Creative Associates International Centre of Excellence Coordinator Job Opportunity in Ethiopia

Creative Associates International Centre of Excellence Coordinator Job Opportunity in Ethiopia

Closing date: 13 Mar 2019

Project Summary:

The four-year General Education Quality Improvement Programme for Equity (GEQIP-E), funded by DFID, will work at the federal and sub-national levels across all 11 regions of Ethiopia.

The objective is to improve the quality of education (including the safety and inclusiveness of the environment) children and young people receive in Ethiopia. To achieve this the program will work across four key areas:

  • Work to strengthen the delivery capacity of the Federal Ministry of Education (MOE) and Regional Education Bureaus;
  • Enhance the current national school leadership training, improve gender equity by working with four Colleges of Teacher Education in Mekelle, Bahir Dar, Jimma, and Hawassa;
  • Develop a revised school leadership and instructional leadership training program;
  • Strengthen the monitoring and evaluation (M&E) of the program as well as provide assistance to education data capacity of the Federal Ministry of Education.

    Reporting & Supervision:

  • Creative will hire four Centre of Excellence Coordinators (one per Centre of Excellence in Mekelle, Bahir Dar, Jimma, and Hawassa) who will report to the School Leadership Lead based in Addis Ababa.

    Primary Responsibilities:

  • Assess the pre-service school leadership training at the assigned College of Teacher Education ‘Centre of Excellence’ by interviewing CTE personnel, school principals, teachers and enrolled students to determine the strengths and weaknesses of the school leadership training system;
  • Conduct a gender audit of the strengths and weaknesses of the current school leadership training program at the CTE, focusing on developing effective school principals, leaders, managers, and increasing the number
    of women leaders;
  • Identify and document ways of including more women in leadership roles and preparing leaders to deliver education to Ethiopia’s girls in a way that encourages girls to be future leaders;
  • Share findings of assessment and audit with MOE partners and work with them to inform the development of an implementation plan, with milestones, of an improved, accredited national school leadership program that can be delivered at national levels for the colleges of teacher education and linked to a training at decentralized levels (cluster resource centers);
  • Support the ‘Centre of Excellence’ and decentralized structures for school leadership to roll out the implementation plan that includes a sustainable quality assurance model of training, including international linkages to help improve standards, performance, certification, and monitoring/validation of the training program; and
    Coordinate with existing donor-funded projects working in the area of pre-service teacher education, including the USAID-funded READ II project.

    Required Skills & Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in education or related field;
  • Eight (8) years’ experience developing, designing and implementing pre-service trainings and curriculum in similar contexts, preferably in a leadership role;
  • Strong experience working in Ethiopia and a strong understanding of the Ethiopian education Federal, regional, and woreda education offices;
  • Experience working on similar internationally-funded technical assistance programs, preferably with DFID; and
    Knowledge of spoken and written English; and
  • Fluency in spoken and written Amharic and the working language in the assigned region.
  • Local candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

    Position contingent upon donor funding.

    How to apply:

    Please apply on our website: Creative Associates International Centre of Excellence Coordinator Job Opportunity in Ethiopia

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