Job Summary

Our client is seeking to hire a young vibrant and creative Head of Training & support to empower fellows to be excellent leaders and student mentors

  • Minimum Qualification: Bachelor
  • Experience Level: Mid level
  • Experience Length: 5 years

Job Description

The Head of Training & Support is a one-of-a-kind position that provides an unparalleled opportunity for the right individual to play an important role in developing Uganda’s future leaders and transforming the lives of thousands of students in Uganda. 

We are looking for a highly experienced individual who has a passion for building a young and dynamic team that will train and support our fellows to become exceptional leaders in the classroom and beyond. The individual must be a strategic thinker, a skilled manager, teacher trainer with curriculum design skills. S/he will lead and manage a team of 3 Leadership Development Officers (LDOs) who will work closely with 76 Fellows throughout their two-year commitment, helping them to dramatically impact student achievement levels in the classroom, and cultivating them to become future leaders across various professional sectors as alumni of the Fellowship.

The Head of Training & Support will have the opportunity to shape team and fellow cultures, design and execute fellow training programs, measure program impact and innovate in the areas of teacher coaching/mentoring and leadership development.

We are looking for an exceptional individual who embodies our core values, is self driven,a strategic thinker and skilled manager to add to our dynamic staff and help fulfill our mission.

Performance objectives

Strategic Vision and Direction (20%)

 Create vision for participant impact, learning & leadership (including refining existing student outcomes and leadership competencies)

 Co/develop key metrics to monitor and/or measure student, participant and cohort outcomes

 Determine the strategic priorities of the training and support team Program design and Execution (35%)

 Design and sequence overall training and ongoing support structures and key learning experiences to cultivate Fellow leadership.

 Directly contribute and support team in design and facilitation of excellent teacher

Training and leadership development.

 Secure, modify and/or create a range of resources and tools to boost program aims (e.g., curricular and coaching resources, etc.)

 Develop, strengthen & maintain external partnerships (e.g., universities, district, schools, NGOs etc.) to inform, complement and enhance training and support

 Research innovative and effective pedagogy and curriculum to inform and improve existing training curriculum

 Plan and execute a 6-week residential training for fellows

Team Leadership and Management (30%)

 Actively source, hire and onboard training and support team

 Provide ongoing management to ensure team sets ambitious goals, regularly reflects on progress & adjusts as needed to meet them

 Coach and develop all team members to grow their own skills and leadership to meet program outcomes

 Foster strong team culture to ensure team satisfaction, retention and effectiveness

 Develop and maintain team structures, division of labor and budget that will best accomplish program aims

 Oversee communication to Fellows through examples such as Newsletters, Training Calendar updates and administrative items

Organizational Leadership (15%)

 Serve as member of senior leadership team to strengthen alignment, effectiveness and culture across the organization

 Contribute actively to a range of critical cross-functional projects

 Champion training and support efforts internally and externally to gain support and champions across stakeholders

Education and Experience:

 Bachelor’s or Master’s degree from a reputable University.

 3+ years experience in tutoring teachers.

 Experience designing content for teacher training and leadership development is highly desired.

 More than 2 years of classroom experience.

Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Abilities

 Excellent vision-setting, strategic thinking and project management ability

 Deep knowledge of and experience in leadership development and/or adult learning theory and practice

 Ability to analyze and synthesize data

 Proven ability to coach and develop team members toward achieving ambitious and measurable outcomes

 Outstanding track record of achievements and ability to operate with urgency and sense of possibility in a fast-paced environment

 Comprehensive knowledge of excellent teaching and leadership development and understanding of how to translate this into training content

 Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills and flexibility to work in a cross cultural environment

 Ability to develop and cultivate relationships and networks to achieve results

 Enjoyment of travel and opportunity to work ‘on the go’ in rural areas

To express interest in this role, send your CV to and use the job title as the subject 

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