Thursday , May 23 2024

NGO Jobs – Early learning Strategy & Design Manager

Website SANGONeT

Job Description:

SmartStart is South Africa’s first full-service early learning delivery platform. Under a social franchise model, implementing partners (‘Franchisors’) license and support early learning practitioners to deliver the same evidence-based programme for 3-5 year-olds. The programme is supported by operational tools and play materials, a network of ‘Clubs’, and training, licensing and quality assurance processes implemented by a national team of Coaches. Recruitment and community activation systems help to stimulate both the supply and demand sides.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Work with Training Manager to continuously improve all adult learning interventions.
  • Develop content and tools for parents and caregivers in support of home learning.
  • Supporting the Training Manager to ensure trainers are adequately equipped to deliver and facilitate learning interventions.
  • Work with Network and Brand teams to ensure early learning messaging is consistent, impactful and appropriated for the SmartStart brand.
  • Impactful and high quality early learning curriculum and materials, training and programmes.
  • Conduct in field evaluation and review of SmartStart’s training programmes.
  • Supporting SmartStart early learning messaging and activities to improve early learning outcomes for children.
  • Conceptualise, design and develop appropriate (evidence-based) training and learning activities (and associated collateral) for target groups in the network, in partnership with Programme Lesign and evelopment Lead. *(Target groups include: SmartStarters, principals, parents and caregivers, Club Leaders, Club Coaches, Franchisors, Hub Team Members)
  • Ensure that Trainer Guides and trainings are reviewed and updated as needed.
  • The quality of training and learning activities and associated collatoral
  • Ensure alignment with SETA (and ECD qualifications) and strategise and develop career pathing opportunities for SmartStarters
  • Ensure effective training of trainers to facilitate learning as intended.
  • Conceptualise, design and review appropriate evidence-based early learning materials and curriculum and support materials.
  • Pilot training and learning activities in field and adjust to ensure achievement of learning outcomes.
  • Contribute to the design of periodic programme evaluations.
  • Contribute to the ongoing refinement of the Programme Quality Assurance tool.
  • Support the Training Manager as needed to conduct quality assurance visits to ensure that learning is facilitated as intended.
  • Innovate and leverage learning technologies for scale and impact – including new remote learning opportunities across the SmartStart network.

Job Requirements:

  • Excellent materials design and development skills
  • Ability to manage own workload and take initiative
  • Excellent writing and editing skills for different audiences
  • Committed to the purpose of SmartStart and to improving outcomes for young children
  • Ability to design creative trainings and learning activities
  • Passionate about early learning and ability to inspire, develop and lead SmartStart trainers to deliver transformational learning interventions
  • Extensive and demonstrable understanding of the theoretical framework for effective early learning
  • Advanced facilitation skills
  • Understanding of scalable delivery

Qualification & Experience:

  • At least five (5) years experience at management level, managing early learning training/early learning materials development interventions
  • Preferably quality assurance experience but not essential
  • Be in possession of a Bachelors’ degree and a valid driver’s license
  • Experience of social impact organisations, initiatives or programmes
  • Learning intervention design experience
  • Extensive project management experience
  • Extensive facilitation experience

Job Details:

Company: SANGONeT

Vacancy Type: Full Time

Job Location: Johannesburg, Gauteng, SA

Application Deadline: N/A

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