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Job Description

Education Coach-Regional Foundational Literacy and Numeracy (RFLN) Hub

Reach to Teach

Gujarat

1. POSITION VACANT: Education Coach (10 vacancies), Regional FLN Hub, Reach to Teach based at five districts of Gujarat (Rajkot, Patan, Panch Mahal, Navsari, Chhota Udaipur) (Two in each district).

 

2. ORGANIZATION BACKGROUND:

 

Reach to Teach (RTT) is an education charity that works with governments and other like-minded organisations, to improve the quality of primary education. RTT exists to transform the lives of children in remote and marginalised communities in India, by focusing on transforming classroom teaching practices and teacher-to-child engagement.

 

Founded in 2003, RTT has grown into an established charity improving the learning outcomes of children in the state of Gujarat and believes that the most important factor in improving children’s learning, is the quality of teaching. RTT’s technical team has helped successfully deploy international best practices in education, at rural schools in Gujarat and is committed to ensuring that the same are extended and adopted by all schools, state-wide.

 

RTT is working in coalition with other organisations, to support Government of Gujarat’s ongoing efforts to deliver systemic change to ensure better foundational literacy and numeracy outcomes.

 

About the Project: Gujarat Education Coalition (GEC):

 

The Gujarat Education Coalition (GEC) works collaboratively to co-create and deliver a comprehensive and scalable program to improve the Foundational Literacy and Numeracy (FLN) outcomes in Gujarat.

 

The GEC will set up Regional FLN (RFLN) Hubs to work closely with district education teams to strengthen government FLN interventions. The RFLN Hubs will work collaboratively with district education officials to jointly plan and implement a range of interventions to improve the foundational learning programme and strengthen system capacity to sustain them.

 

The majority of interventions will be designed at state level, including improved curriculum, strategies for teacher training and mechanisms for enhanced data collection, however the RFLN Hubs will play a critical role in ensuring effective implementation at district level. The RFLN Hubs will also steer context specific local innovations and strategies which could be scaled up, if successful.

 

For more information about Reach to Teach, please visit http://reach-to-teach.org/

 

3. JOB DESCRIPTION/ RESPONSIBILITIES:

 

Reporting to the Head (Senior Manager), Regional FLN Hubs, the Education Coach, Regional FLN Hub (EC-RFLNH) will be key to making the RFLN Hubs operate optimally and contribute to achieving improved FLN outcomes in their respective districts. S/he will be responsible for contributing to improving the quality of teaching and learning in Standards 1 to 3, resulting in better FLN outcomes.

The incumbent will work closely with CRCs and BRPs modelling best practise in teaching and learning and providing coaching support for them to replicate these best practises and share with teachers.

 

A. Key Roles and Responsibilities:
(1) Work closely with CRCs and BRPs to enhance their effectiveness to support teachers through coaching, modelling best practice and shadowing;
(2) Evaluate their effectiveness both in classroom support, running review meetings and delivery of training and the impact on the quality of teaching and learning;
(3) Work closely with CRCs, BRPs and BRCs to enhance their understanding of the FLN pedagogy reform and FLN initiatives;
(4) Facilitate joint planning and field visits with Block Resource Persons and other key FLN stakeholders for monitoring/ observation/ feedback/ evaluation to inform future training;
(5) Provide support to the Training Manager to conduct training needs analysis to identify training needs of key district, block, cluster and school level professionals;
(6) Provide support to the training manager in the delivery of training to a range of participants;
(7) Work with district officials to set up and facilitate peer learning communities for teachers with a focus on practice-based professional learning;
(8) Gather, analyse and develop reports on training feedback and impact;
(9) Participate in monthly program review meetings to provide insights on the progress of the program activities and outcomes;
(10) Liaise with the M&E team, especially Action Research Managers deployed in Regional FLN hubs to design and roll out action research interventions in the district;
(11) Support in the collection and analysis of education data;
(12) Represent the GEC in meetings and workshops invited by government;
(13) Document best practices, case studies and success stories from the field to share with donors, central team and governments;

(14) Carry out other duties within the scope and spirit of the job, and by the level of the post, as required.

 

B. Other Responsibilities

 

(1) Safeguarding:
(a) Ensure child protection and safeguarding issues that arise are identified and reported promptly in line with RTT’s safeguarding policies;
(b) Ensure child protection and safeguarding issues that arise are recorded promptly in line with RTT’s safeguarding policies.

 

(2) Teamwork:
(a) Collaborate with the RTT and GEC teams to ensure the successful delivery of services and interventions and manage performance issues, conduct reviews, and formulate development plans for team members to meet current and future skills needs;
(b) Promote and role model RTT’s management culture of openness, innovation, involvement, teamwork and performance;
(c) Maintain the highest standards of personal and professional integrity and conduct role modeling RTT’s values and behaviours.

 

4. QUALIFICATIONS, EXPERIENCE AND COMPETENCIES:

 

Qualifications:

Applicants must be qualified Primary School Teachers (PTC or B.Ed.)

 

Experience:

(1) Minimum five to seven years of teaching experience within the primary school content;
(2) Experience in supporting teachers and education stakeholders to improve practice

 

Skills and Competencies:

(1) Familiar with, and always act by RTT’s values, policies, procedures, standing orders and financial regulations to ensure that staff are aware of their obligations to follow them
(2) Good knowledge of teaching and learning;
(3) Excellent communication and interpersonal skills;
(4) Excellent problem solver;
(5) Ability to influence people;
(6) Organised and able to plan effectively;
(7) Resilient and solution focused;
(8) Patient and a calm disposition;
(9) Self-motivated, and happy to work unsupervised using own initiative;
(10) Ability to build trusting relationships;

(11) Ability to coach and support to build capacity;

(12) Active listener;

(13) Ability to guide and influence;

(14) Ability to deal well with ambiguity, uncertainty and change;

(15) Ability to adapt well to shifting priorities;  

(16) Ability to juggle different and conflicting priorities within a short period;

(17) Ability to reflect, self-aware, able to regulate, empathetic, and capable of deep listening 

(18) Ability to articulate and communicate well to all stakeholders (both verbally and in writing) in a manner that meets the different needs of different audiences;

(19) Fluency in Gujarati and Hindi is essential;

(20) Basic understanding of English Language (Fluency an asset);

(21) Ability and willingness to travel as per job requirements

 

5. COMPENSATION OFFERED:

 

Gross compensation for the position is attractive. Please note that the offer made to the selected candidate shall be commensurate with qualifications, experience and salary history.

 

6. NUMBER of VACANCIES: 10

 

7. LOCATION (s): The 10 positions are based at Rajkot, Patan, Panch Mahal, Navsari, Chhota Udaipur (two at each location), with occasional travel to Gandhinagar.

 

8. APPOINTMENT: This is a full-time position. The initial contract offered shall be till March 2023 and renewable thereafter based on performance.

 

9. REFERENCE: EC-RFLNH-RTT

 

10. CONTACT INFORMATION:

 

Team SAMS
Strategic Alliance Management Services P Ltd.
1/1B, Choudhary Hetram House, Bharat Nagar
New Friends Colony, New Delhi 110 025
Phone Nos.: 011- 2684 2162; 4165 3612

 

11. APPLICATION PROCESS:

 

Eligible candidates interested in the position are requested to apply using the link https://recruitment.samshrm.com/Jobs/RTT, by or before April 5, 2020