Job Title: Education and Impact Intern – PEAS Uganda Jobs 2021
Organization: PEAS (Promoting Equality in African Schools) Uganda
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
PEAS (Promoting Equality in African Schools) Profile:
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 establish and operate 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 32 schools, and we are currently educating over 16,000 students.
The Education and Impact Internship is an exciting 6-month role within the UK Technical Team, with the possibility of extension. PEAS Technical Team interns have gone on to a variety of exciting careers, working at the Behavioural Insights Team, the National Foundation for Education Research (NFER) and becoming permanent members of the PEAS team.
A previous Technical Team intern shares their experience: “Being an intern with PEAS is an amazing opportunity to develop skills and gain insight into education systems in Uganda and Zambia. You will be given a high level of responsibility and exposure to diverse areas of work. It’s also a chance to work with an incredibly positive and committed team across three countries!”
Internship projects will include working with leads in Uganda, Zambia and the UK to develop education initiatives that ensure PEAS students receive the highest quality education, and helping to develop tools and content that will support students within our school networks, and have the potential to benefit students in the wider education systems that we work in.
The PEAS Technical Team is a small team of experts who work to continually strengthen PEAS’ impact across our network of schools and beyond.
Roles and Responsibilities:
Education support to country teams (50%): Provide high quality support to education teams in Uganda and Zambia to deliver on education quality goals. This will involve supporting programme leads in Uganda and Zambia and the Education and Partnership Lead to:
- Develop training for school staff and school support staff, as well as school-level education tools and content (for example, tools and content to support literacy and numeracy programmes)
- Design projects to address priority areas of improvement by conducting and sharing relevant research from across the sector.
Support the delivery of PEAS partnerships strategy (Co-Impact) (20%): Support the delivery of Co-Impact (collaborative projects with partners to share PEAS know-how) projects by:
- Supporting the development of training and communication material for external partners about PEAS Co-Impact projects
- Supporting the development of tools used to implement PEAS Co-Impact projects in collaboration with PEAS colleagues and external partners.
Provide ad hoc support to the wider PEAS Technical Team (30%)
- Support members across the PEAS Technical Team on an ad hoc basis, specifically in the areas of monitoring and evaluation, strategic projects, and business development.
- Provide support to PEAS Impact Lead to analyse and share PEAS internal data and evidence.
- Provide support to funding proposals and reports
- Undertake and share research on best practice in the wider sector to inform strategic decisions
- We are open to the type of person who might be suitable for this role and is not fixed on a set amount of experience required. You could be a graduate, or someone who is looking to change careers and gain experience in the not-for-profit sector.
- At least a Bachelors Degree
- Experience or knowledge of the education sector
- Strong English is written and verbal communication skills
- Proficient in Microsoft Office, including PowerPoint and Excel
- Adaptability to manage a varied & evolving workload
- Flexibility to work with colleagues in different, often international locations
- Able to synthesise secondary research
- Concise and engaging writing ability for technical audiences
- Passion for international education
- Ideally, applicants will also be:
- Knowledgeable about, or have experience volunteering or working in, a Sub-Saharan African country
- Great with numbers: able to analyse quantitative data and pull out key findings, with good attention to detail
How To Apply for PEAS Uganda Jobs 2021:
Interested applicants who meet the criteria should submit their applications to the link below:
Deadline: 18th January 2021.
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