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From21-06-2018 Locationna Hoursna Educationna

The Organization

War Child is a young and dynamic organization. We try to keep an informal ambiance within our office, with a lot of room for creativity, inspiration and self-initiative from employees. We practice what we preach: dynamic, innovative, integrity focused and a drive to reach the highest possible results against the lowest possible costs. War Child offers a challenging job in an inspiring workplace.

 

CWTL Background

Can’t Wait to Learn (CWTL) is an education technology programme that proposes new (cost-) effective solutions to the urgent challenges facing education for children in emergencies. By utilizing innovative technological solutions with a focus on serious gaming, CWTL builds on concepts which have been successfully piloted in Sudan (e-Learning Sudan). CWTL has ambitions to increase the number of children with access to quality education in mathematics in areas affected by conflict in Africa and the Middle East, including in Jordan and Lebanon. The CWTL team, including its technical partners, will work together to digitize the Jordanian and Lebanese curriculum onto tablets, which will be used by children with guidance from a trained facilitator. In addition to mathematics, reading and psychosocial well-being-focused materials will be introduced to the CWTL portfolio during 2018. Developing fresh, interactive materials based on the national curricula and creating effective partnership structures to distribute these, creates new opportunities for making education accessible to those children who have been excluded. By facilitating their access to an effective and innovative learning tool, the CWTL programme seeks to increase children's resilience and support their educational (re)integration and progression.

A big component of CWTL is the research component through which we evaluate the children’s progress and consequently the success of the programme.

 

Main Tasksand Responsibilities:

 

-          Volunteer should have enough information and commitment to child safeguarding policy, sign the code of conduct, and all policies related to the respect of children rights, WCH will provide the necessary training and support regarding that

-          Work within a team and have a professional and ethical attitude towards all involved

-          Use feedback provided by supervisor and team members to improve practice

-          Perform quality checks on the translation and transcribing of research material [Key Informant Interviews (KIIs), Focus Group Discussions (FGDs), etc.] from colloquial Arabic to English ensuring the original meaning is retained.

-          Adhere to the organizational system used to organize and translate the data.

-          Support with Programme Administration Officer in fulfilling their tasks such as:

  • Follow-up with transcribers for their timetables, and timesheets
  • Data-Entry support to the project team
  • E-filing for all recordings and relevant transcriptions received, while maintaining the confidentiality for data.
  • Filing for all relevant papers

-          Support Programme Education Technical Officer in fulfilling their tasks such as:

  • Organizing programme documents
  • Assisting centers in getting ready to start CWTL
  • Support the CWTL team in field visits
  • Conduct classroom observations in the field
  • Participate in programme activities (team meetings, getting tablets ready for children, etc.)
  • Collect and document needed information related to the CWTL game
  • Data entry (child attendance and implementing partner info) on Google Drive
  • Support in checking the content of the CWTL games and comparing it with the Lebanese curriculum and according to the Ministry of Education and Higher Education requirements

 

Deliverables:

-          Documentation of tasks done

-          Data on children attendance is entered accurately

-          Classroom observations done on schedule and uploaded to filing system

-          Play the math and language games and provide feedback on content, graphics and user experience

 

 

Knowledge and Experience:

-          Degree in social sciences, education or related field

-          Preferably previous experience working with children/refugees/vulnerable populations using a community based approach

 

Competencies:

-          Strong interpersonal skills

-          Strong communication skills

-          Good computer skills

-          Fluency in English and Arabic

-          Flexibility

-          Cultural sensitivity

     
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