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Oct 11, 2017

Educate! Design Coordinator Job in Kenya

Educate!

Job Vacancy: Design Coordinator

Position Overview:
Educate! is seeking an enthusiastic, passionate and self-driven Design Coordinator for our Kenya office. 

The Design Coordinator will be responsible for the design and adaptation of components of our Educate! Experience program including the Leadership and Entrepreneurship Course (LEC) and the Youth Business Experience (YBE).


Educate! lives a culture of impact-oriented program design based on learning and experimentation.

The Design Coordinator will collaborate with our design team to develop content and will be at the center of creating this world-class experience for thousands of scholars and youth in Kenya.
 
Educate! is a high-growth, award-winning education social enterprise.

Educate!’s top priority as an organization is scaling in Uganda and expanding to new countries. 

In Uganda, we took a big leap in 2014 from 54 to 238 schools and over 80,000 students. 

In Rwanda, we are taking a different approach by working through government to support the national competence-based curriculum reform for entrepreneurship subject. 

In Kenya we are partnering with the Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development (KICD) to pilot an impactful skills-based education model that seeks to improve youth livelihoods in Kenya.
 
About Educate!
 
Educate! works to transform education in Africa to teach youth to solve poverty for themselves and their communities.
 
Educate! provides youth with skills training in leadership, entrepreneurship and workforce readiness along with mentorship to start real businesses at school.
 
Our model is delivered through practically-trained teachers and youth mentors.
 
Educate!’s goal is to make this practical, skills-based model part of national education systems.
 
In 2017 we’re working in 100 schools in Rwanda and more than 500 secondary schools in Uganda reaching over 120,000 students. Our model was proven to have massive impact in a randomized controlled trial. Graduates earned DOUBLE the income of a control group and had a 64% increase in business creation. Our graduates change their lives and their communities, such as Lillian Aero who employs over 100 AIDS-affected women.
 
In 2012 Educate! partnered with Uganda’s government to integrate curriculum and a student business club structure into Uganda's entrepreneurship course nationally, and in 2015 we began serving as a technical advisor to Rwanda on their national curriculum reform.
 
Educate!’s team includes 100 staff and over 140 volunteer youth mentors. We have been backed by top foundations such as MasterCard, Big Bang Philanthropy, Mulago, Echoing Green, Ashoka and Global Innovation Fund.
 
Educate! won the 2015 WISE Awards, and was featured by Forbes 30 under 30, Clinton Global Initiative and The Brookings Institution.
 
Educate!’s vision is to reach one million students annually in Africa by 2024.
 
Performance Objectives
 
Design Leadership and Entrepreneurship Course curriculum (LEC)
  • LEC for Kenya is adapted to local context with Kenyan content, stories, and games
  • Student Business Club experience is adapted to Kenyan school environment
  • Content and materials are designed on time and with high quality
  • Trainings are facilitated using engaging and interactive techniques
Conduct introductory and refresher trainings on facilitation of designed materials.
  • All trainings are designed with objectives, schedule and materials
  • Trainings are facilitated using engaging and interactive techniques
  • Identify Program Officer, Youth Leader and mentor training gaps and design trainings to improve their training capacity in collaboration with the program coordinators.
Design Youth Business Experience (YBE) program for Kenya
  • The program is developed with clear objectives, corresponding curriculum and materials
  • Content and materials are designed on time and with high quality
  • Integrate blended learning approach in YBE in Kenya. Design online materials and online skills bank and business management tools.
Quality Assurance and Learning
  • Designed content and materials are continuously adapted/ improved based on feedback from stakeholders and end-users
  • Design Team frequently conducts field monitoring visits.
  • Disseminate lessons learnt from field visits and/or feedback to entire team and staff. Discuss challenges and identify solutions.
Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • 2-4 years experience in Designing content for youth
  • Practical / Engaging Facilitation skills
  • Knowledge of youth entrepreneurship in Kenya
  • Engaging and interactive trainer with passion for coaching team members
  • Experience in coordinating programs (e.g. overseeing program quality)
  • Knowledge/ Passion for engaging/interactive pedagogy
  • High proficiency of MS Word
  • Excellent analytical skills combined with a proactive, energetic approach to problem solving
  • Fits our Five Cultural Tenets (see What is Educate! About? below); Learn more by looking at Educate!’s culture deck here 
Terms
  • Located in Nairobi, Kenya.
  • Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.
  • Benefits include health insurance.
Why You Will Brag About Working At Educate!
  • We’ve got the impact.
  • Educate! is designed for scale. We quadrupled operations in 2014, going from 54 to more than 200 schools served. We carefully measure our outcomes, and — here’s the best part — we are maintaining quality at four times the size.
  • We believe in local leadership — 96% of our staff is African.
  • Our model has gone nationwide in Uganda — Educate!’s model is now incorporated into the national curriculum and exams, impacting many thousands more students than we can reach directly.
  • Educate is a well-oiled learning machine. We built our model by methodically testing hundreds of assumptions and we are constantly experimenting, evaluating, and improving.
  • We’re honored that luminaries and leaders like Oliver Wonekha, the Ugandan Ambassador to the US, and Ann Veneman, a former Secretary of Agriculture and head of Unicef, believe in us enough to have joined our advisory board.
Application Process
 
Intrigued? 

Please visit HERE to apply. 

You will be asked to upload a resume, and your response to the following questions:
  • Why Educate!? Why this role?
  • What was the most creative or original contribution you made to your last organization?
Preferred application deadline is November 1, 2017 . After that we will continue to accept applications on a rolling basis, with the goal of filling the position ASAP.
 
What Is Educate! About?
 
We’re ambitious. 

Are you?

 Educate! is growing fast, so new opportunities are opening up and expanding all the time. We’re inspired by people with drive, and we love to help them reach their full potential. 

We expect everyone at Educate! to contribute above and beyond their job description, grow their skills, and advance their careers, and we are committed to supporting our staff members on that journey.
 
1. We Put Youth First - The youth we serve come first. Always. In everything. That means we wake up thinking of ways we can serve youth even better and get the highest impact out of every dollar that we spend. It means Educate! doesn’t own a single vehicle, because we’d rather take the bus if it means one more student can participate. It means making every decision like the future depends on it — because if we get our way, it does.
 
2. We Are Always Learning - When you work at Educate!, educating yourself is part of your job too. We encourage every employee to find the best book on management; share the latest article on graphic design; bring in your favorite college mentor; or meet the researcher pushing the edge of
the field. We are always thirsty for knowledge and love to share.
 
3. We Only Solve a Problem Once - We are allergic to band-aids so we love the person who brings the new system to solve the problem for good, even problems we haven’t recognized yet.
 
4. We Are Flexible - We thrive on change — we’re driving it. We are growing every day, so we have to adapt quickly to meet new challenges, and our team keeps up.

5. We Exceed Expectations - We assume we can achieve the impossible because we already have, year after year. We want our staff to create your own challenges, ask the toughest questions, and dream scary big! Every person at Educate! — from interns to the executive director — is evaluated by how they live up to these five cultural tenets. They are at the core of how we achieve our mission and why we work as well as we do.
 
Educate is committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all who interact in our community. In creating this environment, we encourage people from a variety of cultures, backgrounds and life experiences to join our diverse team.
 

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