Role Description Project Officer, Honduras
Type and Category: Fixed-termConsultancy Contract
|Duration:||Immediate start to 01st March 2019 (3-month probation period) to 31st December 2019|
|Consultant Fee:||USD 12,500 to be paid in 10 monthly-instalments of $1,250 ($950 + $100 bonus for vehicle depreciation + $200 bonus for tax and social security payments)|
|Hours:||approx. 40 per week (5 day working week)|
|Setting:||Tegucigalpa, Honduras – with frequent travel (33%) on the national level and occasional travel within Latin America|
At Teach A Man To Fish our mission is to address global youth unemployment and poverty by supporting schools to set up educational and profitable school businesses which provide handson training and experience for pupils. This boosts the quality of education that students receive and their employable skills – bridging the gap between education and the workplace – so that students leave school with the right skills to get a good job or run their own successful business. We are a small organisation with big reach – since 2006 we have brought the pioneering school enterprise model to more than 100 countries, reaching over 80,000 beneficiaries and supporting them to reach their full potential in work and in life.
We have been working in Central America for 7 years with a field presence in Nicaragua since 2009.
Project Background: Our project Spreading Entrepreneurship Education in Central and Latin America (SEECLA) responds to the lack of relevance of education in Central America by using school businesses effectively to teach business and transferable skills. The project will strengthen existing ties with the Honduran and Guatemalan Ministries of Education and advocate in other Central American countries to include school businesses as an integral part of a relevant education that prepares children and young people for life after school and gives them the tools to fulfil their potential in work and in life.
This project does not only benefit students and teachers through their involvement in planning and implementing a school business where they develop both business and soft skills, but it also benefits staff members from local partner NGOs, as well as the Guatemalan and Honduran Ministries of Education, by building their capacity in entrepreneurship, business planning and development.
As the only In-country staff member based in Honduras, the Honduras Project Officer plays a key role in scaling the School Enterprise Model supporting the Ministry of Education, partner NGOs and providing direct support to schools. The Honduras Project Officer works closely with the Nicaragua Project Officer and reports directly to the Regional Coordinator –who is based in Honduras as well.
- Project Implementation & Administration
Recruit and support partner organisations to participate in the School Enterprise Challenge, including delivering workshops.
- Promote the School Enterprise Challenge 2019 & 2020 with possible operational and promotional partners, school networks and the Ministry of Education.
- Support the Regional Coordinator in growing our existing network of valuable operational and promotional partners.
- Support the Regional Coordinator in the communication with the Central level of the Ministry of Education.
- Lead the communication with the departmental, municipal and district levels of the Ministry of Education and maintain constant communication with other NGO partners, as well as with individual participating schools throughout the running of the Challenge.
- Lead on the communication with operational partners, including organising periodical review and troubleshooting meetings.
- Delivery of School Enterprise Challenge and “Training of Trainers” workshops (for teachers, partner NGO staff & MINED staff).
- Carry out school-visits to provide on-going support to teachers and students participating in the School Enterprise Challenge.
- Creation of educational videos for schools (teachers & students) as remote-training tools.
- Communication and support with coordination of translations of educational and communication materials in conjunction with the School Enterprise Challenge UK team.
- Provide feedback on the Challenge to the Regional Coordinator and the School Enterprise Challenge UK team.
- Carry all administrative tasks specific to Honduras (handing in of monthly activity budgets, monthly expense reports, keep records of participating schools and their follow-up contacts, writing monthly project updates, registering and reporting information from trainings/workshops delivered, updating trackers, etc.)
- Supporting the Regional Coordinator on writing project reports & project related documents.
- Support the Regional Coordinator in looking for funding to strengthen the project.
- Support the Regional Coordinator in volunteer-recruiting efforts.
Lead on Honduras-specific communications possibilities
- Research and use possibilities to raise Teach A Man To Fish’s profile through national media (newspapers, TV, online)
- Develop a national communication’s plan & a social media plan
- Establish contact with important national news outlets and ensure the publication of at least 1 press release
- Look after the correct use of our brand in all partner’s communications
- Collect and create communications material (e.g. case studies, videos, infographics, etc.)
- Update the Spanish Facebook page with Honduras-specific news
- Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning
Measure progress and evaluate impact of the project.
- Support the UK team in piloting tools for evaluation for schools
- Lead on organising M&E visits to Honduran schools (pre- and post-assessment of tools to track student progress, school visits to high achieving schools, writing of case studies, carrying out focus groups, etc.)
- Gather information necessary for the project as well as the organisational M&E
- Take part in any organisational learning events, that help us grow as an organisation
- Design & implement a strategy for digital stories with students that participated in the
School Enterprise Challenge
We are looking for somebody with:
- 2 years’ experience of business/entrepreneurship
Or 2 years’ experience of working in an NGO, particularly in connection with entrepreneurship and education.
- A passion for NGO work, enterprise and education. o Experience preparing and holding engaging workshops. o Previous experience of working with budgets. o Fluent Spanish and English (written and spoken).
- An undergraduate degree, preferably in Business Administration, Education, International Development, Social Communication (you may be eligible if you are currently finishing your degree on a part-time basis).
- Excellent communication skills: be an engaging communicator with the ability to write high quality narrative reports as well as upbeat social media entries, and the confidence to represent Teach A Man To Fish in front of potential partner organizations and government bodies.
- Strong organizational skills and the ability to multitask.
- A proven ability to work independently with minimal supervision, but also be a team player.
- Strong IT and social media skills (familiarity with Word, Excel, Google Drive, Adobe Suite, social media sites).
- Evidence of a ‘can do’ attitude, highly motivated, outgoing.
- An ability to influence and facilitate people changing and adapting the way they do things.
- Highly flexible, with the disposition to take on ad-hoc tasks. o Honduran citizenship or a valid permit to live and work in Honduras.
- Disposition to travel in-country and to other Latin American countries (approx. 1-2 weeks per international travel).
- Disposition to work from home or without an established office with access to own laptop and internet.
- Drivers’ license & personal vehicle.
- Desirable o Experience working with young people. o Experience or courses related to projects or entrepreneurship. o Knowledge in teaching, tutoring or mentoring with entrepreneurship organizations. o Knowledge of the Honduran education system.
- Master’s degree in any of the fields above.
Benefits: 20 days annual leave (pro rata), plus national holidays, travel insurance if travelling outside of Honduras for work purposes, bonus for monthly vehicle depreciation, and bonus for monthly social security and tax payments.
Please note that the contract is on consultancy basis, this means that the candidate is responsible for paying tax and signing up for national social security.
The selected candidate would have to agree and sign our Anti-corruption & Child Protection policies and will be asked for personal criminal records before signing the contract.
If you think that you are the right person for this consultancy opportunity, please send your CV and motivational letter to firstname.lastname@example.org (if your native language is Spanish send them in English, if English is your native language please send it in Spanish)
Deadline: 14th of February 2019