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Vacancy Announcement: Education Development Fellow – Zambia-based - Africa

Posted By: Impact Network <[email protected]>
Date: Wednesday, 22 August 2018, at 7:44 p.m.

Vacancy Announcement

Education Development Fellow – Zambia-based

Impact Network is a New York-based NGO that delivers innovative e-learning programs in rural Africa. We introduce technology into remote, “off the grid” communities that lack trained teachers, enabling thousands of students to benefit from a high-quality education every year. Our eSchool 360 model combines tablet technology with an interactive curriculum, intensive teacher training, weekly management, and solar power. We provide primary school students with a quality education and empower teachers and students with technology tools to create a “learning by doing” approach to education. In an independent study, our schools were shown to cost 70% less than government schools while significantly improving the math and reading scores.

We are in an exciting phase of our work, having completed our 9-school pilot in a rural area of Zambia's Eastern Province, we expanded to 35 additional schools in 3 neighbouring provinces in 2017. Now, we have the opportunity to explore and implement different interventions in the schools and work on the expansion.

The opportunity:
Impact Network has an opening for a solutions-oriented, driven, and adventurous individual with a background in education to spend 3-6 months as a volunteer in Zambia. This is an excellent opportunity for a professional and committed individual to share their skills and experience in education to help improve the quality of teaching and learning in our schools. It is a challenging role based in a rural area of Zambia without consistent electricity, internet, or running water, and will provide a highly rewarding experience for the right candidate.

Fellow objectives:
Assist in monitoring Impact Network’s primary education programs through close engagement with site management staff, teachers and head office staff.
Support teacher supervisors to improve learning quality as they observe and provide feedback to teachers on a daily basis.
Draw on your education background to troubleshoot areas with Zambian staff to improve the functioning of the schools and ensure solutions are implemented successfully.
Work with Zambian site management staff and head office team to implement teacher training sessions on e-learning and education pedagogy
Enhance communication and data collection processes through weekly observation reports and dialogue with head office staff.
Support the project image with regular blog posts and photographic documentation
The opportunity to develop and pilot new programs in collaboration with Zambian team if agreed with head office staff

Core values & qualifications:
A background in the education sector and/or teaching, and interest in sharing your skills and knowledge with educators in rural Zambia, are required
Interest in international development and/or technology as they relate to education
Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
A strong sense of adventure, open mind, respect for new cultures, and track record of persevering through challenging personal circumstances
Experience living or traveling in Africa or other developing parts of the world
Relevant academic qualifications to university level
Alignment to Impact Network's mission and values
Commitment of at least 3-6 months full time.
Please note: this is an unpaid position. It is not a teaching position. Impact Network will cover the costs of visas, accommodation, food, and laundry during the fellowship, but other costs (such as flights, insurance, and travel medicine) are the responsibility of the fellow.

How to apply:
Send a resume and cover letter detailing your relevant experiences and motivation to [email protected]. Please highlight how your background in education will enable you to be an asset to the Impact Network team.
These documents should be submitted as a single .doc or .pdf file with the subject “Zambia Education Intern.”
Deadline: October, 2018. We will review applications on a rolling basis; early submissions are encouraged.
Start date: TBD

Learn more at www.impactnetwork.org

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