School Management and Governance Adviser

  • Posted on 13 February 2019

Job Description

Project Summary:
The four-year General Education Quality Improvement Programme for Equity (GEQIP-E), funded by DFID, will work at the federal and sub-national levels across all 11 regions of Ethiopia. The objective is to improve the quality of education (including the safety and inclusiveness of the environment) children and young people receive in Ethiopia. To achieve this the program will work across four key areas:

  • Work to strengthen the delivery capacity of the Federal Ministry of Education and Regional Education Bureaus;
  • Enhance the current national school leadership training, improve gender equity by working with four Colleges of Teacher Education in Mekelle, Bahir Dar, Jimma, and Hawassa;
  • Develop a revised school leadership and instructional leadership training program;
  • Strengthen the Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) of the program as well as provide assistance to education data capacity of the Federal Ministry of Education.

Reporting & Supervision:

The School Management and Governance Adviser will report to the School Leadership Lead. The position is expected to report in March/April 2019.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Design, implement, and manage a training and coaching program to strengthen School Management and Governance in a manner that achieves greatest coverage and impact and ensures timely achievement of program results;
  • Design, develop and provide support to officials in the production of appropriate, practical School Management and Governance training and coaching materials;
  • Design strategies to improve engagement of school leaders with communities to build a sense of shared ownership of schools, school management, and the safety and inclusion of all children, demonstrated through inclusive school management planning and the more efficient use of school grants for learning;
  • Enhance relationships between school leaders and school communities to improve accountability and better utilization of school grants; and
  • Coordinate with existing donor-funded projects working in the area of school management and governance, including the USAID-funded READ II project.

Required Skills & Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in education or related field;
  • 10 years’ experience developing, designing and implementing school management and governance programs in similar contexts;
  • Strong experience working in Ethiopia and a strong understanding of the Ethiopian education Federal, regional, and woreda education offices;
  • Experience overseeing the design and implementation of revised in-school service training, coaching, and mentoring programs;
  • Experience working on similar internationally-funded technical assistance programs, preferably with DFID;
  • Knowledge of spoken and written English; and
  • Fluency in spoken and written Amharic.

Local candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

Position contingent upon donor funding.

About the Organization

Creative Associates International is a dynamic, fast-growing global development firm that specializes in education, economic growth, democratic development and post-crisis stabilization. Based in Washington, D.C., Creative has a field presence in more than 25 countries with a strong client portfolio that includes the U.S. Agency for International Development and the State Department, among others. Since its founding in 1977, Creative has earned a solid reputation among its clients and is well-regarded by competitors and partners alike.

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