Jobs – Regional Education Specialist at PEAS

Job Title: Regional Education Specialist – Continuous Professional Development (CPD)

PEAS is a UK-based charity with a mission ‘to unlock the potential of Africa by expanding access to affordable quality secondary education’. We run the fastest growing network of sustainably financed secondary schools in Africa. We currently have a network of 22 schools across Uganda and Zambia, educating around 8,000 students. PEAS has recently secured a grant from DFID as part of the Girls Education Challenge Fund, the purpose of which is to drive learning and results for marginalised girls. PEAS is supported by major corporate, government and private funders and our innovative financial model is pioneering in the field of public private partnerships in development education.

Job Summary: The PEAS UK Regional Education Specialist CPD will primarily focused on helping schools to improve Teaching and Learning and students’ educational outcomes. The Education Specialist–continuous professional development will assist schools holistically in areas including curriculum, co-curricular activities, community engagement and child welfare

Key Duties and Responsibilities:        

  1. Support schools to enhance education quality (40%):
  2. Provide training for schools on PEAS network wide Education initiatives and priorities (40%):
  3. Monitoring and reporting (15%):
  4. Supporting schools to implement School Improvement Plans (5%):
  • Training and supporting schools leaders in how to identify areas for development and training needs for staff
  • Monitoring or supporting school leaders to deliver a range of school-based teacher training (including lesson observations, workshops, mentoring, coaching etc.)
  • Training and supporting school leaders to analyse performance data and create strategies to improve performance at school and subject level
  • Developing networks between schools to facilitate sharing of best practice and scaling micro innovations in education.
  • Supporting schools to identify and access local and regional training opportunities for staff (e.g., district government training opportunities and training provided by grassroots and local NGOs etc.)
  • Delivering training for school leaders and teachers at national and/or regional workshops and conferences.
  • Offering on-going school-based support (e.g. lesson observations, meetings, training sessions, coaching) for teachers and school leaders to ensure that learning from training sessions is implemented.
  • Monitoring, collate, analyse and report the impact of specific PEAS-wide education programmes or initiatives (curriculum, pedagogy, child protection, co-curricular, educational leadership, administration and community engagement etc.) at individual schools and within specified clusters or regions
  • Responsible for monitoring the implementation and impact of various PEAS Uganda education initiatives at individual schools and at cluster level.
  • Create timely, accurate and evaluative reports for Regional Advisers and the Education Manager to enable tracking of specific and general quality education initiatives including evaluations of impact at school.
  • Carry out consultations with school level stakeholders to feed into education Programme design and evaluation.
  • Support each PEAS school to action the recommendations from its School.
  • Inspection report though the implementation of its annual School Improvement Plan
  • Work closely with relevant PEAS Uganda departments to support implementation of School Improvement Plans.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The candidate should preferably hold a Bachelor degree (Education). A relevant postgraduate qualification will be an added advantage.
  • At least three years’ experience in capacity building and teacher training.
  • Up to date with recent development in Education sector.
  • Trainer of trainer’s experience (desirable).
  • Excellent track record of improving student learning outcomes through teacher training
  • Skills, knowledge and personal attributes
  • Good knowledge and understanding of teacher training methodology and theory of change
  • Working knowledge of a range of methods of delivering teacher training beyond workshops and conferences
  • Ability to model the delivery of excellent lessons
  • Ability to analyse data to support improvement in educational outcomes at classroom and school level.
  • Ability to train trainers.
  • Excellent English language oral and written communication skills
  • Flexibility, initiative and self-driven
  • Results oriented
  • Strategic thinking and strong analytical skills
  • Ability to work under pressure and manage multiple deadlines
  • Ability to work under minimum supervision
  • Ability to develop positive professional relationships with a range of people
  • Exhibit commitment to the PEAS values

How to Apply for the job:

All suitably qualified candidates should send their applications to: The Human Resource Manager, PEAS Uganda P.O. Box 23308, Kampala Plot 2881, Block 216, Ntinda Kisaasi. Mumbejja Road opposite Ndere Centre. Uganda Or send your application, cover letter and CV to; Email to:

Deadline: 15th September, 2014 by 5pm

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