Childaid Network recruits Educational Advisor in Jorhat Mar 2018
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Post:: Educational Advisor
Job Category: NGO Job
Job Location: Jorhat, Assam
Job Description: The German foundation Childaid Network and Bosco Institute would like to inform about the job offer for an educational advisor to help in accompanying the projects of Childaid Network in North East India.
Who can apply? • All graduates with a degree in Education, social work, political science, business administration or other related fields • Minimum 3 years of work experience in the field of education Expected skills and qualifications • Personal commitment, motivation and social skills are ranked higher than certificates and grades • Excellent writing and communication skills in English are mandatory • Capability to speak one or more languages of Northeast India is of advantage • Should have good and proven writing, presentation, people management, and facilitation skills • Should have good knowledge and skills in Project Cycle Management or other project planning tools • Motivation and endurance to travel and stay in various locations, including rural areas, of Northeast India is required • Work experience in educational programmes and outside of Northeast India is of advantage • Work experience in consulting and advising other organisations is of advantage • Competencies with digital tools beyond office work are of high advantage • Should be able to work on educational curricula design, lesson planning, learning games/tools, research, assessments etc.
Terms of Reference 1. Capacitating the Childaid Network project partners o Assisting in capacity building of project partner staff o Hand-holding of project partners in various aspects like project planning, monitoring etc. o Supporting partners to provide quality trainings in the field of education and to get quality Teaching-Learning-materials 2. Assisting in documentation of the projects for Childaid Network’s office in Germany o Making field visits, collecting case studies, making pictures and videos o Helping partners to set-up systems of student learning level assessments, and teacher assessments o Developing a pool of resources in the field of education (TLM, curricula, toolkits, games, videos, self-learning content etc.) 3. Further developing the project models of Childaid Network o Writing concept papers o Analysing and writing down the best practices for the project models 4. Networking with potential new partners in Northeast India 5. Personally developing expertise in one or some of the relevant fields like o Advocacy, campaigning and networking o Child rights and RTE o Child-centred education, activity based and personalized learning o Digital education
What we offer: • A monthly salary of at least Rs. 22,000 (negotiable; depending on qualification and previous practical experience also higher); all travel and work related expenses will be covered additionally • Opportunity to learn from and work with ongoing NGO projects in Northeast India • Possibility to develop your own ideas and inputs; work creatively • Personal capacity building in various fields like management methods • Good working facilities and an open-minded atmosphere at Bosco Institute in Jorhat, Assam • You will be part of a network of Indian NGOs in Northeast India and beyond • You will be working with the German foundation Childaid Network and will therefore be part of an international network
About Childaid Network: Childaid Network is a German foundation supporting mainly educational projects in south Asia. Since its inception in 2007, the focus region was and still is Northeast India. Besides Assam, Meghalaya and Manipur, projects are also supported in Bangladesh, Laos and Nepal. An extension to Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland, Mizoram and Tripura is possible as well. As a guiding principle, Childaid Network only finances projects developed and implemented by local organisations of the respective regions. Childaid invests a good share of its funds in supporting these local partner organisations; monitors the progress to steer and re-design the project approach if necessary. About Bosco Institute: Bosco Institute in Jorhat has taken over the responsibility in accompanying the projects of Childaid Network in North East India. These are mainly implemented by a number of Don Bosco Organisations but also non-faith based organisations. Bosco Institute was started by the Salesians of Don Bosco of Dimapur Province, as a college offering 2-year Master in Social Work degree from Dibrugarh University in Assam, in the year 2008. Six groups of students have graduated from the Institute. They work in social development organizations, government projects and some have started their own social development initiatives. We strive to make the institute more of a youth space than limiting it to being an academic space – mentoring young students in the age group of 21 to 27/28 from the many diverse communities of the region to discover their passion and develop the values, attitudes, knowledge and skills needed to pursue it, even while they try to meet the many expectations of those close to them. The Institute has been acting as a coordination centre for the many project partners of DKA-KFB Austria from 2009 and for the partners of Childaid Network from 2014.
Partner organisations of Childaid Network and Bosco Institute: It needs to be understood that you will be working for a donor organisation and the projects are actually not implemented by Childaid Network/Bosco Institute, but by several local project partners. Therefore, a lot of travel is required and lot of time will be spent with the following partners in the field. It’s our personal commitment to any of our staff to also further develop you in relevant topics and skills required for your personal development. We believe and work with a flat hierarchy in which everyone takes over responsibilities and looks after its implementation themselves. If you are interested in this position, please send your CV, a motivational letter and contacts of one or two references to: Fr. Jerry Thomas (sdb) & Robert Ewers, firstname.lastname@example.org
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