Activation Date: 31 May, 2021 Announced Date: 30 May, 2021 Expire Date: 08 Jun, 2021
CRS began direct operations in Afghanistan in early 2002. CRS maintains four main education offices throughout the country: Herat, Ghor, Daikundi and Bamiyan, with sub-offices in all these provinces. The CRS strategic plan for Afghanistan focuses on poverty and risk reduction, human development, and emergency response in rural areas in western and central Afghanistan. CRS works to support:
People, especially girls and women from marginalized communities, gain basic education
Poor rural and peri-urban households to have increased livelihood security
Vulnerable communities to survive shocks without long-term negative impact on their livelihoods
Currently, CRS/Afghanistan Education program is comprised of several projects in Central and Western Afghanistan. All projects contribute to CRS’ education program goal to expand quality learning and life opportunities in Afghanistan for marginalized communities and their children. CRS Ghor Office currently manages classes in the Districts of Chaghcharan, Dolaina, Dawlatyar, Shahrak and Lal. This broad geographic coverage and the central role of the Government offices and community leaders in the implementation of CBE programming requires extensive and effective coordination between CRS, Government officials, and communities, as well as widespread collaborative monitoring to ensure coverage of all implementation areas.
CRS is seeking qualified Master Trainers to work in Western Ghor to improve the knowledge and skills of community-based teachers in Ghor Province. The Master Trainer will work to improve the quality of community-based education by both providing trainings in teaching methods as per the CRS education program, and by providing in-classroom support to teachers and facilitating opportunities for professional development.
Roles and Key Responsibilities:
Support to Project Implementation
- Provide technical trainings to community-based teachers
- Work with Education TA to tailor and adapt technical training and determine refresher training needs
- Provide regular technical in-classroom support to community-based teachers and education in emergencies through observation, teaching assessments, and feedback.
- Conduct Teacher Competency Assessment twice per year and share results with Education TA and Education PMs
- Work with teachers to identify their own professional development needs and goals and communicate to Education TA, SPO and Education PM
- Establish and Lead Teacher Learning Circles
- Ensure teachers are aware of library resources and support communities to manage libraries (as applicable)
- Work in coordination with other Education colleagues to promote successful handover of community-based classes and education in emergencies classes to the MoE by supporting the relationship between community-based teachers, school shuras, hub schools, and DED
- In coordination with Education TA and Master Trainers in other CRS provinces and CRS Education team leadership, develop ways to introduce new education methods at the community-classroom level
- Work with MEAL Officer to promote and model correct use of monitoring and evaluation forms and participate in accountability and learning activities.
- Participate and assist in coordination of assessments
- Provide regular updated to PM, SPO and MEAL Officer on issues, successes and challenges and work with colleagues to create action plans and provide necessary follow-up
- Coordinate with Safeguarding Officer to ensure teacher understand and adhere to CRS safeguarding policy and teacher code of conduct. Remind teachers of reporting mechanisms.
- Prepare necessary administrative and financial requests and liquidations (field trip requests, vehicle requests, activity budgets, advance requests, etc.)
- Support to Project Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability, and Learning (MEAL)
- Collect project monitoring data
- Utilize multiple methods to collect quantitative and qualitative data
- Participate in project learning and reflection events
Teamwork and Relationships
- Develop and maintain positive relationships with project participants, community leaders, and other community members
- Develop and maintain positive relationships with the project team and other CRS colleagues
- Afghan National with a University Degree in Education or equivalent experience
- Minimum 4 years’ experience working in education. Teacher training experience preferred, particularly in English, Sciences and Math.
Required Languages –Fluent in Dari – Spoken and Written; intermediate English (reading, writing and speaking) desirable
Travel – The position will be based in Chaghcharan, Ghor Province with frequent travel to target communities
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
- Proactive, results-oriented, and service-oriented
- Ability to form strong relationships with teachers, students, and government representatives
- Ability to work both independently and within a team of national and international staff
- Positive attitude, patience, and a willingness to always learn
- Familiarity with local communities and cultures
- Willingness to travel to remote locations and sometimes stay overnight in sub offices. Ability to ride a motorbike is preferred.
- Excellent communication skills and good judgment with regards to problem solving
- Microsoft office 365 basic knowledge (Outlook 2016, Excel Online, Word Online, Microsoft Teams, Skype for business)
- Microsoft SharePoint online usage and experience
- Microsoft OneDrive usage or any other similar cloud-based technology usage experience
- Basic knowledge of internet security and data privacy (phishing, Spam, Malware, Virus, Content Filtering)
- Understanding of basics on Intranet usage and protocols
- Proven skills in teacher training, facilitation, and coaching, needs assessments, and monitoring and evaluation practices
- Strong familiarity with the education system in Afghanistan
Key Working Relationships:
Internal: Ghor Senior Project Officer, Program Manager, Chaghcharan Team Leader, MEAL Officer, Ghor Head of Office (HoO), and Technical Advisors (TAs)
External: Project Participants, Community Leaders and other Community Members, Government Agencies, and other NGOs.
Agency-wide Competencies (for all CRS Staff)
These are rooted in the mission, values, and guiding principles of CRS and used by each staff member to fulfill his or her responsibilities and achieve the desired results.
- Continuous Improvement & Innovation
- Builds Relationships
- Develops Talent
- Strategic Mindset
- Accountability & Stewardship
Protection Acknowledgment: CRS prohibits all forms of abuse and exploitation towards children and vulnerable adults. As a professional candidate, you commit to adhering to the Agency’s policy on protection, rights and dignity of children and vulnerable adults and to safeguard them from abuse and exploitation as defined in CRS’ Safeguarding Policy.
Disclaimer: This job description is not an exhaustive list of the skill, effort, duties, and responsibilities associated with the position.
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