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Education Specialist Job at Right To Play - Career Opportunity in Ghana
Right to Play 12 Days Ago
Job Category: Education/ Academic/ Teaching
Job Type: Full-Time
Deadline of this Job:  05 July 2020
Duty Station: Ghana
Posted: 25-06-2020
Job Status
No of Jobs: 1
Start Publishing: 25-06-2020
Stop Publishing (Put date of 2030): 25-06-2065
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Job Description

Vacancy title:
Education Specialist

[ Type: FULL TIME , Industry: Nonprofit, and NGO , Category: Management ]

Jobs at:

Right To Play

Deadline of this Job:
05 July 2020  

Duty Station:
Within Ghana , Accra , West Africa

Date Posted: Thursday, June 25, 2020 , Base Salary: Not Disclosed

Right To Play is a global organisation that protects, educates and empowers children to rise above adversity using the power of play. By harnessing play, one of the most powerful and fundamental forces in a child’s life, we helped 2.3 million children last year to stay in school and out of work, to prevent life-threatening diseases and to stay safe from exploitation and abuse. We are the only global development organization focused exclusively on using play to transform the lives of children and youth impacted by poverty, war, disease and inequality. .

Job Responsibility #1: Program planning, implementation and delivery (60% of Time):
• Together with the Programs Director, leads the design and development of education program strategies in close coordination with the Education Specialist at HQ to ensure alignment with RTP’s global theory of change.
• Leads technical planning and monitoring of RTP’s education program(s) in line with the Country Strategic Plan, the Ministry of Education plans, and donor requirements.
• Supports Country Office Programs Director in developing education focused project proposals and concept notes for new projects.
• Identifies and develops new partnerships with education-focused NGOs, Community Based Organizations (CBOs) and communities.
• In coordination with Country Office Programs Director, the Gender Specialist and program staff ensures that issues of gender equality, inclusion, child protection and safeguarding, accountability, risk and vulnerability are addressed and monitored throughout all education programs.
• Leads in developing curricula and resources for basic education programs (pre-primary and primary) as needed, working in collaboration with the Global Training and Capacity Building Specialist.
• Builds networks with other Education Specialists in the region to support cross-learning with other RTP country programs in the region.
• Stays abreast of new developments and opportunities to develop new initiatives to improve education outcomes for children in the country.
• Provides technical leadership on the procurement and/or development of appropriate teaching and learning materials, training manuals and education resources.
• Develops and promotes support-materials for incorporating activity based learning methods for teachers.
• In close coordination with the Training Officer, conducts needs assessments in support of designing training for education departments, teachers and Education District Officers, and RTP strategic and implementing partners, where applicable.
• Works closely with teacher training and curriculum development institutions to integrate RTP methodology into curriculum, text books and class room teaching.
• Regularly develops lessons learned and best practices and shares them with the programs team, stakeholders and the Headquarters, ensuring that program lessons are being used to promote improved program delivery
• Collaborates with the Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Specialist/Officer (MELS/O) to develop appropriate systems, tools and procedures for the monitoring and evaluation of education programs
Job Responsibility #2: Representation, advocacy and policy engagement (25% of Time):
• In close coordination with the Programs Director and the Country Director, leads RTP’s advocacy and policy effort in the education sector by participating in national coordination forums as applicable, national strategic planning for the education sector, relevant technical working groups and other key coordination platforms.
• Represents RTP in various platforms and maintains positive relationships with governments and other relevant stakeholders regarding RTP activities.
• Regularly updates stakeholder analysis for the education sector and ensures that RTP is engaging with and is visible to the most influential actors in the sector.
• Coordinates research and advocacy interventions related to the program at national and international level, using data from school-level interventions to advocate for national-level policy development/implementation, in close coordination with the MELS/O.
• Leads and develops RTP’s analysis and best practices in education programming in the country and disseminates through documents and position papers with education stakeholders and within RTP at the regional and global levels.
• Provides technical inputs to global strategies, policies and resources related to education programming to ensure that country experience and realities are well-reflected.
Job Responsibility #3 Capacity building support (10% of Time):
• Ensures that country staff is properly supported with the technical knowledge and skills necessary to deliver education program interventions.
• Conducts regular visits to the field to provide technical support to program teams
Job Responsibility #4: Perform other duties as assigned (5% of Time)

Job Skills: Not Specified

Qualification Required & Experience
• Master’s degree in Education or related field or equivalent combination of education and experience.
• 5 years’ experience implementing and providing technical guidance on basic education programs and liaising with government officials.
• Proven experience in project planning, report writing, networking, partnership-building and working with NGOs.
• Significant experience in designing and delivering training and/or the development of education materials and resources.
• Superior organizational skills and ability to multi-task on a constant basis
• Excellent interpersonal communication skills to build rapport with staff, partners, government officials, donors and community leaders
• Ability to adapt and work under pressure, meeting deadlines in a fast-paced environment
• Creative and flexible with problem solving skills
• Demonstrated professionalism and diplomacy
• Ability to represent oneself as an effective Right To Play ambassador to high level officials
• Strategy planning skills for education initiatives
• People management, particularly, influence management
• Understanding of active learning approaches, particularly play-based learning
• Knowledge and understanding of best practices in basic education programs, including technical experience in teacher training and resource and curriculum development
• Understanding of community development processes
• Strong MS Office and program management tools and procedures
• Knowledge and experience with programmatic approaches related to life skills or social emotional learning
• Knowledge and experience in education research, quantitative and qualitative methods
• Experience in quality improvement
• Experience in strengthening civil society organisations
• Experience in coaching
• Knowledge/experience in child protection, gender mainstreaming and/or governance
• Knowledge of adult learning
• Knowledge of international donors
• Fluency in spoken and written English and local language(s).

Job Education Requirements: Not Specified

Job Experience Requirements: Not Specified

Work Hours: 8


Job application procedure
If you are interested in applying for this position, please send your resume and cover letter to  and kindly include “Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Officer” in the subject line.
Closing Date: 05 July, 2020
While we thank all applicants for their interest, only those selected for interviews will be contacted.
Right To Play provides equal employment opportunities to employees regardless of their gender, race, religion, age, disability, sexual orientation or marital status. We offer a family-friendly environment that allows for flexible work arrangements in order to support staff diversity and ensure a healthy work-life balance.
We are a child-centered organization. Our recruitment and selection procedures reflect our commitment to the safety and protection of children in our programs. The successful candidate will be required to provide a satisfactory police record check and vulnerable sector screening as a condition of employment.
To learn more about who we are and what we do, please visit our website at 

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