Amended Call for Educational Experts to Serve as Master Trainers for Two-month Long Training Programs of OSC Institute (Addis Ababa, Ethiopia)

This position provides the unique opportunity to join the team of a new international organisation, contributing to its lasting construction and influencing its future trajectory.

Terms and Conditions of Engagement
  • Duty Station – Addis Ababa
  • Duration of the Assignment – 2 months at a stretch ( possibility for extension for subsequent batches of trainings of the same duration to be organized in 2024)
  • Contract type – Consultancy
  •  Payment – Lumpsum monthly consultancy + lodging and boarding in Addis Ababa.

Required Fields of Specialization:
  • Senior Specialist, Transformational Leadership and Governance
  • Senior Specialist, Policy Support & Systemic Governance
  • Senior Specialist, Institutional Capacity Building
  • Senior Specialist, Endogenous Knowledge & Development
  • Senior Specialist, Higher Education
  • Senior Specialist, TVET
  • Senior Specialist, Gender Equity & Inclusion

 

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About the Organization of Southern Cooperation

The Organisation of Southern Cooperation (OSC) is the first intergovernmental organisation of the Global South that brings together countries from Africa, Asia, Latin America, the Middle East and the Caribbean region. The OSC was established, as the instrument to achieve the collective vision of Balanced and Inclusive Education (BIE) for all, on 29 January 2020.

As set out by its Constitutive Charter, the purpose of the OSC is to “contribute to the equitable, just, and prosperous social transformation of societies by promoting balanced and inclusive education, in order to attain the fundamental rights to liberty, justice, dignity, sustainability, social cohesion, and material and immaterial security for the peoples of the world.” The OSC acts, therefore, as an instrument of intellectual, technical, and financial cooperation and solidarity between its Member States as well as its Associate Members.

One of the key objectives of OSC is to support and assist in the work of achieving the commitments made in the Universal Declaration of Balanced and Inclusive Education, proclaimed in Djibouti City on 29 January 2020 through building capacities providing trainings around balanced and Inclusive education through a dedicated Institute set up to serve the member states around 4 mandates of OSC namely BIE, Transdisciplinary research, endogenous technology and just and equitable financial architecture in member states.

About the Institute

The OSC Institute is a flagship programme of the Organisation of Southern Cooperation (OSC) established to train experts and policymakers from Member States to build institutional capacities in balanced and inclusive education; transdisciplinary research and production; endogenous technology development; and strategic, economic transformation.

General Description

The objective of the two-month intensive training programme is to build and reinforce national capacities in Member States to contribute to a Third Way of Development. In particular, the training programme is meant:

  • To enable participants to understand the theoretical and pedagogical underpinnings of the UDBIE;
  • To develop capacities of Ministries of Education in curricula, pedagogy, and assessment transformation aligned with the core principles of BIE;
  • To support participants in analysing their education systems through the lenses of BIE; and
  • To provide knowledge and tools to mainstream gender perspectives and approaches in systemic educational transformation.

 

Target Beneficiaries of the Institute’s Training Programmes

  • Senior Government officials and experts from Member States
  • Specialised Agencies and Institutions in Member States
  • Associate Members of the OSC

 

OSC Institute was launched on 29 January 2024. The OSC Institute will offer training to senior-level technical specialists and experts from Member States working in the area of Curriculum design, Pedagogy, and Training & Assessment. The training will be offered in three rounds of two months each. The first round will run from April to May 2024.

This call is to seek expression interest from experienced educational experts in the specific areas defined below to serve as the Master Trainers, for the training under the direct supervision of the Head of Planning for the OSC Institute, guidance of the USG, SEED, and overall authority of the Secretary General of OSC. The selected MTs will work closely with SEED team of professionals in imparting the training program.

This call describes the duties and responsibilities of Master Trainers. These responsibilities may include occasional involvement in off-OSC office, evening, or weekend duties. As a guiding principle, each Master Trainer is expected to work keeping in view the general principles and approaches of OSC built around just and equitable world order.

Essential Job Functions

  • Review the modules and units already prepared by the SEED team for the purposes of enrichment and value addition, wherever required;
  • Facilitate, independently, courses/ training sessions under the guidance of the coordinator of the study program or responsible SEED Senior Specialist;
  • Select the most relevant and up-to-date literature on their area of facilitation, summarize the contents and use the information to update the modules in close collaboration with the SEED Senior Specialists;
  • Supervise and evaluate the trainees’ work (checking day-to-day work and seminar tasks, assessment, and examination of trainees’ work, etc.), and provide (upon request) appropriate evaluative feedback to any trainee;
  • Submit report on their delivery of the modules, important issues discussed, challenges faced and recommendations for improvement, in time, to the program coordinator or responsible SEED staff;
  • Participate in the review of training programmes as well as modification and revision of training content, methodology and teaching learning and reading/ reference materials after the completion of each batch of training programmes;
  • Participate in the preparation of the overall training report, for review by USGs and eventually by SG, after completion of each training program; and
  • Undertake any other assignment given by the SEED Department.

Education, Experience and Qualifications

  • Applicants must have at least a Master’s Degree in Educational Sciences.
  • At least eight (8) years of teaching/ training and research experience in the relevant area of specialization. A proven track record of designing and facilitating training programmes is a MUST.
  • Fluency in English in addition to one of the other 3 official languages of OSC (French, Spanish, Arabic). Please note that candidates who do not have proficiency in one of the above three languages in addition to English will NOT be considered.

Apply

Qualified and interested candidates can apply for this position by sending their resume and cover letter to [email protected] and copy [email protected] with the subject line “Senior Education Specialist – Master Trainer (Specify Area of Specialisation)”

  • This is a consultant position;
  • Female applicants are highly encouraged to apply;
  • Applications will be reviewed as they are received and until the position is filled.

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