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Mobilization Manager

Location:
Malawi or Ethiopia or Ghana
Salary Details:
Competitive
Closing Date:
24 Mar 2019
About the role
Education Development Trust has exciting plans to expand its portfolio of education sector projects and programmes in Africa. We are looking to identify suitably qualified and experienced mobilization managers and education specialists to work with us who share our values and passion for improving the life chances of children and vulnerable young people through access to quality education. The possible locations are Malawi or Ethiopia or Ghana, assignments are initially for 3 months but may be extended subject to the needs of the project.
 
The overall purpose of the role is to lead the setup of a new projects during the mobilisation to inception phase. The mobilisation manager will be responsible for setting up the office and business systems as well as interim program management during the mobilisation phase. They will be supported by the Project Management Office at Ed Dev Trust headquarters and the Regional Management Team based in the Nairobi offices.

The Mobilisation Manager will lead and manage all mobilisation activity to enable the delivery team to operate in line with the contract from day one.  This will include working closely with operational teams to ensure all aspects of mobilisation are covered to the required quality, legislative, compliance and contractual standards.The role holder will have a key interface with other support functions, ensuring a collaborative approach to and enabling a smooth mobilisation of contracts.

The required candidate must have proven experience in rapid project mobilization and project management skills with accreditation in the use of a recognised structured project management methodology. They must have significant experience and a confirmed track record of managing complex and high profile large projects. They need to have experience in operational delivery that is internal HR, client management, budgets and finances, policies and procedures with experience of setting up large scale programme design components.

 The role holder will be required to be based in the country in which the programme is being mobilised

About the organisation

Education Development Trust, formerly CfBT Education Trust, is a not-for profit international education services company with over 50 years’ experience, working in more than 80 countries that specialises in primary and secondary education. Our vision is to provide outstanding, sustainable education solutions that transform and improve the school education and life chances of children and young people worldwide. We have specialist experience in strengthening education systems and supporting school improvement in post-conflict, transition and early-recovery fragile states.

At Education Development Trust, we improve school systems at scale and provide empowering employability and careers services to young people and adults. We own and manage a portfolio of schools and, as a not-for-profit, we invest annually in our programme of education research that informs policy making around the world as well as our own work. What we do affects how teachers teach, leaders lead and students learn and we help to improve the life chances for all.

We are a knowledge-led organisation, offering our clients education solutions informed by leading edge thinking and research, with a relentless focus on educational impact demonstrating the benefits we provide through our contracts. We have experience of all facets of education, ranging from running schools, supporting and training teachers and school leaders, and working with governments to strengthen education systems.

More information on the organization can be accesses through the following link:- https://www.educationdevelopmenttrust.com/