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About 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 of school reform are at two government schools in Karachi which have been transformed into vibrant centres of learning through a combination of infrastructural development, administrative upheaval, academic reforms, student development and teacher development. The Trust is supported largely by gifts from individual donors and a few corporate donors.


Reports To: Manager Marketing & Communication


Role and Responsibilities:



The following duties are representative of the responsibilities of this position. These assignments may change as the needs and priorities of the organization evolve.


Donor Management



  • Develop and manage a portfolio of at least 1000 individual donors capable of donating Rs. 100 to Rs. 25,000
  • Cultivate and establish relationships with prospective donors
  • Maintain and strengthen relationships with key individual and corporate donors through regular updates, in-person contact, visits, inclusion in school events
  • Identify the giving pattern of donors and follow up with them proactively
  • Ensure contributions to recurring donors are maintained every month through reminders
  • Provide ongoing and timely donor recognition and appreciation, e.g. through customized thank you letters and gifts for special contributors, a system of one daily personal thank you call, etc.
  • Ensure timely issuance of receipts and timely “report backs” that are appropriate/agreed with each donor.
  • Draft communication (e.g. newsletters, fundraising drives, etc.) for dissemination to donors of global fundraising chapters
  • Design, document, and implement a systematic and integrated donor relations program, maintaining a relationship database of current and potential donors
  • Facilitating volunteer activities/community service program for donors


Donor Prospecting



  • Pro-actively develop strong relationships with the key stakeholders within ZT
  • Maintain a thorough knowledge and understanding of ZT’s work in the schools and advocacy and stay up to date with the programs and events at school
  • Maintain a thorough knowledge, and the funding priority, of projects available for funding by donors as well as all donation options available
  • Coordinate, plan and lead school visits for potential or returning donors as required, presenting our work and/or proposals for funding
  • Build network with donor and partner organizations to seek long term support


Campaigns and Events



  • Plan and facilitate events for workplace campaigns, school/college fundraising drives, affinity groups, and any other Zindagi Trust event as needed
  • Discover corporate social responsibility departments of different corporations, and work with the marketing team to create engagement initiatives and opportunities
  • Train and manage volunteers to support annual campaigns
  • Develop and maintain quality relationships to establish a large, committed volunteer base who support Zindagi Trust
  • Coordinate materials needed for workplace campaigns and fundraising drives at other institutes
  • Support marketing team with campaign related web and social media content
  • Track data from donation portals and social media tools to judge effectiveness of campaigns
  • Participate in community activities which contribute to the acquisition and retention of individual donors
  • Manage issues proactively and troubleshoot any emerging problems on fundraising event days
  • Develop strategy, process and goals for in-kind donations as needed (e.g. for COVID safety protocols) and actively solicit such donations for school events throughout the year
  • Support marketing team in discovery and onboarding of new payment gateways to maximize fundraising through digital campaigns
  • Any other task assigned by the Manager Marketing & Communication and CEO


Grant Management, Writing, Editing, and Reports



Works directly with the Leadership Team to develop and maintain all grant related deadlines, write and submit grant applications, and assist with writing required reports.  The Program Officer Resource Development will:

  • Undertake grant prospecting with local and international governmental, private and corporate funding sources
  • Maintain grants and agreements through accurate record-keeping, documentation and file maintenance
  • Coordinate with respective grant point persons, ensuring awareness of application or report due dates and format, verification of application and reporting submission requirements
  • Write grant applications as assigned and manage the process if other staff or contractors are lead writers
  • Compile and edit grant applications and reports for clarity, grammar, format, accuracy, and consistency
  • Draft grant reports as assigned, coordinating with grant point person for required reporting details
  • Maintain Zindagi Trust’s donor and grant database to ensure accurate and timing reporting, including data entry and analysis
  • Create activity reports and other performance data to measure productivity and goal achievement
  • Monitor project budgets and expenditure and coordinate with grant point person from Programs Team/School to ensure effective implementation
  • Keep abreast of program needs at schools proactively and prepare financial or budget plans and allocation along with the Programs and Finance department in accordance with each requirement

 

Education & Experience



  • Bachelors, preferably Masters degree in business management, marketing or related fields
  • 2-3 years of experience in resource development required
  • Demonstrated experience in donor and grant management, including grant proposal writing and reporting
  • Experience with event planning, marketing, and effective fundraising techniques
  • Proven ability to team with organization leaders to achieve common objectives


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.



About

Zindagi Trust manages two government girls’ schools with sizeable enrollment in Karachi and one girls’ school in Shangla, KPK. Collective enrolment in these schools stands at approximately 3,500 students.

While Academics form the core of our intervention in reforming education in Pakistan, Zindagi Trust believes in providing holistic education to students. To make this possible, Zindagi Trust currently runs the following programs for students at its schools: music, art, pottery, chess, sports, summer/winter camps, fellowship programs, breakfast, mental health awareness and support, and Life Skills Based Education (LSBE). Besides these, various activities are offered round-the-year for student development. Our professional development team works on capacity building of teachers.

The Trust is looking for an individual who could manage and support the existing programs and design and implement new programs that are aligned with the vision of the organization.


The Manager Programs will be responsible for:


Program Design and Delivery


  • Collaborating with schools and the professional development team to design short-term and long-term programs and activities in accordance with the mission and goals of Zindagi Trust.
  • Developing budgets and detailed operating plans for the programs, where required.
  • Ensuring, in collaboration with Project Managers and Head Mistresses, that programs are being delivered with programs with demonstrable impact.
  • Collaborating with Project Managers and Head Mistresses to monitor overall quality of program implementation. 
  • Keeping in close contact with and seeking input from stakeholders to make communication easy and transparent regarding program issues and relevant decisions.
  • Implementing and managing changes and interventions based on feedback from stakeholders and process evaluations to ensure attainment of program goals.
  • Collaborating and coordinating with the Professional Development (PD) team in developing and rolling out academic programs.
  • Collaborating with schools and members of the program team to develop and implement new co-curricular programs.

Monitoring and Evaluation


  • Developing program design documents and concept notes in collaboration with M&E department.
  • Developing Theories of Change and Logical Frameworks for programs in collaboration with M&E department.
  • Developing process and impact evaluation methods and tools in collaboration with M&E department to assess program strengths and identify areas for improvement.

Documentation and Reporting


  • Supervising the preparation of manuals and SOPs for various programs.
  • Producing accurate and timely reports regarding the status of programs.

Leadership and Team Building


  • Managing the program team with a diverse array of talents and responsibilities to deliver on the goals of the team.
  • Ensuring that team members are given opportunities for development and training and build their and the organization's capacity.

Required Qualifications and Experience:


  • Masters’ degree in an area related to social sciences or education;
  • 7-8 years overall experience in program design out of which 2-3 experience in a managerial position;
  • Ability to manage teams;
  • Ability to work across various teams with excellent interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to build consensus and navigate complex operating environments;
  • Fluency in English and Urdu required.


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.



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’s. 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.



Purpose and Scope:

The purpose of this role is to help achieve Zindagi Trust vision for its schools to become a sustainable model of excellence by developing the capacity of its teaching staff. Taking strategic direction from the Project Manager (PM), the Head of Professional Development, along with her team, will create and deliver structured development activities to develop the knowledge, skills and mindsets of schools staff.



Role and Responsibilities:

  1. Manage and strengthen the department of professional development at Zindagi Trust schools
    • Assist the Project Manager in the development of administrative guidelines and policies for professional development
    • Develop schools-wide professional development plan through coaching, professional learning networks and other structured activities
    • Establish procedures to periodically evaluate professional development activities and make modifications as appropriate
    • Manage the process for budgeting and identifying resources to meet all training needs
    • Assist the PM in strengthening the monitoring tools
    • Training newly hired/transferred employees
    • Assist the PM in recruitment of project staff at school

  1. Develop/ enhance leadership capacity of Subject Leads to deliver structured development activities of their respective faculties
    • Review training plans of subject leads and provide guidelines to finalize a plan which could cater to the needs of respective faculties
    • Mentor Subject leads on problem solving and interpersonal skills.
    • Develop academic, activity and training calendar in coordination with PM and Subject Leads
    • Review assessment papers to analyze and evaluate the learning level of students
    • Review curriculum and text books along with PD team to strategize the step by step development in teaching practices and incorporate need based modifications

  1. Review and analyze the School Development Plan periodically to follow up on the set goals for teaching and learning in school
    • Develop tools to reflect on teaching practices in a structured manner
    • Observe teachers in classroom, assess their instructional practices and provide structured feedback
    • Encourage teachers to observe their peers’ classroom and offer feedback for growth
    • Evaluate teachers’ performance in a structured manner and update PM with the performance
    • Conduct workshops/ training sessions/ model classes for continuous professional development of PD team members and teachers

Required knowledge, skills and ability:

  • Knowledge of current trends in curriculum, teaching methods and strategies [and in teacher development and motivation
  • Knowledge of best practices in school improvement, leadership development; adult learning theory and professional development
  • Ability to work independently; problem-solve, analyze issues and create action plans
  • Skills of collaboration, coordination, and facilitation of work groups
  • Ability to analyze academic data and skills to format data into effective programs
  • Ability to communicate with staff from diverse skills, mindsets and expectations
  • Ability to work in challenging and unstructured environments
  • Belief in the ability of all students to achieve excellent academic and non-academic outcomes regardless of their socio-economic background
  • Values excellence and strong work ethic

Education, Training & Experience: 

  • Master’s Degree from an accredited educational institution
  • Training and experience of 6-8 years in staff development, leadership development and instructional design

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.


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’s. 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.



Purpose & Scope:

Zindagi Trust (ZT) is looking for a Principal for their school. The candidate should be enterprising, passionate about education reform and have experience in education management and academics. This is a full-time role based in Karachi, Pakistan.



Job Profile:

Our vision for the school is where students learn independently, develop a broader worldview and grow into kind, responsible, active and well-rounded citizens. The Principal embodies our vision for the school and articulates the mission for all aspects of the school’s program. The ideal candidate is someone who has had experience running a school, has demonstrated excellent management skills and can communicate effectively. Details of the tasks expected from the position include:



Management & Leadership:

Create school culture that reflects values and ethos of Zindagi Trust and provide leadership to ensure holistic development of students in a safe and enriching environment.


  • Create a culture of openness, trust, respect, acceptance of diversity, reflection and collaborative learning.
  • Establish and promote high standards of performance and excellence for all students and staff.
  • Involve school staff in the school development planning and execution process.
  • Supervise, mentor and support entire school staff including government staff.
  • Communicate effectively and regularly with staff, students, and parents through regular meetings, small group and one-one interactions as needed.
  • Provide mentorship and support to develop the capacity of the school’s management team including government Head Mistress and Coordinators.
  • Liaise with bureaucracy on matters that require assistance from the provincial government and maintaining records of all such correspondence.


Program planning, development and execution:

Develop and implement goals and objectives consistent with Zindagi Trust vision, mission and values in liaison with Head of Programs and Strategic Development


  • Liaise with Head of Programs and Strategic Development Head of Programs and Strategic Development to develop School Development Plan that is in line with organizational vision, mission and values.
  • Implement the plan in action and spirit and document its progress and challenges.
  • Evaluate existing projects and practices and pilot new programs on an ongoing basis in liaison with the Head of Programs and Strategic Development.


Instructional Leadership:

Translate ZT’s vision for academic and co-curricular excellence into action.


  • Develop, implement, manage and oversee academic and co-curricular activities.
  • Oversee the activities of Professional Development Team and facilitate the team as needed.
  • Ensure continued improvement in curriculum, textbooks and teaching methods.
  • Ensure that teachers follow prescribed syllabi, schemes of studies, examination requirements and procedures.
  • Conduct ongoing consistent evaluation of government and project teachers through classroom observations, copy checking etc. followed by constructive feedback.


Student well-being and development:

Ensure the safety and growth of students’ physical, emotional, and intellectual needs through individual and collective engagement, employing appropriate methods.


  • Ensure safety and security of all students while they are on the school premises.
  • Identify intellectual, physical, social and emotional needs affecting students’ success in school
  • Involve relevant stakeholders e.g. teachers, staff, Head Office, external organizations and proactively take steps to meet the needs of students.
  • Design and conduct risk-assessment to identify and classify potential safety hazards in the school premises.


Administration:

Ensure compliance with organizational policies, success of instructional programs and operations of all campus activities

  • Ensure implementation of clear policies and procedures concerning administration and management for smooth functioning of the school.
  • Oversee all administrative activities including staff recruitment, student admissions, attendance, punctuality, cleanliness, utilization of facilities, general school routine and development and implementation of timetable etc.
  • Recommend, implement and monitor changes to administrative policies and protocols to ensure improved administration and supervision.


Outreach & Community Engagement:

Establish a strong working relationship with all relevant stakeholders including parents, community, external organizations to ensure continuous growth.


  • Develop and maintain a relationship with various stakeholders such as local officials, community members and alumni to design collective initiatives and streamline operations.
  • Engage with community to expand the outreach of school initiatives through PTMs, Open House events, school exhibitions, guest talks etc.
  • Engage with other organizations (non-profits, universities, independent researchers, government) working in the field of education, specially school reform, and community development.


Financial and Fiduciary Responsibilities:

Ensure compliance with organizational policies, success of instructional programs and operations of all campus activities


  • Ensure effective and timely use of funds for the project by developing monthly budget forecasts, issue timely request for funds, and provide bills against expenditure to the HO.
  • Follow Petty Cash Policy and manage petty cash with utmost responsibility.
  • Demonstrate custodianship of all assets (current and fixed) and other resources deployed at the school and ensure their effective use.


Education, Experience & Training:

  • Master’s degree in school leadership or related program required.
  • Minimum 3 years of classroom teaching experience required.
  • Minimum of four years of experience in school leadership position required.
  • Experience managing and developing teams and individuals required.
  • Experience working with diverse, low-income communities preferred.
  • Strong command on written and verbal Urdu and English required.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

The ideal candidate likes to take initiative, has a creative approach to solving problems, enjoys thinking on the fly and is not afraid to challenge their own knowledge of best practices with relevant new ideas. The candidate should:


  • Be an organized individual with proactive attitude and strong leadership skills and experience.
  • Be proficient in MS Office specially Ms Excel & Ms Word.
  • Be an empowered individual with qualities of working individually and as a part of team.
  • Have strong problem solving, critical thinking, coaching, and interpersonal skills.



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. Female candidates will be preferred.

Responsibilities:

  • Plan content for social media, newsletters, website and other external communications
  • Source success stories and curate rich content from the schools
  • Develop content optimized for the relevant social media platform viz. Instagram, twitter and Facebook, etc.
  • Draft and review social media and email marketing copy
  • Develop ideas for supporting graphics, videos, polls to go along with social media copy
  • Research and brainstorm content ideas, propose brand partnerships and campaigns
  • Lead community management for all social media platforms
  • Review all external communications – newsletters, campaign videos, tweets – for language, accuracy, relevance, tone to ensure it is aligned with our organizational values
  • Draft introduction emails/letters to potential partners, corporate donors, researchers, media
  • Draft press releases and advocacy briefs
  • Manage the content, curation and design of annual report
  • Provide program updates and information as required to senior management
  • Prepare monthly, annual and end-of-project narrative reports and other progress reports


Requirements

The ideal candidate is fluent in English and Urdu, has excellent written English, is familiar with, active on and has a demonstrable interest in social media, blogging, vlogging, writing. Fresh graduates are welcome but previous work/internship experience, a strong work ethic and a love for learning on the job is a must.

To Apply,

send an email with the subject “Assistant Manager Communications” to career@zindagitrust.org with the following:

  • A note describing why you are a good fit for the role
  • A link to a post/story on any social media platform of your choice introducing your friends and followers to one of Zindagi Trust’s programs
  • Your CV


The Assistant Manager Communications reports to the Head of Special Programs and Advocacy and works closely with the Manager of Communications and Marketing. This is a full-time, permanent role based in our Head Office in Karachi with occasional visits to schools within Karachi. During the pandemic, we work remotely 2-3 days a week.

  To learn more about the role and other vacancies, visit zindagitrust.org/careers

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 of 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 areaand 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


  • Evaluate National and International Curriculums and adapt them as per the needs of the organization
  • Organize and develop the subject area's scope and sequence, and measure its effective impact on teaching and learning in the classroom
  • Evaluate textbooks, learning materials, resources, audio-visual aids etc. for the subject area
  • Work with other subject leads to develop linkages among subjects and link scheme of studies with the other subjects'


2. Workwith 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 regulartrainings 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.


7. Collect, analyze, and present data to track growth within the school
  • Decide on attainment targets to overview child's progression between year groups.
  • 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
  • Develop monitoring and evaluation tools along with the rest of the team
  • Develop institutionalknowledgeofbestteachingandtrainingpracticesthroughfrequent documentation
  • Undertake frequent and regular classroom observation to assess the implementation of the new strategies in subject area.



Other Responsibilities:
  • Attends school events, meetings and presentations.
  • 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



How to Apply:

Prospective candidates should send their resumes to with the job title in the subject line.



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 of 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 areaand 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


  • Evaluate National and International Curriculums and adapt them as per the needs of the organization
  • Organize and develop the subject area's scope and sequence, and measure its effective impact on teaching and learning in the classroom
  • Evaluate textbooks, learning materials, resources, audio-visual aids etc. for the subject area
  • Work with other subject leads to develop linkages among subjects and link scheme of studies with the other subjects'


2. Workwith 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 regulartrainings 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.


7. Collect, analyze, and present data to track growth within the school
  • Decide on attainment targets to overview child's progression between year groups.
  • 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
  • Develop monitoring and evaluation tools along with the rest of the team
  • Develop institutionalknowledgeofbestteachingandtrainingpracticesthroughfrequent documentation
  • Undertake frequent and regular classroom observation to assess the implementation of the new strategies in subject area.



Other Responsibilities:
  • Attends school events, meetings and presentations.
  • 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



How to Apply:

Prospective candidates should send their resumes to with the job title in the subject line.




Purpose & Scope:

Zindagi Trust (ZT) is looking for a Head of Academics for their model secondary school set in Shangla, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. The candidate should be enterprising, passionate about education reform and have experience in academic management of schools. The incumbent would be responsible for leading the design, implementation and monitoring of all learning related interventions at the school to develop the school into a center of excellence and innovation. He/she would also be required to provide support, professional development, training and/or coaching to teachers within designated span of control, in conjunction with the Professional Development Team.


The Head of Academics would work closely with the Head of Administration, provide support to the School Principal as well as keep the management team in the Karachi Office updated on school activities and its progress through regular communication with Project Lead.


This is a full-time role based in Shangla, KPK.



Responsibilities:


Design and management of learning interventions:


  • Research best practices in the field of learning design and innovation in community schools internationally and incorporate in the design of learning interventions at SGS.
  • Develop, execute and monitor academic and co-curricular annual calendar.
  • Develop an annual learning plan for school with priority areas and KPIs identified.
  • Research various learning resources including library books, curate and develop content that promotes hands on content where needed within the Trust guidelines.
  • Continuously monitor progress of the interventions that have been rolled out.



Training, development and support for teachers:


  • Identify teachers' professional development needs and develop a training and support plan for teachers, in conjunction with the relevant Subject Leads.
  • Support teachers in developing scheme of studies, effective lesson planning, and their execution in the classroom.
  • Conduct coordination meetings with teachers to identify issues and to design support.
  • Conduct formal and informal classroom observations followed by debrief meetings and coaching support.
  • Check lesson plans and checked copies of teachers to evaluate the progress of teaching staff towards the learning goals of school.
  • Organize need-based trainings and workshops in conjunction with the Subject Leads.



Support to school management


  • Assist the School Principal in developing the School Development Plan.
  • Coordinate with School Management and/or Subject Leads in conducting consultative meetings with teachers; take minutes of the meeting, disseminate information and keep an active follow up on identified areas.
  • Assist School Principal in keeping an effective follow up of students with special concerns and help teachers to plan and take effective measures.
  • In conjunction with School Principal, plan and organise extracurricular activities and effectively administer inter & intra school competition.
  • Periodically review and revise monitoring and evaluation tools with the management to strengthen academic and co-curricular outcomes.
  • Review and enhance procedures of recruitment and performance management of teachers and provide necessary support for its implementation.
  • Identify the need for academic and co-curricular staff at the school and inform the School Principal on timely basis.



Others:


  • Attend school events, meetings and presentations.
  • Undertake any task which may reasonably be expected by the Management Team and is commensurate with his/ her role in the team.
  • Remain updated about developments in the all subjects in terms of statutory requirements and the range of good practices available.



Education, training and experience:


  • Master's degree in Education or related program is necessary.
  • 2-3 years of classroom teaching experience required.
  • 2-3 years of academic management and leadership experience.
  • Experience managing and developing teams and individuals required.
  • Experience working with diverse, under-privileged communities preferred.



Knowledge, skills and abilities:

The ideal candidate likes to take initiative, has a creative approach to solving problems, enjoys thinking on the fly and is not afraid to challenge their own knowledge of best practices with relevant new ideas. The candidate should be:


  • Proficient in MS Office specially MS Excel & MS Word.
  • An empowered individual with qualities of leadership and being a team player.
  • Excellent organizational and multitasking abilities.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Knowledge of national curriculum and textbooks.
  • Strong command on written and verbal Urdu and English required.
  • Oral fluency in Pashto will be preferred.



Reporting line:

The incumbent will report directly to the School Principal and Head of Programs and Strategic Development at ZT.



Working relationship:

The Head of Academics will be required to liaise with Subject Leads and Project Lead for all program interventions specially academics, curriculum planning and staff development.



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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