Jul 17, 2017

Djibouti: Safe Learning Environment Training (Consultancy)

NGO/UN Job Vacancy



Organization: Lutheran World Federation
Country: Djibouti
Closing date: 22 Jul 2017

Organization: Lutheran World Federation/World Service Kenya Djibouti Program

Project: Refugee Education

Position: Consultant- 2 Positions

Assignment: 10 days training workshop

Location: Ali Addeh/ Holhol Refugee camps-Djibouti

Reporting to: Education Officer

Start Date: 19th August, 2017

Application Dateline: 22th July, 2017

1. Purpose of the Consultancy

The purpose of this consultancy is to develop and implementation of a 10 day training workshop for Primary and Secondary school teachers aimed to foster secure, child-friendly, non-violent relationships between teachers and their students, improving the educational development and wellbeing of children, drawing from national and international experiences and best practices.

2. Background

Lutheran World Federation has initiated the safe learning environment training for teachers to enhance access to quality education for over 4000 Refugee School going children in Ali Addeh and Holhol Refugee camps.

LWF hopes conduct a 10 day workshop training for teachers to reinforce learning outcomes by enabling teachers to adjust traditional teaching methods to more child-centred and child friendly teaching and learning practices laying an educational foundation in which children are stimulated and equipped with the necessary critical thinking skills that will influence future potential.

The training will focus on inclusiveness, effectiveness, healthy, safe and protective school environments, gender responsiveness and active participation of all stakeholders in the school and community. It is expected to help teachers and educationists reflect on and assess their practice; explore and test new ideas, methods and materials so as to enable them manage the process of change by initiating home grown customized interventions with a view to continuous and sustainable school improvement.

The training workshop will directly contribute to the LWF’s country strategic education priorities of enhancement of access, retention and equitable, completion and transitioning of school going age children in the Refugee camps.

3. Expected Outcomes

From the workshop the following are expected:

· Enhanced leadership and governance in schools;

· Improved quality of schools’ physical infrastructure;

· Functional inclusive classrooms;

· Enhanced safety and protection of learners within the learning environments;

· Improved focus on equity and equality in schools

· Enhanced nutrition and health practices in schools

· Enhanced communication, community partnerships and peace in schools

· Improved academic outcomes of learners.

4. Assignment

The consultants are expected to:-

· Developing an inception report relaying the detailed work plan outlining and proposed methodologies and instructional design for the training package

· Meeting to review the inception report with LWF, Djibouti Management

· Review and update the training content.

· Conduct training of teachers and Education Managers

· A “pre” and “post” self-assessment tool for teachers

· Draft basic indicators and monitoring tool to assess the impact of training workshop at the school level

· Write a training report

5. Deliverables

· Conception report

· Work-plan

· Final Report

6. Qualifications or Specialized Knowledge/Experience required:

Qualification

· Bachelor’s degree related to the task (education, social work, psychology, child protection-related field).

Experience and Skills

  • Proven experience in teacher training and education, the development and modification of teacher training/curricula packages, and instructional design;
  • Proven experience in delivering training;
  • Profound experience in and knowledge of the issue of corporal punishment in schools, developmental and clinical psychology, classroom management techniques, and alternative pedagogical methods to violent discipline including anger management and conflict resolution techniques;
  • Proven ability to conceptualize, innovate, plan and execute ideas.
  • Has a deep understanding of the Kenyan School Curriculum content.

Languages

  • Fluent in written and spoken English.

Competencies

· Excellent management, interpersonal, planning and coordination skills;

· Demonstrated ability to work in a multi-cultural environment and establish harmonious and effective working relationships;

· Experience in training teachers on the Child Friendly Schools(UNICEF) model

· Extensive work experience with the MoE in Kenya.


How to apply:

All applications should be send to Email address lwf.nbi.kenya@gmail.com by 22nd July 2017 with “School Safe Environment” on subject line. The selection panel will review all applications as they arrive. All applicants must meet the minimum requirements described above and those unable to meet these requirements will not be considered

Each application package should include the following:

· An application letter addressing the selection criteria including how the consultant’s previous experience matches the consultancy objectives as well as the interest for the position.

· It should also indicate the candidate’s availability and consultancy rates.

  • A sample of recent work;
  • Updated CV including relevant work experience and qualifications;
  • Contact details of 3 references.

Applications not including all of the above information will not be reviewed. LWF will respond only to shortlisted applicants

NB: “LWF World Service is an equal opportunity employer irrespective of gender, race or religious affiliation. LWF World Service is a signatory to the Code of Conduct for humanitarian agencies. Our recruitment and selection procedures reflect the organization’s commitment to the prevention of abuse and exploitation of beneficiaries.”