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Job Opportunity at Lyra in Africa Organization (Lyra)

Job Opportunity at Lyra in Africa Organization (Lyra), Camara Education Tanzania


Lyra in Africa Digital Learning Program

Digital Learning Program Officer Position

Lyra in Africa Organization (Lyra) is a registered Tanzanian Non-Governmental Organization based in Iringa, Tanzania. Lyra’s mission is to create vibrant communities by improving education and income opportunities for girls and women across rural Tanzania. Our main task is to give girls safety from abuse so that they can complete their studies and increase their access to secondary education and economic opportunities. Digital Learning (DL) is one of the four pillars of Lyra’s programs. Look through our website for more information about Lyra.

As part of the program, Lyra seeks to recruit a dedicated, self-motivated and highly organized individual for a Digital Learning Program Officer position (1 Position).

Direct Reporting Line: National Director

Location: Iringa region

Salary: Negotiable

Roles and Responsibilities:

Digital Learning – Supervision and Support:

  • Coordinate all Lyra’s digital learning initiatives
  • Design and implement a coaching/ training guide for the Lyra DL Program for teachers to ensure that they use DL as part of their classroom teaching to ease their day to day work
  • Design and implement a guide for coaching/ training of students on how to use the DL platform to search for content, perform quizzes and watch educational videos and other resources, in order to increase both group and self-study. Additional focus to be given to Hostel Girls
  • Design and implement a guide for training student leaders in each Class (Form I – IV), who will be supporting their fellow students to navigate the educational resources
  • Provide training to Digital Learning Mentor Girls, who will be long term supporters of the DL program
  • Review and update a Coding training guide to be used for successful implementation the Lyra Coding Program in Schools
  • Collect training data, prepare and submit reports to your line manager at the end of each training programme
  • Formulate schedules for training programs to all Lyra supported schools and other beneficiaries of our DL program in a cost-effective manner
  • Prepare and coordinate the Lyra Tech Annual event in line with the Africa Code Week
  • Coordinate participation of Lyra DL team from schools in approved annual tech events, such as the Girls Entrepreneurship Summit in Dar es Salaam
  • Coordinate and write stories using Lyra’s format for capturing stories, as will be guided by your line manager
Job Opportunity at Lyra in Africa Organization (Lyra)

Hostels Specific:

  • Coordinate and ensure collection of data in all Lyra Hostels, to ensure that at all times the organization is aware of the current status of all the Hostels in terms of occupancy, sponsorship, contact details for the Hostel Parents Committee and Matron
  • Update data in the Lyra database for girls provided with food support and monitor their academic performance

Technical:

  • Perform technical work, including where required, software and hardware preparation, installations and troubleshooting
  • Maintain a database of all Lyra Digital Learning Equipment for tracking
  • Travel to Lyra schools to conduct hardware and software installations and preventive maintenance
  • Research and suggest alternative technical solutions to meet technical needs of Lyra schools to increase efficiency of digital learning programs & expand usage by both teachers and students
  • Assist fellow DL team members, including volunteers, digital mentors, teachers and student leaders in technical backstopping, to ensure continued delivery of the DL program

Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL):

  • Participate actively in the development and implementation of the MEL plan
  • In collaboration with the Lyra MEL team, contribute to the technical design of MEL methodologies for the DL program
  • Design and Implement regular data collection, storage, analysis and reports
  • Provide support in collection of data by other Lyra staff, volunteers, digital mentors, teachers and, student leaders
  • Ensure quality of data collected through validation and verification
  • Ensure information from MEL activities is properly analysed and written up for reporting and learning

Administration:

  • Coordinate and communicate regularly with your line manager and team
  • Responsible for weekly, monthly and quarterly reporting
  • Ensure all relevant DL team members including volunteers, digital mentors, teachers and student leaders, are adequately trained to provide support needed for coaching, training, data collection, and related tasks

Communication:

  • Producing accurate and timely DL program status reports
  • Manage the image of the organization to clients, partners and other DL stakeholders
  • Design and implement different initiatives which will improve the Lyra DL program
  • Manage communication between Lyra and its partners, clients and other stakeholders
  • Communicate about Lyra programs to the different stakeholders and act as a champion for branding all our programs

Required Experience & Competence:

  • Experience with at least one coding language: HTML, C++, Python, PHP or similar
  • Good facilitation skills, with the ability to motivate, direct, and train people (mainly youth) and collaborate and interact with others effectively and productively
  • Good analytical and quantitative skills with a strong attention to detail
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in both Swahili and English
  • Commitment to excellence and ability to work both independently and in a collaborative environment
  • Adaptability in dealing with change, delays or unexpected events to ensure the general welfare of the DL program

Required Skills:

  • ICT: Includes but not limited to knowledge in hardware (maintenance, troubleshooting, configuration, installation, etc), software (application installation, troubleshooting, configuration, etc), Networking (LAN, WiFi, Internet, etc), ICT Training and Support (User Training, Customer Support, Help Desk, etc), Coding Skills (software design, mobile apps design, HTML, JavaScript, C#, PHP etc).
  • Communication: Ability to prepare eye-catching reports, with figures and references. Excellent presentation and networking skills. Fluent in both English & Swahili.

Preferred Education Qualification:

  • Diploma or Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, Information Systems or Related Field

Mode of Application:

Applicants are invited to submit their details through this link:

 CLICK HERE TO APPLY ONLINE

Applications should be sent not later than Sunday 7th February 2021. Only successful applicants will be contacted.

NB: Lyra in Africa is an equal opportunity employer. Due to the interactive nature required of the role, female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply

Camara Education Tanzania

House #43, Engaruka Street, Kurasini West

P.O Box 13484,

Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.

+255758396600