Project Coordinator (Education)

Full Time
EXPIRES 13 Mar, 2021

Job Location

Georgetown

Description

About Voices GY

Voices GY is a registered Guyanese non-profit organisation, active since April 2018. Our mission is to empower diverse and inclusive communities through strengthening social cohesion, cultural integration and human rights. Previous projects have included English tuition for migrants and refugees; support through training and grants to migrant entrepreneurs; regional needs assessments on education and social integration; mental health support; social cohesion events; and multimedia productions on minority rights and cultures.

Learn more at facebook.com/voicesgy or www.voicesgy.org

Background

The role of Education in enabling communities to determine their own opportunities for development is not a new concept, and it is an area in which Voices GY have worked from the start. Within Guyana, the access to education and the quality of education available vary upon geographical and socio-demographic lines, with many of the most vulnerable in society - including refugees and migrants - missing out on tangible opportunities to better their futures. Voices GY has worked to support educational initiatives since early 2018 through social events, ESL classes, Spanish classes for persons working with refugees and migrants, public advocacy campaigns and needs assessments. 

All of Voices GY’s projects seek to take an educational perspective into account, in order to build skills and capacities for lasting impact. In 2021, Voices GY will formalise the Education programmatic area within the organisation to coordinate all activities with Education as a core goal.

 

    

About the role

Within the Education programmatic area, the Project Coordinator will oversee a range of educational interventions and work with diverse donors and demographics in order to synthesise Voices GY’s goals in this area. These will initially include coordination of Voices GY’s ESL (English as a Second Language initiative) - the largest online programme of its kind in the Caribbean - as well as Spanish tuition for local government and NGOs working with migrants and refugees. In addition, the Project Coordinator will work with indigenous communities in Region 1 to advocate for greater inclusion and prioritization of indigenous languages in education. 

    The Project Coordinator will be responsible for ensuring the satisfactory completion of all project deliverables, including coordination of staff, consultants and volunteers acting within the Education programmatic area.. Throughout the Project Coordinator’s term, he/she will be required to maintain strong communication with the Voices GY team, our partners, and the beneficiaries. 

 

Requirements

Requirements.

  • Education: An undergraduate degree in a related field and 4+ years’ experience OR a postgraduate degree in a related field and 3+ years’ experience.

  • Experience: in the areas of education administration, indigenous languages, humanitarian assistance, community empowerment, or other similar areas.

  • Languages: Ability to communicate fluently in spoken English; Spanish (B1 level or above) strongly desired.

  • Experience working with multiple stakeholders including CSOs, government institutions, intergovernmental organizations and indigenous organisations.

  • Experience coordinating staff and/or volunteers

  • Experience with remote work is a plus.

  • Basic knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word and Excel) and Google Drive

  • Strong communication and teamwork skills, punctuality and self-drive

  • Experience with financial reporting is a plus

Responsibilities

Duties and Responsibilities

  • To participate in meetings with Voices GY management, partners and beneficiaries as and when required, and represent Voices GY in communication with a range of third-party actors, including government, private sector and village council counterparts.

  • To supervise project activities within the Education programmatic area, and ensure the timely completion of all milestones and goals.

  • To prepare project reports and maintain basic accounting records.

  • To prepare project materials, registration and assessment forms, and assist in the development of classes and curriculums for ESL and ELE as required.

  • To provide input and assistance in the hiring of programmatic staff and services, including the production of job advertisements and realisation of interviews and evaluations.

  • To coordinate logistics undertake routine domestic travel as and when required, including overnight trips in Regions 1 and 9.

  • To oversee and coordinate the work of the Project Assistant

  • To manage, analyze and summarize data and information from projects.

  • To support the submission of project reports and proposals for this area. 

Apply now

To Apply

    To apply, send the following documents to voicesgy@gmail.com by 12 midday on Monday 24th February. Applicants who fail to provide all documents will not be considered.

  • Cover Letter

  • CV

  • Contact details for 2 referees (email and telephone)

Voices GY is not only an Equal Opportunities Employer – diversity is at the root of all that we do and strive for. We welcome applicants of all backgrounds and identities to apply and enrich the work we undertake.

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Overview

Voices GY is a non-profit community empowerment organisation. We work to support vulnerable communities to find their voice through education, livelihood projects, migration assistance and more.
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