UWS Nepal Announces Vacancy for School Transition Officer


Position: School Transition Officer

Duty Station: Sankhuwasabha and Gulmi Districts

Performance Period: One-year fixed contract with possible extension. After a satisfactory performance in a three-month probation period, the contract would be provided.

Work Hours: Full-time; 40 hours per week

Reporting To: Sr. Education Manager

Summary: 

The School Transition Officer (STO) is a key position responsible for overseeing and facilitating the smooth transition of schools from UWS Nepal-based management to the government system. The incumbent will be tasked with ensuring a successful transfer of operations and management after five years, focusing on training teachers, building the capacity of head teachers and school management committees, and facilitating the transfer of tools and techniques to municipal-level Education Officers.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  1. Teacher Training and Capacity Building:

a. Develop and implement training programs for teachers to align them with the government curriculum and teaching methodologies.

     b. Provide ongoing support to teachers during the transition period.

     c. Assess and address specific needs and challenges faced by teachers in adapting to the government system.

  2. Head Teacher and School Management Committee Capacity Building:

     a. Conduct workshops and training sessions for head teachers and school management committees on government policies, procedures, and administrative requirements.

     b. Support the development of leadership and governance skills among head teachers and committee members.

  3. Transfer of Tools and Techniques:

     a. Identify and document effective tools and techniques used by the organization in managing community schools.

     b. Develop a comprehensive training program for municipal-level Education Officers to ensure a smooth transfer of knowledge and practices.

     c. Provide ongoing support and mentorship to Education Officers during the transition process.

  4. Collaboration and Stakeholder Engagement:

     a. Liaise with relevant government authorities, school administrators, and community stakeholders to ensure a collaborative and transparent transition process.

     b. Foster positive relationships and effective communication channels with all stakeholders involved in the transition.

Reporting:

The School Transition Officer will report directly to Sr. Education Manager and provide regular updates on the progress of the transition initiatives.

How to Apply:

To apply for this position, please send a comprehensive CV (max 2 pages) and a supporting statement (no more than 2 pages) to info.nepal@uwsglobal.net. The deadline for applications is 5 pm on 12 March 2024.

You should give the names, positions, organisations, and telephone contact numbers of two referees, one of whom should be your current/most recent employer.  References will only be taken once your express permission has been granted. 

 

UWS Nepal is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are only able to accept applications from candidates that have the permanent right to employment in Nepal.

UWS is committed to the safeguarding of children and ensuring we recruit safely is central to this commitment. All applicants will be required to undertake a DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) check as a condition of employment.

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