The Bantwana Initiative of World Education, Inc. (WEI/Bantwana) seeks qualified applicants for various positions for a one-year donor-funded project to improve the retention, support, and follow-up of vulnerable girls in secondary schools in Zambia.
The Keeping Girls in School program is part of a larger effort by the Government of the Republic of Zambia and its Ministry of General Education (MOGE) to address inequities in educational attainment related to poverty and gender. Under the Girls Education and Women Empowerment (GEWEL) Project, launched in 2015, the KGS component aims to address high rates of secondary school drop-out among adolescent girls. Initially set up to cover school fees for extremely poor girls in Grades 8-12 (ages 14-18) from 27 impoverished districts, the program has expanded its approach beyond financial assistance with the understanding that vulnerable girls need a broader set of supports to stay in school.
Collaborating closely with the MOGE, WEI/Bantwana has developed a comprehensive Case Management Framework to help identify at-risk girls and provide the necessary support (economic, social, psycho-social, and other) to retain them in the education system. During the 2021 school year, the MOGE and WEI/Bantwana plan to pilot the KGS-Case Management Framework in three project districts, engaging multiple stakeholders and building capacity to eventually implement the project at scale.
For over 60 years, World Education, Inc. has catalyzed social change and improved lives through community development and capacity building initiatives around the world. World Education’s Bantwana Initiative is a leader in fostering high quality, comprehensive service delivery for vulnerable communities. And our Bantwana Zimbabwe office has been implementing programs in-country and throughout Southern Africa for more than 12 years. Visit our websites to learn more about our work and programs at www.bantwana.org and www.worlded.org.
The Program Coordinator/Education Specialist is responsible for overall coordination, implementation, and oversight of the KGS Case Management System pilot program that will operate in three districts of Zambia. The position is will also communicate and collaborate with the Ministry of General Education and the Ministry of Community Development and Social Services — from national to regional, district, and local levels. This position is part of a core three-person implementation team in Zambia, and reports to the World Education Bantwana Team Leader based in Zimbabwe.
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