Are you passionate about education and community development? Do you want to join a dynamic and innovative team that empowers local volunteers to create and sustain transformative literacy and STEM opportunities for over 15,000 children and young adults in 50 underserved communities in Ghana and Kenya? If yes, then you might be the perfect fit for EduSpots Ghana.
EduSpots is a Ghanaian and UK registered NGO that exists to connect, train, and equip over 250 local ‘Catalysts’ – a mix of teachers, students and community members – who create and sustain 50 education spaces named ‘Spots’ in Ghana and Kenya, with a focus on female empowerment and environmental sustainability. EduSpots won the Tes International Award in 2018, sponsored by the British Council, and was shortlisted for the EDUCOM NGO or Business Contribution to Education in Ghana award. In 2021, its Founder, Cat Davison, was selected as a Finalist for the Varkey Foundation’s $1million Global Teacher Prize in partnership with UNESCO, partly for her role in developing EduSpots. In 2023, EduSpots was selected as a finalist for the Their World Education Innovation Prize.
EduSpots is looking for a Regional Spots Coordinator for the Central and Western Regions of Ghana. This is a full-time position that requires a high level of commitment, creativity, and leadership skills. The Regional Spots Coordinator will be responsible for overseeing the operations and educational activities of 20 Spots in the Central and Western Regions, as well as supporting the training and development of the local Catalysts. The Regional Spots Coordinator will also work closely with the EduSpots team in Ghana and the UK, as well as other partner organizations and stakeholders, to ensure the quality and sustainability of the Spots and the impact of the EduSpots model.
What you will do
As the Regional Spots Coordinator, you will:
1.Manage and monitor the operations and educational activities of 20 Spots in the Central and Western Regions, ensuring that they adhere to the Dream Spot Model and the EduSpots values and vision.
2.Support the local Catalysts in planning, implementing, and evaluating the educational programmes and clubs at the Spots, such as literacy, STEM, environmental, and girls’ clubs.
3.Conduct regular visits to the Spots to provide feedback, guidance, and mentorship to the local Catalysts, as well as to assess the needs and challenges of the Spots and the communities they serve.
4.Organize and facilitate training workshops and events for the local Catalysts, in collaboration with the EduSpots team and other partner organizations, to enhance their skills and knowledge in community leadership, education, and project management.
5.Collect and report data and stories from the Spots to measure and communicate the impact of the EduSpots model, as well as to identify areas for improvement and innovation.
6.Represent and promote EduSpots in the Central and Western Regions, building and maintaining relationships with key stakeholders, such as school headteachers, traditional leaders, district assemblies, religious organizations, the Ghana Library Authority, and other NGOs.
7.Contribute to the strategic development and growth of EduSpots in Ghana and beyond, by sharing ideas, insights, and best practices with the EduSpots team and network.
What is the Regional Spots Coordinator role?
The Regional Spots Coordinator is a key member of the EduSpots team, responsible for overseeing the operations and impact of the Spots in a specific region of Ghana. The role involves:
1.Building and maintaining strong relationships with the Catalysts, Spot leaders, and other stakeholders in the region, such as schools, community leaders, district assemblies, and partner organizations.
2.Providing regular training, mentoring, and feedback to the Catalysts and Spot leaders, to ensure they have the skills, knowledge, and resources to run their Spots effectively and sustainably.
3.Monitoring and evaluating the progress and impact of the Spots in the region, using data collection tools and reporting systems.
4.Identifying and addressing any challenges or issues that may arise in the Spots, such as maintenance, security, attendance, or quality of activities.
5.Supporting the development and implementation of new initiatives and programmes in the region, such as literacy clubs, STEM camps, environmental projects, or online courses.
6.Representing and promoting EduSpots in the region, through networking, advocacy, and communication.
What are the requirements and benefits of the role?
The Regional Spots Coordinator role is a full-time position, based in the region of assignment, with frequent travel to the Spots and occasional travel to other regions or the head office in Accra. The ideal candidate should have:
1.A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in education, development, or a related field, or equivalent work experience.
2.At least two years of experience in managing or coordinating education or development projects, preferably in rural or underserved communities.
3.Excellent communication, interpersonal, and leadership skills, with the ability to work with diverse groups of people and inspire them to achieve a common vision.
4.Strong organizational, planning, and problem-solving skills, with the ability to work independently and under pressure.
5.A high level of proficiency in English and the local language of the region, both written and spoken.
6.A passion for community-led education and social change, and a commitment to the values and mission of EduSpots.
The Regional Spots Coordinator will receive a competitive salary and benefits package, commensurate with qualifications and experience. The role also offers a unique opportunity to join a dynamic and innovative organization that is making a difference in the lives of thousands of children and young people in Ghana and beyond.
What you will get
As the Regional Spots Coordinator, you will get:
1.A competitive salary and benefits package, commensurate with your qualifications and experience.
2.A unique opportunity to join a dynamic and innovative team that is making a difference in the lives of thousands of children and young adults in Ghana and Kenya, and potentially across the world.
3.A chance to develop your skills and knowledge in education, community development, and project management, and to learn from the EduSpots team and network, as well as other partner organizations and stakeholders.
4.A rewarding and fulfilling career that aligns with your passion and values, and that allows you to make a positive impact in the world.
How to apply
If you are interested in this exciting career opportunity, please follow the steps below:
Visit the EduSpots website here to learn more about the organization and its work.
Read the full job description and person specification here to ensure that you meet the requirements and expectations of the role.
Fill out the online application form here and upload your CV and a cover letter explaining why you are suitable for the role and how you align with the EduSpots values and vision.
Visit the EduSpots website and learn more about the organization and its work.
Download and fill out the application form , which includes a personal statement, a CV, and two references.
Send your completed application form to [email protected] by 30th November 2023, with the subject line “Regional Spots Coordinator Application”.
Shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview, which may be conducted online or in person, depending on the location and availability of the candidates.
The deadline for applications is 15th December 2023. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview.
EduSpots is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications from all qualified candidates, regardless of their gender, age, ethnicity, religion, disability, or sexual orientation. EduSpots is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young adults, and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Successful candidates will be required to undergo a background check and provide references.