Education Support Program (ESP)
Education Support Program (ESP) builds on the institutional achievements made by ERP 1in strengthening the local educational structures to support teacher professional development and community involvement in educational decision making and quality improvement. It also seeks to enhance the MOE capacity for crisis contingency planning so that political and social disruptions to the school system in the future can be well managed, thus reducing the negative impacts of such disruptions.
ESP will strengthen civil society’s capacity to respond to current and future system fragility by enhancing the MOE’s ability to support and strengthen BOTs, which in turn would be able to address school system needs at the community level. As part of the process of strengthening community response capacities, ESP will support a competitive small grants program that will enable areas most impacted by the economic and social disruptions to pay school fees and address the lost opportunities to learn caused by closing of schools and the lack of security. ESP will also address the MOE’s need to provide rapid upgrading of the skills of recently hired assistant teachers while strengthening local capacities to respond to this need. Additionally, ESP will support processes that enhance the MOE’s ability to respond to fragility in the future. All of our efforts will emphasize further increasing women’s participation in governance processes and girls’ access to and retention in school.
ESP will draw on ERP experience and expertise to enhance capacity for good governance and data-driven decision making from the community level to the district and central levels. The emphasis will be on addressing the needs of children in the “most impacted areas,” including security, and the need to bolster the ability of the BOTs to improve access, retention, and learning outcomes among these same children and communities.
The Training Coordinator is fully responsible for the logistical implementation and support to all ESP Regional Office activities; in addition to partial follow up of training quality to ensure activities are well conducted and the relevant field Specialists are adequately provided with feedback and suggestions to achieve highest quality.
This position will be under the direct supervision of the Team Leader; s/he will work with the team member to facilitate the implementation of the activities in the field.
This is a full-time position based in one of ESP’s regional offices in Qena, Minia, Cairo, Ismailia and Alexandria. Travel to all assigned areas served by the ESP program is essential; approximately 90% of the time.
- Coordinate the conference room reservation for ESP events.
- Prepare and mange the participants’ attendances form and record.
- Arrange for the needed stationary and equipments to facilitate the events.
- Manage photocopying and provide the training material to participants.
- Provide the transportation cost for participants.
- Coordinate and mange the training schedule including start, break, and ending.
- Assist in organizing and maintain assigned area files; maintain electronic and paper records.
- Coordinate logistics related to travel for his/her team members.
- Provide formal feedback on the training to the relevant Specialist.
- Assist in monitoring the technical implementation of training activities as instructed by the relevant Specialist.
- Provide direct instructions to trainers, administrators, and participants in the activities after consultation with the relevant Specialist to ensure quality implementation of activities.
- Assist with budget planning and tracking for ESP related activities.
- Ensure relevant trainer evaluations are conducted appropriately.
- Assist in documenting the ESP activities in the assigned area.
- Collect all information needed by M/E
- Perform other duties as assigned by the supervisor
Qualifications and Requirements
- At least three years experience working with an international organization(s) in Egypt.
- Previous experience in training activities implementation.
- University degree in a relevant field.
- Proficiency in computer skills required (Microsoft applications, Internet).
- Strong oral and written communication skills
- Flexibility, ability to multi-task and meet deadlines, and ability to establish priorities
- Ability to track down information and troubleshoot
- Must be an Egyptian national
- Knowledge of/experience with USAID-funded projects preferred
- Ability to work in sensitive political and developmental situations and an inter-cultural environment.
Applicants should email a copy of their CV, and a cover letter by April 15, 2014. The email subject must contain the relevant job title.