Monday, July 29, 2013

Girl Friendly Teacher Trainer- Kenya

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Employer:World University Service of Canada
Short Term Consulting - Kenya,
Africa

Deadline: 14th August 2013
World University Service of Canada

Project: Call for Candidates- Kenya Girl Friendly Teacher Trainer
About WUSC
World University Service of Canada (WUSC) is a Canadian non-profit organization with a mission to foster human development and global understanding through education and training. We are professionals,students, volunteers, faculty, and community leaders working together to find solutions and provide opportunities to the world’s most marginalized people.
WUSC is seeking qualified
candidates for a consultancy in girl
friendly teacher training for the
Kenya Equity in Education Program (KEEP)- a DFID funded girl’s education project in northern Kenya.

Summary of the Project:
The key objective of the project is to build increased support for girls’ education in Kenyan refugee camps and host communities by developing improved school and community education environments.
The project will work with and support the efforts of the government (national and local), refugee camp education
partners (UNHCR and other national and international agencies), teachers, parents and students.
In parallel, it is expected that the
project will build the capacity of the Ministry of Education and other education partners to effectively manage and improve the system for girls’ education in and around the refugee camps.
The Girl Friendly Teacher Training
activity is a key input to achieving
an improved girl friendly school
environment. In principle, being
fully child-centred will necessarily
mean being gender-sensitive,
responsive to and supportive of the differences between (and amongst) girls and boys as learners. KEEP recognizes, however, that ensuring the rights of girls to participate, progress and learn requires specifically affirmative girl-friendly
pedagogy and classroom
management. The project will
provide training and monitoring
aimed at strengthening the capacity of teachers to better understand and effectively address the ways in which
girls are excluded from, and can be included in, learning.
It will encourage them to assess the situation for all children in the
classroom, but especially girls,
decide where improvements are
needed, take appropriate action and monitor the progress they make.

General Duties
WUSC is seeking an experienced
gender and education consultant to design and deliver training content to support teachers in developing their capacity to deliver girl-friendly teaching and learning in the classroom.
This activity is envisioned as a train the trainers approach. The Consultant will work closely with a local trainer and girl child education specialist (Kenyan) to develop training content. Training
effectiveness will be evaluated based on the teachers’ abilities to:
• engage with girls and boys
differentially as individuals and as
learners, and fairly assess their
readiness, capacities and progress;
and
• Integrate gender-sensitive, girl-
friendly principles into their
classroom management, lesson
planning and handling of teaching/
learning materials.
The training will train 200 teachers
selected from the 89 KEEP target
schools in both refugee and host
communities.

Qualifications – skills and experience of all candidates
 A minimum of 7 years of related
work experience in training design
and delivery;
 A minimum of 5 years of
experience working in a developing-country (preferably in East Africa);
 Minimum Bachelor Degree
(advanced University degree
preferred) in education or a related field of study;
 Experience in donor-funded
training. monitoring and evaluation (e.g. workshop design, facilitation,coaching/mentoring, monitoring, controlling and reporting) – work with DFID considered an asset;
 Experience in working with and
supporting capacity development of government education staff
(teachers, management) education stakeholders, schools, parents and learners;
 Knowledge and experience in
integrating gender equality into
programming;
 Experience in education, especially child-centered learning pedagogiesand gender equity in the classroom;
 Minimum 2 years of teaching
experience.
This initial consultancy is being
offered for 28 days to be executed
between August 2013 and December 2013 with potential for two additional assignments over the course of the project (until
December 2015).
Application
Interested candidates should
contact:

World University Service of Canada
(WUSC) jobs@wusc.ca quoting ‘Kenya GFTT’ in the subject line (e.g. ‘Kenya Girl Friendly Teacher Trainer’).
Please include a cover letter and CV indicating your qualifications,
experience and availability for the
consultancy.
WUSC is an equal opportunity
employer. Only those candidates
selected for an interview will be
contacted. No telephone calls
please.