Enrichment Coordinator- Children's Home

Kopila Valley Sewa Samaj

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Kopila Valley Sewa Samaj (KVSS)

“A world where every child is safe, educated, loved”- Kopila Valley Sewa Samaj is a non-profitable NGO registered in Surkhet, Nepal to provide support for children and families in our community. Our mission is to change the world by empowering Nepal’s children. KVSS programs include a residential children’s home, Kopila Valley School (KVS) for inclusive quality education, women’s empowerment, sustainability, health and wellness, and family development program. We provide our students a free education, educational materials, health treatment and medicine, counseling, and a place to live. With our innovative future program, we strive to provide our children with career guidance, and scholarships for further studies. Our children’s home provides a safe, loving, and stable home for children in extreme cases of need, when all other options have been exhausted. We do this with our funding partner BlinkNow Foundation and in close ties with the local government and communities. 

The BlinkNow Foundation is a 501(c)(3) based in New Jersey which, through its country office in Nepal, oversees these programs in rural Nepal. Every day we strive to create a sustainable organization working to educate all of Kopila’s children until they are ready to enter the world as happy, skilled, confident, self-sufficient adults. We believe we can serve as a model for quality education in Nepal. We will strive to provide our children with scholarships (should they choose to pursue higher education), the skills required to enter the world as global citizens, and ambassadors for change.

Position Summary:- Enrichment Coordinator- Children's Home

The Enrichment Coordinator will coordinate with both children’s home and KVS, and will provide children of different ages with the opportunity to engage in enrichment activities to learn and enhance overall experiences that deepen their understanding both academically and socially. This position will make children’s life fun and inspiring.

Work Location: Birendranagar -4, Surkhet

Application Deadline: Rolling Basis

The Main Responsibilities

  • Lead child enrichment activities engaging children in age specific activities that enriches their everyday life experiences and improve learning achievements   
  • Manage children and guide them to prepare for extracurricular activities and individual counseling/mentorship 
  • Liaise between children, staff and the organization to create a better learning place

Detailed Responsibilities

1. Lead child enrichment activities engaging children in age specific activities that enriches their everyday life experiences and improve learning achievements  

  • Organize various activities and events, and projects to help children engage, have fun and recreational experiences, community events, celebrations-birthday, holidays as well as learn at children’s home
  • Work collaboratively with the staff, teachers, and the management and programs team for student capacity development through organizing different enrichment activities in-house and outside
  • Keep detailed and updated track records of all children with special consideration of age specific developmental needs
  • Coordinating with Nursing Officer and Caregivers, develop and maintain daily and weekly routines 
  • Develop and supervise after school mentoring activities and homework assistance
  • Have demonstrated proactive communications and adhere to safety rules and behavior expectations in line with code of conduct and high standards set 
  • Coordinate with relevant team members in the organization and facilitate the children to participate in the leagues and competitions.
  • Organize different trips/site visits for the students coordinating with the relevant team members and ensuring its safety.
  • Generate reports, progress notes on child enrichment outcomes and follow up actions with individual attention
  • Attend relevant clubs/groups, associations' meetings when needed for initiating new ideas for children’s enrichment activities

2. Manage children and guide them to prepare for extracurricular activities and individual counseling/mentorship 

  • Support children on project work, and encourage them to improve learning performance, develop their employability and leadership skills with confidence
  • Help children increase their performance and the creativeness through engagement and participation in different events/activities
  • Collaboratively work with the team of the future for student’s practical work and their placement
  • Coordinate with teachers and ensure that the students behave in a good manner in the classroom, and in the practical areas in the campus
  • Nurture and encourage an atmosphere of diversity and kindness within the children’s home

3. Liaise between staff, teachers and the organization to create a better learning place

  • Liaise between the organization, teachers, and students and help create a better learning environment and build good relationships with the children, teachers and with the team members in the organization
  • Identify children’s demand (need) for enrichment activities, and coordinate with relevant curriculum development teams to prepare suitable instruction materials for the activities to develop student’s vocational skills linked to the enrichment activities
  • Support and marketing events by attending presentations and other relevant activities/events to promote school and college life
  • Encourage children to interact and engage in classroom activities
  • Help the Children’s home and school to minimize any issues that create barriers to the accommodation, learning and development of the children
  • Bridge children’s home and community events by engaging children by age specific social and cultural events and supports children for reintegration activities
  • Act as an advocate and service provider, ensuring that children staying at children’s home have their needs recognized and addressed at all times 
  • Utilize research and good practices to develop robust, trauma-informed program that consistently meets established goals

Additional expectations

  1. Takes ownership of change and engage and encourage innovation
  2. Build positive working relationships and environment in the organization by bringing solutions to the discussion table.
  3. Report to the manager on a weekly basis, and as needed in case of urgent activities.
  4. Build and maintain a strong relationship with the staff, students, teachers and relevant stakeholders. 
  5. Attend weekly staff meetings, and share operational updates.  

The above list of responsibilities is not comprehensive, and the Enrichment Coordinator may be required to take on additional responsibilities, as determined by his/her Manager

Must Haves

  • Education: Graduate in social science, psychology or any relevant discipline/s
  • Experience: At least 4 years of proven experience in a relevant field. 
  • Language: A good communicator, and fluent in English and Nepali
  • Skills and Abilities: Ability to manage, mentor and lead children, their activities
  • Passionate about and cares for children and vulnerable population; initiator, and competent in managing operations and logistics in the organization.
  • Works collaboratively and independently with the least supervision required.

Key Characteristics

  • You believe that we can change the world, in the blink of an eye
  • You believe in making decisions that put children first
  • You are self-motivated, organized, and approachable
  • You enjoy creating systems, keeping records, and increasing efficiency
  • You are always looking for new ways for our team to work smarter instead of harder
  • You are detail-oriented and conscientious. You make sure nothing slips through the cracks
  • You have a strong work ethic and a willingness to pick up new skills. You are comfortable multi-tasking
  • You are positive, patient, and a clear communicator who is comfortable working with both Kopila Valley staff in Nepal and the BlinkNow staff in the United States
  • You are an empathetic person, with a knack for putting out fires before they start and soothing conflicts brewing beneath the surface
  • You require little supervision and are flexible. You understand that you will be wearing many hats in this role, many of which are not explicitly included in this job description

Application Procedure

If you think this opportunity will amplify your career growth, we encourage you to apply by click  "Apply for the job"  and submit all required documents.

Note: No telephone inquiries will be entertained. If your application is a good fit, we will follow up with you directly for the screening process.

Job Overview

Category Development and Project, Development / NGO
Openings 1
Position Type Full Time
Experience 4+ years
Education Bachelors in Psychology, Bachelor's degree in social science, Bachelor's degree in a related field
Posted Date 22 Nov, 2023
Apply Before 21 Dec, 2023
City Birendranagar Surkhet