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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 “Communications Officer” 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 Communications Officer 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:

You will help develop the visuals and branding for the organisation’s regular communications and special campaigns.



Main responsibilities:

  • Design and create visual content for social media, flyers, infographics and other campaign elements (e.g. web banners)
  • Ideate creative concepts for various advocacy and fundraising campaigns
  • Retouch and manipulate images as required


Requirements:

  • Proficiency in creating graphics on Photoshop, Illustrator or Canva
  • Solid visual, conceptual and typography skills
  • Strong sense of design demonstrated by portfolio
  • Some experience of photography and video editing skills are a plus


Successful candidates will spend 8-12 weeks with us after which they will have the opportunity of a permanent role on the basis of their performance.



Other features of the internship include:

  • Monthly stipend   - Flexible hours    - Internship certificate  - Work from our office or remotely

To apply send your CV and portfolio to career@zindagitrust.org with the subject “Graphic Design Intern” - learn more at: zindagitrust.org/careers

Reporting Line

The job incumbent will be reporting to the CEO



Research and Evaluation
  • Researching and documenting various Life Skill Based Education (LSBE) interventions around the world and identifying their outcomes.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Write 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, overseeing and strategizing 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.


Advocacy
  • Assisting Zindagi Trust’s communication team in developing strategies for awareness campaigns on various child protection issues.
  • Representing the LSBE component and Zindagi Trust at various national and international forums.


Networking, Collaboration and Outreach
  • Collaborating with partner organizations especially Aahung
  • Educating parents and community at large by regular and specific programs for both the genders.
  • Nominating representative parents as a point of reference for community education and following up with them.
  • Arranging awareness sessions for officials from Police, Education and Health Departments and the UC to take them on board.
  • Engaging with experts and partner organizations on an ongoing basis to promote common goals of child protection.
  • Networking with external stakeholders and participate in meetings and forums related to activities on LSBE.


  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.


To Apply

  1. Write us an email describing why you are a good fit for the role addressed to career@zindagitrust.org attach your CV to the email.


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 School Principal for their model secondary school set in Shangla, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. The candidate should be enterprising, passionate about education reform and have experience in education management and academics. He/she will be responsible for overall management of the school and is expected to manage academic, co-curricular, administrative and community engagement initiatives at the school.

He/she will embody Zindagi Trust's mission to develop the school into a center of excellence. He/she would be expected to collaborate with the management in Karachi to share best practices. A key aspect of the role is to keep the management duly updated on school activities and its progress through regular communication with Project Lead. The ideal candidate is someone who has had experience running a school, has demonstrated excellent communication and management skills and is passionate about innovation.

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



Job responsibilities:


Academic and co-curricular learning:


  • Develop, manage and oversee effective programs for holistic learning and well-being of students
  • Develop procedures and structures to ensure effective teaching practices
  • Implement an observation and feedback cycle that ensures continuous improvement in teaching and learning
  • Analyze student achievement results to identify areas of need and inform school improvement efforts
  • Develop and implement a professional development plan to address identified areas of need
  • Maintain effective communication to keep the staff, students, and parents properly informed. Management and operations:
  • Collaborate with ZT management to understand, refine and implement the school vision and strategy.
  • Develop and implement School Development Plan for academic and socio-emotional success for all students
  • Develop and implement Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) in consultation with the Program Team at Head Office
  • Ensure implementation of school policies for smooth functioning of the school
  • Oversee and ensure management of all administrative activities
  • Ensure a safe and nurturing environment for students, staff, and families
  • Oversee the recruitment and hiring of diverse, highly-qualified staff
  • Apply teacher and staff performance management systems in a way that ensures a culture of continuous improvement, support, and accountability



Financial and fiduciary responsibilities:


  • Develop monthly budget forecasts, issue timely request for funds, and provide bills against expenditure to the Management to ensure effective use of funds for the project.
  • Follow financial protocols and procedures as prescribed and deemed necessary by HO.
  • Liaise with Project Lead for fulfillment of resource requirements and ensure that proper procedure for seeking approval for expenses is followed.
  • Demonstrate custodianship of all assets (current and fixed) and other resources deployed at the school.
  • Oversee and ensure maintenance of department-wise inventory of the resources available at the school and ensure its effective use. Families and community engagement:
  • Develop and maintain a relationship with parents, community members, local officials and leaders to improve communications, streamline operations, and resolve issues.
  • Design activities to increase outreach of the school and ensure that children from community, other than students, are benefiting from school resources.
  • Develop and roll out initiatives for community development and engagement.



Others:

Engage with other organizations (non-profits, universities, independent researchers, government) working in the field of education, specially school reform, and community 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.


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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