Location: ACSL’s office in Kigali
Deadline for applications: November 13, 2022
Hello! We’re excited to see you found your way to this job opening. That must mean you are just like us convinced that quality education guarantees equal opportunities for everyone and is the key to a better world! Great, because we are hiring a Regional Coordinator for the African Centre for School Leadership in Rwanda.
VVOB started working with the Ministry of Education to support school leaders since 2003.The first decade focused on managerial skills and tools for school leaders in basic education schools, in view of effective and efficient leadership. As of 2013, a smart combination of multiple cycles of funding from the Belgian government, short-term innovation funding from the UK and a well-targeted boost to ICT-innovation and scaling from the Mastercard Foundation made the successful shift of interventions from school management support to school leadership support possible, to strengthen school leaders in their role to improve the quality of teaching at school.
Working in long-term partnership with ministries of education on system change is a fundamental approach of VVOB. In Rwanda, VVOB collaborates with Rwanda Basic Education Board, the University of Rwanda – College of Education and now also the National Examination and School Inspection Authority. Through these partnerships, more than 5,000 school leaders have been reached that participated in continuous professional development programmes on a nationwide scale, resulting in better performing school leaders and an improved culture of teaching and learning in schools.
The recent regional initiative of establishing an African Centre for School Leadership is the culmination of more than a decade of VVOB’s focused investment in the professional development of Rwanda’s school leaders. The Centre will support governments and governmental agencies in the education sector, to build supportive education leadership systems on the African continent. To achieve its mandate, the Centre will support African governments and government affiliated CPD providers. In its foundation and first implementation phase, the Centre will provide support to partners in Rwanda, Kenya and Ghana.
As Regional Coordinator for the African Centre for School Leadership you contribute to the ambition and values of VVOB to initiate and develop the Centre and support Governments in the region to put school leadership on the education transformation agenda.
You coordinate activities of the African Centre for School Leadership in the region, in close consultation with partners in different parts of Africa, starting in Rwanda, Kenya and Ghana.
In this position you report to the Country Programmes Manager of VVOB Rwanda.