War Child Holland (WCH) is an independent and impartial international non-governmental organization investing in a peaceful future for children and young people affected by armed conflict. We strive to empower children and young people while enabling adults to bring about positive and lasting change in the lives of conflict affected children and young people. In the next five years (2016 – 2020), based on innovation of our approaches, and solid research of our outcomes and impact. War Child aims to evolve towards a globally renowned and recognised expert organisation in the field of psychosocial well-being of children and youth affected by conflict.
- Research Project
To address the unique needs of in-service teachers in conflict-affected contexts, War Child has developed a holistic teacher support program that provides individualised and scaffolded wellbeing and in class support to teachers through a continuous quality improvement-based coaching model. The program—Coaching in Response to Emergencies for Teachers (CORE for Teachers)— goes beyond the typical quick-fix workshop training model to provide sustained and reflective learning on a range of holistic skills that are almost never addressed in teacher training and professional development programs in crisis contexts.
The aim of CORE for Teachers is to have a positive impact on classroom climate by providing teachers with the skills and knowledge to create an enabling, impactful and safe, learning environment for their students. It will build teachers capacity in three areas.
- Teacher social-emotional competences:
- Teacher wellbeing:
- Positive classroom management:
A key part of CORE is to challenge the culture in schools to expand the view of education more broadly than just academic learning outcomes to include social and emotional outcomes. In order to facilitate this, the intervention will undertake a whole school approach with all the teachers in the school engaged in the process building a shared experience, vision and support network. The intervention does not include working directly with the teachers but instead focuses on building the capacity of a pool of coaches. These coaches, in turn will provide intensive, ongoing, and specific coaching to teachers over a 6 month period, through a repeating cycle of: i) observation, ii) one-on-one personal development planning, iii) in-class support and iv) teacher practice time.
Following a successful proof of concept testing in Colombia, which examined feasibility, user-experience, and acceptability of the CORE for Teachers, this pilot study will test for viability and feasibility with a small sample of teachers in Gaza. This will provide an opportunity to fine-tune the research and program implementation protocols in preparation for impact evaluation, in accordance with the Medical Research Council Framework (MRC 2000) for complex interventions.
- Roles and responsibilities
- The Project Officer is essential to the success ensuring the project is implemented successfully.
- The Project Officer will work within the CORE for Teachers team to coordinate all aspects of implementation of project activities.
- S/he will be responsible for
- Supporting the identification and preparation of the schools to be involved in the pilot project. This includes ensuring the school personnel are aware of the scope of the project.
- Coordination of relevant partnership with the schools and MOE and maintenance in close collaboration with
- The researcher in R&D Amsterdam
- Program Manager and Research Officer in Gaza
- Head of Programs and Country Director in Jerusalem.
- Coordination and preparation of logistics around project implementation and training.
- Recruitment, selection, and hiring of coaches. This may involve:
- assisting in drafting job descriptions
- assisting in the circulation of advertisements to relevant networks
- participating in the screening potential applicants and shortlisting several for interview together with HR Department
- coordinating and participating in an interview panel to conduct interviews
- taking a critical role in final selection of team together with the Gaza and CORE for Teachers team.
- Lead all training of coaches including ensuring overseeing logistical arrangements
- Supervision and support of coaches during schools implementation phase to ensure adherence to implementation protocol. This includes regular visits to schools, meetings with head teachers and coaches.
- Ensure adherence to child safeguarding policy by coaches and reporting on adverse events and serious adverse events related to implementing the research project according to War Child Holland data management protocols
- Participating in regular coordination meetings with War Child Holland Research and Development Head Office team
- The Project Officer takes a proactive role in monitoring progress of project implementation and proactively observes, documents and shares any community-level barriers.
- S/he shares updates about the project implementation in a structured way with the rest of the team.
- S/he is proactive in problem solving and suggesting solutions to community-level barriers.
- S/he supports, if needed, with any other tasks.
- They will report to the Programme Manager in Gaza with a functional reporting line to the Researcher War Child Holland Research and Development Department in Amsterdam.
جميع الحقوق محفوظة لموقع جوبس.
- University degree in Education or Social Sciences.
- At least 2-3 years of solid professional experience in the areas of education particularly in conflict and/or low and middle income countries.
- 2-3 years of experience of facilitating training particularly in coaching or teacher training.
- Experience of developing and/or delivering school based teacher professional development interventions and/or working with coaches.
- 2-3 years of managing education in emergency projects. In rural or vulnerable areas desirable
- Available full time committed to at least 1 year in contributing to our research agenda in Gaza.
Required skills and experience
- Education in Education, Social Sciences, or other relevant field;
- Demonstrable knowledge of NGO and/or development sector, preferably through prior work experience
- Demonstrated knowledge and experience in facilitating training.
- Demonstrated experience in supervision or support of teams.
- Good communicative and relationship skills. Demonstrated ability to coordinate and work with a variety of persons involved including schools, coaches, teachers and colleagues both in Palestine/ Gaza Strip and Amsterdam
- Good sense of priorities and time management and ability to meet strict deadlines
- Excellent command of English-language, both spoken and written is a must
- Self-motivated independent worker with the ability to follow direction and effectively learn;
- Willing and able to travel regularly to the communities where the schools are located. This role will primarily be field focused
- Good team working skills.
- Job Location: Gaza City with frequent travel to various implementation sites in the Gaza Strip
- Time frame: The assignment is expected to start on 1st October 2019
- Salary range
Depending on experience, the Project Officer will receive a monthly salary in line with War Child relevant policy, a fulltime basis.
Interested and qualified candidates are invited to apply by 24 August, 2019. Make sure to send your English CV and cover letter to: [email protected]
Please indicate in the subject line: Project Officer - Education
Applications will be considered on a rolling basis.
Is this not your dream job? Support War Child by sharing this job with your network!
The safety of children is essential to War Child. War Child does not tolerate or accept any form of abuse. This subject is addressed in our recruitment and selection procedures.