Creative Associates International School Leadership Lead Jobs in Ethiopia

Creative Associates International School Leadership Lead Jobs in Ethiopia


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 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:
  • The School Leadership Lead will report to the Deputy Team Leader – Education.
  • The School Leadership Lead will be a senior member of the in-country management team.
  • The position is expected to report in March/April 2019.

    Primary Responsibilities:
  • Diagnose the pre-service school leadership training, through visiting Colleges of Teacher Education, ‘Centres of Excellence’, and school principals 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, in terms of developing effective school principals, leaders, managers, and increasing the number of women leaders;
  • Identify 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;
  • Prepare a costed implementation plan, with milestones, for developing an improved, accredited national school leadership program that can be delivered at national levels for the colleges of teacher education and at decentralized levels (cluster resource centers);
  • Support the four College of Teacher Education ‘Centres of Excellence’ and decentralized structures for school leadership to roll out a sustainable quality assurance model of training, with 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 school leadership, including the USAID-funded READ II project.

    Required Skills & Qualifications:
  • Master’s degree in education or related field;
  • 15 years’ experience developing, designing and implementing school leadership programs in similar contexts, preferably in a leadership role;
  • Experience leading small teams or work streams to deliver to a high quality, on time and on budget;
  • 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;
  • Knowledge of spoken and written English; and
  • Fluency in spoken and written Amharic.
  • Local candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
  • Position contingent upon donor funding.

    How to Apply:
  • Interested candidates should apply online by 11th January 2019
  • For more information and job application details, see; Creative Associates International School Leadership Lead Jobs in Ethiopia

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