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Head of Africa Services Centre


  • Africa
  • Not disclosed
  • Permanent full-time
  • Updated 11/03/2013
  • HR Camara
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Job Title: Head of Africa Services Centre
Reporting To: CEO
Number of Reportees: 6+
Contract:   Permanent                   
Location: Eastern/Southern Africa with extensive travel in the region

Overview of Role

Camara Education is a charity and social enterprise that uses technology to improve the quality of education for students in disadvantaged communities. Camara currently has two refurbishment centres in Dublin, Ireland and San Jose, US and supports schools through our hubs in nine countries in Africa, Jamaica and Ireland. The hubs are independent entities that sign agreements with Camara to operate in that territory. Each of these schools purchase the Camara package for a nominal fee; the Camara product (refurbished PC loaded with educational content) and Camara services (teacher training, support and end-of-life disposal of the product). The role of the Head of Africa Services Centre (ASC) is to lead a team of professionals that support and govern each of the seven African hubs. Some of these are dedicated capacity builders working with the hubs and some are seconded into key roles in the hubs. In addition the Head of the ASC initially chairs the boards of each of the hubs. Key to the role is building and managing the boards, reaching agreements with the Ministry of Educations and building the hubs to the point where they are self-sustaining properly governed entities.

Please include a Cover Letter with your CV.

Responsibilities (other tasks maybe added):

     Recruit, manage and motivate a team of staff and volunteers for the ASC to delivery high quality services to the hubs

     Chair each of the hub boards including building the boards with both Camara and local representation

     With the board, govern and support the hubs such that they have:

     Strategic and annual plans

     Policies, processes and systems

     Branding, sales and marketing plans

     Budgets, financial and operational reporting

     Sufficiently skilled and experienced teams

     MOU with Ministry of Education and other strategic partnerships

     Report on progress of the hubs by providing board report input, monitoring and evaluation reporting plus operational and financial reporting

     Support the fundraising effort within Camara by pursuing Africa based opportunities, delivering previously won opportunities (such as our Irish Aid programme) and providing feedback on success stories and sponsored eLearning Centres

Qualifications and Experience Required:


     Masters level degree in Management, Leadership or Business

     Native English speaker or ILTS Level 9 English (Full operational command of the language: appropriate, accurate and fluent, with complete understanding)

     Excellent stakeholder management skills

     Strong verbal and written communication skills with the ability to communicate effectively using a variety of mediums to a wide range of audiences

     Strong self motivation and ability to motivate others


     Ten years plus business experience with a minimum of five in a leadership position

     Three years plus Africa based experience

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Ref: 803874
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