The individual selected for this position will support the strategic implementation of two education projects, namely, the AGENCI Project and the LEAP Project. The SPO/PM – Education, will report to the WUSC Director of Programs, but will also work closely on a day-to-day basis with the AGENCI and LEAP Project Country and Team leads based in Uganda, South Sudan and Kenya, as well as consortium partners based in Ottawa. The SPO/PM – Education will play a critical role in: supporting the Project
POSITION TITLE: Senior Program Officer or Program Manager (Education)
POSITION LOCATION: Ottawa (consideration given to other locations)
REPORTS TO: Director of Programs
CONTRACT TERM: Indeterminate
APPLICATION DEADLINE: June 20, 2021
EXPECTED START DATE: August 2021
LANGUAGES: English essential, French is an asset
POSITION LEVEL: PRO 2 (56k to 65k ) or PRO 3 (65k to 76k)
WUSC (World University Service of Canada) is a Canadian non-profit organization working to create a better world for all young people. We bring together a diverse network of governments, civil society organizations, schools, training institutions, private sector partners, and volunteers who share this vision. Together, we develop solutions in education, economic opportunities, and empowerment to overcome inequality and exclusion for youth around the world, particularly young women and young refugees. WUSC currently works in 25 countries across Africa, Asia, the Middle East, and Latin America, with an annual budget of approximately CAD $40 million. We have over 90 staff in our Ottawa office, and over 200 people overseas implementing 16 development projects in collaboration with donors such as Global Affairs Canada (GAC), the UK Foreign Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO), the World Bank, the Asian Development Bank, and the African Development Bank.
The AGENCI Project:
The Adolescent Girls’ Education in Crisis Initiative (AGENCI) is a CAD$ 17 million, four-year project (2020-2024) that will enhance the empowerment of Adolescent Girls and Female Youth (AGFY) pursuing educational pathways in crisis affected areas of South Sudan, Uganda and Syria. AGENCI was funded by Global Affairs Canada (GAC) and is being implemented by the World University Service of Canada (WUSC) and Aga Khan Foundation Canada (AKFC). This initiative will improve the education and empowerment outcomes of beneficiaries comprising of girls, female youth and women between the ages of 10-24 in the target areas of Uganda, South Sudan and Syria.
The LEAP Project:
The Learning through Education and Access to Skills for Employment (LEAP) Project is a CAD $12, four-year project (2019–2024) being implemented by World University Service of Canada (WUSC) in Kenya. It was funded by Global Affairs Canada (GAC). The LEAP Project focuses on increasing the empowerment of adolescent girls and young women through two key interventions: improving learning outcomes at primary and secondary school level, and increasing equitable participation in the formal and informal workforce.
Nature and Scope:
The individual selected for this position will support the strategic implementation of two education projects, namely, the AGENCI Project and the LEAP Project. The SPO/PM – Education, will report to the WUSC Director of Programs, but will also work closely on a day-to-day basis with the AGENCI and LEAP Project Country and Team leads based in Uganda, South Sudan and Kenya, as well as consortium partners based in Ottawa. The SPO/PM – Education will play a critical role in: supporting the Project Teams to comply with donor policies and project reporting requirements; manage the WUSC Ottawa portion of the Project Budgets; foster collaboration and communication between WUSC Ottawa and WUSC Country teams; manage quality control processes of WUSC’s education interventions; and supporting the growth of WUSC’s education portfolio. Duties include:
Networking, Thought Leadership, and Positioning
Quality Assurance and Capacity Development
Any other duties as assigned.
Qualifications and Competencies:
Languages and Other:
WHY WORK WITH WUSC?
Join Us. Our work is important, cutting-edge, and fast-paced. We encourage curiosity, innovation, and flexibility, and we provide a phenomenal learning experience.
WUSC offers a dynamic international work environment with a diverse intercultural workforce. We offer employees exciting opportunities to apply their skills and gain experience all while making a difference in the lives of youth around the world. Employees at WUSC work hard to create lasting change in education, economic opportunities and empowerment.
The WUSC office is in centrally located Hintonburg in Ottawa. Currently WUSC team members are working remotely. WUSC offers flexible working arrangements, competitive benefits, four weeks of annual leave (for full-time employees), safe and healthy working conditions, and fair compensation. Click here to learn more about WUSC Top 100 Employers of National Capital Region 2021.
WUSC’s activities seek to balance inequities and create sustainable development around the globe; the work ethic of our staff, volunteers, representatives and partners shall correspond to the values and mission of the organization. WUSC promotes responsibility, respect, honesty, and professional excellence and we will not tolerate harassment, coercion, sexual exploitation or abuse of any form. Successful applicants will be required to undertake an enhanced criminal record check where appropriate.
WUSC is an equal opportunity employer. We welcome and encourage applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available upon request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process. Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. No telephone calls please.
If you wish to apply for this position, please follow this link to register on WUSC’s candidate database.
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