Posted on :
22 Jun, 2018
22 Jun, 2018
Established in 1951, World Education, Inc. is a US-based non-profit organization aimed at improving the lives of marginalized people through education (formal and non-formal) and training, institutional development, and targeted technical assistance.
Job Title: Sector Technical Programme Lead – Job Number: 63004
Application Deadline: June 29, 2018
Position Type: Full-time
Locations: Accra and Tamale, Ghana
Salary: Commensurate with experience
World Education, Inc. seeks local candidates for two Sector Technical Programme Leads (Northern and Southern) based in Tamale and Accra, Ghana pending award from DFID/Girls’ Education Challenge/Leave No Girl Behind. The programme aims to improve the literacy and numeracy skills of highly marginalized out-of-school girls and transition them into formal school or employment. This programme seeks to decrease key barriers to access quality education, opportunities for employment and improving safety of highly marginalized girls in schools and their communities, while increasing girls’ knowledge and adoption of positive behaviours, empowering them to become leaders and role models within their communities.
The Sector Technical Programme Lead reports to the Programme Director and is responsible for overseeing and coordinating the implementation of programme activities with downstream NGO partners to meet the outcomes in agreed work plans. The Sector Technical Lead will head the sector team responsible for ensuring support and capacity building in all aspects of the Programme for sub-awardee organizations. The Sector Technical Programme Lead will ensure and reinforce links between technical activities, donor and fund manager targets and the Government of Ghana strategic plans. The Sector Technical Lead will serve as ambassador and manage collaboration with regional district and community level decision makers, collaborators, and stakeholders.
Ensure quality implementation of the formal and non-formal tracks of the programme at regional, district and community levels
Manage a team consisting of technical programme associates, officer and a grants officer.
Provide technical guidance in implementing an accelerated learning programme, life skills, vocational and income generating activities.
Lead advocacy interventions with regional, district and community key stakeholders
Ensure that Downstream NGO Partners follow Do No Harm principles and follow ethical implementation of program activities.
Collaborate with partners and stakeholders to establish capacity training relevant to their needs
Work closely with Programme Director and M&E Manager to elaborate integrated strategies, work plans and initiatives
Support documentation and publication of activities and sharing of lessons learned and best practices
Provide progress reports according to donor and fund manager requirements.
Other responsibilities as assigned.
Required Skills or Experience
An advanced degree in education, international development, sociology or a related field
Minimum of 10 years of relevant experience in a similar role as a senior-manager in education programing
Experience in complementary basic education, life skills, vocational training, or girls’ empowerment activities
Experience working with marginalized populations specifically out of school girls and girls with disabilities
Demonstrated experience with training methodologies for formal and non-formal education, mother tongue literacy, vocational training and income generating activities.
Strong understanding of the Ghanaian education sector, including district-level education
Demonstrated experience leading and building the capacity sub-awardee partners, including field-based staff, to meet project needs and deliverables is strongly desired;
Exceptional written and spoken communication skills (including presentations) required
Experience planning and facilitating meetings, identifying community needs, working with community leaders and key stakeholders
Knowledgeable in education pedagogy with a gender and inclusive focus
Demonstrated training experience
Demonstrated experience building partnerships and networks between government and civil society
Strong analytical and reporting skills
If you are an individual with a disability, or a disabled veteran and unable to apply online for an available position, you may submit your request for reasonable accommodation by calling Human Resources at +1 617-482-9485.
WEI is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer committed to workplace diversity.
We are committed to providing equal employment opportunities for all qualified applicants and employees without regard to age, race, colour, national origin, ancestry, creed, religion, gender, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, sexual preference, genetic information, political affiliation, or military status (special disabled veterans or veteran status) in any employment decisions. M/F/V/D
How to Apply
To apply submit a covering letter and curriculum vitae to [email protected]
Please include the job number in the email subject line
Closing Date : June 22, 2018