Senior Programme Manager, Education Partnerships Group
Location : Nairobi, Lusaka, Cape Town, or Abidjan, with international travel, indicatively 40%
Salary details : : £43,000 - £51,000; salary quoted in GBP, commensurate with experience and location
Contract : Dependent on programme need (12 months up to permanent); candidates must have the right to work in the location in which they wish to be based.
Closing date : : Applications will be considered on a rolling basis
Incubated within UK education charity, Ark, the Education Partnerships Group (EPG) is an international not-for-profit consultancy thatpartnerswith 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 :
1. Generating and using research to inform policy
2. Supporting the design and development of policy
3. 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.
About the role :
manage strategic relationships with senior government officials, delivery partners and funders; and provide financial oversight across country budgets.
The right candidate will be passionate about education and the centrality of government in ensuring every child has access to a quality education.
They will want to be part of an agile and flexible consultancy and aim to be responsive to the needs and contexts of government partners.
They will see this role as an opportunity to have a positive impact on the lives of children. This role can be based in Nairobi, Abidjan, Cape Town or Lusaka, and includes indicatively 40% international travel.
Direct experience in global education is preferable but not strictly required.