Posted on :
9 Dec, 2019
9 Dec, 2019
Plan International is an independent development and humanitarian organisation that advances children’s rights and equality for girls.
We believe in the power and potential of every child. But this is often suppressed by poverty, violence, exclusion and discrimination. And it’s girls who are most affected.
Working together with children, young people, our supporters and partners, we strive for a just world, tackling the root causes of the challenges facing girls and all vulnerable children.
We support children’s rights from birth until they reach adulthood. And we enable children to prepare for – and respond to – crises and adversity. We drive changes in practice and policy at local, national and global levels using our reach, experience and knowledge.
We have been building powerful partnerships for children for over 80 years, and are now active in more than 70 countries.
Job Title: Education Advisor
Purpose: How does this post support the Plan’s strategy and mission?
Plan International is an independent non-profit organization that advances children’s well-being and equality for girls. Working together with children, young people, our supporters, and partners, we strive for a just world, tackling the root causes of the challenges facing girls and all vulnerable children. We support children’s rights from birth until they reach adulthood. And we enable children to prepare for – and respond to – crisis and adversity. We drive changes in practice and policy at local, national and global levels using our reach, experience, and knowledge. We employ more than 9,000 people in program countries, working with over 85,000 communities. We have been building powerful partnerships for children for almost 80 years, and are now active in more than 70 countries.
The Education Advisor will be primarily responsible for the curriculum design and delivery and associated pedagogy and andragogy (support to teachers) for the Making Ghanaian Girls Great! (MGCubed) project implemented by Plan International Ghana. This will include for both the in-school remedial classes and bi-grade numeracy and literacy classes as well as the after school extracurricular clubs and teacher training content. The Education Advisor will work with the Project Manager and the Education Master Teacher Trainers to ensure the curricula is in line with Ghana Education Service curricula, Ghana Teacher Standards and all other relevant documentation, and addresses the different needs of pupils, teachers and communities.
He/She will also be responsible for the professional development of the Education Team and beneficiary teachers, quality assurance of content, project reporting and monitoring, in order to improve educational outcomes for beneficiary students, and teaching practices for beneficiary teachers. The Education Adviser works closely with the Project Manager and M&E Manager to interpret project data to ensure that key learnings are incorporated into education implementation and staff development processes.
MGCubed is a 4 year, DFID-funded Girls’ Education Challenge project supporting marginalised girls and children with disabilities in two regions of Ghana. MGCubed aims to address the challenges of teacher quality, teacher absenteeism, and poor learning environments through the provision of quality educational content in rural Ghanaian schools. Using solar-powered and satellite-enabled distance learning infrastructure to deliver interactive learning sessions to students, teachers, communities and government officials, MGCubed aims to improve learning outcomes for marginalised pupils, support pupils to transition successfully through school, and contribute to sustained improvements in the Ghanaian education system.
Dimensions of Role:
Financial measures or statistics relevant to post such as budget; list of direct and indirect reports
Reports to the Director of Partnerships of Plan Ghana country office; provides technical supervision and direct project implementation support to Education teams of the Making Ghanaian Girls Great! (MGCubed) project with the ultimate objective of improving the technical quality.
You will have a passion for working for girls’ rights and/or improving education. You will work closely with community organisations, education stakeholders and Plan programme staff to
follow up on compliance and contractual commitments within the Project to ensure high technical quality and synergies in project implementation, particularly with the Community Engagement and Studio Teams. You will implement strategies and practices to support Teaching and Learning and Gender Equity and Social Inclusion and will systematically interpret data collected by the Project to ensure continuous learning and programmatic adjustments.
You will ensure that Plan International’s global policies for Child Protection (CPP) and Gender Equality and Inclusion (GEI) are fully embedded in accordance with the principles and requirements of the policy including relevant Implementation Standards and Guidelines as applicable to their area of responsibility. This includes, but is not limited to, ensuring staff and associates are aware of and understand their responsibilities under these policies and Plan International’s Code of Conduct (CoC ), their relevance to their area of work, and that concerns are reported and managed in accordance with the appropriate procedures. You have responsibility for ensuring safeguarding procedures or policies, including on adult Sexual Exploitation, Harassment and Abuse, are adhered to.
Typical Responsibilities – Key End Results of Position:
Quality assurance, professional development, and training
Monitoring, evaluation and reporting
Dealing with Problems:
Complexity of problems handled & the degree of investigation, analysis, & creative thinking required to solve them
Knowledge, Skills, Behaviours, and Experience Required for the role:
Gained through education, training, & experience
Qualifications and Experience