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Education Program Manager (EPM)

Full Time Rural Education And Environment Development Center (REED Nepal) Rural Education and Environment Development Centre (REED) –Nepal was established in 2000 as a Non-Government Organization registered in District Administration Office Kathmandu and affiliated with Social Welfare Council (SWC). REED Nepal was initiated by the first Everest Climbers who witnessed that children in the Himalayan region has been backward to the reach of basic level of education and felt the need to assist Nepal Government’s attempts for the improvement of the overall standard of School Education in the Himalayan regions. REED’s activities focus on imparting Quality education through Teachers’ training, child protection, Environment and climate change, Gender and social inclusion, and learning & life skills.  Read More
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  • Post Date: 2019-05-12
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  • Negotiable Yes
  • Experience 5 Years
  • Industry Non-Governmental Organization (NGO)

Job Description

Our Vision: “ Our commitment to all children, to have opportunity for quality education”

WORK CONTEXT/ BACKGROUND:

In 2000, Rural Education and Environment Development Centre (REED-Nepal) was established with the goal of ensuring quality education for Nepali children.  The Education Program Manager (EPM) is responsible for delivering the Teachers Training Quality Education (TTQE) program funded by the Australian Himalayan Foundation in accordance with the Monitoring & Evaluation plan of the program. The TTQE program is an innovative approach to deliver quality, inclusive education to the children of lower Solukhumbu through key program outcomes. The EPL will be responsible to implement the program following the program design; review the implementation through participatory approaches and upgrade the program continuously to ensure adaptability and innovation. S/he will supervise the education program team with coordination MEAL manager to deliver programmatic results as per the annual plan. To ensure a strong evidence based program development, the EPM will manage and deliver on a rigorous M&E plan that includes data collection, analysis and reporting as agreed with AHF. The EPM will be responsible to report to the major donor AHF as per their requirements.

Key Position Information
Job Title Education Program Manager (EPM)
Position Reports To Programme Director (PD)
Position Location 50% Kathmandu and 50 % Solukhumbu
Position Purpose
The Education Program Manager is responsible for positioning REED-Nepal to devise our organizational strategy, oversee its implementation and assess its outcomes. Incumbent will identify educational needs and drive initiatives that build quality education in community schools of lower Solukhumbhu.  
The purpose of the post is to contribute to the REED in the area of education in general and particularly develop the capacity of Schools.
Expected Results:
  1. Model Schools are demonstrating quality, inclusive education practice.
  2. EGRP Children read and write competently in Nepali by class 3 under the CLIPS program.
  3. Children meet prescribed government competency and benchmark standards in English, Math and Science (EMS)-100 Schools.
  4. Going to School Support.
No. Direct Report: 07
Decision Making Authority With REED policy and procedure.
 
Important Functional Relationships
External
Government related Agencies, Civil Society Organizations, Relevant Institutes
 
Internal
CEO, Programme Director, Finance/ Admin/ HR Manager, Training Manager, MEAL Manager
Committees/Groups
School Management Committees, Parents Teachers Associations, Child Clubs
 
 
Key Objectives of the Position
Major Responsibilities:
  • To deliver the TTQE program following the program design and M & E plan through innovative, adaptive and participatory approaches.
  • To lead, manage and deliver on the Education Programme agreed with the AHF that includes data collection, analysis and reporting.
  • To supervise, coach and lead the field education development officers and to deliver programmatic results as per the annual plan (carrying out regular review workshops, brainstorming and interactions with field staff and stakeholders including REED Head Office and AHF for this purpose).
  • To review the implementation through participatory approaches and upgrade the program continuously to ensure adaptability and innovation to deliver on the identified programmatic outcomes.
  • To work closely with technical experts and researchers as required for program and Develop training manual cooperation with Training and research department.
  • To carry out capacity assessments of the programmatic team and advise their professional development to deliver on results.
  • To liase and network with local HTs, teachers, school management committees, NGOs/CBOs, and other stakeholders in Solukhumbhu as and when required.
  • To motivate school management committees, HTs, teachers and local communities for their active participation in the project planning, implementation and monitoring and evaluation, as and when required.
  • To provide technical inputs to local schools and field staffs in the TTQE project area to ensure program delivery.
  • To monitor and ensure practice of: gender and disability inclusion, child protection and environmental responsibility across the TTQE program.
  • To liaise with all government line agencies at rural municipality and district level.
  • To assist the development and documentation of learning materials such as training manuals and appropriate educational materials.
  • To ensure all activities are implemented as per REED policy and guidelines and project activities are timely completed as defined in the annual implementation plan.
  •  Receive community proposals, scrutinize, check and verify and develop and submit them to concerned authorities for necessary actions.
  • Check properly financial status and recommended to payment timely in field office
  • To assist different intervention of TTQE Project on model schools, EGRP, EMS and school going initiatives  for basic school in coordination with  Village Education Committee, Rural Municipality,  District Education Coordination committee and schools
  • To ensure that appropriate monitoring and data collection are ongoing
  • To report to the major donor partner AHF as per their requirements
  • To regularly complete and submit required project management
  • Carry out other relevant tasks requested by Programme Director
 
Person Specification
  • Minimum Bachelor’s Degree, Master’s Degree (preferred) in Education /Sociology/ Management or other relevant field.
  • Master’s Degree with minimum of 5 years working experience or Bachelor’s Degree with Minimum of 7 years working experience (preferably in I/NGO sector)
  • Clear understanding of issues project has to work on
  • Knowledge on Education
  • Good conceptual and practical skill to write project concept paper, design documents and report of the project.
  • Prior experience of conducting Baseline survey and aware of Evaluation and Monitoring process and tools.
  • Ability to facilitate Training, Seminar and Advocacy programs.
  • Proven management and leadership ability
  • Good communication and networking skill
  • Good proficiency in English & Nepali, both written and verbal
  • Good time management skills
  • Decision making and problem solving skills
  • Competent in using MS Word, MS Excel and PowerPoint presentation
  • Good report writing and documentation ability
  • 50 % field visit in the working area is expected
  • Good working relationship between Education project and other projects including special projects in the working area.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Core Capabilities
Achieving Capabilities:     
  • Achieving quality results and service
  • Practicing accountability and integrity
  • Communicating information effectively
Self-Managing Capabilities:             
  • Learning for growth and development
  • Maintaining work/life balance and effectiveness
Thinking Capabilities
  • Thinking clearly, deeply and broadly
  • Understanding the Education sector
  • Understanding REED mission andoperations
  • Practicing innovation and creativity
Relational Capabilities:     
  • Building collaborative relationships
  • Practicing gender, disability and cultural diversity
  • Influencing individuals and groups

Protocols for the confidentiality

“Protocols for the confidentiality” is designed to collect and maintain identifiable information about applicants. Data will be collected anonymously by the specified person and will be removed and destroyed as soon as possible by the completion of this specific assignment. No access to any other organizations/ person and shall be based on a “need to know” and "minimum necessary" standard.

CONFIDENTIALITY PROTOCOL— PROTECTION OF INFORMATION OF APPLICANTS

STRICTLY CONFIDENTIAL

Information, applications and documents that are deemed to be of a highly sensitive nature or to be inadequately protected by the CONFI¬DENTIAL classification shall be classified as STRICTLY CONFIDENTIAL and access to them shall be restricted solely to persons with a specific need for specific assignment only.

The staffs of the Rolling Plans including client institution shall establish a control and tracking system for documents classified as STRICTLY CONFIDENTIAL, including the maintenance of control logs. Documents classified as STRICTLY CONFIDENTIAL shall be (i) maintained by only specific staff with written commitment; (ii) kept under security key or given equivalent protection when not in use; and (iii) in the case of physical documents, transmitted by an inner envelope indicating the classification marking and an outer envelope indicating no classification, or, in the case of documents in electronic form, transmitted by encrypted or password-secured system.

For purposes of this protocol, the following individuals are deemed to have a specific need to know: (i) the executive consultant; (ii) the project manager/recruitment and selection consultant; (iii) the international consultant of Rolling Plans and; (v) the respective designated representatives of Government of Nepal.

Confidentiality pertains to the treatment of information that an individual has disclosed in any documents/files of trust and with the expectation that it will not be divulged to others/ process without permission in ways that are inconsistent with the understanding of the original disclosure. Rolling Plans assure that the information shall be used for specific purpose published in this system and service only.

When it is necessary to collect and maintain identifiable data, Rolling Plans will ensure that the protocol includes the necessary safeguards to maintain confidentiality of identifiable data and data security appropriate to the degree of risk from disclosure.
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