London, Greater London
£80,000 - £100,000 per year plus benefits
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

Incubated within UK education charity, Ark, the Education Partnerships Group (EPG) is an international not-for-profit consultancy that partners with governments to shape and strengthen their education systems. We believe that every child has the right to a high-quality education, wherever they go to school. Our vision is that every government is equipped to ensure that every child goes to school and learns. 

Today, EPG works in six countries: South Africa, Uganda, Ghana, Sierra Leone, Cote d’Ivoire, and Cambodia.


Company: Ark-Education Partnership Group (EPG)

Role: Director, Programmes

Location: Ark’s London office, with international travel (35%); or Sub-Saharan Africa

Salary:  £80,000-£100,000 plus benefits

Contract: Permanent 

We now have an exciting opportunity for a highly motivated and talented individual to join our Senior Management Team. Reporting to the CEO and responsible for a geographically dispersed team, the new Director of Programmes will be eager to contribute to the development of an organisation striving to redefine the role of technical assistance in international development and education.  

You will lead the design and delivery of EPG’s entire portfolio of work.  This includes establishing and managing relationships with multiple governments and funders, leading and motivating a team of highly professional staff across cultures to deliver outstanding work to all clients, and playing a strategic role in the leadership and growth trajectory of EPG.

You will bring significant professional experience in international development or international consulting, designing and delivering complex projects in education or a related field such as public health.  

Outstanding people management, communication skills and relationship building abilities are essential, together with successful experience of working with leaders in government and non-government institutions in low-and middle-income countries.  Fluency in French is highly desirable.  

Finally, you’ll thrive on being part of an entrepreneurial team working with governments to create real change in education systems, and share our belief that the world cannot afford to lose another generation of children to the education crisis. 


Closing date: midnight UK time 23 February 2020

Prospectus interviews:  26 February – 4 March 2020

EPG panel interviews:  16-20 March and 30 March / 1 April 2020

For further information about this role and to find out how to apply, please read the detailed appointment brief attached on the Prospectus website which can be reached by clicking on the Apply button.        

Having read the brief, for any queries, please contact our retained advisors at Prospectus:  Fiona Wansborough and Joan Mwangi.


The Education Partnerships Group is committed to diversity and welcomes applications regardless of sex, gender, race, age, sexuality, belief or disability.

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Posted on: 24 January 2020
Closing date: 23 February 2020
Job ref: hq00176942
Tags: Intl Development, Senior Management
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