Access Scholarship Assistant, Education Practice (NEW)
Apply By: 13 Dec 2022
Location: New Delhi(Delhi)
About the Organization
We strive for a more just, prosperous, and inclusive world—where individuals reach their full potential, governments serve their people, and communities thrive.
Around the globe, persistent poverty, repression, and injustice prevent too many people from achieving their full potential. To address these problems, we focus on people, not on buildings, roads, or wells. We support individuals and institutions to create change in their own communities—and to create person-to-person bridges between nations.
We are doers. Our decades of on-the-ground experience help us create greater impact, practical recommendations, and lasting partnerships.
- Assist with project components by supporting programmatic, administrative, and logistical planning and implementation.
- Track a wide range of information and data, maintaining accuracy and completeness.
- Support day-to-day management of program activities.
- Research or draft written communications (e.g., summaries of project activities and results).
- Assist with to program communications (newsletters, reports, fact sheets, etc.), publicity and outreach, and social media efforts.
- Assist with outreach strategy to increase youth enrollment in TVET institutions.
- Assist with evidenced-based interventions targeted at increasing TVET institutions’ capacity to conduct outreach.
- Assist with tailored technical assistance with TVETs to develop sustainable scholarships and engage in youth-led awareness campaign competitions.
- Respond adaptively to changes in the operating environment to meet the desired objectives.
- Assist with support to TVET institutions to develop a multi-pronged strategy to establish sustainable scholarship initiative(s) and build outreach capacity.
- Apply PYD approaches and Do No (More) Harm approaches and address Gender and Disability Inclusion considerations and Environmental considerations in their work.
- Contribute to ensuring the program adaptively responds to changes in the operating environment to meet the desired objectives.
Other duties as needed and assigned.
- Work with program stakeholders, track success stories and program impact data.
- Provide input to internal/external reports, presentations, program and workshop materials, and other products as identified, including quarterly internal and donor reports.
- Support TVET institutions to develop a innovative yet feasible strategy, incorporated into their PIAPs to establish a sustainable TVET Access Scholarship Initiative beyond Forsah TVET.
- Support work across TVET institutions to explore opportunities for a collaborative approach to funding Access Scholarships.
- Build and maintain collaborative working relationship with colleagues, consortium partners, and network of program stakeholders.
- Cultivate durable partnerships, facilitate locally-led designs, use evidence-based decision-making, and ensure sustainability of approaches in their work.
- Build relationships and provide reliable, responsive support, as assigned, between team members and program stakeholders.
- Assist with funder reports, as requested.
- Assist with other new business development related tasks as assigned.
- Assist with unit data collection, analysis, reporting to USAID and on-going Collaboration, Learning, and Adaptation (CLA) approaches in their work and in coordination with MEL colleagues.
- Assist with timely and accurate reporting and other deliverables to USAI.
- Support fiscal and performance activities to be in compliance with IREX policies and procedures and funder regulations.
- Process and track payment requests.
- Work with grants team and selected TVETs to provide full or partial scholarships to approximately 500 students.
- Work with grants team and selected TVET institutions to connect scholarship recipients with other program incentives.
- Contribute to proper budget management and financial spending for program components.
- All Forsah TVET staff will meet high standards of financial management and compliance, including contributing to accurate and timely vetting under MO21.
- Support day-to-day management of program activities.
- Work collaboratively in a team environment, including with team members in multiple time zones across a variety of organizations.
- Respond to difficult situations with tact and diplomacy.
- Collaborate with grants team and selected TVET institutions to connect scholarship recipients with other program incentives.
- Contribute to activities that are gender sensitive/transformative, align with positive youth development, and emphasize participatory and youth-led approaches.
- Support the establishment, cultivation, and maintaining of relationships with the ecosystem of program stakeholders, including public sector entities, civil society organizations, community-based organizations, and local governments, donors and implementers, program beneficiaries, and others.
- Ensure activities are gender sensitive/transformative, align with positive youth development, and emphasize participatory and youth-led approaches.
- Employ creativity to adapt to learning and challenges throughout implementation.
- Work collaboratively between and with colleagues, partners, TVET institutions, and other stakeholders to ensure effective programming under IR3.
- Contribute to programmatic cross-cutting themes are applied and incorporated in all plans, activities, and reporting, including PYD, GESI, and Green approaches.
- Monitor implementation challenges, develop creative solutions, and keep others informed.
- Monitor assigned activities for security challenges; work with colleagues and partners to address or adapt to security challenges.
- Ensure activities support sustainable approaches to improve capacity of individuals and institutions to drive stable, long-term improvements.
Education Qualification/Required Skills & Experience
- Bachelor’s Degree.
- 1+ years of relevant experience. Work experience may include internships or part-time job or combination of both. Skills may vary based on program, project, or practice needs.
- Experience with and interest in higher education, workforce development, youth, and/or professional training/development programming.
- Understanding of the economic, educational, and youth contexts in Palestine.
- Understanding of best practices in youth programming.
- Palestinian citizenship or residency with work authorization.
- Detail-oriented with ability to multitask, prioritize, and remain flexible while adhering to strict deadlines in a fast-paced working environment.
- Proven communication and organizational skills with demonstrated cross-cultural sensitivity.
- Excellent communication, leadership, and interpersonal skills.
- Commitment to inclusive programming that encourages full participation of individual regardless of gender, disability status, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or other marginalized status.
- Must be fluent in English and Arabic.
- You must have unrestricted authorization to work in Ramallah, West Bank.
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