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Education Manager

Education Manager

A leading African charity are looking to recruit an Education Programmes Manager. This is a one year contract position with the likelihood of a permanent contract thereafter. The role is based in Nariobi or London (with extensive travel to Nariobi) paying £31,250 to £35,000.

The Education Manager will be responsible for the management and development of the Institute?s training and education programmes in eastern and central Africa. These programmes include annual week-long in-country training courses, now in their twelfth year, that have set a gold standard for graduate-level training in the social and political realities of the Sudans, the Great Lakes and Horn of Africa. The courses are central events in the annual calendar, bringing together academic specialists, aid and development practitioners, and researchers and activists from the region.

The Education Manager will be responsible for:
The year-round marketing, management and delivery of the courses, working with other staff, teachers and consultants.
Devising and delivering new training courses in various locations throughout the year, liaison with universities, colleges and research organizations in Eastern and Central Africa with a view to implementing new educational programmes, and developing a platform and content for a digital learning programme.

The successful candidate will combine an academic background with proven managerial ability.

Essential qualifications, skills and experience:
University degree(s) in relevant area.
Experience in teaching at tertiary level.
Experience in event management.
Experience engaging with academics, researchers, social activists, government officials, diplomats, and senior staff of international organizations.
Experience in managing staff and/or consultants.
Advanced written and oral communication skills in English.
Experience of working with small-to-medium teams in an inter-cultural context.
Experience or established interest in eastern and central Africa.
Capacity for extensive periods of travel.