3 JOB POSITIONS AT Save the Children : ( Deadline : 29 October 2019 )

3 JOB POSITIONS AT Save the Children : ( Deadline : 29 October 2019 )

 

 

3 JOB POSITIONS AT Save the Children : ( Deadline : 29 October 2019 )

 

 

 

Reading Ready Project Coordinator AT Save the Children : ( Deadline : 29 October 2019 )

 

 

About the Role:

 

 

Reporting to the Education Manager, the Reading Ready Coordinator will be responsible for ensuring effective implementation of the Reading Ready project within the Rwanda Country. The purpose of this role is to establish and coordinate all aspects of the Reading Ready project. The post-holder will be responsible for

 

Leading the coordination and delivery of the project’s efforts to improve supply and increase demand for pre-primary high quality,
Print and digital children’s books using the Results-Based Financing framework,
Ensuring that publishing sector actors make resources of the highest quality in both print and digital formats.
The post-holder will also ensure that ECD teacher’s caregivers, community libraries and children have the skills and support to use books effectively for enjoyment and learning.

 

 

About the project:

 

 

The Reading Ready project will address the challenges of low production and use of locally made pre-primary books highlighting gender, inclusion, and STEM by incentivizing the production of at least 50 new Kinyarwanda pre-primary level supplementary book titles highlighting these themes using a Results-Based Financing (RBF) approach. The project will also address the local limitations on the use of technology to teach reading to the youngest children by digitizing these newly created Kinyarwanda books and making them available on the Global Digital Library linked to the National Early Childhood Program website. By doing this, children and their families, teachers, and librarians will be able to access a wealth of pre-primary digital books on-line as well as off-line (for those without internet) in addition to printed books.

 

In addition to the newly developed pre-primary books titles, a number of already existing Kinyarwanda supplementary book titles for early grades (P1-P3) age group will be translated into English. All books will have audiobook versions. The proposed program will use results-based financing (RBF) approach to:

 

Build the capacity of the authors, illustrators, publishers, and designers to create and digitize the new books and translate already existing books;
Strengthen REB’s capacity to streamline approval processes for supplementary reading materials; and
Work with pre-primary teachers, librarians, and children to effectively use the new books in both print and digital versions.
Coordination of the Reading Ready Project with a team of three program officers, to ensure the expected results are reached within the project lifetime.
Reading Ready will test the impact of using an RBF approach to guide behavior change in terms of book development and book use by rewarding the delivery of outputs and outcomes through a range of incentives, financial and otherwise, upon verification that agreed-upon results have been delivered. Results will inform the evidence base around the use of RBF, specifically in stimulating desired behaviour along the children’s book chain in Rwanda.

 

 

 

Qualifications and experience

 

 

University degree in education or relevant social sciences;
Strong demonstrable skills and experience in project management, monitoring, evaluation, learning and accountability;
An understanding of the publishing industry and the creative sector, ideally in Rwanda, together with knowledge of the role that publishing plays in creating and sustaining a healthy literate environment;
An understanding of the Results-Based Financing framework in promoting access to literacy;
Experience of designing and using M&E systems to generate evidence for programmes;
Strong analytical and conceptual skills and the ability to think and plan strategically;
Proven interest in integrating gender and disability inclusion programming, accessibility adaptations;
High-level report writing skills in English;
Problem-solving and decision-making skills;
Excellent communication skills, including fluency in written and spoken English and strong inter-personal and advisory skills;
Understanding of and commitment to SCI mission, values and child rights-based programming approaches;
Ability to work successfully with minimal administrative support and strong IT skills including Microsoft Office, content management systems and web-based communication.
Experience in publishing or the design and delivery of support to publishers and/or their constituent suppliers such as writers, editors, illustrators, and designers.
Expertise and understanding of key issues in the field of literacy, the literate environment and/or early grade reading.
Experience of developing effective working relationships with senior stakeholders from government agencies, international organizations, donors, academics, and opinion-leaders, including successful advocacy and influencing experience.

Contract type: Fixed ( 2 years)

 

The Organisation

 

We employ approximately 25,000 people across the globe and work on the ground in over 100 countries to help children affected by crises, or those that need better healthcare, education and child protection. We also campaign and advocate at the highest levels to realize the right of children and to ensure their voices are heard.

 

We are working towards three breakthroughs in how the world treats children by 2030:

 

No child dies from preventable causes before their 5th birthday
All children learn from quality basic education and that,
Violence against children is no longer tolerated
We know that great people make a great organization and that our employees play a crucial role in helping us achieve our ambitions for children. We value our people and offer a meaningful and rewarding career, along with a collaborative and inclusive workplace where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued

 

 

CHILD SAFEGUARDING:

 

 

This position is on Child Safeguarding- Level 3: The post holder will have contact with children and/or young people either frequently (e.g. once a week or more) or intensively (e.g. four days in one month or more or overnight) because they work country programs. Or are visiting country programs; or because they are responsible for implementing the police checking/vetting process staff.

 

 

ANTI- SEXUAL-HARASSMENT Policy

 

 

We are committed to ensuring a safe working environment for all those who work for us and for all those who come into contact with our staff and representatives, including children and members of the communities with whom we work.

SCI takes a zero-tolerance approach to sexual harassment and any other conduct that is discriminatory or disrespectful to others.

 

 

Application Information:

 

 

Deadline for receiving applications is October 29th, 2019

 

We need to keep children safe so our selection process reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.

 

*Note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. *

 

*Disclaimer: Save the Children International does not charge any kind of fee at whichever stage of the recruitment process*

 

CLICK HERE TO APPLY

 

 

 

2 JOB POSITIONS AT Save the Children : Reading Ready Project Officer : ( Deadline : 29 October 2019 )

 

 

Reading Ready Project Officer

 

About the Role:

 

The purpose of this role is to support the Rwanda Children’s Books Initiative in the following areas:

a) Increasing the supply and demand for children’s books in schools and communities, and

b) Ensuring that teachers, parents, and children have the skills and support to use books effectively for enjoyment and learning.

 

 

About the project:

 

The Reading Ready project will address the challenges of low production and use of locally made pre-primary books highlighting gender, inclusion, and STEM by incentivizing the production of at least 50 new Kinyarwanda pre-primary level supplementary book titles highlighting these themes using a Results-Based Financing (RBF) approach. The project will also address the local limitations on the use of technology to teach reading to the youngest children by digitizing these newly created Kinyarwanda books and making them available on the Global Digital Library linked to the National Early Childhood Program website. By doing this, children and their families, teachers, and librarians will be able to access a wealth of pre-primary digital books on-line as well as off-line (for those without internet) in addition to printed books.

 

In addition to the newly developed pre-primary book titles, a number of already existing Kinyarwanda supplementary book titles for early grades (P1-P3) age group will be translated into English. All books will have audiobook versions. The proposed program will use results-based financing (RBF) approach to:

 

Build the capacity of the authors, illustrators, publishers and designers to create and digitize the new books and translate already existing books;
Strengthen REB’s capacity to streamline approval processes for supplementary reading materials; and
Work with pre-primary teachers, librarians, and children to effectively use the new books in both print and digital versions.
Coordination of the Reading Ready Project with a team of three program officers, to ensure the expected results are reached within the project lifetime.
Reading Ready will test the impact of using an RBF approach to guide behaviour change in terms of book development and book use by rewarding the delivery of outputs and outcomes through a range of incentives, financial and otherwise, upon verification that agreed-upon results have been delivered. Results will inform the evidence base around the use of RBF, specifically in stimulating desired behaviour along the children’s book chain in Rwanda.

 

 

Qualifications and experience

 

 

University degree in education, social work or social sciences;
Good understanding of the education system in Rwanda, specifically pre-primary education;
Understanding of the Results-Based Financing framework and its system of incentives;
Ability to develop constructive relationships with a wide range of partners, including children, communities and local authorities;
Experience of facilitating trainings and community mobilization;
Ability to communicate effectively in Kinyarwanda and English: verbally and in writing;
Ability to deliver results on time;
Ability to adapt to new approaches and situations.
Experience or direct experience with children’s books use in schools and communities;
Proven curiosity in promote reading and children’s books;
Experience working with community libraries;
Expertise and understanding of key issues in the field of literacy, the literate environment and/or early grade reading.

Contract type: Open Ended

 

Positions: 2

 

The Organisation

 

We employ approximately 25,000 people across the globe and work on the ground in over 100 countries to help children affected by crises, or those that need better healthcare, education and child protection. We also campaign and advocate at the highest levels to realise the right of children and to ensure their voices are heard.

We are working towards three breakthroughs in how the world treats children by 2030:

 

No child dies from preventable causes before their 5th birthday
All children learn from quality basic education and that,
Violence against children is no longer tolerated
We know that great people make a great organization and that our employees play a crucial role in helping us achieve our ambitions for children. We value our people and offer a meaningful and rewarding career, along with a collaborative and inclusive workplace where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued

 

 

CHILD SAFEGUARDING:

 

 

This position is on Child Safeguarding- Level 3: The post holder will have contact with children and/or young people either frequently (e.g. once a week or more) or intensively (e.g. four days in one month or more or overnight) because they work country programs. Or are visiting country programs; or because they are responsible for implementing the police checking/vetting process staff.

 

 

ANTI-HARASSMENT Policy

 

 

We are committed to ensuring a safe working environment for all those who work for us and for all those who come into contact with our staff and representatives, including children and members of the communities with whom we work.

SCI takes a zero tolerance approach to sexual harassment and any other conduct that is discriminatory or disrespectful to others.

 

 

Application Information:

 

Deadline for receiving applications is October 29th, 2019

We need to keep children safe so our selection process reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.

 

*Note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. *

 

*Disclaimer: Save the Children International does not charge any kind of fee at whichever stage of the recruitment process*

 

CLICK HERE TO APPLY

 

 





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