Educate Girls, End Poverty (EGEP-T) is a 39-month education project in Somaliland, funded by DFID through PWC as fund manager and implemented by ADRA in Somaliland. The vision for the EGEP-T project is for marginalized girls, predominantly in urban areas of Somaliland, to achieve improved knowledge and continuity of learning by mitigating obstacles at critical decision points and to transition through primary and secondary education, or alternative pathways. Ultimately, the girls will be supported to gain a better quality of life, with benefits for their family and community. EGEP-T will tailor support to the specific needs of the most marginalized groups, including internally displace people (IDPs), orphans, girls with disabilities, ethnic and clan minorities in both primary and secondary schools.
Continuous Professional Development of teachers is key to this vision. EGEP-T will work in partnership with Ministry of Education and Science (MoE&S) of Somaliland, and Somaliland National College of Education (SNCE) to develop, implement and evaluate a comprehensive teacher development program that will focus on achieving improvements in literacy and numeracy, teaching quality, and school governance. EGEP T coaches will be integral to the success of this program.
Job Purpose
Each coach will be responsible for the schools in his/her allocated cluster. A series of Training of Trainers will be organised for the selected coaches on coaching skills, numeracy, literacy and inclusive and gender-sensitive pedagogy. Coaches will be responsible for the provision of on-the-job support to selected teachers which will include lesson observations, debriefing sessions to discuss strengths and gaps and identify action points to support skills development. This will also inform cluster and face-to-face training. The continuous professional development will continue till end of the project period. 
Responsible To:
The Coaches for Continuous Professional Development (CPD) program will be reporting to the MoE&S through the Somaliland National College of Education (SNCE/NTTI) but will be paid by ADRA
Main Duties and Responsibilities:
1. To work directly with teachers and support a culture of openness, learning and ambition;
2. Use coaching methods, to develop reflective practice in others and encourage the use of new learning strategies;
3. To team teach/ demonstrate child-centred and inclusive teaching methods;
4. Conduct supportive lesson observations and action plan as required;
5. To work with peers to develop good practice and shared learning that lead to improved learning outcomes for Somaliland children, in particular girls;
The above will be achieved through the following activities for which the EGEP-T Coaches will be responsible:
Monthly visits to schools in a pre-defined geographical cluster:
-Lesson observations
-Teacher feedback sessions
-Head Teacher feedback sessions
-Identification of capacity gaps
-Develop and implement action plans responding to the capacity gaps
Monthly reflection and planning meetings with regional coaches
– Sharing of challenges and successes from school visits
-Joint peer planning for the month ahead
-Joint peer planning for cluster-based teacher training
Face-to-face teacher training
-Deliver 2 face-to-face teacher training at cluster level in response to needs identified from the coaching visits
-School visit reports to include lesson observations, identified teacher, school-level challenges and successes, response actions
-Monthly visit plan and action planning for the following month
-Face-to-face training reports
Ensure coordination with:
-Peer coaches at the regional level
-School administration and mentee teachers
-Comply with the requirements of ADRA&SNCE/MOE Child Protection Policy to ensure maximum protection for children, code of conduct & other relevant policies & procedures
-Strictly adhere to do no harm principles
-To Participate in different training program as organized by EGEPT
-Any other duties as required
Person Specification
The following is a list of skills, experience and qualities that the applicants of this post should have.
-University graduate in Education or equivalent experience
Knowledge and Experience:
-A minimum of 3 years’ teacher training experience, preferably in maths and/ or English
-Classroom teaching experience is highly desirable
-Knowledge and experience of mentoring/ coaching is highly desirable
-Knowledge and experience of child-centred pedagogy, active teaching and learning is highly desirable
-Demonstrable experience of report writing in Somali and in English
-Somali mother tongue is a must
-Skills and Competencies:
-Ability to plan, organize and prioritize workloads
-Ability to work productively and independently with initiative
-Ability to deliver results within timescales whilst maintaining attention to detail and quality
-Effective communication and presentation skills
-Energetic and dynamic
-Possess the willingness to learn, improve and adapt
-Highly developed interpersonal, motivational and influencing skills
-Passionate about teacher development and children’s learning
-The coaches’ age should be between 25 to 50 years’ old
-Willing to travel extensively to schools in Maroodi-Jeex region
-Willing to spend most of his/her working hours in schools in Maroodi-Jeex region
NB: Anyone with the above qualifications and qualities should apply. Applicants should address their applications and CVs to the office of the Director General (DG) of the Ministry of Education & Science in Hargeisa.
*The number of the required coaches are 3, and women are strongly encouraged to apply.
The deadline for the submission of the applications is the 22nd April 2018.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *