Education Officer (m/f)

Right To Play

Right to Play is recruiting an Education Officer (m/f), to be based in Zambezia, Mozambique.
  • The Education Officer works under the direct Line Management of the EQIE Project Officer, with overall technical supervision of the Education Specialist. Based at the Project Office in Zambezia, he/she is responsible for providing support both the implementation of and feeding back insights about EQIE Project to the Education Specialist based in Maputo. Key functions will include contributing greatly to enhancing quality of education interventions, co-facilitation at Training Workshops, especially those on literacy, play-based learning and inclusion and close follow-up on teacher Communities of Practice. He/she also plays a key role on the capacity building and follow up of Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) partners, School Inclusion Committees (SICs) and Local District Education Authorities on inclusive education initiatives
Program planning, implementation and delivery (60% of Time)
  • Supports the Education Specialist, by providing field learning and insights to ensure appropriate design and development of EQIE program strategies, and alignment with RTP’s global education theory of change
  • Supports the Education Specialist on improving program delivery by documenting lessons learned and best practices in the field, especially those related with children with disabilities, literacy and life skills development components of the program
  • Collaborates with the Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Specialist/Officer (MELS/O) on the roll out of appropriate systems, tools and procedures for the monitoring and evaluation of the program
  • In close coordination with the Training Officer, supports training for Education Departments, Teachers, Province and District Education Officers on Literacy, Play-based learning and Inclusion
  • Plays a technical lead role on the DTT (Disability Tracking Tool) training and rollout both at school and community level
  • Provides a technical guidance to teachers, reading facilitators and parents on the rollout of reading clubs and/or centers' initiatives and any other supplementary learning initiatives for reading and life skills development both at school and community level
  • Supports supplementary learning initiatives for literacy boosting in schools and communities, for enhanced parental engagement supporting children’s education
  • Acts as a local child protection focal point, responsibly and appropriately handling any safeguarding concerns or disclosures of abuse
  • Works with Field Facilitators, Partners and District Education Officers to develop weekly, monthly and annual
  • Coach training schedules for all project locations
  • Conducts regular follow-up visits of all project locations to ensure training plans and implementation aligns with project proposal
  • Coaches and mentors the Field Facilitators and Trainers to evaluate training workshops and provide inputs on training reports developed by them
  • Together with Field Facilitators, encourages and supports ZIP Trainers and community-led initiatives in all project locations
  • Supports project team in developing workshops to best fit the requirements of the project in the field
Capacity building support (25% of Time)
  • Ensures that Local District Education Authorities, partner Civil Society Organizations (CSOs), School Inclusion Committees (SICs), School Management Committees (SMCs) and Parent Teacher Associations (PTAs) are properly trained and supported with the technical knowledge and skills necessary to deliver inclusion initiatives
  • Supports the integration of inclusive learning component in the Play Based Learning teacher training package, and support its contextualization in the EQIE Project, in coordination with the Education Specialist supporting CBO partners in Zambezia
  • Ensures that teachers, parents and reading clubs and/or centers' facilitators are trained and supported to adequately implement supplementary learning activities (including reading and life skills) at school and/or community level
  • Ensures that School-based child protection referral mechanisms are established, trained and supported to fulfil their role on promoting child protection, child rights and prevent corporal punishment, abuse, and/or Gender Based Violence
  • Ensures that all project stakeholders are adequately trained on child protection, safeguarding and referral mechanisms
  • Supports Field Facilitators and Trainers in identifying the community and partners needs and gaps on implementation updates regularly the Education Specialist and Training Officer
  • Conducts regular visits to the field to provide technical support to program team, partner staff, teachers and all stakeholders at school and community level
Representation, advocacy and policy engagement (10% of Time)
  • Represents RTP’s education work in Zambezia and maintains positive relationships with local government officials and other relevant stakeholders to ensure efficient and effective implementation and smooth coordination of activities
  • Regularly updates the Education Specialist with local stakeholder analysis to ensure that RTP is engaging with and is visible to the most influential actors in the sector
  • Under the lead of Education Specialist, carries out research and advocacy activities at the provincial and district levels, in close coordination with the Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Officer
  • Under the lead of Education Specialist, carries out communication campaigns for behavior change in supporting children with disabilities, leveraging on community advocacy mechanisms for education rights of children with disabilities and advocacy with schools for inclusion
  • Participates in technical calls, local EQIE meetings, monthly calls with HQ, etc., as required
  • Performs other duties as assigned (5% of Time)
  • Minimum qualifications (Must have)
  • Education/Training/Certification
  • Bachelor’s degree in Education or related field with previous experience on Inclusive Education
  • 3 years’ experience implementing and providing technical guidance on inclusive basic education programs and liaising with government officials in Mozambique
  • Proven experience in project planning, report writing, networking, partnership-building and working with NGOs
  • Experience in working through systems of community participation, capacity building and representation
  • Significant experience in designing and delivering training and/or the development of inclusive education pedagogical materials and resources
  • Experience in using inter-agency Child Protection standards and guidelines
  • Deeper understanding of the education situation in Mozambique, including the MINEDH’s strategy for inclusive learning and support to children with disabilities
  • Understanding of active learning approaches, particularly play-based learning
  • Knowledge and understanding of best practices in inclusive basic education programs, including technical experience in teacher training and resource development
  • Understanding of community development processes
  • Knowledge and experience with programmatic approaches related to life skills or social emotional learning
  • Knowledge and experience in education research, quantitative and qualitative methods
  • An understanding of safeguarding and also the Social Model of Disability
  • Desired qualifications (Asset to have):
  • Experience in strengthening community based organizations
  • Experience in coaching and mentoring
  • Knowledge/experience in child protection, gender mainstreaming
  • Knowledge of adult learning
  • Coaching and feedback skills
  • Competencies/personal attributes:
  • Superior organizational skills and ability to multi-task on a constant basis
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills to build rapport with staff, partners, government officials and community leaders
  • Ability to work under pressure meeting deadlines in a fast-paced fluid environment
  • Creative and flexible with problem solving skills
  • Demonstrated professionalism and diplomacy
  • Ability to confidently represent oneself and Right To Play to Provincial and District level officials
  • Strategy planning skills for education initiatives
  • A commitment to the Protection Principles, particularly Do No Harm, and an understanding of appropriate responses to safeguarding concerns
  • Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted
  • Right To Play was established, in Mozambique, in 2002 and currently runs programs in Maputo City, Maputo Province, Gaza Province and Zambezia Province. Right To Play Mozambique is currently searching for a qualified and self-driven candidate to join a team of professionals as an Education Officer in the newly launched five year Enhancing Quality Inclusive Education-EQIE Project in Zambezia Province
  • Right To Play provides equal employment opportunities to employees regardless of their gender, race, religion, age, disability, sexual orientation or marital status and in compliance with local legislative requirements. Female candidates are encouraged to apply for this position. We are a child-centered organization. Our recruitment and selection procedures reflect our commitment to the safety and protection of children in our programs. The successful candidate will be required to provide a satisfactory police record check as a condition of employment
Perfil da empresa

  • Right To Play is a global organization with a mission to educate, protect and empower children and youth to rise above adversities using the transformative power of play. By harnessing play, Right To Play supports and improves the lives of children affected by poverty, conflict disease, exclusion and inequality Established in 2000, Right To Play has pioneered a unique play-based approach to learning and development with strategic focus on Quality Education, Health and Well Being, Gender Equality, Child Protection, Building Peaceful Communities and Life skills as cross cutting for holistic child development With programming in 15 countries, Right To Play transforms the lives of more than 2.3 million children per year, both inside and outside of the classroom. In addition to our work with children, Right To Play advocates with parents, local communities, and governments to advance the fundamental rights of all children. Right To Play is headquartered in Toronto, Canada and has operations in North America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia. In Mozambique.

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