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Chetan Kumar
IES-TS-PFA - Inclusive Education Specialist
[Agartala, TR, 79900..,  Tripura,  India | Posted - 18/05/2023

1. POSITION VACANT: Inclusive Education Specialist, Transform Schools, People for Action, Agartala, Tripura, India.

2. ORGANISATIONAL AND PROJECT BACKGROUND:

Despite India’s impressive economic growth, social inequality keeps more than 200 million people in poverty. According to the World Economic Forum, it will take seven generations for India’s poor to reach a mean income. Access to education, particularly for girls, is critical to ending this trend – per SDGs 4, 5 & 10. Evidence shows poverty could be cut in half if all children completed secondary school.

Yet, while the Indian government has invested heavily in primary education, attention at the secondary level lags. The transition from primary to secondary is low, with only 50% completing secondary school. Classroom sizes are large. Quality is inconsistent. Access to digital learning is limited. Many school management challenges exist. And teachers don’t always have the support they need to ensure good learning outcomes for all. As a result, millions of children are left behind. So the cycle of poverty continues.

People For Action (PFA) is a non-profit in India that takes action to address this issue by improving learning outcomes for students in secondary schools in India. PFA’s Transform Schools Programme worked across schools in six states and aims to deepen its impact and expand to additional States in India.

Now, Transform Schools intends to increase its reach to 20 million children by 2030 using its powerful models and high-quality resources.

Our Mission - Improving learning outcomes for secondary-school children in India.

Our Vision - Every child realises their full potential in school & life beyond.

For more information about the organization, please visit https://www.transformschools.in/

About The Project:

Transform Schools is providing technical support to the Tripura State Council of Educational Research and Training (SCERT) for In-service Teacher Professional Development and support within 12 aspirational blocks of Tripura under Tripura Rural Economic Growth and Service Delivery (TRESP).

Objective Of The Project:

(1) Build the capacity at SCERT and District Institute of Education and Training (DIETs) to improve planning, implementation, and monitoring of in-service teacher professional development by developing stronger linkages with data/evidence from student learning assessments and teacher subject and pedagogical knowledge assessments.
(2) Supplement the technical and operational capacity of SCERT and DIETs to provide evidence- based support to teachers through the development and rollout of in-service professional development courses.
(3) Development of grade and subject-wise structured lesson plans and guidebooks for upper primary, secondary, and senior secondary teachers
(4) Develop communication collaterals around the teacher professional development initiatives to be rolled out under TRESP.

3. JOB DESCRIPTION/ RESPONSIBILITIES:

Reporting to the Program Manager, the Inclusive Education Specialist will be responsible for developing methodology, framework and tools for inclusive education and facilitating the smooth execution of project plans, while closely adhering to specified timelines.

Key Deliverable:

(1) Develop a comprehensive methodology, framework, and a set of tools for conducting diagnostic assessments and facilitating self-assessment, with a specific focus on addressing the diverse needs of students in the context of special and inclusive education.
(2) Facilitate the creation of a robust methodology, framework, and set of tools, along with appropriate timelines, for conducting a thorough capacity review of State Council of Educational Research and Training (SCERT) and District Institutes of Education and Training (DIETs) regarding their inclusive education initiatives.
(3) Create a wide range of learning resources tailored for SCERT, DIET faculty, teachers, and students, specifically designed to enhance their understanding and knowledge of inclusive and special education practices.
(4) Organize and facilitate orientation and capacity building sessions for SCERT, DIET, State Resource Groups (SRGs), and teachers, aiming to enhance their competencies in implementing inclusive and special education strategies effectively.
(5) Conduct quality assurance visits to monitor and evaluate the implementation of inclusive and special education programs, ensuring adherence to established standards and best practices.

4. QUALIFICATIONS, EXPERIENCE AND COMPETENCIES:

Qualifications and Experience:

(1) Degree in education/ teacher development or related discipline;

(2) Inclusive Education Specialist should have had minimum 2-3 years of experience in working on training of teachers on inclusive education.

Skills and Competencies:

(1) Preference will be given to candidates who have proficiency in Bangla, Kokbarok, or other dialects of Tripura;
(2) Strong interpersonal, communication (written and verbal), and collaboration skills;

(3) Ability to effectively communicate with diverse stakeholders, including teachers, administrators, and community members;
(4) Familiarity with educational programs, initiatives, and best practices for the special education inclusion in the education sector in India;

(5) Ability to use assistive technology and other tool to support the students with disabilities in accessing curriculum and participating in classroom activities;

(6) Ability to design and deliver instruction that meets the diverse need of students including those with disabilities;

(7) Knowledge and ability to develop classroom management strategies including special need of students being supported in the area such as Behaviour Management, Autism Spectrum Disorders, or Specific Learning Disabilities etc;

(8) Knowledge of data analysis and reporting tools for tracking project progress.


5. COMPENSATION OFFERED:

The consolidated remuneration for the position ranges between Rs. 12-14 lacs per annum and will commensurate with experience and salary history of the candidate.

6. DURATION OF CONTRACT: The contract for the Inclusive Education Specialist position shall be for three years, including a three-month probationary period. Following the successful completion of the probationary period, the contract will continue for the remaining period of three years, subject to satisfactory performance evaluations and mutual agreement between the employee and Transform Schools.

7. LOCATION: Agartala, Tripura, India
 

8. REFERENCE: IES-TS-PFA


9. CONTACT INFORMATION:

Team SAMS

Strategic Alliance Management Services P Ltd.

1/1B, Choudhary Hetram House, Bharat Nagar

New Friends Colony, New Delhi 110 025

Phone Nos.: 011- 4081 9900; 4165 3612

Transform Schools, People For Action is an equal opportunity provider and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability and/or marital status.