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Oda Foundation | Kālikot, Nepal
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Oda Foundation


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Published 5 months ago

Start Date

August 1, 2019

End Date

April 15, 2020

Time Commitment

Full time (30+ hrs/wk)

Duration

Long-Term (6 months-1 year)


Education Fellow - Kalikot, Nepal 

Position Type: Full-time, unpaid – room and board provided 

Within the Education Fellowship, there are two routes: Public and Supplemental. The Public Education Fellow contains a heavy emphasis on our public school collaboration, while the Supplemental Education Fellow will be most engaged in our tutoring program and other initiatives occurring on the Oda campus.

The Oda Foundation runs an open tutoring program on its campus and facilitates youth development initiatives, while concurrently co-managing a local public school. The Education Fellow, thus, will have responsibilities ranging from a classroom teacher, youth development coordinator and an assistant to the Oda Foundation’s Program Manager for Education, to an advisor and assistant to our public school partner on matters ranging from curriculum to policy implementation. All applicants should be ready to explain any preference they might have for the public versus supplemental route of the Education Fellowship.

Much of this job entails working with and communicating effectively among marginalized Nepali communities with little to no English comprehension. Thus, the Education Fellow will arrive in Kathmandu, Nepal on August 1, 2019 and will take a month-long Nepali language course before traveling out to the Oda Foundation’s site in Kalikot. The Fellow should have a desire and excitement to dive head first into the Nepali language upon arrival in Nepal.

While education will be the Fellow’s primary focus, she/he will have the freedom and creativity to dive into our health and community empowerment initiatives. All Fellows are strongly encouraged to pursue any interests they have within the entirety of Oda Foundation programming.

Key responsibilities include: 

  • Preparing lesson plans, organizing, and teaching an English tutoring program ~4 days/week for children 7 to 15 years old (P+S)
  • Working with the Oda Foundation’s Program Manager for Education to assist in our partnership with a local public school (P)
  • Maintaining student records, attendance, grades, and evaluations (P+S)
  • Assisting Oda staff with general operations and education strategies as well as monitoring and evaluation. (P+S)
  • Coordinating with the Fellows team to gather social media material, website updates regarding classroom activities, and emails supporting sponsorship efforts (P+S)
  • Working in our local public school alongside the Oda Foundation’s Program Manager for Education and the public school staff to enhance policies, procedures, student retention, and overall management (P)
  • Build upon Oda’s preexisting efforts in youth development (S)

Successful candidates will have: 

  • A desire to work in the education or development sector, specifically in a developing country 
  • An ESL/TOEFL certificate or training is not a requirement but will stand out 
  • An open-minded attitude towards living and working in extremely remote and rural Nepal. There are many challenges that accompany living and working in a developing country; Fellows will have limited access to internet and electricity 
  • A strong work ethic and a genuine desire to make a difference in the lives of the people living in the Karnali State of Nepal 
  • A cultural competence and patient nature towards dealing with a drastically different education environment than what is found in developed countries 
  • A proven track record for success, whether this is academically or otherwise 

Education Fellow - Kalikot, Nepal 

Position Type: Full-time, unpaid – room and board provided 

Within the Education Fellowship, there are two routes: Public and Supplemental. The Public Education Fellow contains a heavy emphasis on our public…

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  • On-site Location
  • Stipend Provided
  • Training Provided
  • Housing Available
  • Language / Cultural Support Available

How to Apply

For more information about our organization please visit www.odafoundation.org. Please contact Oda Foundation Country Director, Nick Kraft with any questions or comments during the application process at nick@odafoundation.org. 

Applicants should send a resume and cover letter outlining how they meet the specific requirements of the position to info@odafoundation.org by May 15, 2019. Application materials will be viewed and interviews will be determined on a rolling basis. 

While we sincerely appreciate all applications, only those candidates selected for interview will be contacted. Please note the selected candidate will be required to submit to a liability waiver and proof of international travel insurance. 

For more information about our organization please visit www.odafoundation.org. Please contact Oda Foundation Country Director, Nick Kraft with any questions or comments…

Location

Mahabai, Kālikot 21300, NP

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