UWS are delighted to be recruiting a Global Programmes Director, with responsibility for oversight of UWS’ Educational Programmes and Projects around the world. This role will also lead UWS’ approaches to Monitoring & Evaluation and People Development. It is a new role for the UWS Team, and one that is vital to sustain our growth as an impact-focused educational organisation.

This role oversees our programme development strategy and delivery, as well as enabling and steering safe, agile, efficient and effective in country operational leadership. In addition, the role includes the leadership and coordination of the people development plans and processes. The role is currently based in London, UK, with regular international travel.

The responsibilities of the role would include, but not be limited to:

Educational Leadership and Coordination
• Strategic leadership of UWS’ Programmes, including developing partnerships with like minded NGOs and other government/educational partners
• Enhancing programme quality and effectiveness, supporting fund-raising from institutional donors, and driving change by refining impact measurement and scalability through our work
• To oversee and lead the development of the 2019/20 Programme Plans for UWS

• Translate the strategic objectives into ambitious, measurable and achievable operational plans, sustainably leading this change
• Inspire and develop UWS Country Directors, International Programmes Staff, Education Managers, Teacher Trainers and local Teachers to continue to improve their skills, pedagogy and capabilities
• To oversee due diligence, safeguarding and manage educational and operational policies and protocols, as well as liaising with local and national governments to ascertain future needs
Governance and Reporting
• Oversight and governance of the smooth, compliant and safe operations of the in-country teams, including finance and school building processes
• To support the collation and timely preparation of UWS school performance data, facilitating improvements in internal management information processes.
• To continue to improve the analysis of school performance data, supporting our teams to iteratively improve school development plans based on this data and accountability frameworks
• This includes the delivery of monthly, quarterly and annual impact & financial reports e.g. for board meetings, funder updates, partner meetings etc.
• Ensure UWS is delivering best possible practice in safeguarding and child-protection, compliant with local laws, culture and international expectations.

Human Resources and Operations
• To support HR operations, including staff policies, training plans and processes, and oversight of putting the training plans into practice.
• Line management of relevant UWS Country Directors

Communications and Stakeholder Liaison
• To act as a point of contact for the charity, being an ambassador for the cause, liaising with key stakeholders including government partners and funders, developing and maintaining good relationships – at times, you will be effectively representing the CEO and UWS.

Please find out more about our role in our Job Description: 

UWS_Global_Programmes_Director__October_2018.pdf

To apply for this position, please send a comprehensive CV and a supporting statement or letter of no more than 2 pages.

Please ensure that your application fully addresses the appointment criteria in the person specification. You should give the names, positions, organisations and telephone contact numbers of two referees, one of whom should be your current/most recent employer. References will only be taken once your express permission has been granted.

Applications should be made via email to [email protected] using the subject line UWS Global Programmes Director Application. Due to the expected large number of applications for this role, we are only able to notify those candidates who are short-listed. Applications close 5th November, with initial long list telephone interviews and formal interviews from w/c 12th November.