Posted on :
11 Jan, 2012
Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA) is a U.S. non-profit organization dedicated to creating, evaluating, and replicating innovative solutions to poverty and policy problems worldwide. IPA specializes in using randomized impact evaluation to assess the effectiveness of development programs.
Job vacancy: Teacher Community Assistant Initiative Manager Regional Coordinator
Innovations for Poverty Action
Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA) is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Teacher Community Assistant Initiative (TCAI) Regional Coordinator. The TCAI is a project conducted in collaboration with the Ghana Education Services (GES), the Ghana National Association of Teachers (GNAT), the National Youth Employment Program (NYEP) and Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA) to improve the quality of education in Ghana by providing teachers in P1-P3 with assistants who will be in charge of teaching the basic skills to the lowest performing students, and will be trained specifically for this purpose. The impact of this project is going to be rigorously evaluated by the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab and Innovations for Poverty Action (www.povertyactionlab.org and www.poverty-action.org).
The TCAI Project Coordinator will be part of a team of four Regional Coordinators. Each Regional Coordinator will be in charge of providing overall management support for the implementation of the TCAI, in one zone of the country comprising of about 11 Districts and 100 schools. The position will include a variety of activities and responsibilities, ranging from overseeing the logistics of the Initiative, coordinating with implementing actors on the ground, participating in the training of Teachers and Assistants, to monitoring the quality of the Initiative Implementation.
The Regional Coordinator will be based in Koforidua and will be in charge of TCAI activities in the Eastern region and one other region to be decided, and report to the TCAI National Coordinator. The Regional Coordinator will be expected to travel at least 70% of the time to oversee the TCAI activities across Ghana.
The role provides a unique opportunity to gain management experience, to participate in a new initiative that aims to improve the quality of education in Ghana, while also being closely involved in a cutting-edge research project.
Specific responsibilities will include:
The commitment sought for this position is a minimum of one year with the possibility of a renewal. The position will start on January 15 2012.
Required Skills or Experience
How To Apply
Please send your CV, contact information for three references and your cover letter to [email protected] and write “TCAI Project Coordinator” in the subject line. Please provide the contact of at least three references. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for an interview.