ABRA / READS Coordinator at World Vision International Rwanda: (Deadline 20 December 2020)

ABRA / READS Coordinator at World Vision International Rwanda: (Deadline 20 December 2020)
  • Full Time
  • Rwanda

World Vision International Rwanda

World Vision International Rwanda

ABRA / READS Coordinator at World Vision International Rwanda: (Deadline 20 December 2020)

World Vision is a child-focused Christian humanitarian organization implementing development programmes in 28 Districts of Rwanda. Our interventions are currently reaching more than 1.5 million people.

World Vision Rwanda seeks to hire a highly-qualified, dedicated, and experienced national for the role of ABRA / READS Coordinator. This critical position will be based in Buranga Cluster, reporting to the   CP & Education TP Manager

Purpose of the position:

The Project Coordinator -ABRA/READS is responsible for coordinating and implementing all activities related to an action research project on scaling education innovations, funded by the International Development Research Council’s Knowledge and Innovation Exchange (IDRC-KIX). The innovation being researched is Concordia University’s interactive ABRACADABRA software for supporting early grade literacy. This position will ensure the research design is effectively conducted, the capacity and skills of teachers and other stakeholders are well supported and project milestones are on target.

The major responsibilities include:

% Time

Major Activities

End Results Expected

60%

1. Planning, coordination, and implementation

 

  •  Responsible and accountable for project planning and action research activities in the targeted schools with gender and inclusion considerations
  •  Ensure alignment of project research activities with other project hubs in Kenya and Bangladesh
  •  Ensure access, maintenance, and security of project ICT equipment through control measures
  •  Keep in touch with head teachers to ensure proper use and functionality of the project equipment
  • Conduct reflection meetings with teachers and head teachers and address any gaps in capacity/skills
  •  Ensure facilitation and coordination for the implementation of project activities for sustainability purposes
  •  Manage ABRA/READS ambassadors
  •  Liaise with Child Protection and Education sector leads to ensure integration of the project activities to ongoing WVR education and child protection programming
  •  Report directly to the Child Protection and Education Technical Programme Manager and Buranga Cluster Manager

  • Targeted children benefit from the project
  •   Research activities are implemented on schedule, budget, and targets
  •   Research ethics review and government approvals are secured

  •  Research labs are properly set up in each participating school
  • All project ICT equipment is safely maintained and utilized
  • Teachers are well supported to implement ABRA/READS Necessary support provided to all stakeholders
  • The project shares best practices and recommendations for informing WVR of ongoing education projects.\
  • Effective project coordination is don
  • Proper management of ABRA/READS teacher ambassadors
  •  Planning and reflection meetings are held and minutes/action items documented for sharing with project stakeholders’ improvements made to the CB curriculum.

20%

2. Monitoring and Evaluation, Learning and reporting

  •   Review effective implementation of the project activities
  • Ensure effective implementation of the project activities as per the donor and WVR policies & guidelines
  •    Ensure budgetary utilization is within acceptable limits/range.
  •  Oversee effective documentation of all the information related to the project successes, innovations, and promising practices and disseminate through appropriate mechanisms.
  •  Review and compile monthly and quarterly narrative reports and budgets
  •  Produce timely, accurate, and quality reports for project committees and direct/indirect reports
  • Gather insight into how the software is being used and suggest design improvements
  • Provide new initiatives to facilitate scaling up of the project to other schools
  • Monitoring and evaluation tools developed
  •  All project activities are implemented as planned
  • Research data is collected with timeliness and accuracy and shared with project research analysts and stakeholders
  • Proper documentation of the success stories and best practices is done regularly
  •  Monthly and quarterly reports and budgets are timely and accurate for monitoring project implementation
  •    Meetings held for sharing project progress with stakeholders, including government
  • Lessons learned and best practices are shared to inform improvement in the project.
  • The project complements the national literacy programme.
  •  New initiatives/processes are implemented and documented to test project scale-up approaches

15%

3. Capacity building

  • Ensure capacity building for teachers, ABRA/READS ambassadors, Head Teachers, SEOs, and MoE officials
  • Co-facilitate initial 3-day teacher ABRA/READS workshop and any follow up training
  • Facilitate curriculum support officers and sub county education officers to coach and monitor the implementation of the research project.
  •  Conduct planning and reflection meetings with teachers, head teachers, CSOs and education officers to address any gaps in capacity/skills
  •  All stakeholders/actors have sufficient capacity and skills to fulfil roles and responsibilities in the project
  • Ownership of the project by community stakeholders and government
  • Teachers are monitored and coached by CSOs and education officers in the application of ABRA/READS as part of regular evaluation processes

5%

Other duties

  •  Support any other duty as assigned by the supervisor or his/her designee
  • Attend and participate in the daily devotions
  • Other duties supported effectively

Qualifications: Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience

The following knowledge, skills, and abilities may be acquired through a combination of formal schooling, self-education, prior experience, or on-the-job training.

Minimum education and experience required:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Education, Early Childhood Education, and Community Development.
  • 3 years’ minimum experience in community development work focused on education, early grade literacy or teacher professional development.
  • Experience in ICT software and hardware setups.
  • Experience in staff management, including hands-on and virtual training
  • Prior experience in education research or related field.
  • Experience in project management, including: budgeting, project planning, and implementation, risk management, monitoring and evaluation, and reporting.

Preferred Skills, Knowledge, and Experience:

  • Strong skills in networking with education sector stakeholders at the community level.
  • Ability to facilitate implementation of community participation and awareness sessions.
  • Ability to address issues related to the ICT equipment and infrastructure.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Should be computer literate in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Demonstrable problem-solving skills.
  • Strategic thinking.
  • Research skills.
  • With motorcycle driving licence and ability to drive. 

Travel and/or Work Environment Requirement

  • The position requires ability and willingness to travel to the field from time to time.

 Salary:

The salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.

NB: Women are highly encouraged to apply.

How to apply:

Should you wish to apply for this position, please go to http://careers.wvi.org/job-opportunities-in-rwanda

If this is your first time applying online via the World Vision International careers website, you will need to register an account along with your application details. This site will provide you with additional functionality, such as saved searches and email alerts. Registration requires minimal information to create your account. Further details will be collected during the application process.

All applicants must apply using our online application system, CVs received via email or standard post will NOT be considered.

In case you face any challenges in applying, please let us know on [email protected] (no applications will be accepted through this email).

The closing date for submission of applications is 20th December 2020; no late applications will be accepted.

World Vision is committed to adult and child safeguarding and does not employ staff whose background is not suitable for working with children and vulnerable adults. All employment is conditional upon successful completion of all applicable background checks, including criminal record checks.

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