Manager, Education and ECD
South Asia, Pakistan
3d ago

The AKRSP is seeking applications from caliber professionals for the position of Manager, Education and ECD based in Regional Programme Office Gilgit.

The Managers, Education & ECD , one for Gilgit-Baltistan and one for Chitral will report to AKRSP’s Programme Manager, Education & ECD.

They will be responsible for implementing AKRSP’s field activities to deliver education and ECD programmes, including AKF’s School Improvement Programme (SIP) and Foundations for Children (F4C) .

They will co-ordinate training, conduct follow-up and community activities, and engage with the Governments and AKDN agencies at the regional, district and valley levels.

The Managers will lead and manage a team of valley-based Field Educators and ECD facilitators. They will develop close working relationships with government education officials, AKF, AKU-IED, AKU-HDP, AKS, AKHS, P and other AKDN agencies at the regional / district levels, and external consultants.

They will be expected to role model the values of AKDN, demonstrating clear communication, open-mindedness, integrity and collaboration to ensure the highest standards of professionalism and adherence to Safeguarding and the AKDN Ethical Framework.

The Managers, Education and ECD are responsible for the field implementation of Education and ECD programmes at the provincial and district levels in Gilgit-Baltistan and Chitral.

They will work within technical leadership, partnerships, networking and knowledge management areas and be responsible to :

1. Technical Leadership

2. Partnerships and Networks

3. Learning, Knowledge Management and Sharing

The requirements

Required Education : A Master’s degree, preferably in educational leadership, ECD, health & nutrition, teacher education, school improvement, or educational / ECD evaluation from a reputable and recognized institute.

  • Required Experience and Person Specification : A proven record of a minimum 7 years (less for exceptional candidates) in education / ECD children 0-3 yrs, pre- primary to secondary education;
  • teacher education, with a knowledge of government sector education / ECD in Pakistan / majority world.

  • An excellent combination of strong technical and professional experience with success in a leadership position in a reputable organisation or NGO working in education and / or ECD.
  • Successful classroom / ECD centre teaching and learning, and / or ECD experience with parents and communities, including the design of effective professional development courses, resources, research, monitoring and evaluation.
  • Preferred : A sound knowledge of ECD and the Nurturing Care Framework (good health, adequate nutrition, safety and security, early learning opportunities and responsive care-giving) and experience with ECD support for pre-conception and 0-3 years, e.
  • g., parenting / caregiving, day care, working with front-line health and education workers.

  • Knowledge of school improvement processes and approaches to increase access and retention, improve teaching and student learning outcomes and educational leadership while working with a range of stakeholders.
  • Experience and a strong commitment to community / NGO participation in education and innovative approaches.
  • Excellent leadership and people management skills; ability to mentor and build teams with people from diverse backgrounds;
  • strong emotional / social intelligence and problem-solving skills.

  • A drive for results, resilience with strong analytical skills and abilities in programme development, management, implementation, monitoring and evaluation.
  • Ability to write concise reports of high quality.

  • Ability to relate sensitively, with open-mindedness and empathy, to a diverse range of people of different strata, cultures, languages, faiths, gender and abilities.
  • Excellent verbal and written fluency in English and preferably Urdu. An understanding of regional languages an asset.
  • Demonstrated commitment to gender equality, inclusive approaches and pluralism. Integrity, energy, rigour and passion for quality education and ECD
  • Willingness and ability to undertake extensive national and regional travel for programme support, monitoring and development.
  • Commitment to the values of AKDN and Safeguarding.
  • Social Development

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