Job Details
Position: Curriculum Specialist, Youth Empowerment
No of Vacancy: 1
Job Description/Responsibilities:
BRAC International operates in the countries with the highest child marriage and teenage pregnancy rates. Goal of Youth Empowerment Programme is to empower girls by unlocking their potential through education, life-skills, and livelihood opportunities that enables them to fight unwanted social pressures and build healthier futures for themselves. Curriculum Specialist, Youth Empowerment will update and refine curriculum and training of delivery by facilitators for BRAC’s Empowerment and Livelihood for Adolescents (ELA) program in sub-Saharan Africa to increase youth engagement in the program. The job holder will report to Head of Youth Empowerment and will closely collaborate with Regional Advisor, Youth Empowerment. Job responsibilities include but not limited to the following - (1) Curriculum Development ? Conduct a systematic review of current ELA curriculum in use at BRAC International, gather stakeholder feedback and propose a project plan for developing and tweaking content ? Create a curriculum framework and learning methodology plan building on past successes ? Gather existing and open source curriculum for identification of potential partners in curriculum content sharing and delivery ? Write curriculum/lesson plans that connect activities and curriculum to learning frameworks and each domain of the BRAC Youth Empowerment Theory of Change while accounting for 1) contextual adaptations ? Meet ongoing deadlines and deliver a revised curriculum on time ? Make substantial changes to the economic empowerment (livelihoods) content to meet current standards, match employment opportunities and have flexibility for differing pathways ? Identify pathways where formal education is required and include this in the economic empowerment curriculum framework ? Organize curriculum to be accessible and allow for ease of version control ? Institutionalize logistical needs such as collecting individuals data, responses to surveys, etc in the curriculum ? Coordinate with designers (internal) on the curriculum layout 2) Quality of Delivery ? Assist in refining the mentors selection process and work in partnership with the Program Managers on assessment of candidates ? Evaluate and refine the mentors orientation and refresher trainings in line with curriculum content and desired outcomes for the project; refine as needed based on feedback ? Provide training to key project staff in pedagogy and content to build capacity for delivery of future mentor trainings ? Prepare a plan for elevating skilled mentors to training positions ? Utilize technology (smart phones) by referencing or creating videos for training purposes and sharing curriculum online ? Provide orientation trainings for mentors (3) Curriculum Evaluation ? Evaluate curriculum in real time and refine ? Utilize technology (smart phones) in evaluation ? Analyze and report on evaluation and propose follow up refinements ? Create a plan for consistent review and revisions of final curriculum product Others: ? Engage partners in curriculum content, delivery or evaluation where possible ? Observe curriculum delivery and trainings throughout the project to identify challenges and partners with staff and supervisors to create solutions ? Support end of project review by collaborating with a consultant on provision of materials ? Travel required for assessments, delivery of trainings, evaluation and observations of content. ? Regular reporting on outcomes or synopsis of progress in internal meetings or events (could be written or oral presentation) ? Produce a final report of curriculum updates including timeline and content ? Contribute to grant reporting with updates on the progress of curriculum and training revisions; provide material for end of project review with consultant, as requested
Educational Requirements:
Bachelor’s in education, Social Science or relevant discipline.
Experience Requirements:

5 to 7 years’ experience in youth programming, education or related field
Experience writing curriculum for youth; preferably including economic empowerment and livelihoods content
Experience evaluating curriculum content and completing curriculum revisions based on evaluation
Experience in working in a multicultural environment
Teaching experience and experience developing lesson plans and/or curriculum frameworks with focus on participatory methodology
Experience and knowledge of development issues in sub-Saharan Africa
Practical and extensive experience in developing life skills training material, apprenticeship and entrepreneurship.
Additional Job Requirements:
Required Competencies:
Knowledge of pedagogy, active learning methodologies and learning frameworks
Demonstrated expertise in writing and evaluating curriculum
Demonstrated experience in soliciting feedback from stakeholders to inform projects
Ability to design a system for curriculum review
Ability to work with virtual teams
Ability to create and deliver trainings
Ability to analyze technical solutions using hardware and software that is accessible in low bandwidth environment and for non-digital natives
Excellent communication skills and attention to detail; excellent communication in English
Ability to handle multiple tasks and to work under pressure; flexibility
Proven track record in delivering quality results and managing deadlines
Age Range: N/A
Salary Range: Negotiable
Other Benefits:
Employment type: Contractual
Job Location:
Preferably either of the countries in East or West Africa where BRAC operates
Other Way to Apply:
Candidates need to email their CVs with a letter of interest, current and expected salary at recruitment.bi@brac.net and mention position name and AD# BI 11/19 in the subject bar. BRAC is an equal opportunities employer. BRAC is committed to safeguard children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all employees and volunteers to share this commitment. Therefore, our hiring process includes extensive background checks and a criminal records disclosure.
Last Apply Date: 22/Apr/2019