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We helped Uganda's Ministry of Education and Sports to shift from an outdated model of secondary education, designed to prepare a minority of children for higher education and public service, to a broader, more inclusive curriculum designed to satisfy all We provided technical assistance to strengthen the capacities of the National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) to monitor students’ achievement and evaluate initiatives to improve education quality.


Mott MacDonald’s education team provide expert, market-leading education services to clients in the UK, the USA and around the world. We strive to make a difference to children and young people through the transformation of teaching and learning and the running of education systems.

Our teams work on projects in many different countries. We are committed to improving education quality worldwide and offer the highest quality education consultancy services to governments, international development agencies and partners. We assist in a number of areas, such as education policy development, education financing, programme and project design, social and institutional development, and project management.

Explore our range of roles in the education sector and apply now.

We are reforming the lower secondary curriculum in Uganda, making secondary education accessible for 200 million children in India and getting girls to schools in South Sudan. In the UK we have provided programme management and technical expertise to the UK Government for the delivery of most of its major education reform programmes in the past ten years.

Career opportunities in education

At Mott MacDonald you will work in a team of enthusiastic, talented colleagues, in a field you are passionate about, and will be given opportunities to make a real difference to pupils across the world.

We offer school improvement solutions and consultancy. We aim to make a real difference to education in a number of key areas, including leadership and management, ICT, and teaching and learning. We also offer a wide range of services to national and local bodies, providing professional consultancy and project management.

Find out more below about some of the roles that we typically recruit for throughout the world in locations such as Uganda, Myanmar and the United Kingdom.

Education advisor jobs

You could join our expanding team of international development and education professionals to strengthen existing projects and contribute to future ones. Our international education portfolio is growing which means we have exciting opportunities for education advisors to support our education projects in terms of technical assistance, business development and project management.

Within this team, you could help to strengthen education systems, provide specialist consultancy services for clients, and implement successful business development strategies. We’re looking for individuals with sharp conceptual and analytical skills and ideally experience as a school teacher. Depending on where your role is based, you may have to travel frequently, sometimes to fragile and conflict affected countries.

District system strengthening coordinator jobs

As a district system strengthening coordinator (DSSC), you’ll work closely with key advisors, national performance leads and regional teams to aid the implementation of the district support package. You’ll also work in partnership with district level stakeholders to adopt a coaching, mentoring and facilitation approach.

You will be critical in raising standards of literacy, enhancing the schooling experience for both pupils and teachers, strengthening community involvement and developing staff. To succeed in this role, you should be an outstanding communicator, have high levels of innovation and creativity, and show strong leadership.

Ready to find a fulfilling career at Mott MacDonald? Browse our range of education roles and apply now

Use the grid below to view current opportunities and find out more about our people that work in Education

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