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Education Supervisor

Position: Supervisor of the Teacher Training and Support Program

Workplace: Gorongosa National Park and Buffer Zone

Immediate availability 

Program Context

Gorongosa National Park is supporting the Gorongosa District Education and Youth Service in training and supporting in-service teachers, with the aim of improving the quality of literacy and numeracy teaching, and with a view to increasing learning outcomes and the resulting transition of children in the district and buffer zone in general. This support is provided in a partnership with the SDEJT, DPEDH, IFP and MINEDH itself at central level. The approach used consists of equipping the teachers in general and specific methodologies, as well as gender-sensitive teaching practices, making him/her an agent of change that contributes not only to children's learning, but also to the conservation of the environment; the idea is to train students for life.

 

Purpose of the position

Under the leadership of the Teacher Club Manager, the program supervisor will be responsible for the implementation of all the components inherent to teacher training, as well as the pedagogical officers at the ZIP level and the entire in-service training cycle. School management will be the other component of the supervisor's performance, providing support to school managers in accompanying and coaching teachers, as well as improving the punctuality and attendance of teachers and students. The supervisor should use his or her skills and experiences to contribute to improving the quality of teaching and learning for children at the level of Gorongosa district and the buffer zone in general.

 

Responsibilities

  • Participate in all activities leading to the preparation of teacher training materials, as well as monitoring and evaluation instruments, including support for schools, conduct support and coaching visits directly to teachers in primary schools. Coordinate with the District Education Services in planning visits to schools, for analysis of quality components of education, in accordance with MINEDH standards and procedures. 
  • Participate in the planning of supervision and monitoring and support to ensure that activities are carried out in a timely manner. Efficiently and effectively; Participate in Trainers 'Trainings, focused on technical support to teachers, so that they are prepared to give technical support. 
  • Support in the implementation of other programs in the education sector, such as girls' club, youth club and others that can appear within the Gorongosa Restoration Project.
  • Represent the project at coordination meetings held at provincial and district level.
  • Produce regular systematized information on the progress of the project, alerting in time about any corrections / changes to be made for the good of the project; Support the training of teachers and school managers. 
  • Produce "case studies" and "success stories" that help to show evidence of the project's success; Provide reliable data for reporting purposes

Requirements

  • At least 5 years of experience in education projects / programs. 
  • Degree in one of the following areas: Portuguese Language Teaching, Mathematics Teaching, Educational Sciences or related areas. 
  • Teaching experience in primary education. 
  • Knowledge of the teacher training program (in practice). 
  • Strong capacity for facilitation and critical observation of classes. 
  • Ability to write reports with evidence, and prepare case studies.
  • Proficient in computer use.
  • Availability to travel within the districts that are part of the park's buffer zone.
  • Proven organizational skills including skills to plan, set priorities and carry out work in accordance with established requirements and goals.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to communicate effectively with different levels of actors.

 

Applications must be submitted by April 18 of the current year, 2020, to [email protected]. Please send CV and cover letter.

Note: Women are encouraged to apply. The Park is an organization that promotes equal opportunities for men and women.