STEAM GENIUS Facilitator
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: GENIUS 1 & 2 facilitator
Location: Based in Jabal Mohsen, Mohajrin street.
Starting Date: ASAP immediately.
Contract Duration: From September 20 till January 2021 with a part time employment (14 weeks).
Reports to: STEAM Mentor and to Program Manager – AICA.
Purpose: AICA is seeking a GENIUS 1 & 2 facilitator working on Part-time basis, where he/she will contribute in the staff training during 5 days in order to create a curriculum for the 160 GENIUS 1 & 2 sessions (lasting for 14 weeks, with daily sessions) through shared experiences, Sport and puppet/Theater interactive sessions.
The GENIUS 1 & 2 facilitator will be facilitating GENIUS 1 & 2 sessions based on 5 groups of YWC (each for 6 children).
At the end of training, outputs should be : STEAM curricula for 2 classes Genius 1 and Genius 2, plan of GENIUS 1 & 2 sessions (including 1st week of GENIUS 1 & 2 + 12 weeks during BLN program + last week of GENIUS 1 & 2 preparation for graduation).
The Alawite Islamic Charity Association AICA, a non-profit non-governmental organization located mainly in Jabal Mohsen – 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 of 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 Creativity and the knowledge of Young Working Children via“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.
GENIUS 1 & 2 training:
Assisting in creating training curricula for sessions, plan of 160 GENIUS 1 & 2 sessions for 160 GENIUS 1/2 for each class of Genius.
Outputs: Material and tools created to be used for the realisation of training session; content of training curricula and training plan sessions
GENIUS 1 & 2 content sessions:
-Plan of 160 sessions for each GENIUS class for 14 weeks: WHERE during 1st week and last week, each session lasting for 1 hour and during BLN each session lasting for 40 minutes, due to the social distance and safety measures taken for COVID19) in order to rehabilitate and improve Young Working Children YWC’s well being and social behavior, via sharing experiences, play-roles, Genius projects as delivered.
-Completion and supervising ME tools related to the training (relative to each group, tools to be used by facilitator and groups, in coordination and supervision by ME officer)
Organizing content of activities and coordinating the whole event(s) details, with supervising the 5 groups of YWC, such as: sharing success-stories and representing STEAM projects and artwork for the community during the graduation ceremony/ies (depending on COVID19 measures).
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 curriculum designed especially for the YWC aged between 6 and 11 y - under the advisor supervision - the plan of related sessions (depending on the session’s timing) with the support and assistance of Project Manager and all team, and within referring to competences already specified to be acquired at the end of training;
Learn on how to use MAKERS HUB machines, being able to guide YWC during classes and commit to respect and protect the exclusive rented equipment and machines;
Refer to STEAM adviser upon maintenance need or any misusing or any unexpected trouble;
Conduct 4 sessions x 2 types (GENIUS 1 and Genius 2, both daily) x 5 groups (each targeting 6 YWC- during 1st and last week) with being responsible of M&E tools’ filling and supervising (training-based);
Conduct 24 sessions x 5 groups (each targeting 6 YWC- during BLN phase) with being responsible of M&E tools’ filling and supervising (training-based);
Delivery of a total of 40 GENIUS 1 & 2 daily sessions during 1st and last week of the project as well as 24 sessions x 5 classes during BLN phase, with targeting a total of 30 YWC from Jabal Mohsen, Tebbaneh and Quobbeh.
Delivery of ME tools.
Participate in the evaluation process.
The GENIUS 1 & 2 facilitator will coordinate closely with the STEAM advisor, ME Officer, Social worker and the 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 plus, preferably in Technology or sciences.
At least work experience in related Technology for more than 3years;
At least work experience in Outreach more than 3 years;
At least 2 years of work experience with kids and education activities;
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.
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 “GENIUS facilitator” in the subject of your email.
Deadline for applications: Thursday, September 10th 2020.
- North Lebanon