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Monitoring & Evaluation Officer - One Position

Main Duties & Responsibilities:

Lead the conduct of baseline and end line surveys, documentation of survey outcome and draft a final report on progress in multilevel pedagogy based on the findings in the baseline and end line surveys.

Support ISAs" visit to the schools to monitor application of ML pedagogy at schools and collate progress reports. Gather data against key indicators on M&E framework and draft project progress reports.

Assist in the documentation of multilevel piloting in the Eastern Province with good practice guidelines and lessons learnt for upscaling.

Minimum Qualifications/ Experience:

  • A University degree in Business Administration, Social Sciences, preferably statistics offered as a subject.
  • At least five years progressively responsible professional experience in the design and implementation of M&E/MIS in development projects.

VACANCY NOTICE

Group Action for Social Order (GAFSO), a non governmental organization in the Eastern Province, invite you to be part of a team bringing positive impact on a project called "Strengthening Teachers Development and School Management System in child centred pedagogy and participatory school planning process in the Eastern Province" being implemented in partnership with UNICEF and the Provincial Department of Education.

Duration: 10 months

1. Consultant - Multilevel Pedagogy

Main Duties & Responsibilities:

Assist ADE primary to convene the technical committee on multilevel (ML) pedagogy, develop capacity budding modality of teachers and principals and provide technical inputs to ensure implementation of ML pedagogy in the pilot schools in the Eastern Province

Assist ADE primary to develop training modules on Multilevel pedagogy and resource materials for TOT workshops at provincial, zonal and school levels and guide the development of activity cards by teachers at school clusters and ensure quality standards.

Develop and implement a teacher mentoring support system through quality circles, a monitoring system by In-service advisors and measuring of progress in learning achievements of students through base line and end line surveys.

Minimum Qualifications/ Experience:

  • A University degree in Education, Social Sciences or a related technical field. Retired Directors of Education are also encouraged to apply.
  • Five years progressively responsible professional work experience in education management, planning, monitoring and evaluation.
  • Knowledge in child centered teaching methodology, inclusive education and multi- level pedagogy. Possess experience in facilitating workshops and developing training and resource manuals.

2. Consultant - School Planning

Main Duties & Responsibilities:

Ensure quality implementation of school planning component: providing technical guidance, supporting capacity development and advocacy initiatives; assisting in identification of required supplies and equipment, ensuring use of appropriate resources are consistent with government regulations.

Collaborate with relevant government stakeholders: Planning Directors, Development officers and Programme for School Improvement (PSI) focal points at provincial, zonal and divisional Education Officers to ensure quality and timely implementation of the project.

Support the national consultant who will be working on a study on documenting the School Self-Assessment (SSA) good practices and lessons learnt; development of SSA quality framework and process guideline, and rolling out of resource materials.

Ensure documentation of the process, good practices and lessons learnt on SSA process and school planning interventions for dissemination for scaling up.

Minimum Qualifications/ Experience:

  • A University degree in the Social Sciences. Preference will be given to qualifications in education.
  • At least five years progressively responsible professional experience in the social development field, preferably in education.
  • Experience in design and implementation of social sector programmes, alliance building and networking among government agencies, NGOs and civil society is an advantage.

Language Proficiency for both positions:

Excellent written and oral communication skills in English, Tamil and/or in Sinhala is required.

Skills and Competencies required for both positions:

Core Values

  • Commitment
  • Diversity and Inclusion
  • Integrity

Core Competencies

  • Communication
  • Working with People
  • Drive for Results

Functional Competencies

  • Leading and Supervising
  • Planning and Organizing
  • Applying Technical Expertise
  • Analysing
  • Relating and Networking
  • Persuading and Influencing
  • Creating and Innovating

Applications to be sent to the following e-mail address: gafsoinfo@gmail.com before 8th February 2016. Short listed applicants will be called for the interview.

Director, Group Action for Social Order (GAFSO),
Green Lane,
Sammanthurai.


VACANCY NOTICE

Group Action for Social Order (GAFSO), a non governmental organization in the Eastern Province, invite you to be part of a team bringing positive impact on a project called "Strengthening Teachers Development and School Management System in child centred pedagogy and participatory school planning process in the Eastern Province" being implemented in partnership with UNICEF and the Provincial Department of Education.

Duration: 10 months

Following vacancies are called.

  1. Consultant - Multilevel Pedagogy
  2. Consultant – School Planning

Main Duties & Responsibilities:

Applications to be sent to the following e-mail address: gafsoinfo@gmail.com before 8th February 2016. Short listed applicants will be called for the interview.

Director, Group Action for Social Order (GAFSO),
Green Lane,
Sammanthurai.

Assist ADE primary to convene the technical committee on multilevel (ML) pedagogy, develop capacity budding modality of teachers and principals and provide technical inputs to ensure implementation of ML pedagogy in the pilot schools in the Eastern Province.

Assist ADE primary to develop training modules on Multilevel pedagogy and resource materials for TOT workshops at provincial, zonal and school levels and guide the development of activity cards by teachers at school clusters and ensure quality standards.

Develop and implement a teacher mentoring support system through quality circles, a monitoring system by In-service advisors and measuring of progress in learning achievements of students through base line and end line surveys.

Minimum Qualifications/ Experience:

  • A University degree in Education, Social Sciences or a related technical field. Retired Directors of Education are also encouraged to apply
  • Five years progressively responsible professional work experience in education management, planning, monitoring and evaluation.
  • Knowledge in child centered teaching methodology, inclusive education and multi-level pedagogy. Possess experience in facilitating workshops and developing training and resource manuals.

3. Consultant - School Planning

Main Duties & Responsibilities:

Ensure quality implementation of school planning component: providing technical guidance, supporting capacity development and advocacy initiatives; assisting in identification of required supplies and equipment, ensuring use of appropriate resources are consistent with government regulations.

Collaborate with relevant government stakeholders: Planning Directors, Development officers and Programme for School Improvement (PSI) focal points at provincial, zonal and divisional Education Officers to ensure quality and timely implementation of the project.

Support the national consultant who will be working on a study on documenting the School Self-Assessment (SSA) good practices and lessons learnt; development of SSA quality framework and process guideline, and rolling out of resource materials.

Ensure documentation of the process, good practices and lessons learnt on SSA process and school planning interventions for dissemination for scaling up.

Minimum Qualifications/ Experience:

  • A University degree in the Social Sciences. Preference will be given to qualifications in education.
  • At least five years progressively responsible professional experience in the social development field, preferably in education.
  • Experience in design and implementation of social sector programmes, alliance building and networking among government agencies, NGOs and civil society is an advantage.

Language Proficiency for both positions:

Excellent written and oral communication skills in English, Tamil and/or in Sinhala is required.

Skills and Competencies required for both positions:

Core Values

  • Commitment
  • Diversity and Inclusion
  • Integrity

Core Competencies

  • Communication
  • Working with People
  • Drive for Results

Functional Competencies

  • Leading and Supervising
  • Planning and Organizing
  • Applying Technical Expertise
  • Analysing
  • Relating and Networking
  • Persuading and Influencing
  • Creating and Innovating

Applications to be sent to the following e-mail address: gafsoinfo@gmail.com before 8th February 2016. Short listed applicants will be called for the interview.

Director, Group Action for Social Order (GAFSO),
Green Lane,
Sammanthurai.


VACANCY NOTICE

Group Action for Social Order (GAFSO), a non governmental organization in the Eastern Province, invite you to be part of a team bringing positive impact on a project called "Strengthening Teachers Development and School Management System in child centred pedagogy and participatory school planning process in the Eastern Province" being implemented in partnership with UNICEF and the Provincial Department of Education.

Duration: 10 months

1. Project Manager - one Position

Main Duties & Responsibilities:

The PM is responsible for providing overall operational and programmatic support to all project activities.

Direct, supervise and coordinate the efforts of the Multilevel and School Planning consultants, district coordinators, Monitoring & Evaluation officer and other staff attached to project.

Coordinate training and pilot interventions at provincial, district and school levels for resource teams with the aim to empower them to play an active role in (1) quality school-based School Self-Assessment processes for better school planning and (2) quality multi-level teaching learning practices at target schools.

Conduct periodical review meeting with the project team in order to ensure implementation of planned activities on time and make sure the administrative, logistic, and finance needs of the program are met effectively and efficiently.

Minimum Qualifications/ Experience:

  • A University degree in Social Sciences or a related technical field.
  • Five years progressively responsible professional work experience in planning, implementation of development projects.
  • Possess experience in finance, administration, and personnel management

2. Monitoring & Evaluation Officer - One Position

Main Duties & Responsibilities:

Lead the conduct of baseline and end line surveys, documentation of survey outcome and draft a final report on progress in multilevel pedagogy based on the findings in the baseline and end line surveys.

Support ISAs" visit to the schools to monitor application of ML pedagogy at schools and collate progress reports. Gather data against key indicators on M&E framework and draft project progress reports.

Assist in the documentation of multilevel piloting in the Eastern Province with good practice guidelines and lessons learnt for upscaling.

Minimum Qualifications/ Experience:

  • A University degree in Business Administration, Social Sciences, preferably statistics offered as a subject.
  • At least five years progressively responsible professional experience in the design and implementation of M&E/MIS in development projects.

3. District Coordinator (04 positions in Trincomalee, Batticaloa, Kalmunai and Ampara)

Main Duties & Responsibilities:

Support the Project Manager and ADE primary in implementation and monitoring of (1) quality school-based School Self-Assessment processes for better school planning and (2) quality multi-level teaching learning practices at target schools.

Coordinate rollout of training at zonal and school levels, application of multilevel pedagogy by teachers and teacher mentoring support through quality circles at school clusters.

Minimum Qualifications/ Experience:

  • A University diploma/degree in Education, Social Sciences or a related technical field. Retired Directors of Education are also encouraged to apply.
  • Knowledge in child centered teaching methodology, inclusive education or multi- level pedagogy with experience in facilitating training workshops
  • Five years progressively responsible professional work experience in education, social or development work.

4. The Administrative Cum Programme Assistant (03 Positions for Ampara, Batticaloa and Trincomalee)

Main Duties & Responsibilities:

Responsible for providing administrative, programmatic and clerical services in order to ensure effective and efficient operations.

Support in the implementation of project in the district liaising with Project team and responsible for the maintenance of district office.

Assist District Coordinators in project implementation tasks and assist in data management, programme and administration related tasks, maintain files, financial information and record keeping.

Minimum Qualifications/ Experience:

  • Good pass in the GCE (A/L) examinations.
  • 2-3 years" work experience in office administration and bookkeeping procedures
  • Computer skills including the ability to operate spreadsheet and word processing programs

Language Proficiency for all positions:

Excellent written and oral communication skills in English, Tamil and/or in Sinhala is required.

Skills and Competencies required for all positions:

Core Values

  • Commitment
  • Diversity and Inclusion
  • Integrity

Core Competencies

  • Communication
  • Working with People
  • Drive for Results

Functional Competencies

  • Leading and Supervising
  • Planning and Organizing
  • Applying Technical Expertise
  • Analysing
  • Relating and Networking

Applications to be sent to the following e-mail address: gafsoinfo@gmail.com before 8th February 2016. Short listed applicants will be called for the interview.

Director, Group Action for Social Order (GAFSO),
Green Lane,
Sammanthurai.