Career Opportunities at Education Development Trust

Career Opportunities at Education Development Trust

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Instructional coach

  • Location:Nairobi
  • Salary Circa Kes 60,000-65,000 per month plus benefits
  • Closing Date:18 Oct 2020About the role

About the programme

  • Wasichana Wetu Wafaulu – Swahili for ‘let our girls succeed’. This second programme is a holistic six-year project specifically designed to strengthen the transition of these girls from primary into either secondary school or alternative, productive livelihood pathways. The project’s intervention logic is geared towards addressing complex, multi-dimensional and interrelated barriers which obstruct girls’ educational attainment and transition. Our work is focused on the most marginalised girls, so geographically we work in arid and semi-arid lands (ASAL) and urban slums in Kenya.
  • Funded by UK aid through the Girls’ Education Challenge (GEC), the project covers 540 schools – 480 primary and 60 secondary schools – spread across 8 counties in arid and semi-arid lands (ASAL) and urban slums): Nairobi, Mombasa, Kwale, Kilifi, Tana River, Turkana, Samburu and Marsabit.
  • It is implemented by a consortium of partners led by Education Development Trust; other members of this consortium are Concern Worldwide, Ananda Marga Universal Relief Team (AMURT), Kesho Kenya and Pastoralists Girls Initiative (PGI).

About the role

  • The Instructional Coach is a field-based position supporting the delivery of learning outcomes under the Girls Education Challenge Transition (GEC T) Kenya –Wasichana Wetu Wafaulu (WWW project). The post holder will provide leadership, coaching and mentoring support to class- room-based teacher education activities and will have primary responsibility for building the capacity of designated teachers to enhance learning outcomes for primary school pupils. The position will also contribute to addressing key challenges and issues impeding achievement of improved learning outcomes.About the organisation
  • At Education Development Trust, we improve school systems at scale; we partner with governments around the world to help turn ambitious, visionary education policy into reality. We invest annually in our programme of education research and this evidence underpins our work and informs policy and practice around the world. We have a long-established presence in Africa – running programmes since 1992 – and have worked with a range of governments, donor agencies and partners to improve education across the continent, providing short-term, expert consultancy and delivering long-term, national education programmes. We have specialist expertise in sustainable school system reform at scale – from improving literacy and numeracy outcomes, to large-scale teacher training and strengthening the capacity of national ministries. We are experienced in leading complex programmes in challenging environments and we also work with like-minded organisations to ensure we maximise our impact.
  • Education Development Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of everyone who comes into contact with us.  We operate a zero tolerance policy to sexual exploitation, abuse and harassment (SEAH). Applicants must be willing to undergo safeguarding screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and police checks. Successful candidates will be required to sign a safeguarding declaration to confirm that they will abide by the Trust’s safeguarding policies and procedures, including, but not limited to,  Protection from SEAH, and the Safeguarding Code of Conduct.

Job Objectives:

  • Support continuous professional development of teachers through training, mentorship and coaching on teachers’ instructional practice, adopting the project models.
  • Support teachers to identify pupils’ diverse learning needs as informed by various sources such as records from their past performance and track their performance consistently.
  • Support the teachers and wider school administration to design and devise meaningful teaching and learning resources and activities to suit the diverse learners needs with a focus on remedial learning, STEM, and inclusion
  • Conduct regular research and incorporate the knowledge and best practices to implement suitable teaching and learning approaches.
  • Conduct remedial lessons in collaboration with teachers and according to the project established protocols; assess and maintain an accurate record of learner’s progress.
  • Strengthen teacher’s capacity to conduct learner’s assessment through regular follow up with teachers to ensure proper conduct and analysis of topical assessments and required records are maintained.
  • Ensure weekly tracking of learners’ school attendance and conduct regular attendance spot checks as per the project guidelines
  • Provide regular project reports on learner’s performance, attendance, identified learners needs, quality of teaching and reports on other project interventions
  • Support school leadership to adopt project models and best practices to ensure sustainability of project.
  • Support project activities in the Counties, including participation in regular project monitoring and contributing to sharing of best practices and learnings
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Knowledge Essential

  • Minimum Diploma level teaching qualifications from a recognized teacher training institution. Bachelor’s Degree is an added advantage.
  • Minimum of eight years of teaching in upper primary school, teaching experience in lower secondary will be an added advantage
  • Knowledge of education sector development in Kenya.

Experience Essential:

  • Knowledge and experience in working in informal settlements; Open minded, good listener with the ability to work well with others.
  • Ability to provide encouragement and constructive feedback as teachers learn new skills;

Skills Essential

  • Demonstrated skills and competencies in early grade literacy and mathematics.
  • Demonstrated skills as a teacher trainer and ability to professionally support teacher competencies.
  • Basic IT skills such as email, Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel
  • Skilled in supportive observation of teachers and learners.
  • Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English and Kiswahili.
  • High level of integrity, commitment and professional responsibility.
  • Ability to tolerate cultural, ethnic, educational and religious diversity.
  • Enthusiastic and committed to improving education outcomes in non-formal settlements.
  • Willingness to work overtime and ensure improvement of learners’ literacy and numeracy outcomes.

How To Apply

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