Alternative Education Initiative Internship (Kenya)

Published

04/04/2018

Start Date

05/15/2018

Time Commitment

Full time (30+ hrs/wk)

Duration

Short-Term (few weeks/months)

Address

Kisumu
Kisumu
Kenya

Description

About 1Room

1Room is a pilot-stage initiative to design an ultra low-cost, competency-based high school program that can serve the world’s most marginalized learners. 1Room aims to deliver a complete curriculum with as little as a single classroom and as few as 15 learners, for less than 15% of per capita national income per student. We achieve this through personal learning technology and staffing systems that can work offline and off-grid.


Key Responsibilities

  • Work with local team to produce comprehensive digital modules for upper secondary level students, with a focus on subjects of difficulty (communication, math, and science) and with strict adherence to the national curriculum and sensitivity to local learning needs
  • Develop and adapt from other NGOs hands-on, activity-based learning modules
  • Identify gaps in existing creative commons teaching materials (i.e. Khan Academy Lite Swahili) to prioritize topics for in-house production
  • Develop individualized remedial education activities for at-risk students
  • Develop a detailed modular teacher training curriculum that helps teachers use our technology platform to create individualized lessons and measure student progress
  • Assist in creating a long-term organization system for digital- and paper-based academic content
  • Conduct quality assurance research (i.e. focus groups, etc.) to test curriculum material


Qualifications

  • Excellent oral and written communication
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Creative ideas for bringing curriculum to life
  • Experience leading a team an asset
  • Pursuing/completed a degree in education, political science, international development, or a related field considered an asset
  • Work/volunteer experience in education/alternative education considered an asset

Fee Required

Benefits

  • Training Provided
  • Housing Available
  • Language/Cultural Support Available

Benefits

  • International Volunteers

How To Apply

http://sidcanada.org/positions/

Application Instructions

1. Fill out our online application form (don't forget to upload your CV).

2. We will contact you to arrange an interview – good luck!


For more information, visit www.sidcanada.org/positions, or contact our recruitment manager at kate@sidcanada.org.


Deadlines

The deadline applications is Tuesday, April 10, 2018, at 11:59 p.m. Applications submitted after this date will be considered only if positions are available.


Interviews

Interviews will take place via Skype from early to mid-April. Applicants being offered an interview will be notified by email within one week of submitting the application.


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