Numeracy Specialist

World Vision is a global Christian relief, development and advocacy organization dedicated to working with children, families and communities to overcome poverty and injustice. We are a community of close to 40,000 staff working across the world to help change the lives of vulnerable children. Our supporters, partners and staff join forces with communities on the ground to help children enjoy good health, be educated for life, experience the love of God and their neighbours and be cared for, protected and participating in addressing issues that affect their lives. World Vision has been active in Zimbabwe since 1973. Our operations are spread across 9 out of 10 provinces, with a majority of over 1.75 million beneficiaries in rural areas. Our current programs focus on improving the well-being of boys and girls in three priority sectors: health and nutrition, livelihoods and education. We also focus on child protection, gender and disabilities, emergency assistance and resilience building as cross cutting priorities across our programs. If you share the same vision, JOIN US and contribute to life in all its fullness for the children and communities we serve.

About the grant : The Department for International Development (DFID) is funding a 4-year, £12 million Teacher Professional Development (TPD) initiative, that is part of the broader Teacher Effectiveness and Equitable Access for All Children Programme (TEACH) in Zimbabwe. TEACH has been designed to contribute to a positive shift in the trajectory of teaching and learning outcomes in Zimbabwe; leaving no child behind. The TPD component is scheduled to launch this year (2020) beginning with six-month Inception Phase followed by multiyear Implementation Phases. The TPD aims to improve the capacity of primary and secondary teachers in Zimbabwe to deliver high-quality education using evidence-based targeted in-service teacher training. World Vision Zimbabwe is currently recruiting for several full and part-time positions to design and deliver this programme.

Please be advised that the position is contingent upon contract award and client approval.

POSITION : NUMERACY SPECIALIST

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Provides leadership in the development of standards and benchmarks in mathematics in collaboration with Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education (MoPSE) department of policy planning and research and also teacher departments in local universities, and with the Ministry of Higher and Tertiary Education Science and Technology Development (MOHTESTD) on teacher training.

  • Supervises the adaptation and development mathematics teaching and learning materials.

  • Supports the national roll-out of the mathematics curriculum, incorporating new methodologies and materials developed by the programme.

  • Supports the development of assessment teaching training materials (formative and summative) for the mathematics skill development of students.

  • Ensures that activities and approaches across geographic areas are complementary and equitable, including under-served populations in need of inclusive education.

  • Provides bespoke technical assistance on mathematics to the TEACH programme, its partners, MoPSE, MOHTESTD and Zimbabwe School Examination Council.

  • Liaises with Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education on technical matters and bears ultimate responsibility for ensuring that children in programme-supported schools achieve improved outcomes in mathematics.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES

  • Master’s Degree in education with a specialty in mathematics or another pedagogically-oriented specialty;

  • At least five years of experience in work specifically to improve evidence-based mathematics programming; preferably directed to rural, under-served populations and with experience at a foundational level;

  • At least five years of experience in Zimbabwe and/ or Sub-Saharan Africa is highly desired;

  • NGO / Humanitarian experience in education grant will be an added advantage

  • Experience at delivering coaching and support on education issues at a variety of levels within the education system,

  • Prior proven experience with the development and implementation of evidence-based mathematics materials (and preferably in local languages), training programs, classroom monitoring protocols, and tests and assessments required; EGMA experience (preferred);

  • Fluency in English is required; fluency in local languages is highly desired.

NB: Shortlisting will be done as applications are received. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Senior Education and ECD Co-ordinator

Primary Purpose of Job:

The Senior Education Coordinator with support the Education and ECD Specialist and together they will who supports WV Lao PDR’s strategic goal to bring change in the lives of children in Laos, particularly to increase the number of children who are well educated. This role has a strong focus on strengthening WVL’s evidence based education programming and ensuring that education and early child development (ECD) interventions are in line with WV partnership and humanitarian industry global standards. This role has to provide technical support to Grants and APs which are part of the technical program (Unlock Literacy, Go Baby Go and WASH in School Models) implementation process including training the AP teams on implementing TP (Project Models activities, ensure that the frontline workers are fully trained to deliver the TP outcomes, closely monitor the activities to ensure its quality and effectiveness at community level, network with the respective departments at the Province and District level, support the team in drafting concept papers and proposals for fund raising purposes, conduct need based studies to showcase the relevance of the program. Specific responsibilities include the following:

Major Responsibilities of Job:

  • Support building the skill set of AP teams.

  • Technical execution of Education Technical Programme (Unlock Literacy &WASH) and Early Child Development (GBG)

  • Provide mentoring and support for field staff (TPM, TPC ) across all program quality activities an d ensure timely monitoring, evaluation and reporting.

  • Partnering, positioning and advocacy efforts at the block, district level.

Concepts for enabling resource mobilization.

Key Accountabilities:

  1. Support the development of the skills and potentials of the AP team

  • Support capacity building of the Area Programme and grant staff on the implementation of certain models and approaches recommended by Education TP (UL&WASH) and ECD (GBG).

  • Enhance the knowledge and skills of the frontline workers and volunteers in the community on Education (UL, Go Baby go &WASH).

  1. Technical execution, mentoring and support for monitoring evaluation and reporting:

  • Support the Grants and APs in developing the Annual plan and the LEAP budget template with proper planning and sequencing the activities.

  • Periodically visit the Grants and APs and ensure that the programs implemented by the AP/Grant are technically appropriate.

  • Review the existing monitoring tools during the field visits/ joint morning visits and redesign as per the need.

  • Provide technical sector assistance with the design and the implementation of assessments, baseline and end line surveys.

  • Support Education and ECD TPCs and Government Counterparts to strengthen assessment, design and implementation of education interventions through trainings, awareness raising, communications, etc.

  • Develop and deliver curriculum (ToT) training to TPCs/Government counterpart staff to enable staff to deliver accountable, evidence based, quality ministry that brings sustained improvements to well-being of children.

  • Periodically attend the review meetings at the AP/Province/NO and share the progress of Education TP (UL&WASH) at the respective Grants and APs.

  • Ensure that lessons learnt from our implementation are periodically shared within the team and at the district level.

  • Timely feedback on micro project proposal, Monthly Progress report of Grants and APs, TP reports and ensure the recommendations are followed up.

  • Make a joint visit twice to thrice in a year with Province team.

  1. Resource Mobilization:

  • Collaborate on the development of concept notes/proposals and extend technical support to the projects which are awarded.

QUALIFICATIONS, KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND EXPERIENCES

  1. Minimum of 3 years in demonstrated competency in providing management level support

  2. Experience with M&E for education programming (learning outcomes, tracking process indicators, quality management).

  3. Experience dealing with Government, especially the MoES offices.

  4. Experience with organizing trainings, providing coaching and mentoring

  5. Demonstrated knowledge in education, particularly as it relates to primary education

  6. Good understanding of Lao Government policies, laws, and institutions and ability to work together with various stakeholders

  7. Excellent oral and written communication skills in English and Lao

  8. Ability to identify and plan work strategically and to work to deadlines

  9. Project management knowledge and skills

  10. Ability to train others, ability to provide technical guidance and support to AP staff

  11. Possess strong organizational, computer, and writing skills

  12. Ability to function efficiently and effectively with little day-to-day supervision

  13. Willingness to travel to the provinces and districts on a frequent basis

  14. Experience supporting education activities in NGO context

Work Environment: Need to travel at least 60-80 days in a year.

Interested candidates are invited to submit a COVER LETTER and CV to the address below. Please indicate the POSITION TITLE. Deadline for application is 19 January 2020, however applicants are encouraged to apply early as applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis and the position will close early if a suitable candidate is found.

Women are strongly encouraged to apply.

Mail: People and Culture Department

P.O. Box 312 Vientiane 01005

Email: [email protected]

Website: www.wvi.org/laos

Literacy Specialist

World Vision is a global Christian relief, development and advocacy organization dedicated to working with children, families and communities to overcome poverty and injustice. We are a community of close to 40,000 staff working across the world to help change the lives of vulnerable children. Our supporters, partners and staff join forces with communities on the ground to help children enjoy good health, be educated for life, experience the love of God and their neighbours and be cared for, protected and participating in addressing issues that affect their lives. World Vision has been active in Zimbabwe since 1973. Our operations are spread across 9 out of 10 provinces, with a majority of over 1.75 million beneficiaries in rural areas. Our current programs focus on improving the well-being of boys and girls in three priority sectors: health and nutrition, livelihoods and education. We also focus on child protection, gender and disabilities, emergency assistance and resilience building as cross cutting priorities across our programs. If you share the same vision, JOIN US and contribute to life in all its fullness for the children and communities we serve.

About the grant : The Department for International Development (DFID) is funding a 4-year, £12 million Teacher Professional Development (TPD) initiative, that is part of the broader Teacher Effectiveness and Equitable Access for All Children Programme (TEACH) in Zimbabwe. TEACH has been designed to contribute to a positive shift in the trajectory of teaching and learning outcomes in Zimbabwe; leaving no child behind. The TPD component is scheduled to launch this year (2020) beginning with six-month Inception Phase followed by multiyear Implementation Phases. The TPD aims to improve the capacity of primary and secondary teachers in Zimbabwe to deliver high-quality education using evidence-based targeted in-service teacher training. World Vision Zimbabwe is currently recruiting for several full and part-time positions to design and deliver this programme.

Please be advised that the position is contingent upon contract award and client approval.

POSITION: LITERACY SPECIALIST

MAJOR REPONSIBILITIES:

  • Provides leadership in the development of standards and benchmarks in literacy/reading in collaboration with Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education (MoPSE) department of policy planning and research and also teacher departments in local universities, and with the Ministry of Higher and Tertiary Education Science and Technology Development (MOHTESTD) on teacher training.

  • Supervises the adaptation and development literacy teaching and learning materials.

  • Supports the national roll-out of the literacy curriculum, incorporating new methodologies and materials developed by the programme.

  • Supports the development of assessment teacher training materials (formative and summative) for the literacy skill development of students.

  • Ensures that activities and approaches across geographic areas are complementary and equitable, including under-served populations in need of inclusive education.

  • Provides bespoke technical assistance on literacy to the TEACH programme, its partners, MoPSE, MOHTESTD and Zimbabwe School Examination Council.

  • Liaises with Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education on technical matters and bears ultimate responsibility for ensuring that children in programme-supported schools achieve improved outcomes in literacy.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES

  • Master’s Degree in education with a specialty in literacy or another pedagogically-oriented specialty;

  • At least five years of experience in work specifically to improve evidence-based literacy programming; preferably directed to rural, under-served populations and with experience at a foundational level;

  • NGO / Humanitarian experience in education grant will be an added advantage

  • At least five years of experience in Zimbabwe and/ Sub-Saharan Africa is highly desired;

  • Experience at delivering coaching and support on education issues at a variety of levels within the education system,

  • Prior proven experience with the development and implementation of evidence-based literacy materials (and preferably in local languages), training programs, classroom monitoring protocols, and tests and assessments required; EGRA/ STAR experience (preferred);

  • Fluency in English is required; fluency in local languages is highly desired.

NB: Shortlisting will be done as applications are received. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Assessment Specialist

World Vision is a global Christian relief, development and advocacy organization dedicated to working with children, families and communities to overcome poverty and injustice. We are a community of close to 40,000 staff working across the world to help change the lives of vulnerable children. Our supporters, partners and staff join forces with communities on the ground to help children enjoy good health, be educated for life, experience the love of God and their neighbours and be cared for, protected and participating in addressing issues that affect their lives. World Vision has been active in Zimbabwe since 1973. Our operations are spread across 9 out of 10 provinces, with a majority of over 1.75 million beneficiaries in rural areas. Our current programs focus on improving the well-being of boys and girls in three priority sectors: health and nutrition, livelihoods and education. We also focus on child protection, gender and disabilities, emergency assistance and resilience building as cross cutting priorities across our programs. If you share the same vision, JOIN US and contribute to life in all its fullness for the children and communities we serve.

About the grant : The Department for International Development (DFID) is funding a 4-year, £12 million Teacher Professional Development (TPD) initiative, that is part of the broader Teacher Effectiveness and Equitable Access for All Children Programme (TEACH) in Zimbabwe. TEACH has been designed to contribute to a positive shift in the trajectory of teaching and learning outcomes in Zimbabwe; leaving no child behind. The TPD component is scheduled to launch this year (2020) beginning with six-month Inception Phase followed by multiyear Implementation Phases. The TPD aims to improve the capacity of primary and secondary teachers in Zimbabwe to deliver high-quality education using evidence-based targeted in-service teacher training. World Vision Zimbabwe is currently recruiting for several full and part-time positions to design and deliver this programme.

Please be advised that the position is contingent upon contract award and client approval.

POSITION: ASSESSMENT SPECIALIST

MAJOR REPONSIBILITIES:

  • Manage the collaborative development and construction of literacy and numeracy assessment items that are aligned to Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education (MoPSE) standards that produce reliable and valid data on student literacy and numeracy standards. This will be done in collaboration with teacher departments in local universities and the Ministry of Higher and Tertiary Education Science and Technology Development (MOHTESTD).

  • Coordinate the implementation and monitoring of the program’s literacy and numeracy assessments.

  • Monitor standards of learning and achievements of literacy and numeracy in order to develop sound intervention strategies.

  • Conducts technical training for schools, districts and other users on assessment accountability, and evaluation processes and procedures.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES

  • Post-graduate qualification in a relevant area (education, assessment or similar), or equivalent professional experience;

  • At least five years of experience in Africa/ Zimbabwe, with a focus on assessing primary and secondary school students, preferably directed to rural, under-served populations;

  • NGO / Humanitarian experience in education grant will be an added advantage

  • Thorough understanding of the design and use of assessment systems, tests, curricula and qualifications in education;

  • Ability to mentor, motivate and empower the performance of team members and counterparts;

  • Fluency in English is required; fluency in local languages is highly desired.

NB: Shortlisting will be done as applications are received. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Teaching at the Right Level (TARL) Manager

World Vision is a global Christian relief, development and advocacy organization dedicated to working with children, families and communities to overcome poverty and injustice. We are a community of close to 40,000 staff working across the world to help change the lives of vulnerable children. Our supporters, partners and staff join forces with communities on the ground to help children enjoy good health, be educated for life, experience the love of God and their neighbours and be cared for, protected and participating in addressing issues that affect their lives. World Vision has been active in Zimbabwe since 1973. Our operations are spread across 9 out of 10 provinces, with a majority of over 1.75 million beneficiaries in rural areas. Our current programs focus on improving the well-being of boys and girls in three priority sectors: health and nutrition, livelihoods and education. We also focus on child protection, gender and disabilities, emergency assistance and resilience building as cross cutting priorities across our programs. If you share the same vision, JOIN US and contribute to life in all its fullness for the children and communities we serve.

About the grant : The Department for International Development (DFID) is funding a 4-year, £12 million Teacher Professional Development (TPD) initiative, that is part of the broader Teacher Effectiveness and Equitable Access for All Children Programme (TEACH) in Zimbabwe. TEACH has been designed to contribute to a positive shift in the trajectory of teaching and learning outcomes in Zimbabwe; leaving no child behind. The TPD component is scheduled to launch this year (2020) beginning with six-month Inception Phase followed by multiyear Implementation Phases. The TPD aims to improve the capacity of primary and secondary teachers in Zimbabwe to deliver high-quality education using evidence-based targeted in-service teacher training. World Vision Zimbabwe is currently recruiting for several full and part-time positions to design and deliver this programme.

Please be advised that the position is contingent upon contract award and client approval.

POSITION : TEACHING AT THE RIGHT LEVEL (TARL) MANAGER

MAJOR RESPONISBILITIES

  • Collaborating with the other programme specialists, lead and manage the development of a fit for purpose TARL model(s) which will be implemented in clusters.

  • Oversee the training, coaching and monitoring of systems used during the implementation of the TARL model, and support all partners in improving the effectiveness of these systems.

  • Work with partners and Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education (MoPSE) to take ownership of TARL pedagogy, and support the adaptation of TARL in the Zimbabwean context.

  • Maintain relations with the MoPSE and other partners, and coordinate the work with other consortium partners.

  • Ensure that useful lessons on implementation and the pedagogical approach are collected, and an evidence base is synthesized and disseminated, particularly within the MoPSE.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES

  • A Master’s Degree in Education, Public Policy, or another similar social science

  • A minimum of three years of relevant work experience

  • NGO / Humanitarian experience in education grant will be an added advantage

  • Advanced writing and oral presentation skills in English

  • Demonstrated leadership and management experience

  • Proven ability to handle multiple diverse assignments at one time, successfully complete assigned tasks and meet deadlines while conducting high-quality work

  • Experience leading policy outreach including strategically identifying and mobilizing appropriate policymakers, and developing and maintaining these relationships is desirable.

  • Ability to mentor, motivate and empower the performance of team members and counterparts

NB: Shortlisting will be done as applications are received. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.