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Education Coordinator at There Is Hope

  • Full Time
  • Dowa
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There Is Hope

VACANCY

EDUCATION COORDINATOR ADVERT

There is Hope is a Christian Non-Governmental Organisation which was registered under the Malawi Trustees Incorporation Act on 31 December 2007. We are a member of NGO Board and CONGOMA (Council for Non-Governmental Organisations in Malawi).

There is Hope provide access to education and income generating activities to refugees and Malawians, and strengthen their spiritual well-being.

We are inviting applications from suitably qualified candidates to fill the position of Education Coordinator. Female applicants are encouraged to apply. Only shortlisted candidates will be acknowledged.

The Education Coordinator will be responsible for overseeing scholarships for both secondary and tertiary education. Reporting to the Programs Manager, the following are the duties for the position:

 

Core Duties

 

  1. Implementation, monitoring and reporting on all activities involving sponsored students and future candidates;
  2. Networking with stakeholders in Secondary and University Education, Churches and local authorities in Dowa District;
  3. Compiling monthly and quarterly reports on all scholarship activities in liaison with the Monitoring and Evaluation Officer.

 

  1.     Program Implementation

 University and Secondary School Scholarship Programs

  • Improve and collate all documents necessary for the program cycle: criteria for eligibility; scholarship application form; interview guidelines, questions and scoring sheet; Scholarship offer and Terms & Conditions agreement; Payment schedule; Counselling visits schedule; end of the term reports and Secondary School Monthly visiting schedule etc;
  • Organise and coordinate the interview process to take place each year; prepare panellists and necessary documents; invite eligible applicants; and oversee the short listing of candidates and consequent communication to all applicants;
  • Maintain relationships with our sponsored students including Counselling;
  • Organise and run an Annual Scholarship Information Day at Lilambwe Centre where potential applicants can come and learn more about our program requirements;
  • Organise an annual student day with the purpose of students to meet TIH Staff and to celebrate the year’s achievements and be envisioned for the future;
  • Organise and run an Annual Alumni Day to celebrate achievements and network with past graduates;
  • Create an overview of all available funding and necessary funding for the program (existing students and new intake) in conjunction with TIH Accountant;
  • Provide short updates for the TIH Newsletter;
  • Coordinate and conduct individual assessments of secondary school applicants.
  • Discharge duties in a professional manner in adherence to TIH Employee Handbook (Code of Conduct), not taking advantage of your position to exploit the vulnerable.
  1.   Networking 
  • Maintain relationships with the educational institutions where our students are;
  • Maintain relationships with the donors of the program including seeking out and writing proposals for new funding opportunities;
  • Network and collaborate with Dowa District Social welfare office, and both Primary and Secondary Schools’ administrators for lists of eligible academic candidates for Secondary School Scholarship Program.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Education, Social Science or equivalent;
  • Ability to manage people and programs;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in both English and Chichewa;
  • Knowledge of Microsoft office.
  • 3 years relevant experience

Method Of Application

Interested applicants are requested to submit their application letters, CV, Education qualifications, names and contact telephone numbers of at least three referees to the following link:  https://forms.gle/isAVN6SGZBfkVTuM9

Deadline for receiving applications is the 13th May, 2024.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

There Is Hope is an equal opportunity employer.

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