Title: Teacher Professional Development Coordinator – NORAD Programme.
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Save the Children (SC) is implementing Norad Framework a five year, multi-sectoral, integrated program, rooted in the Child Rights Convention (CRC). The programme is being implemented in and around 47 schools across four regions, Nugal, Karkar, Hiran and Galgadudud regions of somalia. There is a focus on the most deprived children, including children with disabilities (CwD), out-of-school children and separated and unaccompined children. As social and cultural norms weigh heavily against girls, a gender-sensitive lens will be mainstreamed throughout interventions. Integral to the program is participation and buy-in from community and traditional leaders, school management, teachers, and parents.The teacher professional development Coodinator will be responsible for the design and implementation of the teacher development under Norad Framework. The position holder will guide the team of teacher trainers on the context appropriate TPD approaches, their implementation, and monitoring with the support of the Education technical team and Norad Project Director .
KEY AREAS OF ACCOUNTABILITY :
- Manage and lead program-related strategic liaison and decision making processes with Member, and Project Management staff in the implementing office, and relevant Technical Advisors;
- Lead design and implementation of the teacher professional development programme aligned with Somali national teacher competency framework;
- Design and carry out technical assessments and evaluations to inform the TPD components and support delivery of in-service teacher training;
- Design, develop, and manage activities related to: teacher training, professional development, and mentoring/coaching for teachers in areas such as effective pedagogical techniques; experiential/hands-on learning methods including practicums; curriculum design; content knowledge advancement; academic quality standards; educational material development
- Assess teacher individual needs and align and adapt TPD program to their needs;
- Lead a diverse technical team to develop, contexualize and refine training materials and classroom resources, and to make adjustments to materials based on evidence generated through trainings including training of the trainers, classroom observations, etc;
- Collect data, systematize it, and analyse to information to inform project;
- Design and roll-out TPD plan and its subsequent workplan for the project;
- Lead training of the trainers, and other education staff including education officers and assistant managers;
- Align project TPD component with national teacher competency framework, develop implementation plan that reflect what teachers will learn, frequency of trainings, method of learning (coaching, learning circles, support in school and workshops);
- Review existing national frameworks and policies in relation to context and impact on teacher motivation, wellbeing, and development to guide project advocacy;
- Lead mapping of actors supporting policy level work with Ministry of Education, laise with them to ensure sustainability, ownership and synergies with the wider education sector;
- Develop advocacy strategy (with clear milestones and targets) and lead advocacy on the teacher recognition and accreditation with Ministry of Education and other relevant stakeholders including development actors;
- Develop clear advocacy messages to drive efforts for policy improvement and support system strehgthening and
- Maintain collaborative relationships with relevant government agencies, bilateral and other NGOs and consistently maintained and viewed as a knowledgeable resource in the area of teacher professional development.
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