World University Service of Canada
Inclusive Education Consultant
Reports to: WUSC Education Advisor
Contract term: approximately 30 days (to be confirmed in negotiation with WUSC team), over the course of November 1, 2018 to January 31, 2019
Background: World University Service of Canada (WUSC) is a leading Canadian international development organization that works with and through its southern partners to promote sustainable development.
Founded in 1957 and currently working in 22 countries worldwide with an annual budget of approximately $45 million dollars, WUSC works towards a world where young people can grow up in safe, secure, supportive environments, where they can learn, work and play a vital role in their community and country’s development. Our internationally recognized programs support youth, women and other marginalized populations, focusing on three thematic areas of education, employment and engagement.
Globally, WUSC works with a network of higher education institutions, civil society organizations, private sector partners, professionals, students, volunteers, faculty and community leaders that can be leveraged to support our work.
WUSC and its partner organization, Windle International Kenya (WIK), are implementing the Strengthening inclusive learning environments (Shule) Project, with funding from the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migration (BPRM).
The goal of the Shule Project is to strengthen the quality of education provision for refugee girls in Northern Kenya to improve transition outcomes, particularly for girls with special needs and over-aged learners.
In order to achieve this objective, the project will:
- Increase access to extracurricular academic support programs for vulnerable refugee girls in upper primary, particularly girls with special needs and over-aged learners
- Enhance ability of teachers to deliver high-quality education using gender-responsive pedagogy and inclusive teaching methods
- Improve the accessibility of digital teaching and learning materials for secondary school students and teachers
The project will be implemented from October 2018 to July 2019, with the possibility for renewal. The project works in Kakuma and Dadaab Refugee Camps and the surrounding host communities.
Key Roles and Responsibilities
In consultation with the WUSC Education Advisor, draft a teacher training module that is grounded in international best practices and local contextual dynamics and practice.
The module should cover the following core areas (or other to be determined in consultation with WUSC and partners):
- Understanding Kenyan law regarding accommodation of learners with special needs, including responsibilities of School Boards of Management, Head Teachers, and Teachers
- What makes a classroom inclusive?
- Techniques to promote inclusive classroom environments for learners with special needs
- Liaise with WUSC Education Advisor and local Teacher Training Consultant to ensure that all work is aligned with WUSC’s Teacher Training Framework, integrated into WUSC’s existing teacher training modules, and culturally relevant;
- Collaborate with WUSC Monitoring and Evaluation team to design appropriate pre- and post- testing tools to assess results of training;
- Deliver (or support the WUSC to deliver) the inclusive education teacher training module in Kakuma and Dadaab during two separate week-long teacher training workshops;
- Compile report sharing outcome of inclusive education teacher training;
- Support revisions of WUSC’s current life skills curriculum for girls from an inclusion perspective, including the design of new life skills activities.
Education and Experience:
- Masters Degree or equivalent experience in education, teacher training, or inclusive education. Additional academic credentials or background in gender is an asset;
- A minimum of 5 years of experience on the development of teacher training curricula is required.
- Experience on refugee education projects or familiarity with refugee hosting contexts in Kenya is strongly preferred
- Experience with gender equality, including gender analysis, is preferred
- Experience working with a variety of donors, including USAID or U.S. Department of State and the UK’s Department for International Development, is preferred
- Knowledge of working with children with disabilities and child protection and safeguarding best practices;
- Strong analytical and research skills;
- Proven ability to work productively with a variety of stakeholders to run participatory processes with an emphasis on producing quality products;
- Effective interpersonal and communication skills;
- Flexibility, with a strong work ethic and an entrepreneurial spirit;
- Complete fluency (oral and written) in English is essential, and Swahili preferred.
- Demonstrated expertise in gender and social inclusion analysis tools
How to Apply:
WUSC is an equal opportunity employer.
We welcome and encourage applications from people with disabilities.
Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.
If you wish to apply for this position, please send a Cover Letter, CV, and a sample of a previous work product by email to firstname.lastname@example.org before or on October 25, 2018.
Please include Inclusive Education Consultant in the subject line of your email
Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.