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Educate Uganda Jobs 2021 – Fresher Grants & Partnerships Officer

Job Title: Fresher Grants & Partnerships Officer – Educate Uganda Jobs 2021

Organization: Educate Uganda

Duty Station: Kampala


Educate Uganda Profile:

Educate! prepares youth in Africa with the skills to succeed in today’s economy.

We tackle youth unemployment by reforming what schools teach and how they teach it, so that students in Africa have the skills to start businesses, get jobs and drive development in their communities. Our model is delivered through practically-trained teachers and youth mentors. Educate!’s goal is to make this practical, skills-based model part of national education systems.

In 2021, we’re working in 175 secondary schools in Rwanda, 60 pilot schools in Kenya, and over 750 schools in Uganda reaching over 42,000 students intensively and 530,000 more broadly. Our model was proven to have massive impact in a randomized controlled trial. Graduates earned DOUBLE the income of a control group and had a 64% increase in business creation. Our graduates change their lives and their communities, such as Lillian Aero who employs over 100 AIDS-affected women.

In 2012, Educate! partnered with Uganda’s government to integrate curriculum and a student business club structure into Uganda’s entrepreneurship course nationally, and in 2015, we served as a technical advisor to Rwanda on its secondary education reform.


Job Profile:

Educate!, a fast-growing social enterprise, is looking for a Grants and Partnerships Officer to join its ambitious, high-performing team. Based in Kampala, the Grants and Partnerships Officer will help us meet and exceed our fundraising goals by producing high-quality grant reports and proposals, organizing engaging site visits (for donors and partners, and supporting our fundraising and East Africa teams to help us reach greater heights.

We are looking for a self-starter with meticulous attention to detail, excellent writing skills, and exceptional communication and relationship-building abilities. Someone who is motivated by contributing to a team and eager to jump in and take on new projects. The Grants and Partnerships Officer is an early career position with high potential for professional growth and learning. In this role, you will have a chance to work closely with the East African teams who implement our programs on the ground, and develop compelling content and materials to showcase our impact to key stakeholders. You’ll join a motivated, passionate, overachieving international team that is positioning Educate! to be the leader in skills-based secondary education in Africa and intensively impact one million youth each year by 2024.



Roles and responsibilities:

Project Management 

You’ll work with our External Relations team to ensure that all project requirements, deadlines and schedules are on track. You’ll contribute to the development of Educate!, its processes and its projects that keep our stakeholders informed and connected to Educate!’s progress and mission.

  • Plan and organize the completion of high-quality grant reports and proposals with other team members, while ensuring these projects are on time and within scope.
  • Work closely with in-country teams to maintain effective project communication plans for gathering information needed for reporting and donor materials
  • Support the team in streamlining systems and processes to make grant reporting and information sourcing more efficient.

Grant Reports & Proposals

You’ll work with our fundraising team to ensure that Educate! meets and exceeds our obligations to current donors by producing high-quality grant reports that keep our stakeholders informed on Educate!’s progress and mission. In addition, you will work collaboratively to develop comprehensive, engaging and tailor-made proposals to submit to prospective and current funders.

  • Write and project manage high-quality grant reports, collaborating with other team members as needed.
  • Write and project manage high-quality grant proposals that are customized to address the key focus areas and requirements of prospective and current donors.

Team Support  

Educate! is growing, but we still embrace our start-up culture! As part of the team, you must share a passion for learning and taking on new projects and ideas. You’ll support colleagues in the U.S. and in East Africa on fundraising and other external relations projects as needed. Example projects include:

  • Conduct research to support Educate!’s strategy for engaging with bilateral and multilateral donors.
  • Source information from in-country team members and craft responses to answer donor or partner questions.
  • Lead in-person or virtual informational meetings to share more about Educate!’s work with peers.



Minimum Qualifications for Educate Uganda Jobs 2021

This is an early career role, well-suited for those with 1-2 years of work experience. The ideal candidate will be:

  • Excellent organization and time management skills; experience working with a remote team to successfully manage multiple projects with competing timelines.
  • A high degree of proficiency working in a fast-paced, flexible, goal-oriented environment, with the highest level of personal and professional integrity.
  • A collaborative and flexible team player, excited to learn and pitch in where needed
  • A self-starter, able to prioritize and manage multiple assignments, take initiative, and work independently
  • An exceptional communicator (written and verbal) and relationship-builder in diverse settings, from a classroom to a conference room

And we’re also requiring for this position:

  • Bachelor’s degree (the related area not necessary)
  • Native-level proficiency in spoken and written English
  • Minimum commitment of one (1) year, with a preference for those willing to stay longer.
  • A good fit with our Five Cultural Tenets (see “What is Educate! About?” Below; learn more by looking at Educate!’s culture deck here.


  • The preferred location for this full-time role is our Kampala office but we’re open to candidates who would want to be based in other East African offices. All nationalities are welcomed to apply..
  • Benefits & perks include a generous vacation policy and health insurance


How To Apply for Educate Uganda Jobs 2021

All interested and suitably qualified candidates should submit their applications through the links below.

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Closing Date: The deadline for sending applications is on a rolling basis until the position is filled.




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