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Project Consultant, Remote Learning for Refugee Learners in Lebanon


Reports to: Academic Director and Executive Director

Location/Department: Beirut or Beqa’a region, Lebanon

Time Commitment: Consultancy contract, to average 20 hours a week, 4-month contract

Compensation: $7,200 lump sum, plus $100 per month stipend for transportation

Deadline: 6th October 2020

Background

Jusoor (which means ‘bridges’ in Arabic) is an international NGO founded in 2011 with the mission of Investing in Syria’s Youth for a Better Tomorrow. The organization has become known as a leading global actor in educational and entrepreneurial programs for Syrian children and youth. To date, Jusoor has enabled 648 Syrian students to further their education, enrolled nearly 5,000 children in primary education, and supported 82 Syrian entrepreneurs. The organization is known for its innovative approach to development challenges, high-velocity execution, and the strength of its global strategic partnerships and active volunteer base.

Jusoor’s Refugee Education Program seeks to ensure Syrian refugees in Lebanon have a holistic, well rounded primary school education and a strong psycho-social support system. The program is designed to prepare students to transition into formal education as smoothly as possible and catch up on gaps in education that many of Jusoor’s students have experienced. Jusoor employs Syrian teachers and administration staff and creates programs to support students’ parents in order to build strong learning communities to help Syrians succeed together. Jusoor has three education centers in Lebanon and serves over 1,200 children per year. Since the COVID 19 related lockdown, Jusoor has been teaching via distance learning.

We are hiring a short term consultant to work with our Academic Director to codify and improve our remote learning curriculum and empower our teachers to deliver top quality distant learning. The ideal candidate has strong research, analytical, and writing skills and it is expected the consultant will spend a significant amount of time at our three centers. S/he will provide day-to-day support and guidance for our teachers, and learn about the existing curriculum in order to codify and adapt to best practices.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Work with Jusoor’s Academic Director and Refugee Education team to review the existing curriculum and develop a road map for adaptation in order to formalize/synthesize the Jusoors Remote learning program
  • Oversee the collection of data on the remote learning program, analyze data and identify what is and is not working well in the context
  • Working directly with stakeholders supporting the project to apply innovation methodology to test all elements of the program, capture learning, and adapt accordingly
  • Prepare regular reports and updates and document the process of pivoting to remote learning and the key learnings at every stage
  • Management of design and experimentation priorities and support the team to adjust as timelines and project priorities change
  • Coach and manage team members to achieve results and develop professionally
  • Support in the development of guidance notes and SOP’s and makes sure they have implemented accordingly
  • Identify, analyze and evaluate key processes and gaps during remote learning

Required Skills, Experience, and Abilities

  • Experience in project coordination and implementation, within remote learning an added advantage
  • Experience in research and MEAL in emergency education contexts, curriculum development an added advantage
  • Collaborative, data-oriented approach to problem solving
  • Ability to identify the quality issues in EiE in the given context and implement field-level solutions
  • Experience in interviewing and conducting focus group interviews
  • Excellent written and spoken English and Arabic
  • Passion for supporting Syrian children to learn, engaging with challenges and learning through reiterative testing about what works best for these beneficiaries

To apply

To apply, please submit the following materials to careers@jusoorsyria.com with the title “Consultant – Remote Learning for Refugee Learners in Lebanon” before the end of the day 6th October 2020. Applications without both cover letter and CV will not be accepted.

  • CV
  • Cover Letter describing area of background/interest

Please note due to the high number of applications we receive and limited internal resources, only applicants we wish to move forward with will be contacted. A test and multiple interviews may be part of the hiring process.

Jusoor is an equal opportunity employer committed to creating a welcoming work environment. Jusoor does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, gender, religion, marital status, disability, or sexual orientation. People with disabilities and people of all gender identities are encouraged to apply.

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