BLN Arabic Teacher
REQUIRES A COVER LETTER? Yes
APPLICATION SUBMISSIONS GUIDELINE: Please send CV in English. Cover Letter is required.
Deadline for applications: Thursday, 10th of September 2020.
CONTACT PERSON: Ali Slayman
Terms of Reference
Position: BLN Arabic Teacher
Location: Based in Jabal Mohsen, Mohajrin street.
Starting Date: ASAP immediately
Contract Duration: From end September 2020 till 3rd week of December (12 weeks excluding training) with a part time employment.
Reports to: BLN/VT Mentor and to Program Manager – AICA
Purpose: AICA is seeking 3 BLN Teachers (1 for each of Arabic/ French/Math) working on Part-time basis, where he/she will contribute in the staff training during four days in order to create a curriculum for the 28 learning sessions (lasting for 14 weeks, 5 sessions per day, during 5 days aweek)
The BLN Teacher will be leading the learning process during sessions lasting for 40 minutes, for a group of 6 children, due to COVID19 measures). Each teacher will have 5 classes per day. Number of sessions will be 240 for each teacher.
At the end of training, outputs should be : curriculum about BLN, plan of sessions, tools prepared for classes needs, learning process, learning level acquired where a placement test will be conducted to measure the competence of YWC.
The Alawite Islamic Charity Association (AICA), a non-profit non-governmental organization located mainly in Tripoli and Akkar, registered under the decree No. 4500/1950 , was founded in 1950 in order to claim the rights of the community through development and social projects as well as Health care and medical services.
AICA projects and activities aim to mitigate all forms of discrimination towards civil Rights access (medical, health, education, work opportunities, or any other additional required support), raise individual and collective awareness, mainstream protection and disseminate risks prevention.
The intervention strategy consists on holistic and sustainable community development, Advocacy and Peace Building, education and training, primary health care and medical services, religious services.
Solidarity project is a pilot program, supported by USAID BALADI CAP, targeting marginalized populations of Tripoli (Jabal Mohsen, Tebbaneh and Quobbeh) which aims to reintegrate young working children (YWC) aged 6-11 into the education system through a dual-track approach: providing educational and psycho-social support for 30 YWC, complemented by a dedicated program for their parents/caregivers in skills building, counseling and livelihoods support.
Solidarity project will implement a “Learning by Doing” approach, exclusively supported by “Makers Hub/Genius Kid”, where youngsters, through hands-on activities, discover their dexterity skills and develop them while learning about technology, manufacturing, and open source tools. Established in 2014, they have won numerous awards for their innovative approach to introducing a new generation to different technologies through hands-on projects that bring together what is taught theoretically in schools with how things are done practically. They focus on STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics) as well as woodworking, 3D design/printing and have five centers across Lebanon, including a woodworking workshop.
In response to this challenge and in line with AICA’s vision and mission, AICA will pilot this “Solidarity” project utilizing the “4R approach” (recruitment, rehabilitation, reintegration and raising-awareness) to:
1. Enhance the capacities of AICA staff to deliver programs for vulnerable youth.
2. Engage 30 young working children in a three-month program of daily classes including psycho-social support (STEAM), basic literacy and numeracy (BLN), and STEAM programs.
3. Provide 30 caregivers of young working children trainees with vocational training (VT) on home health care and handcrafts and enroll them in an internship program.
4. Provide case management/family rehabilitation counseling services aimed at reintegration of young working children into school and their caregivers into the job market.
5. Raise awareness on child rights and education through a social media campaign.
In order to respond to the reality of COVID-19, AICA will practice extra hygiene measures and safe physical distancing in all its program activities by (1) utilizing technology platforms for meetings that can be done remotely and (2) dividing participants into smaller groups to reduce the number of people gathering at one time within each classroom. AICA’s Center, located between Tebbeneh and Jabal Mohsen, has nine classrooms, enough space for them to manage the five parallel classes for children and the separate classes for the caregivers. Additionally, AICA’s child protection and confidentiality protocols will guide the work.
Goal: Build the resilience of the underprivileged population in Lebanon.
Project Overall objective: At risk children and their caregivers in Jabal Mohsen, Tebbaneh and Quobbeh are prepared for and enrolled in good quality inclusive basic education and vocational activities.
Specific Objective 1 (SO1): At risk children and caregivers in Jabal Mohsen, Tebbaneh and Quobbeh participating in Young Working Children workshops, Vocational Training sessions and Family Rehabilitation & Reintegration consultations.
Specific Objective 2 (SO2): Awareness is raised in target communities on rights to education for children.
Purpose of the assignment:
Improve the learning and knowledge of YWC; or in another meaning, educate and Rehabilitate them to be reintegrated to the educational system (whether formal or non formal).
Assisting in designing plan of BLN sessions training in order to follow in class’ realisation as well as Preparing the needed tools to be used during BLN classes (related to disciplinary/tasks division, …)
Outputs: Training Curricula; BLN plan of sessions for Arabic Tools to be used during classes
BLN content sessions:
-Plan of 48 sessions (each class) x 5 classes (each for 6 YWC, with a social distance) lasting for 12 weeks in order to rehabilitate and improve YWC well being and social behavior, via extra classes.
-Completion and supervising ME tools related to the training (relative to each class, tools to be used and controlled by each teacher, remitted to the social worker daily, in coordination and supervision by ME officer).
-Placement test in order to evaluate acquired skills and impact of the classes in order to improve to the next BLN level in order to ensure the appropriate reintegration.
Assisting in organizing the graduation ceremony/ies (depending on COVID19) in order to celebrate the success of YWC path.
Ethics and Child Safeguarding:
AICA is committed to ensuring that the rights of those participating in consultations and training are respected and protected, in accordance with our Global Policy on Safeguarding Children and Young People. AICA also fosters a culture that embraces and exemplifies the commitment to gender equality, girls’ rights and inclusion, while supporting staff and consultants to adopt good practice, positive attitudes and principles of gender equality and inclusion.
Required responsibilities and tasks:
Participate in designing the sessions plan, referring to the training curricula, under supervision of BLN Mentor for the YWC aged between 6 and 11 y - under the advisor supervision - in collaboration with ME Officer and Project Manager, with highlighting to competences already specified to be acquired at the end of training;
Conduct 24 sessions x 1 cycle lasting for 30 days x 5 groups (each targeting 6 YWC) with being responsible of filling attendance for each class, within coordination with the social worker and M&E officer;
Delivery of a total of 120 BLN sessions (total of Arabic/French/Math) per cycle, with targeting a total of 30 children from Tebbaneh, Jabal Mohsen and Kobbeh.
Delivery of ME tools
Participate in the evaluation pocess
Correct placement tests x 2 in the end of each cycle in order to ensure the registration for the next level of BLN, to the reintegration in the end of the process, with the supervision of BLN Mentor, ME officer and the social worker who will ensure the reintegration’s record and tracking system.
The BLN teachers will coordinate closely with the advisor, social worker, ME Officer, Program Manager as well as other team members. He/She will collaborate with the team project all-over the process. He/She will adhere to AICA values and Code of Conduct.
Qualifications and Experience:
The desired specifications and qualities of the trainer are:
Having a university diploma is a must, preferably in Arabic or a relevant field.
At least work experience in teaching more than 4 years;
At least work experience in Protection projects or/and BLN more than 3 years;
A commitment to promoting and supporting child rights and gender equality as well as AICA values.
A commitment to teamwork, punctuality and to AICA’s procedures.
Experience in curriculum preparation is a plus.
Collaborative approach and open to feedback.
Able to reach deliverables.
Compassionate while working with children with no prejudice or harm.
Maintains confidentiality and respect towards beneficiaries.
Experience in working with children and vulnerable populations.
Good interpersonal and communication skills
Kindly send a CV mentioning the ”Arabic - Learning Circles Facilitator” in the subject of your email.
Deadline for applications: Thursday, September 10th 2020