Education Lead

We are looking for an Education Lead to, most importantly, help PEAS schools become the best in Uganda and Zambia for delivering equitable quality secondary education. The Education Lead will be part of the UK Technical Team and will be responsible for designing and producing high quality education resources for use in Uganda and Zambia; setting the strategy for how technical support is provided to in-country teams and training and mentoring in-country programme leads. They will also use their and PEAS know-how to widen our impact and generate income to cross subsidise the school networks.

The successful candidate will have significant experience in designing education programmes that have successfully improved quality and learning outcomes in schools in a low income country, ideally in Africa. They will have expertise and/or good working knowledge of best practice across school leadership, teacher training, assessment and curriculum design. They will have experience in designing and managing complex, cross cultural projects which require a very consultative approach.

The ideal candidate

No matter the role, we are looking for people who believe in what we do and how we do it; is passionate about transforming lives through education and aligned to our values.

Essential knowledge and experience

  • 5+ years of relevant professional experience in an education (ideally Africa focused) role

  • Expertise in at least one of the following areas and working knowledge of best practice approaches in the others: school leadership, teacher training, assessment and curriculum design

  • BA or above, or equivalent professional experience in a discipline related to the role

  • Experience mentoring and/or training staff, ideally from different countries and/or cultural


Essential skills and abilities

  • Excellent communication skills – clear, concise and engaging communication style in both written and verbal communication; able to communicate professionally with colleagues and external partners

  • Ability to design and manage complex projects

  • Ability to work efficiently under pressure to meet tight deadlines

  • Ability to motivate and inspire colleagues, including remotely

  • Ability to lead and influence projects without managing those projects

Desirable knowledge and experience

  • Qualified teacher status

  • Experience successfully managing external partnerships

  • Experience winning and delivering consultancy projects

  • Experience working in developing country contexts and across cultures

  • Experience working with staff in multiple locations and maintaining effective communications

  • Knowledge of current development agenda and issues impacting education in Africa

For more informarion about the role and how to apply, read the Education Lead Job Pack.

Emmi Matsunaga