Deputy Education Consortium Manager


Deputy Education Consortium Manager

The Deputy Education Consortium Manager will be responsible for day to day oversight and successful implementation of Programmes implemented through the NGO Education Consortium. Under the guidance of the Consortium Manager, the Deputy will ensure that programme activities are implemented by consortium partners in a coordinated, harmonized and aligned manner, in line with donor requirements and commitments.

The Deputy Education Consortium Manager will join an expanding Education Consortium Management Unit (CMU) made of support functions of Awards, Finance, MEAL, Technical Specialists and Child Safeguarding. The role of the Deputy Manager will be to oversee and follow-up day to day implementation of activities by the consortium partners, to ensure that the Programmes are on track and meet their targets.

The Deputy Consortium Manager will be based in Save the Children’s office in Kampala with frequent travels to the refugee hosting settlements and will spend a substantial time with the Consortium partners and other key education actors including the Ministry of Education and Sports, UNHCR, and UNICEF.

Qualifications and Experience
  • 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, preferably in Uganda and with International NGOs
  • 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
  • Commitment to Save the Children values.
  • Ability to coach and mentor partners
  • Highly developed interpersonal and communication skills including influencing, negotiation, steering and coaching
  • Experience in management of finance and budget monitoring and risk management.
  • Experience of solving complex issues through analysis, definition of a clear way forward and ensuring buy-in
  • Highly numerically articulated with a track record of data manipulation and reporting systems.

Highly diplomatic with strong oral and written communication skills (English)

  • Demonstrable understanding of ECHO and ECW guidelines as well as other donors’ agenda.
  • Prior experience working in consortium structures and projects, or in consortium / programme management units.

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 realize 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.

Application closes on 24th January 2020 at midnight Uganda time.

Save the Children is an equal opportunity employer and seeks to employ and assign the best qualified talent, persons with disabilities and female candidates are encouraged to apply.

Disclaimer: Save the Children International does not charge any kind of fee at whichever stage of the recruitment process and does not act through recruitment agents

Date advertised: 26 Dec 2019

Closing date: 24 Jan 2020 - 23:59 EAT

Location: Kampala, Location

Department: Programme Operations

Type: Permanent

Schedule: Full-time

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