Company : Promoting Equality in African Schools (PEAS)
Location : Mbarara
Deadline : 11th June 2018, 5PM EAT

PEAS (Promoting Equality in African Schools) is a UK based charity/social enterprise with a mission to ‘expand access to sustainably delivered, quality secondary education across Africa’. PEAS establishes and operates low-cost secondary schools in Uganda and Zambia in areas where access to quality secondary education is limited due to cost and geographical barriers. PEAS’ interventions are built upon 3 pillars of education impact; Access, Quality and Sustainability. Since opening its first schools in 2008, the PEAS network has grown to 31 schools, and we are currently educating over 16,000 students. PEAS Uganda has about 50 staff at the Country Office and over 800 staff working in the network schools. PEAS Uganda is seeking to fill the following vacancies:

Job Summary:

The Regional Programmes Manager serves as an integral member of the Senior Management Team (SMT) and is accountable for improving the overall performance of the 11 schools in the Western Region. The role is responsible for contributing to development and implementation of PEAS strategy in the region, and oversee operations, talent management, financial accountability, representation of PEAS in the region in consultation with relevant colleagues at the country office. Above all, this role means solving problems and guiding school leaders to deliver improvements in order for each school to make rapid and sustained progress in improving access, quality, sustainability and policy compliance. This is an outstanding opportunity for an inspirational manager with strong people management, programme coordination, sound analytical capability, financial accountability and strong commitment to joining a fast growing, value for money focused and mission-driven organization.

Key Responsibilities of the role:

  • School oversight supervision
  • Staff management and development
  • Finance Management
  • Communication and networking

  Skills and competencies:

  • Experience working in a school environment, preferably as a school leader or network leader   
  • Evidence of understanding the challenges faced by schools working in a rural Ugandan context
  • Able to work well under pressure, identify priorities and deliver work with high levels of accuracy to tight deadlines across a range of internal and external  stakeholders.   
  • Experience in implementing organization policies across finance, operations, and HR, together with overseeing operational adherence.  
  • Performance management skills to ensure key deliverables are achieved on an individual, departmental and organization wide basis.   
  • Experience in budgeting, cash flow management and monthly management accounts reporting and overall management of financial systems and processes.   
  • Able to make high quality business decisions on a timely basis that ensure the effective and efficient functioning of the organization and ‘value for money’.   
  • Demonstrates PEAS values of focus on lasting change, be collaborative not competitive, be honest, champion empowerment, be entrepreneurial, adopt a growth mind-set, and look at the evidence.   
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English language

Qualifications and Experience:

    Degree in Social Sciences, Social Works and Administrations, Development Studies, Business Management, Education with bias to management.
    Minimum of 3 years mid-level senior management and leadership experience in programme and operational capacity
    A Master’s degree in relevant field is an added advantage.

How to Apply for the job:
• Suitable and qualified candidates should submit their applications and CV to Human Resource & Organization Development Coordinator PEAS Uganda via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .
• No hand delivered applications shall be accepted in this process.
• Include all portions of your application in one attached document as a PDF document, and use Regional Programmes Manager or Education Specialist – Inspection as the subject of your email.

PEAS is an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate in its recruitment practices and, in order to build the strongest possible workforce, actively seeks a diverse applicant pool.

PEAS is committed to the protection of children and we do not employ people whose background is not suitable for working with children.