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LSBE Lead

Location: Time equally divided between SMB Fatima Jinnah School and Khatoon-e-Pakistan Govt. School

Reporting to the Chief Academic Advisor

Research and Evaluation

  • Evaluating the applicability of a variety of LSBE interventions in the local context.
  • Assisting and collaborating with the Zindagi Trust (ZT) Monitoring and Evaluation team for process and impact evaluation.

Content Analysis, Curriculum Development and Implementation

  • Evaluating the LSBE content currently taught at primary and secondary levels at the schools managed by ZT and recommend changes based on research.
  • Mapping Standard Learning Outcomes (SLOs) in the National Curriculum to various components of LSBE.
  • Developing LSBE curriculum with grade appropriate SLOs and assessments.
  • Evaluating books and other teaching materials available in the country pertinent to LSBE.
  • Observing LSBE classes at schools to evaluate the efficacy of content delivery and providing feedback to the teachers.
  • Establishing teams of key teaching and non-teaching staff members at schools and maintaining constant contact with them to ensure appropriate implementation of the program.

Policy Development and Documentation

  •  Writing a comprehensive school-based child protection policy for dissemination to ZT’s schools and beyond.
  •  Preparing an operational manual for a wider implementation of LSBE program across a large number of schools.

Training

  • Managing and mentoring teachers that deliver LSBE content at the schools
  • developing and updating material, training tools and training modules pertinent to Child Protection Policy and LSBE.
  • Arranging, delivering, and overseeing trainings to ensure effective delivery of the content at different grade levels.
  • Adding to the team of Master Trainers and arranging special refresher programs for existing Master Trainers.

Collaboration and Outreach

  • Collaborating with partner organizations
  • Educating parents and community at large by regular and specific programs for both the genders.
  • Qualification and Skills
  • Master’s Degree in Gender Studies or relevant discipline required.
  • 2-3 years’ experience in development sector, especially in the education sector is required.
  • Familiarity with secondary research, writing literature review and referencing is required.
  • Exposure to curriculum analysis and development will be an added advantage.

 

How to Apply:

Prospective candidates should send their CV to career@zindagitrust.org with a cover letter describing how their previous experience fits within this role. This position is open for applications.

DESIGNATION:

Academic Coach ( Shangla )



SHANGLA GIRL'S SCHOOL

Nestled between the mountains dotted with lush forests and colorful ceilings, Shangla Girls School (SGS) is the first secondary, not-for-profit school for girls in Barkana, Shangla. The school is a recent development spread over 20 kanal land overlooking green terraces and snow-capped mountains across the river.

Having a population of 600 students, SGS offers a variety of facilities such as playground with basketball court, indoor sports, a computer and science laboratory, a library and classrooms equipped with audio-visual connectivity. As of now, the school has grades K-10 fully functioning with a teaching staff comprising of over 40 members. Our school is remote and cut-off from most of the country, but at Zindagi Trust (ZT) we aim to ensure that these geographical limitations do not hinder any learning opportunities of our students. Over the years, we have seen immense potential in our students, in what they can achieve and how determined they are to overcome any barriers. Our vision for the school is to be a center of excellence that produces well-rounded citizens, not just students who score A’s. To this end, we focus on making learning fun but also developing strong co-curricular programs (e.g. in art, chess and sports) and on opening minds to new life and career choices.

The primary role of the Academic Coach is to support teachers on-ground in developing their teaching expertise, classroom practices and making learning contextually relevant. They would help assigned teachers identify root causes of challenges students face, and develop appropriate plans to address those. Coaches will be expected to provide support through subject and content training, modeling, and constant feedback loops.

Alongside, the coach would be expected to plan and execute a development project that is aligned with the larger vision of the school. This project would be based on prioritized needs at the school and will also cater to the community as to further benefits of the school beyond the boundaries. The incumbent will work closely with the Academic Manager in monitoring and reporting progress and supporting them where needed. They would also collaborate with the off-ground Professional Development Team for training and resource-sharing opportunities.

ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Teacher Development

Support and guide teachers in enhancing their skills and practice

  • Conduct needs analysis to analyze strengths and areas of improvement in teachers
    • Develop and implement training and coaching plans based on identified areas of weakness
    • Conduct regular classroom observations and provide feedback to teachers
    • Check lesson plans and copies of teachers to assess gaps and effectiveness of interventions
    • Identify learning levels of the assigned student population with support of Professional Development (PD) Team at Head Office and develop plans accordingly
    • Coach and mentor teachers to assess student learning needs based on quantitative and qualitative data and improve their practice accordingly
  • Conduct training sessions for teachers on various aspects of teaching including (but not limited to) content, assessments and classroom management
    • Research various learning resources including library books, curate and develop content that promotes hands-on learning for teachers
  • Configure, install, and manage data backups for applications and systems.
  • Installs firmware and security updates on servers, printers, and related networking equipment.
  • Management of Windows Active Directory Servers (User Management, Group Policies, Sites & Topologies)
  • Installs, configures and maintains IPS/IDS, Firewall, Anti-Virus, Anti-Spam, Antimalware, etc. for maximum internal network protection.
  • Lead planning and execution of a project that serves to be a learning opportunity for teachers and community members
    • Conduct needs analysis and develop project proposal for training teachers of SGS and the community
    • Design program to include community members, especially women, for their development
    • Develop and implement evaluation tools to document the objectives designed and achieved for the training
  • Liaison with the Head Office to identify organizations and individuals the school could partner with for building teachers’ capacity
    • Work with the PD team and support school management in any teacher development initiatives
    • Research and suggest effective initiatives for development of student learning to Academic Manager


REPORTING RELATIONSHIP

The incumbent will report to the Academic Manager. They will closely liaison with the PD team at the head office and any other team/ individual identified by ZT.



REQUIRED SKILLS
  • Proficiency in technology and MS Suite
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong, mentoring, coordination, and communications skills
  • Excellent administrative skills
  • Pashto speakers will be preferred


EXPERIENCE

Minimum 3 years of relevant experience in teaching and school management. Experience with educational institutes is preferred.



LOCATION

A full time contractual position based at the school. Based on the incumbent’s location and suitability, full-time on ground arrangement can be modified based on mutual agreement between the Trust and the incumbent.



CHILD SAFEGUARDING

Shangla Girls School is committed to safeguard children and employment with the organization is conditional upon successful completion of all background checks.



HOW TO APPLY:

Prospective candidates should send their CV to career@zindagitrust.org with a cover letter describing how their previous experience fits within this role.



Job Title: Maths Subject Lead, Professional Development Team

Overview of Zindagi Trust:



Zindagi Trust is a non-governmental, non-profit organization that strives to improve the quality of education available to the average Pakistani. Our areas of work include reforming public schools, educating working children and lobbying the government to improve education policy.


Our flagship projects school reform are SMB Fatima Jinnah Government Girls School (SMB) and Khatoon-e-Pakistan Government School (KPS) in Karachi. The schools have been transformed into vibrant centres of learning through a combination of infrastructural development, administrative upheaval, academic reforms, student development and teacher development.


Working relationship: The incumbent will be part of Zindagi Trust’s Professional Development Team.The team works closely with Schools’ Project Managers, teachers and students at the schools, and program staff at the Head Office, who work together to build and sustain healthy, thriving, vision-driven schools. The team reports to the Head of Programs at Zindagi Trust.


Purpose and Scope: Zindagi Trust envisions that all children at our schools and beyond attain an education through which they can transform their lives. Our vision for our schools is where students learn independently, develop a broader worldview and grow into kind, responsible, active and well-rounded citizens.


The role of the Professional Development Team is to design, introduce and support practical, hands-on, innovative teaching and learning practices that go beyond traditional norms and assumptions. These can be in shape of remixing existing strategies and creating new ones. As part of the team, the incumbent would be expected to introduce teaching methods that put the student at the center of all learning experiences, bridge content across traditional “subject” domains, and develop an unshakable growth mindset. She would train and provide continued support to respective subject coordinators and teachers to strengthen and enrich student learning in her subject area and empower students to identify and solve problems.


She would be expected to work with the relevant subject teachers of all the schools managed by Zindagi Trust with the help of an on-ground support team of subject coordinators. Subject Coordinators are government and/or privately hired teachers who are trained to work as coordinators.


Major Responsibilities



  1. Curate and design curriculum, teaching tools and resources to teach the subject effectively
    1. Evaluate National and International Curriculums and adapt them as per the needs of the organization
    2. Organize and develop the subject area’s scope and sequence, and measure its effective impact on teaching and learning in the classroom
    3. Evaluate textbooks, learning materials, resources, audio-visual aids etc. for the subject area
    4. Work with other subject leads to develop linkages among subjects and link scheme of studies with the other subjects’  
  2. Work with individual and/or small groups of teachers on content mastery, pedagogy, classroom management, designing learning experiences and reflection
  3. Build authentic relationships to connect with each teacher’s style, strengths, and areas of growth.
  4. Co-teach and model innovative learning practices with subject coordinators and teachers
  5. Plan and deliver regular trainings for relevant subject teachers
  6. Develop a team of Subject Coordinators who can provide consistent support to teachers by:
    • Helping them develop scheme of studies
    • Helping them choose appropriate teaching tools and developing teaching resources.
    • Undertaking frequent classroom observations followed by coordination meetings
    • Re-checking exercise books and assessment papers.
    • Reviewing lesson plans of subject teachers on weekly basis for continuous follow up and development in the subject area.  Collect, analyze, and present data to track growth within the school
  7. Decide on attainment targets to overview child’s progression between year groups.
    1. Evaluate the teaching of subject across the school and use this analysis to report the management about effective practices, areas for improvement and future action plan
    2. Develop monitoring and evaluation tools along with the rest of the team
    3. Develop  institutional knowledge of best teaching and training practices through frequent documentation
    4. Undertake frequent and regular classroom observation to assess the implementation of the new strategies in subject area.

Other responsibilities:



  • Communicate clear mission for mathematics across the schools 
  • Ensure core values of Zindagi Trust reflect in all initiatives.
  • Design centralized and quality assessment papers.
  • Evaluate results across the schools and identify areas of improvement
  • Use report from research, monitoring and evaluation unit and design course of actions to address the gaps in practicing schools.
  • Develop and linked action plan to individual school improvement plan. Present the plan to leadership and school managements.
  • Take active lead in relevant school-based INSET
  • Ensure effective utilization of Learning Management System (LMS)
  • Ensure facilitation in creation of content for LMS and inform issues and challenges during execution to IT team at head office.
    • Undertake any task which may reasonably be expected by the senior management and is commensurate with the role.
    • Remains updated about developments in the subject in terms of statutory requirements and the range of good practices available.

Required knowledge, skills and abilities:



  • Teaching expertise in the relevant subject.
  • Strong collaboration skills, preferably with experience in cross-team coordination and facilitation of workgroups.
  • Ability to communicate with staff having diverse skills, mindsets and expectations.
  • Ability to work independently, analyze and solve problems in complex, unstructured systems and create action plans.
  • Ability to analyze academic data; format, visualize and present it effectively through software.
  • Belief in the ability of all students to achieve excellent academic and non-academic outcomes regardless of their socioeconomic background.
  • Commitment to excellence and strong work ethic.

Education, Training & Experience:



  • Masters Degree, preferably in education or the subject area, from an accredited educational institution.
    • Training and/or experience in staff development and instructional design.
    • At least 5 years of teaching experience.
    • At least 3 years of experience in capacity building of teachers.

How to apply:

Prospective candidates should send their CV to career@zindagitrust.org with a cover letter describing how their previous experience fits within this role.



About Zindagi Trust



Zindagi Trust works on improving the quality of education available to the average Pakistani child through pilot projects in school reform and policy advocacy. It has transformed two government schools in Karachi into model institutions and used the success of its work there to impact thousands of government schools through policy changes in school governance, child protection, etc.


The Trusts’ vision for a successful school is one that produces well-rounded citizens, not just students who score A’. To this end, it focuses on making classroom learning fun but also on developing strong co-curricular programs and on opening minds to new life and career choices. It has groomed national and regional champions and high achievers in chess, football, art, and science and youth leadership. Crucially, it has empowered young women – from a section of society where they are still marginalized – to enter professional and public life.


Job Title: ECE Coordinator


Purpose and Scope:



The Coordinator is responsible for the academic, social-emotional growth and development of all children in her care, develops partnerships with parents, caregivers to engage and encourage participation.


Coordinator is also responsible for assuring compliance with codes of conduct, policies, and works collegially with other staff members at school.


Responsibilities:



  • Develops weekly plans, and implements age appropriate curriculum (lesson plan) to nurture and stimulate all domains of children’s development in their care.
  • On an on-going basis, plans, evaluates and improves the physical environment in the classroom to create opportunities to meet the changing needs of the developing child.
  • Provides responsive care to all children by adapting daily care giving routines and plans to the interests and needs of the individual child and the group.
  • Review and discuss developmental progress reports as needed.
  • Maintains ongoing, open communication with parents/ caregivers.
  • Facilitates a classroom environment that encourages parent participation.
  • Ensures that each family receives an opportunity to build strong relationships and experience clear communication with teaching staff.
  • Maintains up to date curriculum plans, individual child development profile for special cases and other records as needed.
  • Assures a healthy, safe, clean and developmentally appropriate environment for children.
  • Assists with the supervision of staff and volunteers for child care setting.
  • Conducts regular monitoring of teaching and learning.
  • Ensures that the teachers are kept updated in all matters concerning the classroom and program, i.e. lesson plans, policies & procedures, training received.
  • Reports all staffing and classroom concerns to the Line Manager in a timely manner.
  • Reports family changes and excessive absences to administration in a timely manner.
  • Participate in on-going in-service and educational development opportunities provided by the School.
  • Occasionally required to carry out or assist with other tasks in addition to the duties listed on this job description.
  • Organizes, structures and plans for the annual events for class level.
  • Plans manage and delegates work amongst the team for special events and projects.
  • Prepares and trains second line leadership for effective team work.
  • Conducts weekly meeting to monitor and implement classroom organization and planning.
  • Helps teachers to plan and handle difficulties.
  • Checks planners.
  • Looks into quality and uniformity.
  • Monitors manages the physical organization of her floor.

Requirement:



  • Candidate should be at least graduation, done ECE course or B.Ed. with sound content knowledge.
  • Ability to coordinate, mentor and guide the teachers.
  • Able to assess student learning.
  • With at least 3-4 years’ experience doing the same work

How to Apply:



Prospective candidates should send their CV to career@zindagitrust.org with a cover letter describing how their previous experience fits within this role.






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