Education Partnership and Delivery Manager, SSEIP2

Application deadline closed.

Job Description

Cambridge Education is currently preparing to bid on the large, complex FCDO funded SSEIP2/ Girls Learning and Disability programme which will build on the work of the first phase: Sierra Leone Secondary Education Improvement Programme (SSEIP), also called Leh Wi Lan (Krio for “Let’s Learn”). The programme is aimed at increasing the years of quality education to keep girls and children with disability in school beyond primary. If successful, we expect the project to commence in Q4 2022 or Q1 2023.

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Job description
Job titleEducation Partnership and Delivery Manager
Salary rangeNegotiable, contract position
Time commitmentFull time, contract position
LocationBased in Freetown 
TravelThe position requires regular travel nationwide to district and school level.
Start dateTBC – If successful, we expect the project to commence in Q4 2022 or Q1 2023
Report toTeam Leader (tbc)
Example duties and responsibilitiesThis senior role bridges our technical and operational teams and is responsible for ensuring timely and effective delivery of education program interventions. As a member of the senior management team of the project, reporting directly to the team leader, this role will support on the development of achievable workplans, drive prioritisation within the team and with partners to deliver on these, use data analysis to inform alterations to intervention design and improve implementation effectiveness and manage personnel leading district engagement. This position is expected to be a fulltime in-country role, based in Freetown but with regular travel nationwide to district and school level. 
Closing dateApplications must be received by CLOSE OF BUSINESS  16th May 2022
How to submitPlease click on the link and follow the instructions;

What to submitCompleted cover letter AND Curriculum Vitae, including contacts of 3 institutional referees with email Addresses of the HR .Please use the Job Title as the subject of your email application
Candidate profile
Experience/skillsExperience from a senior position of implementing large scale education interventions at scale in Sierra Leone, with engagement at national and district levels, experience in the West African Region will also be considered of value. Strong understanding of the Sierra Leone education system and technical experience with program delivery in areas relevant to school improvement, teacher development, girls education, disability inclusion and community engagement. Ideally, expertise in at least one of these areas.Exemplary organisational, planning, implementation, data analysis and reporting skills. Exceptional people, communication and negotiation skills to manage colleagues, partners and Government counterparts effectively.Systems thinker with the ability connect interventions together and ensure technical coherence, with an eye for sustainable approaches in complex systems. Creative thinker that can develop innovative and creative solutions to complex technical problems. MindsetContinuous improvement

Independent and proactiveWillingness to bring about positive changeCollaborative and respectfulWillingness to travel regularly to the provinces 
QualificationsRelevant bachelor’s degree and a minimum of 10 years in a senior programme/project position in education, health, or similar relevant field.LanguageEnglish (professional proficiency)