Team Leader - Building Learning Foundations

Education Development Trust
  • Location
    Kigali, Rwanda
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Mid Career
  • Posted
    Jul 28

Position description

Are you an experienced Team Leader with a passion to drive education reform in Rwanda?

Education Development Trust, formerly CfBT Education Trust, has secured an accountable grant from the UK’s DFID to deliver an exciting 4-year programme of support to the Rwanda Ministry of Education in its drive to improve the country’s primary education system.

The £25m ‘Building Learning Foundations’ programme will drive improved quality and equity, deliver improved numeracy and functional literacy standards in English, and strengthen the system at all levels.

The Team Leader’s role is to head up the project and drive the national reform agenda working at all levels of the system from the school and community level to national Ministries of Education. S/he will manage our in-country project delivery team of national and international staff, guiding and overseeing the development and implementation of a range of targeted measures that will improve quality and learning outcomes in the early grades, smooth the transition from Kinyarwanda to English that takes place at P4, and reduce dropout.

The successful candidate will have a track record of delivering results and improving educational outcomes on a large-scale, managing engagement with senior political leadership and overseeing a team of high-performing specialists in a complex environment.

Role essentials

  • Prior experience of large-scale ($10m) donor funded education intervention’s in a developing country context;
  • Experience of working in Sub-Saharan Africa;
  • Experience of working with government at senior level;
  • Experience of working with funders and delivering project objectives;
  • Demonstrable ability to manage human and financial resources;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills including report writing;
  • Qualified to degree level or above;
  • 10 years relevant experience.

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