The Education Specialist assists in managing the UWS's education portfolio, which seeks to improve the quality of education, especially at the primary level. S/he should work closely with the district Education Development Coordination Unit (EDCU) and local level municipal offices. In the Education Director's absence, the Education Specialist may directly supervise the Education Coordinator and Education Officers and oversee the management of the education department. S/he will work collaboratively with the Education Director and other colleagues in the Education Department to ensure that each activity successfully progresses in achieving its respective goals. The nature of the position requires that the individual be highly knowledgeable of Nepal's education development programs, policies, acts, regulations and budget, particularly in the field of education.
DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
Work with the Education Director to develop and deliver the Pre-service Training Programme for new community teachers and the Training Programme for all UWS teachers.
Be able to produce one research report relating to UWS’s work in Nepal.
Improve the effectiveness of Education Officers in their work with principals and teachers – leading their training, implementation, monitoring, support, accountability and professional development.
Support curriculum development in UWS schools, as well as enrichment provision.
Support the efficient, effective and imaginative use of resources in UWS schools.
Ensure the necessary standards of safeguarding and child protection practices are in place in all UWS schools and the required procedures for monitoring, referral, and intervention.
Ensure the successful implementation of the new data management system for in-country monitoring, evaluation, and reporting and its effective use by the in-country Education Team. This will include overseeing the production of effective and robust monthly attendance data and the ‘At Risk’ interventions, the quarterly school evaluative monitoring reports, and annual school reviews and development plans.
Work closely with and support the Country Director and the Programmes team and act as an ambassador for UWS at all times.
Please visit http://www.uwsnepal.org/join-us/education-specialist and go through the detailed TOR before applying for the position.
United World Schools Nepal is a charity with the aim of providing quality education to children living in faraway rural villages of Nepal through modern teaching and learning methodology. Since its inception in late 2015, the organization has successfully constructed 44 schools in Sankhuwasabha and Gulmi district, thus enrolling and ensuring quality education to over 7000 children. In UWS Nepal-managed schools, the quality of education is maintained by formulating a need-based curriculum and introducing well-researched methodologies that allow for greater innovation in the classroom and greater engagement between the in-class lessons and real life. Further, UWS Nepal pro-actively invests in quality education for girls in marginalized communities to empower young women to create better prospects for their families and their futures.