The four-year General Education Quality Improvement Programme for Equity (GEQIP-E), funded by DFID, will work at the federal and sub-national levels across all 11 regions of Ethiopia. The objective is to improve the quality of education (including the safety and inclusiveness of the environment) children and young people receive in Ethiopia. To achieve this the program will work across four key areas:
- Work to strengthen the delivery capacity of the Federal Ministry of Education and Regional Education Bureaus;
- Enhance the current national school leadership training, improve gender equity by working with four Colleges of Teacher Education in Mekelle, Bahir Dar, Jimma, and Hawassa;
- Develop a revised school leadership and instructional leadership training program;
- Strengthen the monitoring and evaluation (M&E) of the program as well as provide assistance to education data capacity of the Federal Ministry of Education.
Reporting & Supervision:
The Educational Access Adviser will report to the Gender & Inclusion Lead. The position is expected to report in March/April 2019.
- Work under the direction of the Gender and Inclusion Lead to carry out a gendered diagnostics assessment on key barriers to access, retention and progress in the school system for pastoralist children;
- Design and implement measures to improve enrolment, reduce dropout, and increase survival rates for girls, boys from pastoralist regions, and children with special needs;
- Ensure community collaboration, participation of children, families and communities in identifying issues, shaping activities, information gathering, and data collection;
- Implement measures to improve water/sanitation facilities and develop ‘safe spaces’ for girls so that they feel safe both in school and on their journeys to and from school;
- Design and implement inclusive approaches and teaching learning materials for the classroom that promote the learning of all students, including remote rural girls and learners with disabilities;
- Work with school communities to improve accountability and better utilization of school grants; and
- Pilot a career advice/development and work-related attachments program for grade 8 and 10 learners in selected woreda.
Required Skills & Qualifications:
- Master’s degree in education or related field;
- Ten (10) years’ experience developing, designing and implementing educational access and inclusion programs for children with vulnerabilities in similar contexts, preferably in a leadership role;
- Experience leading small teams or workstreams to deliver to a high quality, on time and on budget;
- Strong experience working in Ethiopia and a strong understanding of the Ethiopian education Federal, regional, and woreda education offices;
- Experience working on similar internationally-funded technical assistance programs, preferably with DFID;
- Knowledge of spoken and written English; and
- Fluency in spoken and written Amharic.
Local candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
Position contingent upon donor funding.