Project Manager - The Open University

Project Manager - The Open University

Location: Based in Scotland

Salary: £40,792 circa (pro-rata at 30 hours per week is £33,041)


About the Organisation 

The Open University (OU) is the world’s first successful distance teaching university which uses the power of communications technology to bring high quality, degree-level learning to all.

TESSA (Teacher Education in Sub-Saharan Africa) is a long standing, award winning programme which works with partners in 10 sub-Saharan countries to strengthen teacher education. This includes Zambia where the OU is delivering a new Scottish Government funded project, ZEST (Zambian Education through School-based Training) which aims to improve the quality of teaching and learning in Zambia, working in partnership with World Vision and the Ministry of Education in Zambia.

We are now seeking a dynamic, experienced and highly collaborative project manager to take the lead on the ZEST project implementation, as well as to manage some related TESSA projects.


Role Description 

It is essential to have extensive partnership and project management experience, including the skills and resilience to work effectively and innovate in an exciting, challenging, low resource environment. You will have a successful track record managing international development projects that build capacity. In addition, you will need to have excellent team-working skills, including managing partnerships, working closely with a range of colleagues and stakeholders at a distance and in person, to effectively deliver project objectives. You will also have an understanding of monitoring and evaluation and how to use evidence to contribute to and influence discussions with government stakeholders.

You will work as part the International Development Office – a dedicated unit within The Open University for bringing the University’s expertise in open and distance learning to global development challenges. You will be based in Scotland and provided with a work base in the University’s offices in Edinburgh; and you will be required to travel to Africa as part of the role. 

This role requires an enhanced Disclosure Scotland check.

You will be a graduate or hold an equivalent qualification, and/or demonstrable work-based experience.

The full summary of duties and person specification can be found within the Job Related Information here.


How To Apply

Closing date: Noon – Sunday 10 February 2019

Interview date: Wednesday 20 February 2019


For detailed information and how to apply click here. 

Email Recruitment Co-ordinator at quoting the reference number.

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