Discovery Learning Alliance (DLA): Several Positions in Ghana

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23 Oct, 2013

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Vacancies in Ghana

Discovery Learning Alliance (DLA) is a us-based non-profit organisation using the power of media to improve student learning outcomes, teacher effectiveness and community engagement in schools in the developing world. See www.thepoweroftv.org for more information. In many countries, girls continue to face barriers to accessing a quality basic education. This is the focus of Discovery Girls. with DFID and Discovery Communications support, the project will reach hundreds of schools and communities across Ghana, Kenya and Nigeria over the next 2-3 years. DLA is inviting applications for the two senior-most positions of the project team, to be based in Tamale – the overall Project Manager and the Training & Outreach Manager. In the near future, we will be advertising for additional positions responsible for teacher training and community outreach.

Job Title 1: Teacher Trainer

All candidates must be Ghanaian nationals and have familiarity with national education initiatives and priorities, especially as regards girls’ education. For teacher trainers, a solid understanding of Ghana’s basic education and teacher training curricula is expected.

Qualification Required & Experience

•   Bachelor’s degree in education is required.
•   Minimum 5 years teaching and training experience in primary and/or junior secondary schools, preferably in Northern Region.
•   Training experience in an international development programme setting, particularly with girls’ education and/or educational technology initiatives, is preferred.

Location: Tamale

How To Apply For The Job

Applications should be sent to [email protected] with the Job Title in the subject line

Closing Date: 31 October, 2013

Please include a covering letter describing your interest and qualifications, along with a current CV.

•   Only qualified shortlisted candidates will be contacted
•   These positions are based in Tamale, please note, relocation will not be offered


Job Title 2: Community Action Mobilizers

Discovery Learning Alliance (DLA) is a us-based non-profit organisation using the power of media to improve student learning outcomes, teacher effectiveness and community engagement in schools in the developing world. Seewww.thepoweroftv.org for more information. In many countries, girls continue to face barriers to accessing a quality basic education. This is the focus of Discovery Girls. with DFID and Discovery Communications support, the project will reach hundreds of schools and communities across Ghana, Kenya and Nigeria over the next 2-3 years. DLA is inviting applications for the two senior-most positions of the project team, to be based in Tamale – the overall Project Manager and the Training & Outreach Manager. In the near future, we will be advertising for additional positions responsible for teacher training and community outreach.

All candidates must be Ghanaian nationals and have familiarity with national education initiatives and priorities, especially as regards girls’ education. For teacher trainers, a solid understanding of Ghana’s basic education and teacher training curricula is expected.

Qualification Required & Experience

•   Bachelor’s degree or diploma in social work, education, international development, gender or development (equivalent additional training and experience will be considered);
•   Minimum 5 years’ experience with community-based facilitation, including addressing local norms related to girls’ education and/or gender and development.
•   Community outreach experience in Northern Region.

Location: Tamale

How To Apply For The Job

Applications should be sent to [email protected] with the Job Title in the subject line

Closing Date: 31 October, 2013

Please include a covering letter describing your interest and qualifications, along with a current CV.

•   Only qualified shortlisted candidates will be contacted
•   These positions are based in Tamale, please note, relocation will not be offered

Job Title 3: National Girls Club Coordinator

Discovery Learning Alliance (DLA) is a us-based non-profit organisation using the power of media to improve student learning outcomes, teacher effectiveness and community engagement in schools in the developing world. Seewww.thepoweroftv.org for more information. In many countries, girls continue to face barriers to accessing a quality basic education. This is the focus of Discovery Girls. with DFID and Discovery Communications support, the project will reach hundreds of schools and communities across Ghana, Kenya and Nigeria over the next 2-3 years. DLA is inviting applications for the two senior-most positions of the project team, to be based in Tamale – the overall Project Manager and the Training & Outreach Manager. In the near future, we will be advertising for additional positions responsible for teacher training and community outreach.

All candidates must be Ghanaian nationals and have familiarity with national education initiatives and priorities, especially as regards girls’ education. For teacher trainers, a solid understanding of Ghana’s basic education and teacher training curricula is expected.

Qualification Required & Experience

•   Bachelor’s degree in social work, gender and development, education, international development.
•   Minimum 6-8 years’ experience coordinating girls’ education and/or gender and development initiatives.
•   Specific experience with promoting gender equity and/or girls’ education in relevant contexts via community engagement, girls’ clubs, and/or mass media.

Location: Tamale

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How To Apply For The Job

Applications should be sent to [email protected] with the Job Title in the subject line

Closing Date: 31 October, 2013

Please include a covering letter describing your interest and qualifications, along with a current CV.

•   Only qualified shortlisted candidates will be contacted
•   These positions are based in Tamale, please note, relocation will not be offered


Job Title 4: Lead Teacher Trainer

Discovery Learning Alliance (DLA) is a us-based non-profit organization using the power of media to improve student learning outcomes, teacher effectiveness and community engagement in schools in the developing world. Seewww.thepoweroftv.org for more information. In many countries, girls continue to face barriers to accessing a quality basic education. This is the focus of Discovery Girls. with DFID and Discovery Communications support, the project will reach hundreds of schools and communities across Ghana, Kenya and Nigeria over the next 2-3 years. DLA is inviting applications for the two senior-most positions of the project team, to be based in Tamale – the overall Project Manager and the Training & Outreach Manager. In the near future, we will be advertising for additional positions responsible for teacher training and community outreach.

All candidates must be Ghanaian nationals and have familiarity with national education initiatives and priorities, especially as regards girls’ education. For teacher trainers, a solid understanding of Ghana’s basic education and teacher training curricula is expected.

Qualification Required & Experience

•   Bachelor’s degree in education.
•   Minimum 8 years teaching and training experience in primary and/or junior secondary schools, preferably in Northern Region.
•   Training experience in an international development programme setting, particularly with girls’ education and/or educational technology initiatives, is strongly preferred.

Location: Tamale

How To Apply For The Job

Applications should be sent to [email protected] with the Job Title in the subject line

Closing Date: 31 October, 2013

Please include a covering letter describing your interest and qualifications, along with a current CV.

•   Only qualified shortlisted candidates will be contacted
•   These positions are based in Tamale, please note, relocation will not be offered

Job Title 5: Training and Outreach Manager

Discovery Learning Alliance (DLA) is a us-based non-profit organisation using the power of media to improve student learning outcomes, teacher effectiveness and community engagement in schools in the developing world. Seewww.thepoweroftv.org for more information. In many countries, girls continue to face barriers to accessing a quality basic education. This is the focus of Discovery Girls. with DFID and Discovery Communications support, the project will reach hundreds of schools and communities across Ghana, Kenya and Nigeria over the next 2-3 years. DLA is inviting applications for the two senior-most positions of the project team, to be based in Tamale – the overall Project Manager and the Training & Outreach Manager. In the near future, we will be advertising for additional positions responsible for teacher training and community outreach.

All candidates must be Ghanaian nationals and have familiarity with national education initiatives and priorities, especially as regards girls’ education. For teacher trainers, a solid understanding of Ghana’s basic education and teacher training curricula is expected.

Qualification Required & Experience

•   Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field is required.
•   Minimum 10 years relevant experience, progressively taking on more significant management and technical leadership responsibilities in the context of an international development programme.
•   In-depth teaching, teacher training and community outreach experience.

Location: Tamale

How To Apply For The Job

Applications should be sent to [email protected] with the Job Title in the subject line

Closing Date: 31 October, 2013

Please include a covering letter describing your interest and qualifications, along with a current CV.

•   Only qualified shortlisted candidates will be contacted
•   These positions are based in Tamale, please note, relocation will not be offered

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