Teaching Assistantship Mentor {DEADLINE August 19, 2021}

Inspire Educate and Empower Rwanda (IEE Rwanda)

Website: http://www.ieerwanda.org

Job Vacancy: Teaching Assistantship Mentor

Number of vacancies: 30

Reports to: Project Coordinator

Opening date: August 5, 2021

Closing date: August 19, 2021

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About Inspire, Educate and Empower Rwanda (IEE)

IEE is a Rwandan local Education Not-For-Profit Non-Governmental Organization (NGO). Since 2005, in collaboration with partners, IEE complements efforts of the Ministry of Education/ Rwanda Basic Education Board, supporting education implementation for quality learning outcomes. IEE designs and delivers innovative programmes to address challenges to provision of quality education. IEE programmes range from: teacher development training and technical assistance, teaching and learning, curriculum and material development, research and evaluation, education policies and systems reform.

Context for vacancy

In the context of the Mastercard Foundation- funded Leaders in Teaching (LIT) initiative, IEE is implementing the Teaching Assistantships Project (TAP) under the LIT “Recruit” pillar. TAP is aimed at supporting Rwanda with skill-nurturing for passionate young people, with an interest in education, attracting them to join the teaching profession, and support education.  Through capacity building and exposure to teaching through teaching assistantships, a young, skilled teaching force will be nurtured to contribute to Ministry of Education priorities in the current Education Sector Strategic Plan (2018/19- 2014/25).

 Purpose of the role

Teaching Assistantship Mentors will be responsible for implementation of project activities in support of Teaching Assistants. Using a mentorship approach, Teaching Assistantship Mentors will provide school-based day-to-day technical support and guidance to Teaching Assistants, in addition to facilitating on-going Continuous Professional Development (CPD) activities. 

Major Responsibilities:

  • Inspire Teaching Assistants with love for learning and exploration in the knowledge realm, with enthusiasm for sustained skill development.
  • Inspire and support Teaching Assistants to take up Education courses at tertiary level.
  • Facilitate Teaching Assistants’ understanding of career preparation in their transitional year to higher learning.
  • Facilitate Teaching Assistants’ understanding of English language for teaching.
  • Facilitate Teaching Assistants’ understanding of planning for teaching and methodology.
  • Facilitate Teaching Assistants’ understanding of study strategies and personal development.
  • Provide moral support to Teaching Assistants to be determined to strive against any obstacles, in determination to succeed professionally.
  • Provide moral and technical support to Teaching Assistants, interesting them to join the teaching career.
  • Provide moral support to Teaching Assistants for empowerment, participation and decision-making.
  • Support Teaching Assistants as they facilitate peer support sessions with their peers.
  • Mentorship for Teaching Assistants to collaborate with host teachers to facilitate teaching and learning.
  • Mentorship for Teaching Assistants to develop skills, values and attitudes for effective knowledge searching and sharing.
  • Facilitating Teaching Assistants’ appreciation of requisites for quality learning.
  • Facilitate Teaching Assistants’ understanding of the main domains of CPD: Professional Knowledge, Professional practice and Professional ethics, values and behaviors in support of quality teaching and learning.
  • Build pedagogical skills of Teaching Assistants as effective facilitators of teaching and learning.
  • Equip Teaching Assistants with knowledge and skills for preparation for and facilitation of teaching and learning.
  • Support Teaching Assistants’ work at Host Schools with teachers to ensure they:

a.Know and effectively support learners and the learning process.

b.Know subject and curriculum content and appropriate ways to teach it.
c. Plan and teach effectively and set high expectations for learner achievement.
d. Assess to improve learning and teaching.
e.Create and sustain an inclusive, learner-friendly learning environment.
f. Engage in school-based professional development.
g.Establish professional relationships with the community to support student learning.

  • Undertake any other project implementation roles and activities as may be requested by IEE Management.

Qualifications, experience and competences required

  • Minimum of a Bachelors’ Degree with a minimum of 3 years continuous experience in education delivery, education monitoring, capacity building in education and mentorship.
  • Master’s Degree in education is an added advantage.
  • Demonstrable experience in career guidance.
  • Demonstrable skills and experience in teaching.
  • Strong professional mentorship experience including planning, initiating and delivering activities within agreed time scales.
  • Demonstrable experience in curriculum development and delivery.
  • Understanding and experience of school-based mentorship, Training of Trainers and capacity building is an advantage.
  • Demonstrable experience in program Monitoring, Evaluation and reporting is an advantage.
  • Good presenter with experience of presenting complex ideas to specialist and non-specialist audiences.
  • Experience of working in the NGO sector in education is an advantage.
  • Demonstrable teaching experience, contributing to quality learning.
  • Good presenter with experience of presenting complex ideas to specialist and non-specialist audiences.
  • Extremely well-organized multi-tasker.
  • Self-motivated, ambitious, goal oriented.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English and Kinyarwanda.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Demonstrable supervisory experience.
  • Able to work flexibly as part of a small team and to work independently.
  • Competency in Microsoft applications including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Trustworthy, ethical, and authentic in all situations.
  • A clean criminal record.

Application procedure

IEE is an equal opportunities employer. If your career aspirations match this exciting opportunity, please submit a cover letter, and CV including names of at least 3 position-relevant referees with scanned copies of certificates/diplomas, to The Country Director, Inspire Educate and Empower Rwanda (IEE) at iee.job.hr@gmail.com before August 19, 2021.

 Important Note: Please ONLY write Teaching Assistantship Mentor as the subject of your application email. Failure to observe this instruction will lead to disqualification.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

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