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Specialist in Education Management (including digital education)  

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Kenya, Coast, Malindi

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Nonprofit/Community/Social Services/International Cooperation

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Other

Date: 07/01/2022

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Comundo est la plus grande organisation suisse de coopération par l'échange de personnes. Avec une centaine de professionnelles qualifiées dans sept pays du Sud, elle renforce des organisations engagées localement en opérant un échange de compétences. Active dans l'éducation et la formation, la sécurité alimentaire, la défense des droits humains et la lutte contre le changement climatique, Comundo s'engage également à sensibiliser la société en Suisse en vue d'atteindre un monde plus juste. Elle est présente en Suisse avec des Bureaux à Lucerne, Fribourg et Bellinzone.
 

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The education sector in Kilifi County faces many challenges. The literacy rate is only 66%, there are a limited number of public schools and the quality of learning in these schools is very low. In particular poor families send their children to public schools because they are the cheapest.

Education (SDG 4) is one of our partner organisation Elimu's main pillars of intervention. Elimu acts as a hub from which projects are coordinated and implemented, creating relationships, partnerships, and collaborations to provide a productive environment for learners. In 2018, Elimu adopted Kolibri, an open-source educational e-learning platform, to provide offline access to a wide range of high-quality, openly licensed educational resources in resource-poor contexts such as rural schools.  Elimu aims to further expand its education program in the region, with a focus on Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL).

Your activities / tasks

As a Comundo co-worker, you will be part of Comundo's country programme in Kenya. You contribute in strengthening Elimu's education department. Specifically, you will support Elimu to improve access to and quality of education in public primary and secondary schools through the use of the Kolibri platform and other TEL related interventions. You will assist Elimu to expand their education program and support teachers to enhance their knowledge in using TEL in their classrooms. Among others you will:

  • Design an e-learning pedagogy and integrate it into Elimu's education program.
  • Conduct a capacity needs assessment on TEL for staff and teachers.
  • Review and develop teacher training tools/programme; train teachers, IT staff and students.
  • Assist in the development of the Elimu education strategy.
  • Assist in developing a network of e-learning schools in Kenya.
  • Work closely with key stakeholders in the private sector, national and county governments.

Your profile

  • Working experience in education and the use of e-learning technologies
  • In-depth understanding and expertise in education management
  • Familiarity and confidence in using e-learning platforms and with TEL
  • Digital literacy and knowledge of digital tools in the classroom
  • Teaching experience is an added advantage
  • Ability to work respectfully with children, youth, and women from vulnerable and impoverished backgrounds
  • Very good command of the English language

General requirements

  • Completed vocational or tertiary education
  • At least 2 years of professional experience
  • Between 25 and 60 years old.
  • Resident in Switzerland or Germany            
  • Very good knowledge of English
  • Intercultural competencies and the ability to act in diverse contexts
  • Good physical and mental health
  • Basic knowledge in project management, institutional development and adult education welcome
  • Ability to work independently and in a team
  • High social skills and intercultural sensitivity
  • You are motivated to live a simple lifestyle
  • You are prepared to contribute to public relations and fundraising
  • Comfortable working in a faith-inspired organization

We offer

  • An exciting working environment with an ample space for initiative, participation and intercultural contacts
  • An adequate preparation
  • Introduction to the situation of the country of assignment and local support
  • Living and insurance costs during your assignment
  • Travelling costs in both directions
  • Initial financial aid after your return

Application Procedure

Before submitting a written application, we recommend that you contact Comundo and attend an information event in your region. This will provide you with more detailed information about the application procedure, the working conditions, the working culture and benefits. You will find the respective dates as well as more information on our website: www.comundo.org

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Job type: Staff (Permanent and Fixed Term)

Duration: 2 - 3 years

Macro-area: Sub-Saharan Africa

Level of experience: Professional, 3 to 5 years

Area of work: Education, Learning and Training

Type of organisation: NGOs

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17/12/2021

Competency Based Education Specialist

Kenya, Nairobi Area - comundo empImg

Competency based Education (CBE) is a new way of thinking in Kenya's education system, designed by the Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development and introduced in 2017. It allows self-paced progress and provides students with the support they need to succeed. While there is a consensus that CBE will be beneficial for the youth, there are major challenges in implementing CBE. The capacity of teachers, parents and organisations involved in education needs to be strengthened. Our partner organisation St. Martin CSA works to ensure that marginalised groups have access to educational opportunities. St. Martin is aware of the benefits and challenges associated with the introduction of CBE and wants to take the necessary steps to integrate CBE in its programs. It wants to become a role model and leader in the introduction of the new curriculum.   Your activities / tasks As a Comundo co-worker, you will be part of Comundo's country program in Kenya. You will contribute to strengthening St. Martin's education program so that vulnerable children and youth can achieve better learning outcomes through CBE. You will ensure that St. Martin staff and volunteers are able to prepare children for the challenges of the future and provide them with knowledge and skills in various subject areas through child-oriented teaching methods, and that St. Martin uses modern and innovative methods in their youth programs. Among others you will: - Assess staff and volunteer capacities and do a training needs assessment. - Introduce and empower staff to use modern pedagogical tools and practices. - Improve teachers' knowledge and awareness of the principles and objectives of the CBE - Adapt the Competency Based Curriculum (CBC) to the context of St. Martin. - Develop learning materials. - Work closely with key stakeholders in the private sector, national and county governments.   Your profile - Solid qualification in education or early childhood development. - Proven experience in CBE and in the use of modern pedagogical tools and practices. - If possible, worked as a teacher or trainer of trainers/teachers. - Experience with development of curricula and learning materials. - Ability to work respectfully with children, youth, and women from vulnerable backgrounds. - Substantial computer literacy and very good command of the English language   General requirements - Completed vocational or tertiary education - At least 2 years of professional experience - Between 25 and 60 years old. - Resident in Switzerland or Germany      - Intercultural competencies and the ability to act in diverse contexts - Good physical and mental health - Ability to work independently and in a team - High social skills and intercultural sensitivity - You are motivated to live a simple lifestyle - You are prepared to contribute to public relations and fundraising - Comfortable working in a faith-inspired organization   We offer - An exciting working environment with an ample space for initiative, participation and intercultural contacts - An adequate preparation - Introduction to the situation of the country of assignment and local support - Living and insurance costs during your assignment - Travelling costs in both directions - Initial financial aid after your return
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