World Vision is a global Christian relief, development and advocacy organization dedicated to working with children, families and communities to overcome poverty and injustice. We are a community of close to 40,000 staff working across the world to help change the lives of vulnerable children. Our supporters, partners and staff join forces with communities on the ground to help children enjoy good health, be educated for life, experience the love of God and their neighbours and be cared for, protected and participating in addressing issues that affect their lives. World Vision has been active in Zimbabwe since 1973. Our operations are spread across 9 out of 10 provinces, with a majority of over 1.75 million beneficiaries in rural areas. Our current programs focus on improving the well-being of boys and girls in three priority sectors: health and nutrition, livelihoods and education. We also focus on child protection, gender and disabilities, emergency assistance and resilience building as cross cutting priorities across our programs. If you share the same vision, JOIN US and contribute to life in all its fullness for the children and communities we serve.
About the Grant : The Department for International Development (DFID) is funding a 4-year, £12 million Teacher Professional Development (TPD) initiative, that is part of the broader Teacher Effectiveness and Equitable Access for All Children Programme (TEACH) in Zimbabwe. TEACH has been designed to contribute to a positive shift in the trajectory of teaching and learning outcomes in Zimbabwe; leaving no child behind. The TPD component is scheduled to launch this year (2020) beginning with six-month Inception Phase followed by multiyear Implementation Phases. The TPD aims to improve the capacity of primary and secondary teachers in Zimbabwe to deliver high-quality education using evidence-based targeted in-service teacher training. World Vision Zimbabwe is currently recruiting for several full and part-time positions to design and deliver this programme.
Please be advised that the position is contingent upon contract award and client approval.
Position title: Teacher Professional Development (TPD) Coordinator (3)
Location: Harare, Bulawayo & Masvingo
The Teacher Professional Development (TPD) Coordinator will serve as the lead for operations in a geographical area, consolidating technical resources and assuring TPD systems function to school level. The TPD Coordinator will implement the comprehensive teacher professional development approach through partnership with Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education (MoPSE) structures to improve the learning outcomes of girls and boys.
- Acts as TEACH’s implementation leader in a province related to improving inclusive teaching and learning and leadership of learning in primary and secondary schools.
- Build the capacity, provide technical backstopping and support the monitoring of teach professional networks at provincial, district and cluster levels.
- Develop and manage the relationships with the MoPSE and other critical stakeholders to assure program results.
- Provide training solutions aligned to the comprehensive TPD approach.
- Take shared responsibility for operational workplans and to assure alignment of activities and resources.
- Develop the capacity of key stakeholders from school to province level to support TPD activities.
- Contribute to, utilize and adapt learning from monitoring and evaluation process to inform program adaptation, contribute to research and learning. Participate in the development of quality assurance, monitoring and evaluation tools and process, ensuring effective standards of practice for improving the impact Contribute to and disseminate lessons learned.
- Represent the project to provincial level.
- Provide hands-on technical assistance and coaching to MoPSE stakeholders.
- Support and engage in the development of effective supplemental teaching and learning materials and strategies
Qualifications, competencies and experience:
- Minimum of Masters’ Degree in Education, international development or related field;
- Demonstrated competencies in promoting community engagement initiatives, and basic education materials development including developing training materials for school leadership and teacher professional development and good working knowledge of education sector policy.
- Prior substantive and sustained work experience in achieving results(learning outcomes) on the ground
- Ability to reach consensus and implement a program in a complex political environment; manage processes or operations which produce practical operational results
- Ability to work with teams, communicate and coordinate with government departments and other agencies at various levels;
- Experience in advocacy and policy development;
- Strong analytical and conceptual skills and the ability to think and plan strategically;
- Demonstrated creativity, innovation and initiative
- Ability to communicate complex issues clearly and write proficiently in English
In addition, candidates could bring experience in one or more of the following areas:
- Pre-service and in-service teacher training
- Pedagogy and delivery of national curriculum
- Teacher assessment and inspection, as well as teacher motivation
- Experience with Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education at various levels
- Literacy and numeracy methodologies, teaching at the right level (TARL)
- School safety and positive discipline as well as School leadership and management
- Monitoring, evaluation and learning in education sector reform programmes Education Technology, including Learning Management Systems.
NB: Shortlisting will be done as applications are received.
Qualified female candidates are encouraged to apply.
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