Preschool Technical Advisor

Preschool Technical Advisor based in Phnom Penh

 

The role

The purpose of this position is to provide technical support in the area of ECCD and preschool teaching and learning through the Local Technical Assistance (LTA) Team of the All Child Learning project, in partnership with RTI.

 

All Children Learning‐Cambodia is assisting MoEYS to develop early grade Khmer literacy resources, including, teaching and learning materials (TLM), assessment tools, and professional development materials to support in‐service and preservice training. This position is to support the MoEYS to create and implement Ministry-owned and endorsed early grade Khmer materials, as well as a package of supplementary materials for preschool.

 

The Preschool Technical Advisor provides an important link between RTI, MoEYS, Save the Children, and local preschools to ensure children in Cambodia have access to quality early childhood teaching and learning, and help contribute to Save the Children’s mission to ensure all children attain the right to survival, protection, development and participation.

 

The Preschool Technical Advisor will work with the LTA – and work collaboratively with MoEYS staff and other NGOs - to support building a consensus around evidence-based approaches to literacy through materials development, training, capacity building, documentation, monitoring implementation, and sharing learning. 

 

In the event of a major humanitarian emergency, the role holder will be expected to work outside the normal role profile and be able to vary working hours accordingly.

 

Qualifications and experience

  • Tertiary qualifications in education, early childhood development, pedagogy, or similar

Essential

  • At least 7 years relevant experience working in the education/ECCD sector
  • Experience developing teaching and learning materials for early childhood education
  • Experience developing and delivering professional development activities for preschool teachers
  • Experience preparing and supporting coaches and trainers of trainers (TOT)
  • Experience developing literacy teaching and learning materials and teacher’s guides, including phonics-based approaches and methods
  • Experience developing and delivering professional development on Khmer language and literacy teaching

Desirable

  • Knowledge of, and experience working with, the preschool curriculum
  • Knowledge of the grade 1 Khmer language curriculum
  • Knowledge of inclusive education approaches, and how to support children with disabilities
  • Moderate English language competency (written and spoken)

 

Contract length: 1 year

 

The Organisation

We employ approximately 25,000 people across the globe and work on the ground in over 100 countries to help children affected by crises, or those that need better healthcare, education and child protection. We also campaign and advocate at the highest levels to realise the rights of children and to ensure their voices are heard. 

 

We are working towards three breakthroughs in how the world treats children by 2030:

  • No child dies from preventable causes before their 5th birthday
  • All children learn from a quality basic education and that,
  • Violence against children is no longer tolerated

 

We know that great people make a great organization, and that our employees play a crucial role in helping us achieve our ambitions for children.  We value our people and offer a meaningful and rewarding career, along with a collaborative and inclusive workplace where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued.

 

Application Information:

Please apply using a cover letter and up-to-date CV as a single document to jobs.cambodia@savethechildren.org. Please also include details of your current remuneration and salary expectations. A copy of the full role profile can be found at http://cambodia.savethechildren.net or https://www.facebook.com/SavetheChildreninCambodia

 

Closing date for application is 14th of February 2019.

 

We need to keep children safe so our selection process, which includes rigorous background checks, reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.

 

For more information about Save the Children in Cambodia, visit our website: https://cambodia.savethechildren.net/about-us

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TITLE:  Preschool Technical Advisor (All Children Learning, Local Technical Assistance Team)

TEAM/PROGRAMME: Programme Development and Quality (PDQ)

LOCATION: Phnom Penh (with regular travel to field – at least 40% of time)

GRADE: 3B

CONTRACT LENGTH: 1 year

 

CHILD SAFEGUARDING:

Level 3:  the post holder will have contact with children and/or young people either frequently (e.g. once a week or more) or intensively (e.g. four days in one month or more or overnight) because they work country programs; or are visiting country programs; or because they are responsible for implementing the police checking/vetting process staff.

 

ROLE PURPOSE:

 

The purpose of this position is to provide technical support in the area of ECCD and preschool teaching and learning through the Local Technical Assistance (LTA) Team of the All Child Learning project, in partnership with RTI.

 

All Children Learning‐Cambodia is assisting MoEYS to develop early grade Khmer literacy resources, including, teaching and learning materials (TLM), assessment tools, and professional development materials to support in‐service and preservice training. This position is to support the MoEYS to create and implement Ministry-owned and endorsed early grade Khmer materials, as well as a package of supplementary materials for preschool.

 

The Preschool Technical Advisor provides an important link between RTI, MoEYS, Save the Children, and local preschools to ensure children in Cambodia have access to quality early childhood teaching and learning, and help contribute to Save the Children’s mission to ensure all children attain the right to survival, protection, development and participation.

 

The Preschool Technical Advisor will work with the LTA – and work collaboratively with MoEYS staff and other NGOs - to support building a consensus around evidence-based approaches to literacy through materials development, training, capacity building, documentation, monitoring implementation, and sharing learning. 

 

SCOPE OF ROLE:

Reports to: Senior ECCD Advisor at Save the Children, and the Chief of Party at RTI All Children Learning.

Staff reporting to this post: 0

Budget Responsibilities: Coordination of travel and expense budgets as delegated by manager.

 

KEY AREAS OF ACCOUNTABILITY :

 

The majority of the preschool and grade 1 package will be completed in 2018 and piloted throughout the 2018‐2019 school year, and the team will begin to work on the package for grade 2 for piloting in 2019-20 school year. The Preschool Technical Advisor may contribute to this work, but will also work to collect feedback and information on how the preschool materials are being used in the field, and make any necessary updates. They would play a leading role in preparing for follow-up workshops for preschool teachers, and preparing the training team for the workshop. They would work with other team members and videographers to develop videos to support teachers to use the materials. They would also work to share information about the TLM and training materials with relevant MoEYS, NGO and private partners. The Preschool Technical Advisor will work as part of the LTA team contribute to and work with the MoEYS to achieve the following:

 

  1. 1.    Preschool

-          Finalization of remaining professional development modules for 2nd and 3rd rounds of pre-school workshops

-          Development and delivery of Trainer of Trainer (ToT) workshops for preschool training

-          Overseeing and supporting the delivery of preschool training

-          Observing classrooms and collecting feedback from teachers, coaches, project staff and MoEYS on the TLM

-          Make updates to the TLM as needed, based on experience of using them in the first year

-          Providing technical inputs for preschools assessments and project monitoring and evaluation activities

-          Develop videos of teaching methods and key content for training to support future use of the preschool package

-          Support sharing of new materials, approaches and training with other projects teams and staff at Save the Children to help further expand the adoption of new resources more broadly.

 

  1. 2.    Grade 1 and 2

-          They might also work with other EGR specialists on grade 1 and 2 teaching and learning materials

-          Supporting/delivering training in grade 1 and 2 workshops

 

  1. 3.    Montiroing, evaluation, accountability and learning (MEAL)

-          Provide support (as required, and in coordination with the LTA) to the project M+E processes and systems and field coordination, and support learning opportunities between projects and NGOs through shared data and evidence generation.

-          Provide learning to Save the Children staff based on experience and progress of All Children Learning – Cambodia, in coordination with the Senior ECCD Adivsor.

-          Help ensure children and project beneficiaries are able to provide feedback on project activities and that the project is accountable to citizens for its actions and deliverables.

 

  1. 4.    External Representation

-          As required, and in coordination with the LTA and Save the Children, represent the project and organisations externally in meetings, networks, and events. Including engaging with government actors and peer NGO/civil society actors, and technical networks.

 

Child Safeguarding responsibilities

Ensure that all beneficiaries of your program are receiving ongoing, age-appropriate verbal or written information in relevant languages about Save the Children’s Child Safeguarding Policy and Code of Conduct.

 

BEHAVIOURS (Values in Practice)

Accountability:

  • holds self accountable for making decisions, managing resources efficiently, achieving and role modelling Save the Children values
  • Holds the team and partners accountable to deliver on their responsibilities - giving them the freedom to deliver in the best way they see fit, providing the necessary development to improve performance and applying appropriate consequences when results are not achieved.

Ambition:

  • sets ambitious and challenging goals for themselves and their team, takes responsibility for their own personal development and encourages their team to do the same
  • widely shares their personal vision for Save the Children, engages and motivates others
  • Future orientated, thinks strategically and on a global scale.

Collaboration:

  • builds and maintains effective relationships, with their team, colleagues, Members and external partners and supporters
  • values diversity, sees it as a source of competitive strength
  • Approachable, good listener, easy to talk to.

Creativity:

  • develops and encourages new and innovative solutions
  • Willing to take disciplined risks.

Integrity:

  • honest, encourages openness and transparency; demonstrates highest levels of integrity

 

QUALIFICATIONS 

  • Tertiary qualifications in education, early childhood development, pedagogy, or similar

 

EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS

Essential

  • At least 7 years relevant experience working in the education/ECCD sector
  • Experience developing teaching and learning materials for early childhood education
  • Experience developing and delivering professional development activities for preschool teachers
  • Experience preparing and supporting coaches and trainers of trainers (TOT)
  • Experience developing literacy teaching and learning materials and teacher’s guides, including phonics-based approaches and methods
  • Experience developing and delivering professional development on Khmer language and literacy teaching

Desireable

  • Knowledge of, and experience working with, the preschool curriculum
  • Knowledge of the grade 1 Khmer language curriculum
  • Knowledge of inclusive education approaches, and how to support children with disabilities
  • Moderate English language competency (written and spoken)

 

Additional job responsibilities

The duties and responsibilities as set out above are not exhaustive and the role holder may be required to carry out additional duties within reasonableness of their level of skills and experience.

  • Support country to develop and review the country strategic plan
  • Contribute the leadership and management in country planning and reporting to SCI and other donor
  • Be responsive to requests in the case of emergency responses in Cambodia, especially in the project target location.

Equal Opportunities

The role holder is required to carry out the duties in accordance with the SCI Equal Opportunities and Diversity policies and procedures.

 

Child Safeguarding:

We need to keep children safe so our selection process, which includes rigorous background checks, reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.

 

Health and Safety

The role holder is required to carry out the duties in accordance with SCI Health and Safety policies and procedures.

 

JD written by: Steve Cooke

Date: December 2018

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Location: Cambodia

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Closing date: Thursday 14 February 2019

All jobs close at midnight UK time on the date specified

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