Program Manager – Skilled Learning Program (SLP)

at Educate!
Location Kampala, Uganda
Date Posted January 14, 2020
Category Accounting & Finance
Currency UGX


Program Manager - Skilled Learning Program (SLP)
at Educate!
We are looking for enthusiastic, self-driven, organised individuals with great interpersonal and communication skills to fill positions in the Programs Department. The Program Manager - Skilled Learning Program (SLP) shall be responsible for facilitating the targeted success of the Skilled Learning program aligned to Organizational sustainability goals in Uganda through: SLP Pilot Program Management, overseeing quality running of SLP operation units to meet program objectives. Manage SLP new systems and collaborate with different departments on program expansion and systems building: SLP Program Sales & Marketing Strategy; leading & executing an updated marketing strategy that ensures Educate! Maintains impact in at least 1,000 secondary schools, reaching 100,000 youth with our programs: Social Enterprise Development & Change Management; Manage to advancement and implementation of the Sustainability strategy transversely across all aspects of the Program to develop and apply enterprise development best practices and approaches to orient and align Uganda team to socio entreprise thinking and working to maintain a vibrant team. and SLP Budget Management;Analyze cost drivers and provide strategic guidance for optimization while efficiently managing the SLP budget. Track expenses through the Budget Versus Actual expenses monthly. You’ll join a motivated, passionate, overachieving team that is positioning Educate! to be the leader in skills-based secondary education in Africa and intensively impact one million youth each year by 2024.

About Educate!

Educate! prepares youth in Africa with the skills to succeed in today’s economy.

We tackle youth unemployment by reforming what schools teach and how they teach it, so that students in Africa have the skills to start businesses, get jobs and drive development in their communities. Our model is delivered through practically-trained teachers and youth mentors. Educate!’s goal is to make this practical, skills-based model part of national education systems.

In 2019, we’re working in 175 secondary schools in Rwanda, 60 pilot schools in Kenya, and over 750 schools in Uganda reaching over 42,000 students intensively and 530,000 more broadly. Our model was proven to have massive impact in a randomized controlled trial. Graduates earned DOUBLE the income of a control group and had a 64% increase in business creation. Our graduates change their lives and their communities, such as Lillian Aero who employs over 100 AIDS-affected women.

In 2012, Educate! partnered with Uganda’s government to integrate curriculum and a student business club structure into Uganda's entrepreneurship course nationally, and in 2015, we served as a technical advisor to Rwanda on its secondary education reform.

Educate!’s team includes nearly 200 staff and almost 300 volunteer youth mentors. We have been backed by top foundations such as MasterCard, Big Bang Philanthropy, Mulago, Echoing Green, Ashoka and Global Innovation Fund. Educate! won the 2015 WISE Awards, and was featured by Bill Gates, an Al Jazeera documentary, Forbes 30 under 30, Clinton Global Initiative and The Brookings Institution as one of 14 case studies in their global scaling education learning initiative.

Educate!'s vision for 2024 is to measurably impact 1 million students across Africa each year.

Performance Objectives
SLP Pilot Program Management (35%):
Understand program theory of Change requirements and develop plans to meet program milestones
Manage the day to day aspects of program coordination, implementation and delivery using reports and other tools.
Lead program work plan, calendars and communications to relevant teams in a timely collaborative manner.
Lead monthly regional, One on one meeting with team of SLP Program Officers. Review work plans, mid-term and termly goals, and set/check in on monthly priorities.
Ensure team is personally organised, use log system to monitor implementation and performance Review Approve Program Officers work plans monthly and termly goal completion and submit to HR.
Manage the USSD system and procedures to get mentors reimbursed
Advise leadership on role specialisation and program implementation in SLP.
Have oversight on pilot reporting. Coordinate with M*E SLP Coordinator to track SLP reporting that feeds into the M*E Monitoring report and SLP termly report. Work with Head of metrics to align SLP metric tracking.
Manage the entire SLP team on fraud and mis-reporting to Educate! Performance standards.


People, system,Change and communication management skills with ability to adapt to fast changing environment.
Fits our Five Cultural Tenets (see What is Educate! About? below); Learn more by looking at Educate!’s culture decK.

Experience Requirements

At least three (3) years professional experience.
Demonstrated experience in managing both change and commercial projects, has experience working with a social enterprise. Creative, innovative and analytical approach with meticulous attention to detail. Has experience managing teams.
Demonstrated experience in budget management and analyzing results to improve entreprise outcomes.

Education Requirements

Undergraduate degree in business related field. Relevant Postgraduate qualification will be an added advantage in marketing/Business/enterprise management.