JOB Opportunities in Education Development
 

Idara-e-Taleem-o-Aagahi(ITA) was formed in year 2000. ITA’s primary focus is comprehensive education reforms beginning with Public Sector Schools up to secondary level which are in a state of decay. It also works with other sectors of education in non-formal and literacy programs for the disadvantaged groups such as child labour, destitute, women & youth. ITA is an emerging institution with a focus on influencing policy and systems. ITA has the following positions for progressive minds.

  • Location: Lahore, Pakistan

    Qualifications: M.Phil/Masters' or other related degree

    Experience: 10 Years

    Required Skills:

    1. Significant board development, fundraising, marketing/branding and fiscal management experience.

    2. A financially savvy and politically astute leader with the ability to set clear priorities, delegate, and guide investment in people and systems; keen analytic, organization and problem solving skills, which support and enable sound decision making

    3. Excellent coalition building skills with an ability to communicate and work effectively with a variety of internal and external stakeholders; a persuasive negotiator able to achieve consensus amongst differing opinions

    4. Outstanding presentation and communication skills and the experience and proclivity to be an outgoing spokesperson, relationship builder, and fundraiser

    5. Strong commitment to the professional development of staff; successful track record of recruiting and retaining a diverse team

    Job Description:

    Strategic vision and leadership

    1. Collaborate with the Chairperson and the board to refine and implement the strategic plan while ensuring that the budget, staff and priorities are aligned with ITA\\\'s vision and mission

    2. Provide inspirational leadership and direction to all executives, and ensure the continued development and management of a professional and efficient organization; establish effective decision-making processes that will enable ITA to achieve its long- and short-term goals and objectives

    3. Cultivate a strong and transparent working relationship with the Board and ensure open communication about the measurement of financial, programmatic, and impact performance against stated milestones and goals

    4. In partnership with the Chairperson, help build a diverse and inclusive Board representative of the community that is highly engaged and willing to leverage and secure resources

    Development

    1.  Ensure that the flow of funds permits ITA to make continuous progress towards the achievement of its mission and that those funds are allocated properly to reflect present needs and future potential

    2. Formulate and execute comprehensive marketing, branding and development strategies that will ensure consistency throughout the organization and enhance revenue from major donors, foundations, government agencies, and corporations

     

    Strengthening infrastructure and operations

    1.  Ensure the delivery of high quality services while managing for current and future growth

    2. Support and motivate the organization\\\'s staff

    3. Facilitate cross-departmental collaboration and strengthen internal communications with staff throughout the organization; create and promote a positive, multicultural work environment that supports consistency throughout the organization\\\'s strategy, operational methods, and data collection needs

    4. Oversee the financial status of the organization including developing long and short range financial plans, monitoring the budget and ensuring sound financial controls are in place; set financial priorities accurately to ensure the organization is operating in a manner that supports the needs of the program and staff

    Program Development

    1. Rationalize the delivery of programs through new and existing offices and partnerships

    2. Increase efficiencies and consistency throughout the organization by developing and implementing standardized programs, services and program office marketing

     

  • Location: Karachi, Pakistan

    Qualifications: Master's Degree

    Experience: 6 Years

    Required Skills:

    Minimum 5-7 years’ experience of implementing educational projects.
    Strong knowledge and hand on experience of project management
    Developing Budgets, Coaching, Leaderships, Project Management Plan, Performance Management
    Excellent communication, report writing, negotiation, conflict management and decision making skills
    Critical thinking and problem solving skills

     

    Job Description:

    • Provide direction and support to project team to adhere all quality standards during the project planning and implementation.
    • Update work plan which identifies and sequences the activities needed to successfully complete the project.
    • Ensure the smooth and optimum function of the Project, using personal initiative to push the project into the future and optimize activities.
    • Conduct monthly, quarterly and Annual reviews of the ongoing project deliverables according to agreed LFA and work plan and dissemination of findings among relevant stakeholders.
    • Implement the project according to the project plan in coordination with assistant project manager, component managers and provincial coordinators
    • Monitor the progress of the project and make adjustments as necessary to ensure the successful completion of the project
    • Review the quality of the work completed with the project team on a regular basis to ensure that it meets the project standards.
    • Ensure that the project deliverables are on time, within budget and at the required level of quality
    • Prepare and review budgets of the project in consultation with operations and finance team
    • Organize agenda’s for meetings with management and relevant stakeholders
    • Constantly supervise and reinforce training and confidence of the team, by engaging regularly in outreach activities
    • Conduct field visit to provide guidance and leadership to project teams across Pakistan
    • Create partnerships and mutually beneficial collaboration with other services providers, NGO’s and Govt. Department
    • Write all progress reports: Monthly, Quarterly and annual report as per donors requirement

  • Location: Lahore

    Qualifications: Masters in Education, Social Sciences, B.Ed/Diploma in ECE

    Experience: 5 Years

    Required Skills:

    Knowledge of early learning development standards  and experience of developing ECE learning strategies.

    Ability to design longitudinal research studies that intend to measure learning outcomes.

    Strong interpersonal and analytical skills

    Excellent communication skills and experience in report writing.

     

    Minimum 5 years experience of managing educational projects including 3 years of ECE related projects

    Job Description:

     

    • Planning and successful implementation of project activities related to ECE component.
    • Lead ECE district teams in implementation of project activities.
    • Provide direction and support to ECE team to adhere all quality standards during the project planning and implementation.
    • Implement the ECE component according to the project plan in coordination with project manager, assistant project manager, provincial coordinators and district teams.
    • Monitor the progress of ECE component and make adjustments as necessary to ensure the successful completion of the project activities.
    • Review the quality of the work completed with the district teams on a regular basis to ensure that it meets the project standards.
    • Finalize ECE teachers in consultation with district manager, district coordinator ECE.
    • Conduct trainings of district ECE teams and Govt. stakeholders for capacity building.
    • Conduct field visits to provide guidance and leadership to district teams.
    • Write all progress reports related to ECE component: Monthly, Quarterly and annual report as per donor requirements and submit to project manager and senior management.

  • Location: Karachi, Sukkur, Swat

    Qualifications: Masters Degree in Urdu, English, Mathematics, Education

    Experience: 3 Years

    Required Skills:

    • Excellent verbal communication skills especially at the community level.
    • Ability to generate training work plans and disseminate to target groups in a timely manner.
    • Willingness & ability to train colleagues & community activists.
    • Must be humble, hard worker and committed team player.
    • Ability to work with children.

     

    Job Description:

    • Contribute in developing training manuals/pre-testing and finalizing; inputs to newsletters/publications.
    • Training modules TNA identified and pretested including follow up procedures for formal teachers/head/teachers and school councils, primary health training.
    • Set indicators for performance appraisal of teachers/head teacher.
    • Monitor the training workshops through which Lead Trainers deliver training to Master Trainers
    • Monitor the training workshops through which Master Trainers deliver training to Primary School Teachers
    • Train the primary school teachers
    • Produce a report after the training workshops,  recording experiences and assessing their effectiveness
    • Develop the training report after conducting the any type of training.
    • Train the school teachers/ head teachers and school council members.
    • Conduct & report teacher training workshops and school council raining workshops & provide follow up support in collaboration with relevant district departments/ institutions.
    • Make the training reports to design the follow up mechanism.

     

  • Location: Lahore, Karachi

    Qualifications: MSc/BSc (Hons) Economics, Statistics

    Experience: 2 Years

    Required Skills:

    Knowledge of research tools & techniques.

    Ability to design and conduct impact analysis studies.

    Excellent communication skills and experience in report writing.

    Strong interpersonal and analytical skills.

    Sound knowledge of Information Communication Technology.

     

    Minimum 1-3 years experience of conducting educational research.

    Job Description:

    To design and finalize research studies and sampling systems with rigorous rationale and options.

    Coordinate with research team during the various phases of survey including piloting, training, data collection, data analysis and reporting, and dissemination.

    Organize and conduct trainings for research studies, partners and volunteers.

    Support core team in data compilation and analysis.

    Assess, interpret and evaluate the outcomes of research, and develop ideas for the application of research outcomes.

    Support research team in developing research proposals for seeking external funding for research projects.

    Creating concept papers, proposals and budgets for funding, as needed.

    Contribute in designing research focus and methodology for research various initiatives.

    Commenting and providing input on draft papers produced from research.

     

NOTE: We are an equal opportunity employer. Interested candidates may send their applications clearly mentioning position name, current and expected salary latest by May 20, 2016.

If interested then send your updated Resume through email: hr@itacec.org, hr.lhr@itacec.org or Post at
Idara-e-Taleem-o-Aagahi, 70-B-1, Gulberg III Lahore, Pakistan.