
Données sur les performances et les progrès
Utilisation des données et amélioration du système
Aujourd’hui, EPG travaille dans cinq pays en Afrique subsaharienne : Afrique du Sud, Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana, Sierra Leone et Zambie.
Nous privilégions la connaissance du contexte plutôt que de supposer que les idées peuvent simplement être transposées d'un pays à l'autre. Nous nous focalisons également sur le système - les rôles, les responsabilités et les relations avec les différents acteurs - plutôt que de travailler sur un domaine politique de manière isolée.
La COVID a démontré plus que jamais l’importance de systèmes d’éducation efficaces capables de coordonner et de cibler des ressources limitées au moyen d’approches fondées sur des données probantes pour la prestation de services d’éducation efficaces. Avec la demande croissante pour nos services, EPG se concentre actuellement sur la saisie de ces opportunités pour étendre notre présence dans les programmes pays actuels et dans de nouvelles zones géographiques.
EPG en Côte d’Ivoire
En mars 2017, EPG a reçu des fonds de la Fondation UBS Optimus (UBSOF) et de la Fondation Jacobs pour explorer les possibilités d’aider le gouvernement de Côte d’Ivoire à atteindre ses objectifs dans le secteur de l’éducation. Entre mars 2017 et février 2018, EPG s’est focalisé sur l’établissement d’une relation de confiance et de collaboration avec le Ministère de l’éducation nationale et de l’alphabétisation (MENA) - précédemment MENETFP1 -, afin d’assurer l’adhésion et l’appropriation des initiatives. L’engagement d’EPG à l’égard du MENA a abouti à la signature d’un protocole d’accord en février 2018, donnant ainsi à EPG l’approbation officielle de démarrer les activités pour soutenir le MENA.
Les axes de travail suivants ont été identifiés dans le cadre de cet accord
Recherche et expérience pilote des approches innovantes dans l’enseignement préscolaire.
Réforme du dispositif des frais d’écolage au premier cycle du secondaire privé: En vue de mieux comprendre le dispositif des frais d’écolage, une revue de la littérature a été conduite par le Réseau Ouest et Centre Africain de Recherche en éducation (ROCARE) en 2018. L’étude a révélé les acquis, mais également les défis de ce programme tout en mettant en exergue des questions stratégiques à aborder dans des études ultérieures.
En 2020, l’étude intitulée « Enquête initiale sur les frais d’écolage du premier cycle du secondaire privé en Côte d’Ivoire », a été réalisée par la Chaire UNESCO de bioéthique de l’Université Alassane Ouattara de Bouaké, sous la direction du Professeur Francis Akindès. L’objectif était d’identifier les moyens d’améliorer la viabilité financière, l’accès équitable et la qualité du dispositif des frais d’écolage.
Élaboration d'une mesure d’évaluation des établissements secondaires du premier cycle.
Titre du poste et supervision
Titre du poste : Consultant (H/F)
Sous la supervision de: Chef de Mission basée à Abidjan
Supervision directe: Assistant technique senior
Mission du poste
Le projet sur les frais d’écolage du premier du secondaire privé passe à une nouvelle phase, notamment l’appui au MENA pour examiner les conclusions du rapport de recherche et les options d’élaboration de politiques et de réforme.
À titre indicatif, ce projet comportera quatre piliers ou axes de travail, réalisés en quatre phases sur trois ans :
Pilier 1 : Consensus. Il existe une compréhension commune sur la mesure des frais d’écolage et de la nécessité de la réforme.
Pilier 2 : Renforcement des systèmes : Le système est capable d'appliquer efficacement la mesure de réforme.
Pilier 3 : Financement. La mesure des frais d’écolage est financée de manière durable.
Pilier 4 : Processus d'élaboration des politiques. La capacité d'élaboration des politiques est renforcée.
EPG est à la recherche d’un consultant (H/F) motivé pour faire partie d’une équipe en pleine croissance. Le/la candidat(e) retenu(e) sera passionné(e) par le rôle que joue l’éducation dans la transformation de la vie et sera convaincu que le renforcement des systèmes d’éducation est au cœur d’une éducation de qualité.
Le consultant sera chargé de planifier et de superviser le projet sur les frais d’écolage et s'assurer qu'il est achevé dans les délais et dans le respect du budget. Il/elle veillera à la mise en place et au maintien des relations avec MENA et d’autres parties prenantes, le cas échéant.
Le consultant technique veillera tout d’abord à initier les échanges avec le MENA pour parvenir à un consensus sur la question de la réforme de la mesure gouvernementale sur les frais d’écolage, ensuite à apporter l’appui au MENA dans la mise en œuvre de ladite réforme.
Le/la candidat(e) sera basé(e) à Abidjan et apportera son appui aux équipes du programme Côte d’Ivoire basées à Abidjan et à Londres ainsi que d'autres équipes du programme EPG dans les pays ciblés.
Le consultant (H/F) sera chargé d’assurer les responsabilités suivantes :
Assurer une relation professionnelle directe et régulière avec le MENA et les institutions partenaires, le cas échéant ;
Agir en tant que point focal pour le MENA et les institutions partenaires pour le projet sur les frais d’écolage et développe un mécanisme de travail et de suivi régulier ;
Animer des discussions et des ateliers de haut niveau avec des hauts fonctionnaires, des parties prenantes et des participants ;
Fournir une assistance quotidienne au ministère en matière de gestion de projet ;
Soutenir le MENA dans la rédaction de la documentation du projet, le cas échéant ;
Soulever les problèmes potentiels dès qu'ils se présentent et chercher de manière proactive à les atténuer ;
Communiquer les intérêts, les besoins et les défis des groupes concernés, les transmettre et faciliter le partage d'idées et d'informations dans le cadre du projet.
Gestion de projet et rapports
Diriger la planification générale du projet, y compris la préparation, l'organisation et la facilitation des exercices de planification ;
Participer à la gestion, le suivi, la gestion de la qualité, l’évaluation, la communication et la documentation du projet sur les frais d’écolage ;
Diriger la rédaction des différents rapports de projet, y compris les rapports trimestriels, et contribuer à d'autres rapports demandés par le chef de mission ;
Organiser des ateliers, des évènements médiatiques et des conférences dans le cadre du projet ;
Rédiger des rapports et des documents de présentation du projet ;
Collecter et compiler des informations pour effectuer des rapports réguliers au chef de de mission.
Transmettre les difficultés rencontrées dans l’exécution des tâches au chef de mission.
La liste des responsabilités mentionnées ci-dessus n’est pas exhaustive. Le consultant (H/F) pourrait être sollicité pour d’autres activités pour la bonne exécution du présent contrat.
Qualifications et expérience
Le/la candidat(e) sélectionné(e) devra démontrer un intérêt particulier pour l'éducation, idéalement avec une formation universitaire en éducation, élaboration des politiques ou domaine similaire. Les candidat(e)s intéressé(e)s doivent présenter les qualifications et l'expérience suivantes:
Compétences et expérience essentielles :
Diplôme universitaire, minimum Licence.
Expérience professionnelle de 7 à 10 années au minimum dans le domaine et à des postes similaires;
Bonne compréhension du fonctionnement des gouvernements, notamment les ministères;
Solide expérience en mobilisation des acteurs;
Compréhension du secteur et du système de l'éducation, de préférence en Côte d’Ivoire, avec une expérience régionale;
Expérience et connaissance en gestion de projet;
Aptitudes à la communication écrite et orale;
Compétences et expérience souhaitées
Connaissance en suivi, évaluation et apprentissage (SEA) si possible, serait un atout
Connaissance de l'anglais, souhaitée.
Les candidatures comprenant le CV et la lettre de motivation devront être envoyées par e-mail à: firstname.lastname@example.org
La lettre de motivation devra tenir sur une page, indiquant votre motivation, pourquoi vous pensez que vous êtes le/la meilleure(e) candidat(e) et décrivant votre expérience et vos qualifications. L’objet de votre courriel devra indiquer la mention « Consultant CIV ». Veuillez noter que seulement les candidat(e)s sélectionné(e)s pour le premier entretien seront contacté(e)s.
Les questions relatives au poste devront être adressées à : email@example.com
Les candidatures seront reçues jusqu’à l’identification du meilleur candidat pour ce poste. Vous êtes donc encouragé(e)s à postuler aussitôt que possible.
Location: Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire
Frequency: Full-time (37.5 hours per week)
Contract: Fixed term contract until August 2024. Likely renewal – contingent upon funding.
Incubated within UK education charity, Ark, the Education Partnerships Group (EPG) is an international not-for-profit consultancy that partners with governments to shape and strengthen their education systems. Our vision is that governments in low- and middle-income countries are equipped to ensure that every child goes to school and learns. We believe that supporting government to design and implement contextually relevant and evidence-based public policy is the best way to drive sustainable progress towards achieving quality education for all.
We assist governments across three critical stages of the policy process:
Generating and using research to inform policy
Supporting the design and development of policy
Supporting the piloting and scaling of policy reform initiatives
Today, EPG works in five countries in Sub-Saharan Africa: South Africa, Ghana, Sierra Leone, Cote d’Ivoire, and Zambia.
In our work, we prioritise a genuine understanding of context rather than assuming ideas can simply be transplanted from one country to another. We also focus on the system – the roles, responsibilities, and relationships of all the different actors – rather than working on one policy area in isolation.
COVID has demonstrated more than ever the importance of effective education systems capable of coordinating and targeting limited resources through evidence-based approaches for impactful education service delivery. With growing demand for our services, EPG is currently focused on seizing those opportunities to expand our footprint in current programme countries and new geographies.
EPG in Côte d'Ivoire
EPG has been working with the Government of Côte d'Ivoire since 2017. EPG initially focused on establishing a relationship of trust and collaboration with the Ministry of National Education and Literacy (MENA) – previously MENETFP1 - and signed a Memorandum of Understanding with MENA in February 2018, formally starting EPG’s work supporting MENA to achieve its educational goals.
Since 2018, EPG has worked with MENA on the following projects:
Research and pilot experience of innovative approaches in preschool education
Reform of tuition fee subsidy to private lower secondary schools
In order to better understand the tuition fee system, a literature review was conducted by the Réseau Ouest et Centre Africain de Recherche en Education (ROCARE) in 2018. The study revealed the achievements, but also the challenges of this programme while highlighting strategic issues to be addressed in future studies. In 2020, the study entitled "Scoping study on private lower secondary school subsidy in Côte d'Ivoire" was carried out by the UNESCO Chair in Bioethics at the Alassane Ouattara University in Bouaké, under the direction of Professor Francis Akindès. The objective was to identify ways of improving the financial viability, equitable access and quality of the tuition fee scheme.
Development of a value-add measure for lower secondary schools
Job Title and Reporting
Position Title: Consultant (M/F)
Reporting to: Head of Mission, based in Abidjan
Direct reports: Senior Technical Assistant
Over the last two years, two studies have been produced to inform the reform of the tuition fee subsidies. The first was a literature review conducted by the Réseau Ouest et Centre Africain de Recherche en Education (ROCARE) in 2018, which revealed the achievements of the existing tuition fee system but also highlighted areas to be explored further. The second study - Scoping study on private lower secondary school subsidy in Côte d'Ivoire - was carried out by UNESCO to identify ways of improving the financial viability, equitable access and quality of the tuition fee scheme.
The tuition fee subsidies project is moving into a new phase, including support to MENA to review the findings of the research report and options for policy development and reform.
There will include four pillars of work, carried out in four phases over three years:
Pillar 1: Consensus Building. There is a shared understanding on the purpose of the tuition fee subsidy measure and the reform needed.
Pillar 2: Systems Strengthening. The system is able to effectively implement the reform and measure.
Pillar 3: Financing. The tuition fee subsidy measure is sustainably financed.
Pillar 4: Policy Development Process. Wider policy development capacity is strengthened.
EPG is looking for a consultant to be part of a growing team. The successful candidate will be passionate about the role that education plays in transforming lives and will believe that strengthening education systems is at the heart of quality education. The Consultant will be responsible for planning and overseeing the tuition fee subsidies project to ensure it is completed in a timely fashion and within budget. He/She will ensure that relationships with MENA and other stakeholders are established and maintained as relative.
The consultant will engage MENA in discussions to build consensus on the issue of reforming the government measure on tuition fee subsidies, and support MENA in the implementation of the reform.
The candidate will be based in Abidjan and will work closely with the Côte d'Ivoire programme team based in Abidjan and London as well as other EPG programme teams.
Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
Ensuring a direct and regular professional relationship with MENA and partner institutions, where relevant;
Acting as focal point for MENA and partner institutions for the tuition fee subsidies project and develops a mechanism for regular work and monitoring;
Facilitating high quality discussions and workshops with senior government officials, stakeholders, and participants;
Providing day to day project management assistance to the Ministry ;
Supporting MENA in drafting project documentation as required;
Raising potential issues as they arise and proactively seeking to mitigate them;
Communicating the interests, needs and challenges of the groups concerned, transmitting them and facilitates the sharing of ideas and information within the framework of the project.
Project Management and Reporting
Leading in overall project planning, including the preparation, organisation and facilitation of planning exercises;
Participating in the management, monitoring, quality management, evaluation, communication and documentation of the project on tuition fees subsidies;
Leading the for the various project reports, including quarterly reports, and contributing to other reports required by the Head of Mission;
Organising workshops, media events and conferences as part of the project;
Drafting reports and project presentation documents;
Collecting and compiling information for regular reporting to the Head of Mission;
Communicating difficulties encountered in the performance of tasks to the Head of Mission.
The responsibilities mentioned above is not exhaustive. The consultant (M/F) may be requested to perform other activities for the successful implementation of the project.
Qualifications and experience
The selected candidate will be required to demonstrate a particular interest in education, ideally with a degree in education, policy development or a similar field. Interested candidates must have the following qualifications and experience:
Essential skills and experience:
University degree, minimum Bachelor's degree.
Professional experience of at least 7 to 10 years in a similar position;
Good understanding of how governments and ministries work;
Strong experience in stakeholder engagement;
Good understanding of the education sector and systems, preferably in Côte d'Ivoire, with regional experience;
Experience and knowledge in project management;
Great written and oral communication skills.
Desired skills and experience
Knowledge of Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) if possible, will be an asset.
Knowledge of English, desirable.
How do I apply?
To apply for this role, please email a copy of your CV and a cover letter with the subject heading “CIV Consultant” to firstname.lastname@example.org
The cover letter should fit on one page, indicating your motivation for applying, why you think you are suitable for the role, and describing your experience and qualifications. Please note that only candidates selected for the first interview will be contacted.
If you have any questions about the position, please direct them to the Head of Mission at email@example.com
Applications will be kept open on a rolling basis, until the successful candidate for this position is identified. You are therefore encouraged to apply as soon as possible.
Nairobi, Kenya - Full Time
Job Id: Kenya - Regional Director, Seed East Africa
Company: Stanford Seed
Location: Nairobi, Kenya
Position: Regional Director
Type: Full Time
Stanford Seed East Africa seeks qualified candidates for the position of Regional Director. This position is based in Nairobi, Kenya.
The Stanford Institute for Innovation in Developing Economies (Stanford Seed) is a Stanford Graduate School of Business-led initiative that collaborates with entrepreneurs in emerging markets to build thriving businesses that transform lives. Stanford Seed currently operates in Africa and South Asia.
The Seed Transformation Program (STP) engages innovative and growth-oriented leaders and teams of small and medium-sized enterprises, who are committed to growing their businesses. During the program, leaders are exposed to core business skills taught by Stanford University faculty and local experts, and then have access to local and regional peer networks, as well as other resources (e.g. coaching) upon completion of the program. The Regional Director will be responsible for ensuring that all programs are delivered in a manner aligned with Seed’s mission,values and strategic priorities.
The Regional Director in Nairobi, Kenya is in charge of managing the execution of programs and all operations at the Seed East Africa Center. This position will manage local support staff, strategic partnerships, and ensure the highest level of excellence and client satisfaction. The position reports to Seed’s Global Director.
The successful candidate will have responsibility to:
• Manage and oversee execution of all aspects of Seed’s Transformation Program (STP) and Seed Transformation Network-related activities based in Nairobi, Kenya, and the East African region
• Lead and manage employees based in Nairobi, Kenya
• Build and maintain relationships with local/regional stakeholders and program participants
• Analyze data on program participants’ performance to inform continuous improvements to program design and operations
• Play a lead role in the recruitment, identification, and evaluation of participants for the STP
• Manage Seed volunteer business coaches based in Kenya and working throughout the region
• Manage and oversee execution of Stanford student intern program in the region
• Represent Stanford Seed East Africa at local and regional events
• Serve as local host to Stanford and international visitors
• Collaborate with peers based in other global regions
Education and Experience
• Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university required
• Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree highly preferred
• 10 or more years of senior level business experience in operations or related field highly preferred
• Experience working with teams located across various countries and regions
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
• An advanced level of fluent English skills both oral and written
• Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills; The ability to work both independently and collaboratively as a team member in a small office
• Advanced knowledge of East African culture, history and business etiquette
• Exceptional project management skills and the ability to manage numerous and complex, multifaceted programs stretching across borders
• Ability to interact with coaches, interns, entrepreneurs, and to exercise sound judgment, tact, and discretion.
• Effective problem solving and decision-making skills with ability to identify problems, develop solutions, and take responsibility for implementation and collaborate with the Seed home office staff
• Demonstrated ability to work effectively with diverse constituencies and effectively develops relationships that enhance overall goals.
• Ability to contribute to a cooperative and supportive office environment characterized by service-oriented flexibility, workload fluctuations and variable planning time
• Salary will be commensurate with experience.
• At the time of hire must be legally authorized to work in Kenya.
• Must comply with all visas, work authorization, and tax related laws and regulations as a condition of employment.
• Position is benefits eligible subject to applicable local and international laws and regulations, and Stanford University Global LLC.
Seed is a Stanford Graduate School of Business-led initiative that’s working to end the cycle of global poverty. We believe that business is one of the most powerful engines of change to create greater prosperity in and for emerging economies. To maximize our impact, we’re working on multiple fronts and across multiple time horizons. Seed is training business leaders in developing economies, inspiring Stanford students to become globally engaged leaders, and supporting critical research that can lead to breakthrough solutions. For more information about the Seed program, please visit https://seed.stanford.edu/.
Related Keywords: Higher Education, Stanford, Nairobi, Kenya, East Africa, Seed, Regional Director, University, Business, business management, project management, personnel management, administration, operations, strategic planning, partnerships, transformation, enterprises
To apply: https://apptrkr.com/2855404
Carnegie Mellon University is seeking an Executive Assistant to be responsible for planning, managing and coordinating the administrative functions for the Director and the Executive Director of CMU-Africa.
About Carnegie Mellon University
Established out of a partnership between Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) and the Government of Rwanda, CMU-Africa is Addressing the critical shortage of high-quality engineering talent required to accelerate the economic development and digital transformation of Africa—home to the fastest growing workforce in the world. CMU-Africa was established in 2011 and is the only
U.S. research university offering its master’s degrees with full-time faculty, staff and operations in Africa. CMU’s presence in Rwanda provides a platform to engage in Africa’s most significant opportunities and challenges across the continent through world-class education and contextually relevant research.
Our vision is to educate and empower the next generation of African leaders and innovators by delivering a world-class educational experience. CMU-Africa’s mission is to produce creative and technically strong engineers, who have been trained in the African context, and prepared to make transformative impact in their communities and the world.
We are a fast-growing campus with about 150 enrolled students, aiming to grow to 400 in the next couple of years. Our size and exponential growth create a sense of camaraderie and excitement, with strong community ties and a compound sense of accomplishment in our team members, contributing towards mutually beneficial relationships between staff and students.
As CMU-Africa’s Executive Assistant, you will regularly handle sensitive information and be required to maintain strict confidentiality and discretion. While specific responsibilities will vary, they will include, but will not be limited to, the following:
• Manage time commitment (calendar) for the Director and Executive Director, and respective prioritization
• Facilitate and manage communications and collaboration with other members of the management team, and the main CMU campus.
• Prepare correspondence, reports, and other documents on behalf of the Director and Executive Director
• Plan and organize management meetings, committee meetings and other high level strategic meetings, creating agendas and preparing minutes. Prepares and collects documents and materials for meetings
• Troubleshoot problems and questions concerning office and University policies and procedures, responding to inquiries and routine questions, referring only those absolutely necessary to supervisor
• Communicate with high level officials both inside and outside the university. Handle highly confidential matters
• Welcome visitors and guests, and makes appropriate referrals to relevant departments
• Coordinate travel schedule/arrangements for the Director and Executive Director
• Coordinate record-keeping processes and organization, and multiplatform communications, such as web, email, and social media for the Director and Executive Director
• Provide general service and information to guests and visitors, and other duties as assigned
• Perform related duties as assigned by the Director and / or Executive Director
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
• A Bachelor’s Degree in relevant field
• Experience in higher education or equivalent relevant experience in fast-paced office administration
• Preferred experience with complex calendaring for executives or faculty
• Fluency in spoken and written English and French a plus
SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES
• Demonstrated ability and flexibility, in a high pressure, fast paced and complex environment, to manage multiple, time sensitive assignments with the capacity to independently prioritize work with strong attention to detail.
• Proven ability to accomplish projects and assignments with strict deadlines.
• Proven ability with logistics and travel coordination.
• Demonstrated skills with organizing files, correspondence and documents and ability to recommend and implement systems to enhance related procedure and policy
• Superior interpersonal skills and ability to interact with University leaders, faculty, staff, students, alumni, and other stakeholders with a highly professional demeanor and strong customer service skills.
• Exceptional written, oral and electronic communication skills.
• Ability to exercise sound judgment, excellent discretion and maintain confidentiality.
• Demonstrated computer skills and experience with Microsoft Office suite.
• Proven ability with other systems and technology to improve administrative efficiency.
• Ability to learn new computer skills and systems
Please follow the link below to apply for this position - https://talentacquisition.rightseat.rw/recruit/Portal.na