EduQuality Director, Program Implementation

Opportunity International
  • Location
    Remote, United Kingdom
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Advanced
  • Posted
    Jun 18

Position description

The EduQuality Director, Program Implementation will be responsible for delivering and overseeing the EduQuality program strategy to support school leaders, teachers/caregivers, students, and parents across the Opportunity EduFinance global footprint. The role involves the recruitment, team management, and staff development of a large and geographically dispersed team of Education Specialists who deliver the EduQuality program in the field. Successful candidates will have significant experience using data-driven approaches to managing large multi-country field teams in education in low- and middle-income countries.

RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

Program Global Oversight

  • Lead global strategic oversight of the EduQuality program professional development training for school leaders and teacher mentors of low-cost private schools globally.
  • Manage global, regional, and country-level Education Specialist teams, including recruitment onboarding, ongoing coaching, training, and professional development.
  • Implement tracking measures in collaboration with the global Data & Business Intelligence team to ensure the effective use of data in performance management through the development and management of quality assurance and feedback loops.
  • Created an operation framework with the Director of EduFinance Financial Products to ensure that EduQuality activities were well-coordinated in each country.
  • Establish and manage the program budget by ensuring cost-effective decision-making.

Partnership Development and Management

  • Created a strategic EduQuality program plan within established program partner markets to deliver key technical services, including school proprietor training, school-level assessments, teacher service provision, and material provision programs.

Business Planning

  • Implement the EduQuality vision globally by creating, tracking, and managing relationships with key stakeholders and ensuring key deliverables meet the established multi-year operating plan.
  • Oversee the global and local EduQuality implementation budget to ensure the program maximizes social impact and achieves donor commitments with available financing.

Donor Engagement & Reporting

  • Represent the EduFinance and the EduQuality programs to donors in meetings and in person, as required.
  • Maintain and nurture stakeholder relationships by co-creating engagements with Opportunity International Support Members and donors.
  • Complete narrative and statistical reports as necessary to meet donor requirements.
  • Leverage donor relationships to engage ongoing support for the EduQuality program.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY

  • Head Education Specialist, Africa
  • Head Education Specialist, LAC
  • Head Education Specialist, Asia
  • Supervision of the EduQuality Education Specialists teams. This includes over 50 internal staff, consultants, and external partners.

Qualifications

  • Degree in a field related to education or a degree in an international development-related field with significant experience in the education field.
  • At least ten years of experience working in education systems in low-income countries, ideally spanning Sub Saharan Africa, Asia and Latin America.
  • At least 8-10 years using a data-driven approach to managing large field teams across countries, ideally across regions and time zones.
  • Experience in navigating and negotiating within a multi-national context.
  • Leadership in large-scale education program implementation.
  • Strong writing, data collection, and ICT skills (e.g., Microsoft Office products, EdTech, mobile tablets, etc.).
  • International education experience or training is preferred.
  • Experience working within cross-cultural global organizations and INGOs preferred.
  • Knowledge of and experience with USAID-funded projects is preferred.
  • An understanding of and a commitment to advancing the mission and core values of Opportunity International.

LANGUAGE SKILLS

  • Written and verbal fluency in English is required.
  • Fluency in French and/or Spanish is desirable.

TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS

  • Up to 50% required annually (Domestic and International)
  • Able to travel with minimal notice and maximum flexibility
  • Willing to travel independently and without escort or planning support to both developing and developed nation context

Application instructions

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