Education Programme Manager (maternity cover) 533 views

VSO is the world’s leading international development organisation that works through volunteers to fight poverty. Working in 24 countries around the world, our unique role in international development is to place committed volunteers with carefully selected organisations where their skills can have the greatest impact. Our extraordinary volunteers live and work in some of the world’s poorest communities. Sharing their unique skills and experience to generate new ideas and new ways of doing things, helping the communities they work in lift themselves out of poverty. We’re not about delivering quick fixes, but instead we focus on long-lasting, sustainable change, that will impact generations to come. Join us and help us work towards our vision of a world without poverty.

Role overview

To provide cover and lead on the development and effective delivery of VSO Kenya’s education programming and demonstrate VSO’s dispersed leadership in volunteering for development approach. The role will provide maternity cover for 4 months.

Skills, qualifications and experience

Masters degree in Education or relevant subject with at least 3- 4 years relevant experience

Leadership Experience representing at senior levels, building effective inter-organisational relationships, and working collaboratively with other organisations.

Project Management Excellent understanding of project cycle management tools and experience of organisational assessment, planning and review tools and processes.

Inclusive education, and Workforce Development Understanding. Knowledge of inclusive education workforce development and advocacy issues

Experience working with volunteers – able to manage intenational and local volunteers

Disability and social inclusion – an understanding and expreinece of disability, gender and social inclusion.

Cross-Cultural Working Direct and substantial experience of working cross-culturally and able to communicate to a range of audiences and promote sharing and learning between cultures

Communication Strong verbal and written communication skills.

People Management & Supervision Line management experience, and proven ability to promote self-awareness, learning and development among individuals.

Planning and Organising Able to develop clear and realistic plans to deliver agreed objectives within deadlines, involving key individuals in the planning process.
Budget Management Ability to manage budgets financial procedures

IT (MS office) proficiency.
Able to travel, including work away from the home base for up to 50% of time, both within the country and occasionally internationally and some weekend and evening work.

Competencies and Behaviour

At VSO we believe progress is only possible by working together. Whether you want to join us as an employee, or as a volunteer working in your own country, overseas or online, our selection process includes an assessment based on these core competencies:

• Ability to be open minded and respectful
• Ability to be resilient and adaptive to new situations
• Ability to facilitate positive change and build sustainable working relationships
• Ability to seek and share knowledge

Equal Opportunities

VSO promotes equal opportunities and values a diverse workforce.

VSO reserves the right to close this job early if we receive a sufficient number of applications.

If you’re interested in applying for this role, please download the job description for more information.

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