I Choose Life - Africa Teaching & Learning Resource Officer Jobs in Kenya

I Choose Life - Africa Teaching & Learning Resource Officer Jobs in Kenya


Summary

The teaching and learning resource persons, also known as teacher Coaches will be responsible for tasks relating to coaching and mentoring teachers to improve their attitude, motivation, lesson preparation, delivery and learning assessment.

Such Coaches will be required to model best skills, concepts and qualities that teachers should adopt in their teaching to enhance learning.

Learning in Jielimishe GEC Project is defined as the acquisition of critical competencies in Literacy and numeracy.

Background

I Choose Life - Africa (ICL) is a leading Non-Governmental Organizations that has significantly contributed to the realization of socio-economic development and empowerment of individuals bringing about I Choose Life - Africa (ICL) is a leading youth focused Non-Governmental Organizations that has significantly contributed to the realization of socio-economic development and empowerment of individuals bringing about transformative change across communities in Kenya.

The organization has over 14 years’ experience implementing evidence based adolescents and youth programs in over 345 institutions of learning (Primary, Secondary and Higher learning institutions) across 23 Counties in Kenya. ICL aims at contributing towards improved life opportunities of adolescent and youth aged 10-24 using a holistic transformational model.

ICL employs evidence to design and run innovative and high impact interventions to improve key indicators in health, education, economic empowerment and leadership and governance with regards to children, adolescents and youth. In her programmatic work, ICL adopts an integrated programmatic approach that uses the Race4Life transformation track1.

To ensure maximum impact, ICL utilizes a multi-sectorial approach, Quadra Helix development approach (which brings together the Government, Private sector, Academia and Civil society) to foster innovative and sustainable transformation in communities.

In this model ICL envisions better health and well-being, quality education and improved livelihoods for sustainable development. In her work, ICL is guided by Vision 2030 whose objectives it seeks to cascade to counties, sub counties, wards, organized groups and households.

In her sustainable and transformative service delivery, ICL invests in generation and documentation of evidence to influence policy and practice.

The organization is guided by a vision of a “Healthy Africa, Empowered People!” and is on a mission to improve the life opportunities of youth aged 10-24 through strategic empowerment for sustainable development.

Project Summary

  • I Choose Life - Africa (ICL), through Jielimishe Girls’ Education Challenge Transition Project (GEC T), will be working with 10,123 marginalised girls from marginalised communities in Laikipia, Meru and Mombasa Counties in Kenya.
  • The five (5) year project funded by the UK Government through Department for International Development (DfID) will run from April 2017 as the start date to March 2022 as the end date.
  • The overall goal of GEC T is ‘to improve the life chances of 10,123 marginalized girls (2,390 in primary school and 7,730 in secondary school) using a holistic approach to complete a cycle of education, transition to the next level including alternative pathways and demonstrate learning.
  • Besides targeting girls as direct beneficiaries, the project will reach out to 3,190 boys in primary between grade 6 to 8 and 3,790 in secondary schools.
  • Following the rich experience and vast understanding of the contextual barriers behind educational marginalisation for these girls, the potential that exists amongst them and their communities, Jielimishe GEC has put forth a design that would seek to empower the girl and her learning environment, with gender equality at the core, through strategic and focussed project interventions aimed at enabling the girls achieve even more.
  • The incumbent will be required to contribute towards the realization of the following project outcomes and intermediate outcomes, otherwise known as project change.

    Project Outcomes

    In its endeavour to improve
    life chances for the marginalised girls, the project aims at achieving three key outcomes:


  • Marginalised Girls supported by GEC with improved Learning
  • Marginalised girls transitioning through key Education Pathways; and
  • Enhanced sustainability in the quality of learning and transition in key education pathway

    Project Intermediate Outcomes

    The five key project pre-conditions, otherwise referred to as Intermediate Outcomes, to achieving the three (3) outcomes are:

  • Improved quality of teaching among teachers for enhanced curriculum Delivery;
  • Improved attendance for 10,123 marginalised girls supported by GEC;
  • Improved motivation of 10,123 marginalised girls to transition through key pathways;
  • Improved Community support to girls’ education and transitioning through different pathways;
  • Improved education management, governance and accountability for sustainable quality teaching and learning

    Responsibility of the Three (3) Teaching and Learning Coaches

  • I Choose Life - Africa seeks to engage three (3) teaching and learning resource (teacher coaches) to provide technical and competent expertise in improving teacher skills, qualities and attitude in delivery of teaching to enable learners’ acquisition of proficient literacy and numeracy skills.
  • The teaching and learning resource persons will be responsible for the following deliverables
  • Building the capacity of teachers to effectively adopt best teaching practices towards improvement of literacy and numeracy
  • Building the capacity of the other teacher coaches to effectively model best teaching practices towards improvement of literacy and numeracy
  • Continuous classroom support, observation and coaching
  • Providing feedback to teachers to grow their competences
  • Enhance accountability data for learning management
  • Continuous individualized coaching of teachers to enhance their teaching practices
  • Oversee Gender & Social Inclusion (GESI) mainstreaming and strengthening in project delivery
  • Oversee tracking and assessment of 10,123 girls’ learning every term
  • Document teachers’ experiences on coaching and mentorship in teaching
  • Document Learners experiences on learning based on teacher coaching
  • Design Teacher Professional Development packages
  • Ensure quality control for cascade trainings towards teacher quality improvement

    Required Qualifications

    The ideal candidate should:

  • A Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Education or its equivalent
  • Have at least 3 years Literacy or Numeracy teaching experience
  • Have at least 3 years’ experience working in rigorous education project whose focus is improving teaching and learning
  • Be an authority in Teaching and Learning
  • Demonstrate skills and ability to design trainings meant to improve teacher skills and quality in teaching
  • Model best teaching approaches and skills in acquisition of literacy and Numeracy competencies
  • Have proven track record in continuous classroom support for better teaching and learning
  • Demonstrate ability to provide feedback to teachers to grow their competences
  • Be competent in accountability data for better learning management
  • Have the ability to assess literacy and numeracy skills
  • Have strong communication and writing skills
  • Demonstrate at least 3 years’ experience in working with the NGO sector
  • SEAL race for Life Transformation track is a model where young people are envisioned, empowered, enabled and engaged in critical areas of Sexual Reproductive Health, Economic empowerment, Academic and career mentorship and Leadership and Governance. The model yields a holistic youth who becomes a change agent and form a movement for Youth empowerment.

    How to Apply

  • Candidates who meet the qualifications to submit their CV and testimonials to nokwero@ichooselife.or.ke and copy dennis@ichooselife.or.ke. The official closing date for these applications will be on Wednesday 30th January 2019

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