Education Coordinator / Technical Advisor  
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Job Title:   Education Coordinator / Technical Advisor
Category:   Planning & Development
Total Positions:   1
Job Location:   Lakki Marwat
Gender:   No Preference
Minimum Education:   Masters
Career Level:   Experienced Professional
Minimum Experience:   7 Years
Apply By:   Dec 6, 2021
     
     
 
Job Description:

ABOUT ACTED PAKISTAN:


 


ACTED is a non-governmental organization with headquarters in Paris, founded in 1993. Independent, private and not-for-profit, ACTED respects a strict political and religious impartiality and operates according to the principles of non-discrimination and transparency. ACTED has been present in Pakistan since 1993. ACTED Pakistan programmes range from short-term emergency responses to recovery and rehabilitation, as well as longer-term development initiatives. ACTED strategy is to target vulnerable communities affected by natural and conflict-related disasters as well as lack of socio-economic development.


Project Objective


Given the large number of out-of-school (OOS) and dropped-out girls in Pakistan, ACTED has planned an integrated education program through non-formal based education system titled LNGB (Leave No Girl Behind) in selected districts of Sindh and KP, aiming to address simultaneously the physical, qualitative, socio-cultural, family/community, learning and systemic barriers to children's access.


Assignment


Under the supervision of Project Manager, The Education Technical Advisor is responsible for the technical implementation, management and development of the education project targeting marginalized adolescent girls in Lakki Marwat District of KP.


The position is based in district Lakki Marwat to support Project Manager in enhancing service delivery at each of the NFE learning center. The Education Technical Coordinator will build capacity of center in charges and teachers respectively through training, mentoring - individual sessions focusing effective methodologies and approaches to teaching-learning, periodic assessments and monitor their performance by using variety of tools at the NFE center level. i.e. lesson planning and study schemes, teacher guides, class room observations, student workbooks, teacher-student feedback on learning process etc.


This is a highly important role ensuring to achieve satisfactory learning progress and results at each NFE center. The role requires prudent and extensive coordination with center in charge, teachers and students with an objective to positively impact the learning process for target results acquisition.


Functions


Summary


The Education Technical Advisor shall be responsible for:



  • Responsible for the quality of implementation of the program.

  • Capacity building of teachers by developing a variety of tools (trainings, follow-up visits, classroom based observations, periodic assessments).

  • Develop work plan for the Resource teachers and teachers

  • Motivate teachers for active engagement in peer to peer learning.

  • Analyze the data of project activities and provide essential feedback to field staff for improvement.

  • Develop teaching aid tools such as but not limited to lesson plans, teacher guides, student assessment instruments and inclusive education protocols.

  • Conduct core competency technical assessment of teachers and specify recommendations.

  • Design manual for teachers, community and PTC.

  • Coordinate with education/NFE department members in an effective manner to achieve support for LNGB.

  • Attend technical meetings and brief other team members about the progress and meeting outcomes.

  • Prepare and send monthly reports of activities to project manager

  • Assure on time data uploading on MIS

  • Provide technical input to organize M&E and database systems.

  • Maintain record of student progression results

  • Conduct periodic teacher mentoring sessions.

  • Communicate with students to discuss progress on learning and any barriers or difficulties to suggest appropriate solutions.

  • Support the development of IEC materials (including reading resources, material and manuals for game/play based activities, quizzes and other learning activity materials)

  • Contribute to the design of comprehensive education strategies including factors and conditions that lead to better access and student performance in the developing context.

  • Assessment of education learning standards and materials.

  • Compile and use assessment data to continually evolve curriculum development and student learning experiences.

  • Conduct field visits to validate progress reports, identify problems and issues to address and make recommendations for the improvement.


1.    Programme Management


The coordinator shall undertake regular field coordination visits to ensure that:



  • Activities are seamlessly completed across all NFE centers and that expected standards are met;

  • Challenges to implementation are identified and addressed in a manner that takes into account beneficiary needs and expectations.

  • Teachers / Community / Beneficiary feedback is collected and shared in programme and coordination meetings;

  • Targeted indicators as stated in the Project Management Framework (PMF) and/or Log frame are met in a satisfactory manner 


Objective 1.1: Management of Teachers


The Education Technical Advisor shall ensure quality of learning activities taking place in NFE centers.  She shall make sure that teachers, program staff are given training and complete all the necessary documentation in line with project requirements.


Objective 1.2: Coordination


The Coordinator shall ensure that she regularly meets with HR, Finance, and Logistics Departments to specify/ensure that support mechanisms are responding to individual center needs. She shall ensure that procurement of all education supplies is completed in a timely manner.


Objective 1.3: Reporting


The Coordinator shall support the project manager in the preparation of reports to be submitted to ACTED, LNGB Team, Senior Management, Donors / Authorities. She will be expected to provide reports covering activity implementation, achievement of objectives, successes, challenges, attempted-proposed solutions, changes suggested and or adopted, beneficiary feedback, etc.


Objective 1.4:  Facilitation


The Coordinator is expected to facilitate training sessions and programme coordination meetings by translating and/or leading discussions. Moreover, she shall be in a position to present ACTED’s programmatic strategies and activities in township NGO fora or for Local Authorities.       2. General Functions



  • Maintain and organise record of student assessments including pre and post-tests, student assessment results and related electronic lists

  • Compile and analyse periodic performance reports related to teacher and student performance

  • In absence of Project Manager, ensure smooth running and quality of administrative activities

  • Proactively design academic calendars to suit to the needs of LNGB targets

  • Ensure that all safeguarding mechanisms are adhered to at each NFE center level

  • Develop clear guidelines against corporal punishment and flag any observation to project manager according to ACTED devised system

  • Streamline audio/visual aids and ensure its best utilization at each NFE center level


Required Qualifications:



  • Post graduate / master’s degree in education (M.Ed. etc.) or other related social science area with over 07 years of professional experience.

  • A minimum of three to four years’ experience in supporting the development of teaching/ learning materials/aids, desirably for non-formal learning usage

  • Strong experience in training and capacity building of teachers / trainers

  • Good experience in organizing student assessment processes, exams conduction at multiple locations/schools

  • Good understanding of classroom based observation mechanisms

  • Good understanding of child safeguarding/protection issues in Pakistan. Particularly for girls.

  • Previous experience of working in Non-Formal education sector of Pakistan is desirable

  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, writing, motivation, reporting and presentation skills.

  • Fluency in Pushto language is must, with good writing and speaking


Ability in Urdu and English


Accountability to Communities and Beneficiaries


The Education Technical Advisor is responsible for ensuring that all relations with the communities are conducted in a careful, respectful and consultative manner. Strong attention must be paid to ensuring that communities are adequately approached for consultation and informed about ACTED programme objectives, activities, beneficiary selection criteria, and related methodologies.  


This is the responsibility of every ACTED staff member.


ACTED is commitment to zero tolerance to all forms of violence against children, beneficiaries   and staff.


ACTED is equal opportunity employers.


Final selection will be based on security clearance of the candidate.


Company Information
 
Company Name:  ACTED Pakistan
Company Description:
ACTED is a non-governmental organization with headquarters in Paris. Independent, private and not-for-profit, ACTED operates according to principles of non-discrimination and transparency. Our mission is to support vulnerable populations affected by wars, natural disasters and/or economic and social crises, and to accompany them in building a better future; thus contributing to the Millennium Development Goals. ACTED ‘Links Relief, Rehabilitation and Development’ to provide continued support to vulnerable communities as their needs evolve.

ACTED has been present in Pakistan since 1993 with assistance ongoing presently in Sindh, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP), the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) and Azad Jammu Kashmir. The country programme comprises of four key pillars:
Pillar 1 – Humanitarian assistance – Through this component, ACTED supports the emergency and early recovery needs of communities following disasters. In recent years this has included support for communities affected by floods, earthquakes and the complex emergency;
Pillar 2 – Income generation and sustainable livelihoods – ACTED has extensive experience in this sector including market-oriented vocational trainings, basic skills development, as well as on and off-farm livelihood assistance;
Pillar 3 – Social cohesion and access to basic services – ACTED improves access to basic services through a range of measures including support for educational institutions, community infrastructure and local governance. Social cohesion is a key component to ensuring equitable service provision. ACTED’s interventions include the establishment of local representation bodies as well as supporting the rights of women, minorities and marginalized groups;
Pillar 4 – Environmental protection and community resilience – This pillar aims to mitigate some of the effects of recurrent disasters, climate change and environmental degradation. Interventions start at a household level, such as construction of fuel efficient

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