Volunteer Teachers at Save the Children

Save the Children is a leading international organization helping children in need around the world. First established in the UK in 1919, separate national organizations have been set up in more than twenty-eight countries, sharing the aim of improving the lives of children through education, health care and economic opportunities, as well as emergency aid in cases of natural disasters, war and conflict.In Nigeria, Save the Children has been working since 2001. The early focus was on getting children actively involved in shaping the decisions that affect their lives. Today, Save the Children is working in seven federal states - Zamfara, Yobe, Jigawa, Katsina, Kano, Bauchi and Kaduna - focusing on providing basic healthcare and protecting children.Job Title: Volunteer TeacherBackground Save the Children Nigeria is implementing a DFID funded project – North East Nigeria Transition to Development (NENTAD) in borno state. The NENTAD project is a consortium project with UNICEF and Plan International. Save the Children is implementing the project in 3 LGEAs of Jere, Konduga and MMC targeting 6900 children in the focal communities and LGAs. The project is working in the 6 formal school system in the selected communities in the first year and will be extended to additional one school in the second year which starts in May to be able to meet up with the target population. Already we are working with key government state actors such as the State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB) and the respective Local Government Education Authorities (LGEAs).During the project year, the project aimed at supporting in building capacity of teachers and the School based Management Committees (SBMCs), support focal schools with volunteers to teach core subjects, provide teachers and learners’ kit and construction of Temporary Learning Structures or the renovation of damaged classrooms.In order to achieve our objectives, we need to recruit volunteer teachers in our selected schools to teach core subjects. Visit and interaction with the both the pupils and teachers shows that pupils in even primary 5 &6 cannot speak or write in English or solve simple arithmetic. It is more worrisome as even the teachers cannot confidently express themselves in English. In order to resolve this challenge, we therefore deem it necessary to engage the services of volunteers that will support the schools and pupils to learn these core subjects during the duration of the project.The objective of recruiting the volunteer teachers is to bridge the gap inherent in the schools in the area of literacy and numeracy. It is noted that pupils in primary 4-6 and even JSS 1-3 cannot read and write in English or solve simple arithmetic. The national policy stipulates that children should be taught in the language of the environment or their mother tongue in the first 3 years of schooling. But it is disheartening to note that most of the children in upper class cannot speak or write in English. In view of this, the volunteer teachers will:Teach the students at least 2-3 times a weekPrepare scheme of work for each topicSupport and guide the pupils to comprehend the subject studyKeep records of pupils performanceGive the pupils classwork and other exercise that will guide them understand the subjectIn this course of the consultancy, Save the Children shall cover for the following:Train the selected teachers in child safeguarding and protection, positive disciple etcMethodologyTo ensure that we get capable volunteers that will met our objectives, we will employ and consider the following:Make the advert both offline and onlineThe volunteer teachers will undergo test to determine their competencyDeliverablesDeliverables should include the following:The NENTAD team will work with the MEAL to carry out baseline study of pupils learning outcomesVolunteers should be able to attend classes 2-3 times per weekPrepare lesson notes ahead of each topicShow evidence of pupils’ performance in classes.Prepare and submit monthly brief/ report to be submitted to the Project manager 

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