Organization: Save the Children
Save the Children believes every child deserves a future. In Nepal and around the world, we give children a healthy start in life, the opportunity to learn and protection from harm. We do whatever it takes for children – every day and in times of crisis – transforming their lives and the future we share. Save the Children adheres Safeguarding Policy, including its Child Safeguarding and Global Anti-harassment Policy, with high importance and commits rigorous procedure to ensure all our personnel and programs are safe for children. All candidates will be, therefore, subject to strict background checks.
Save the Children invites applications from the interested and eligible candidates (Nepali Citizens only) who are reliable, accountable, have the ability to deliver results with the highest level of integrity and who value diversity for the following position(s).
Position: Project Coordinator – School Leadership and Management (SLaM – (2000068U)
TEAM/PROGRAMME: Program Operations
LOCATION: Surkhet, Mid and Far Western Field Office
CONTRACT LENGTH: December 2021
Level 2: either the post holder will have access to personal data about children and/or young people as part of their work; or the post holder will be working in a ‘regulated’ position (accountant, barrister, solicitor, legal executive); therefore a police check will be required (at ‘standard’ level in the UK or equivalent in other countries).
Save the Children is the leading independent organization for children. We save children’s lives; we fight for their rights; we help them fulfill their potential. We work together, with our partners from civil societies and government, to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives. We reached approximately two million populations and invested over 70 million US dollars in 2016 to reach more children than ever before, through programs in Health, Nutrition, Education, Protection and Child Rights and Governance, Livelihood, HIV and AIDS, and Humanitarian crises.
The Project Coordinator- SLaM is responsible for implementing all the SLaM activities of the project. This pilot project targets 14 schools of Gurans Rural Municipality, Dailekh. The position holder will contribute to the overall design and be responsible for implementation of activities related to school leadership and management. Moreover, the position holder will be responsible for collecting quantitative and qualitative data, thoroughly documenting project implementation and results, and effectively communicating findings to all stakeholders. The position holder will need to work in close coordination with Sahayatra – II project team based in Gurans. Similarly, the position holder will work closely with SLaM task force members; SCN representative, InformEd (consultant for the pilot project) representative and CO based Education Advisor and MEAL Manager.
SCOPE OF ROLE:
Reports to: Technical Manager, Education
Staff reporting to this post:
Indirect : None
Role Dimensions: Save the Children works in 57 districts of Nepal and nationally in Bhutan with a current staff complement of approximately 300 staff and current expenditure of approximately $US 30 million each year.
KEY AREAS OF ACCOUNTABILITY :
• Participate in relevant training/orientation program to be organized while implementing project activities
• Contribute to SLaM annual plan and align monthly plan of action.
• Implement the interventions designed in field and keep record of progress status regurally
• Provide technical inputs in designing data collection tools, research activities, methodology by working closely with international consultant (InformEd)
• Collect both qualitative and quantative data from field as and when required.
• Conduct regular meetings with head teachers, teachers, SMC members, local government representatives and other stakeholders.
• Keep record of all the process documentation, update regurally and share with task team members
• Document lessons learnt, challenges and case studies from SLaM project schools
• Ensure the documentation and data collection comply with the SC and donor requirements
• Regular field visits to the schools to observe the emerging trends and responses to the project interventions so as to identify potential approaches for effectiveness of SLaM approach
• Facilitate the training / capacity development interventions in SLaM project schools as well as municipality level
• Work closely with the SLaM task force of CO and FO for the decision making process.
• Prepare periodic narrative reports to ensure the project achievements are well documented and articulated properly
• Other tasks as requested by the supervisor
• Support Save the Children Humanitarian responses where appropriate/if needed, ensuring timely and quality responses in line with international standards
BEHAVIOURS (Values in Practice)
• holds self accountable for making decisions, managing resources efficiently, achieving and role modelling Save the Children values
• holds the team and partners accountable to deliver on their responsibilities – giving them the freedom to deliver in the best way they see fit, providing the necessary development to improve performance and applying appropriate consequences when results are not achieved.
• sets ambitious and challenging goals for themselves and their team, takes responsibility for their own personal development and encourages their team to do the same
• widely shares their personal vision for Save the Children, engages and motivates others
• future orientated, thinks strategically and on a global scale.
• builds and maintains effective relationships, with their team, colleagues, Members and external partners and supporters
• values diversity, sees it as a source of competitive strength
• approachable, good listener, easy to talk to.
• develops and encourages new and innovative solutions
• willing to take disciplined risks.
• honest, encourages openness and transparency; demonstrates highest levels of integrity
• Master’s Degree in Education or Research Studies, Development Studies, Social Work, or related Social Sciences
EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS
• Minimum 3 years (2 years for GSI group). Experience in designing and implementing education projects related to schools including research, and experience of working closely with the government will be an added advantage
• Skills to lead qualitative and quantitative research, including the design, data collection, data management, and analysis of the research
• Has ability to adopt innovation in the program
• Higher degree of taking initiatives and has ability to work independently
• Sound computer skills on word processing, power-point, and other basic computer software
• Ability to work in a complex environment with multiple tasks, able to work in short deadlines with intense pressure
• Proficiency in writing research report, and other documentation in English and Nepali
• Strong interpersonal communication and facilitation skills
• Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate across stakeholders and task team in both English and Nepali.
*GSI group includes Female, Dalit, Madhesi, People with Disabilities and other indigenous/minorities
Additional Job Responsibilities:
The duties and responsibilities as set out above are not exhaustive and the role holder may be required to carry out additional duties within reasonableness of their level of skills and experience.
The role holder is required to carry out the duties in accordance with the SCI Equal Opportunities and Diversity policies and procedures.
We need to keep children safe so our selection process, which includes rigorous background checks, reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.
Health and Safety:
The role holder is required to carry out the duties in accordance with SCI Health and Safety policies and procedures.
Last date to apply: 3 November 2020
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