Wasichana Wote Wasome
Ukaid-Girls’ Education Challenge
Vacancy: Regional Co-ordinator
Background: CfBT Education Trust is implementing a four year, DfID funded Wasichana Wote Wasome (WWW – ‘Let All Girls Learn’) project that aims at improving school enrolment, retention, attendance and learning outcomes for 133,500 marginalised girls in Kenya.
The project works in 500 primary schools and the communities they serve in two contexts: Arid and Semi-Arid Lands (ASALs) and urban slums in eight counties namely: Kilifi, Kwale, Tana River, Marsabit, Samburu, Turkana, Mombasa and Nairobi.
The project intends to achieve her objectives by driving change in four dimensions: the community, the home, the school and the girl herself.
The project uses a holistic, integrated approach which combines interventions across the four dimensions in order to overcome the complex barriers to girls’ education in these two environments.
CfBT wishes to recruit for the position of a Regional coordinator, WWW project to be based in Nairobi County.
The Regional Co-ordinator, is a field based position, responsible for coordinating, planning and managing implementation of WWW project activities in Nairobi County.
The incumbent will be responsible for supervision and implementation of teacher coaching activities in nine sub-counties of Nairobi County.
Specific tasks under teacher coaching include:
- Supporting and strengthening capacity of instructional coaches to address key challenges impeding grade appropriate learning attainments;
- Providing advisory services to instructional teacher coaches in lesson planning and teaching, delivery and lesson modelling with emphasis to early grade literacy and numeracy;
- In-service training support to teachers/instructional coaches to interpret and clarify the syllabus;
- Regularly providing leadership services to instructional coaches;
- Championing data collection and reporting processes & analysing to track project progress.
- Providing support inputs for development and review of coaching and learning materials & assessments for the project and regular and routine checks in schools and recommend ways of making them gender friendly.
- The Regional coordinator shall also lead in planning, managing and coordinating other project components in Nairobi county to ensure synergy across project components; backstopping role, supporting field officers & coaches with field based operational issues and providing field based reports to the Project Lead;
- S/he shall liaise and represent the project including government particularly (MoEST,TSC) and other stakeholders;
- Minimum Bachelor of education degree (Master’s degree is an added advantage);
- proven experience in teaching primary school mathematics and languages (Kiswahili/English);
- experience in teacher support, coaching and management activities;
- Experience in coordinating & managing community integrated participatory interventions;
- gender mainstreaming and community health programming;
- excellent organizational and interpersonal skills;
- excellent written and oral communication skills in English;
- experience in implementing behaviour change activities in schools and school community;
- experience of working in urban slum settings, to improve education outcomes.
Interested and eligible candidates should submit a detailed CV and Cover letter including current remuneration and three referees to email@example.com (and copy firstname.lastname@example.org) with the subject line job application and the name of the post applied for.
Applications must be received on or before February 23, 2016.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
The position will interact with children, youth and disadvantaged urban slum communities.
A background check will be done and a certificate of good conduct required for short listed applicants.