Street Child is an international charity based in the United Kingdom that aims to create avenues for out of-school children to access education through an integrated approach that strengthens the capacity of teachers, schools and communities to sustain their investment in the education for their children. Following the devastating earthquakes in April and May 2015 that left more than 1 million children out of school and destroyed or damaged over 50,000 classrooms, Street Child UK expanded its operations into Nepal to assist local partners to re-establish education in some of the countryâ€™s worst affected communities. With the support of DFID, it is now implementing an education and livelihood program targeting marginalized girls in Dhanusha, Mahottari, Siraha, Saptari and Sunsari districts.
Detailed Job description / requirements:
Position: Education Specialist
No of Position: One
Reports to: Programs Manager
Duty Station: Janakpur(including frequent field visits)
Working Hours: Monday-Friday, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Salary Range: NPR 1,040,000.00 - 1,625,000.00 gross annually
Objective/Purpose of the Position:
The Education Specialist (ES) will primarily be responsible for technical leadership of educational aspects of the projects. S/he will primarily focus on the design, management and reporting of the Accelerated Learning Programmes (ALP) component of the DFID funded projects viz. “Breaking the Bonds” and “Marginalized No More” being implemented in Dhansuha, Mahottari, Saptari, Siraha and Sunsari districts. ES will serve as the supporting member to all the projects being implemented by Street Child with responsibility for preparing, managing and delivering work related to various aspects of teaching & learning and training developing curriculum, teacher training manuals, contribute towards assessment tools and delivering and supervising the trainings in the field. The incumbent will also lead in educational activities in terms of capacity development of consortium partners, government counterparts with an aim to incorporate Inclusive Education pedagogies during the different phases in project management.
- S/he will be primarily responsible for the development of (i) teaching and learning materials such as lesson plans, teaching/learning materials and supplementary reading materials, (ii) teacher/educator training- training curriculums, delivery and follow upand (iii) coaching of the teacher/educators working in the districts pertaining to the Accelerated Learning Programme (ALP) for the DFID funded projects, viz. “Breaking the Bonds” and “Marginalized No More”
- S/he will be responsible for the managing, reporting, delivering and coordinating on the various aspects of teaching &learning and training& coaching relating to inclusive education.
- S/he will be the technical lead towards the consortium on education with focus that can accommodate children in humanitarian crisis, children with disabilities, children from hard-to-reach communities and out-of-school girls.
- Coordinate and work closely with district team, consortium team members and various local-level, district-level, provincial-level and federal level governmental organizations to deliver the planned educational activities such as teacher training and training of trainers.
- Developing guidance for Street Child’s Education Officers and consortium partners’ Education Officers in the delivery of planned activities.
- Collaborate with consortium partners, government counterparts to ensure smooth implementation of the educational components of the projects.
- Developing assessment tools to support monitoring and evaluation of educational components of the projects.
- Accompany district team and consortium team for monitoring visit to the project sites and also lead the joint monitoring team with different stakeholders such as donors, Board of director members, government counterparts.
- Preparation of weekly, monthly, quarterly and yearly reports relating to the Learning and Training activities of the project.
- S/he will take lead in assessment of existing tools, manuals and other relevant documents to assure that the tools are gender, disability and ethnicity inclusive.
- Work in the consortium to develop the learning levels for the children and design the tools to assess the literacy/numeracy abilities in the beneficiaries.
- Provide technical inputs during the preparation of promotional materials such as pamphlets, banners for educational activities.
- Facilitate grievance handling (feedback mechanism) at district level for educational activities.
- Work with M&E team to assure proper documentation of the all the activities of the educational aspects of the project.
- Work closely with all the stakeholders at national, regional and district level to assure proper project management.
- Coordinate with consortium members for smooth functioning of the programme.
Communication and Knowledge Management Skills:
- S/he is able to deal with audiences based on the knowledge audience level.
- Consistently creates and shares knowledge products for different audiences.
- Excellent written and oral communication in Nepali and English.Maithili would be an asset.
Interpersonal and Organizational skills:
- Collaborative within the team, consortium and stakeholders.
- Problem solving and flexible.
- Capacity to work independently and as a team member in diverse workforce.
- Proactive with multitasking abilities.
- Has social skills- builds and maintains relationships within the organization and with stakeholders.
- Adept at collecting, collating and curating data in the form of weekly, quarterly and yearly reports.
- Is able to be accountable for the responsibilities and demonstrate high efficiency at work while adhering to the core values of Street Child.
- Is able to make the team accountable in delivering the planned activities.
Creativity and Integrity:
- Adapts to change and is open to new ideas of educational pedagogies.
- Encourages team to be innovative in working ideologies and processes.
- Is honest and transparent at work with highest level of integrity.
Education and Experience:
- Master's degree in Education or relevant social science, focus on inclusive education in terms of gender, caste and disability. (Bachelor’s degree in Education with ten years of experience in Education sector can also apply.)
- Minimum 5 years of experience in development sector with 3 years of experience in Education sector in multi-year government or international government organization projects targeting hard-to-reach communities. Experience with working with girls, children with disabilities and teacher training is a must.
- Humanitarian response experience would be an added advantage.
- Prior experience on Accelerated Learning Programmes is desirable.
- Excellent facilitation, training, and capacity building skills are expected.
- Knowledge of learning level assessment at different levels is must.
- Computer skills- at least basic computer skills, such as Microsoft Office.
If you are a self-motivated individual, who also believes in the mission and vision of this organization and meet the above mentioned skills and qualifications please send your updated CV with three (3) references and a cover letter explaining why you believe you qualify for this job at email@example.com not later than 04 October 2019. The subject should clearly mention, “Application for Education Specialist.”
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted-please do not contact us directly. Telephone inquiries will not be entertained. Canvassing at any stage of the recruitment process will lead to automatic disqualification of the application.
Street Child of Nepal is an equal opportunity employer. Female candidates and candidates form local areas/district, minority community, groups and caste are highly encouraged to apply.
We are committed to the safeguarding and protection of children in our work and all employment offers are subject to satisfactory reference checks.