Head Of Programmes

EduSpots Ghan... Accra, Ablekuma Central Municipal Greater Accra Education Remote
Posted 1 month ago
Job Description

Reporting to: CEO To oversee the day-to-day management of our programmes team; this includes a full-time Education and Research and Programmes Managers, and part-time roles in STEM & sustainability education, early years education, literacy development, gender-based equity and leadership development. In time, this role may also manage our regional coordinators, giving them full oversight of our delivery in Ghana and Kenya. To oversee the overall delivery and development of our volunteer training programmes (the Ignite Programme, the Catalyse Programme, the Peer Mentoring Programme and online courses), ensuring that improving the quality of educational delivery and professional development of 250+ Spot volunteers is a constant focus. To closely monitor deadlines and deliverables of team members, ensuring key milestones are met with continuous high quality content. Leading the monitoring, evaluation and learning across our programmes, leading on programme reporting, both internally and externally. Oversight of all participant data effectively, working with the Programmes Manager, strand and regional coordinators. Oversight of the educational delivery at our conferences and training Academies, working closely with the Education & Research Manager. Creating a process for supporting the promotion of wider diverse programmes and projects developed and delivered by community volunteers. Ensuring child protection and safeguarding, and wider risk management and promotion of positive well-being is at the heart of all our programme planning. Exploring ways to make our educational offering as inclusive as possible, working with volunteers to improve their own capacity, and adjusting their sessions to enable all learners to engage with our programmes and clubs. To support the creation of handbooks, resources & PowerPoints to meet organisational needs as requested. Work with the team to develop partnerships with NGOs, corporates, government departments and individuals to enhance the delivery of programmes. Leading the professional development and appraisal of our programme-focused staff team members, and the wider team. To play a key part of the leadership team, offering strategic insight to the development of the organisation.Other To carry out all other duties as reasonably required under the job role, supporting the wider work of the organisation. To act at all times in line with the expectations of staff as set out in the Staff & Volunteers Handbook, and other relevant policies and procedures. At least 3 years’ experience in education management, including line management of a team. Strong skills in programme development and management with an ability to ensure a large team meet their task deadlines and produce outcomes of the required standards. Experience in education resource design (e.g. curricula, student activities, teacher/facilitator guides). Strong personnel management experience, including experience having difficult conversations and managing performance of diverse staff. An ability to create systems to improve quality of programme delivery at an organisational and local level. A strong training facilitator, with the ability to model outstanding pedagogy and inspire volunteers and staff members. Experience in online educational delivery of various forms. Experience of working with volunteers to drive educational change. Experience of home-based, online working Strong IT knowledge and skills Excellent team management and leadership skills, with the ability to support and inspire staff to improve performance outcomes and hold staff firmly to account where needed, with limited intervention from the CEO. A strong educationalist, with a genuine passion for the power of education to transform lives. A team player with a belief in the value of collaborative approaches to learning. Self-motivated, proactive, and able to work to maintain a high standard of performance with minimum supervision. Exemplary written and verbal communication skills Ability to work under pressure, prioritise and meet deadlines. Ability to respond to feedback effectively, always looking for improvements in their work, and that of the organisation. Flexible with the ability to react to change and be adaptable. An ability to understand and meet agreed international standards of working and promote strong professional standards in their team. A strong personal affinity with EduSpots’ mission, vision and values (community leadership, play, care, passion, teamwork and sustainable impact) with a genuine passion for educational equity and community-led development, with the ability to work collaboratively with grassroots volunteers who are the leaders of our network.Desirable Experience of working in a multicultural team Masters qualification in a related field Volunteer experience and commitment

Requirement(s)

-Master's -Strong skills in programme development and management with an ability to ensure a large team meet their task deadlines and produce outcomes of the required standards. -Experience in education resource design (e.g. curricula, student activities, teacher/facilitator guides). -Strong personnel management experience, including experience having difficult conversations and managing performance of diverse staff. -An ability to create systems to improve quality of programme delivery at an organisational and local level. -A strong training facilitator, with the ability to model outstanding pedagogy and inspire volunteers and staff members. -Experience in online educational delivery of various forms. -Experience of working with volunteers to drive educational change.