Closing date: 15 Jul 2007
World Learning is a 75-year-old global non-profit with operations in 78 countries and headquarters in Brattleboro, Vermont. Through its award-winning international education programs – The Experiment in International Living, the School for International Training (SIT) and SIT Study Abroad – World Learning fosters global citizenship by connecting over 3,000 young ambassadors annually across cultural differences and social barriers. Through its Washington D.C.-based World Learning for International Development program, World Learning practices what it teaches, undertaking community-driven international development, training and exchange projects in sixteen countries. For more information visit http://www.worldlearning.org
World Learning seeks a Project Director for a US Dept of Labor “Combating Exploitative Child Labor through Education” project in Indoneisia. Duration: 3 to 4 years. Indonesian nationals are encouraged to apply. Recruitment contingent upon successful award of the project.
Background: The project will seek to sustainably withdraw and prevent children from entering exploitative labor through the provision of direct educational services and other project interventions, and ensure direct beneficiairies’ enrollment, retention, and completion of the education and/or training program(s) in which they are enrolled. The project will also seek to build capacity to eliminate exploitative child labor and promote educational alternatives for children.
The Project Director will be responsible for overall project management, supervision, administration, and implementation of the requirements of the cooperative agreement. S/he will establish and maintain systems for project operations; ensure that all cooperative agreement deadlines are met and targets are achieved; maintain working relationships with project stakeholders and partners; and oversee the preparation and submission of progress and financial reports.
The Project Director must have a minimum of three years of professional experience in a leadership role in implementation of child labor and complex basic education projects in developing countries in areas such as education policy; improving educational quality and access; educational assessment of disadvantaged students; development of community participation in the improvement of basic education of disadvantaged children; and monitoring and evaluation of basic education projects. Additional consideration will be given to candidates with additional years of experience including experience working with officials of ministries of labor and/or education. Preferred candidates must also have knowledge of exploitative child labor issues, and experience in the development of transitional, formal, and vocational education programs for children removed from exploitative child labor. Fluency in English and Indonesian is required.
Please transmit cv and cover letter (in English) with the post title on the subject line explaining why you are qualified for these positions to recruitment1@worldlearning. Only finalist candidates will be contacted.
Reference Code: RW_74CQJD-97