Sabre Charitable Trust Recruiting Now

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25 Oct, 2016

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Project Jobs in Ghana

The Sabre Trust is a partnership between two independent but linked charities, registered in the UK with the Charity Commission and in Ghana with the Department of Social Welfare. We work in southern Ghana to improve the futures of poor and marginalised children.

Through ten years of grassroots work in rural schools and a long term relationship with the Ghana Education Service, the kindergarten sector has emerged as our priority intervention area. Kindergarten represents the start of formal education for 4 and 5 year old children, and the sector faces a number of challenges including poor learning environments and weak teacher capacity. Our Brighter Futures Programme provides an innovative and carefully considered response to these challenges, delivered through Building Better Schools and providing Transformational Teacher Training.

Our mission is to give young Ghanaians the best possible start to their education, enabling them to achieve their full academic potential and contribute to Ghana’s future economic development.

Our vision is an education system where all children in Ghana are engaged in active and play-based learning, which equips them with the skills and knowledge they need to progress through primary and junior high school and complete their basic education. This will help to bring about a critical shift in mind-set amongst teachers and pupils at all levels of the Ghana education system.

Job Description

Job Title: Education Project Manager

Location:  Takoradi, Western Region

Duration: Full Time Salary

Salary:  Gross annual salary of £20,000

Reporting to: Education Programmes Manager


Role Overview

The Sabre Trust is a development organisation working in close collaboration with the local education authorities in the Central and Western Regions to support the implementation of the Ghana Education Service’s plans to scale up quality kindergarten education nationwide. Sabre’s Transformational Teacher Training project is an innovative new approach to preparing student teachers for their teaching postings, using a network of model classrooms and mentor teachers.

The Education Project Manager is responsible for the coordination of training activities, monitoring and evaluation of project progress and reporting to partners.

Key Responsibilities

  • Responsible for the day to management of the Brighter Futures teacher training team, which includes:
  • leading weekly team meetings
  • organisation of the team’s weekly and monthly plans
  • human resource management
  • working with the Programme Manager to ensure smooth delivery of all elements of the programme
  • Work with project partners to ensure that all stakeholders are fully engaged in the training process and supportive of the programme goals.
  • Liaise with the Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning (MEL) team Manager, to ensure that the required data is collected and analysed correctly to demonstrate evidence-based results and learning.
  • Coordinate the Programme Management Meetings, including setting agenda and recording minutes.
  • Work with Training Manager (TM), trainers and partners to coordinate training workshops, both in terms of logistics and resources/materials.
  • Work with Education Programmes Manager and Ghana Finance Manager to review performance against the project budget, ensuring value for money on all deliverables and good budget administration in accordance with approved budget.
  • Support the Training Manager and Training Officer in preparing and delivering training-the-trainer workshops.
  • Prepare internal project reports, which will form the basis of termly updates to partners and donor reports.
  • Provide technical support in the development of concept notes and proposals for fundraising
  • Work closely with colleagues in the Central Region to ensure synergy and shared learning across the programme.
  • Support any other activities that further the goals of the Brighter Futures Programme, as required.

Required Skills or Experience

The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate:

  • a relevant degree qualification
  • a minimum of 2 years project management experience, with some experience of working in the international development sector
  • excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • excellent planning and organisational skills
  • experience of managing a project or an element of a project
  • experience of leading or managing a team
  • experience of mentoring other team members
  • strong computer skills
  • the ability to work in an English speaking environment
  • Previous experience in early years’ education (pre-school & lower primary) an advantage

How to Apply

Apply by Application Form and CV to [email protected]

Download application form at

Application deadline: 14 November 2016, early application is encouraged.

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