Area Coordinator

Posted By: The Society For Door Step School Organisation

Mumbai

Not Specified

Program Implementation

Child Care and Nutrition

Job Description

The Area Coordinator serves as a key link between the Program Coordinator and other staff of the Door Step School Direct Education Program. S/he is responsible for the overall management of coordinators and teachers and for ensuring quality implementation and impact of DSS services in the field.


KEY AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY

1. Support the Program Coordinator in developing strategy and program plans to maximize the impact of DSS program activities

2. Oversee and guide Coordinators and teachers in the planning, implementation and evaluation of DSS education program.

3. Develop key indicators for monitoring and evaluation of DSS education program

4. Oversee the work of the coordinators and manage their performance

5. Provide general support and administrative assistance to Program Coordinator as may be necessary



SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES:


1. Support the Program Coordinator in developing strategy and program plans to maximize the impact of DSS program activities

• Assist the Program Coordinator to develop strategy for program

• Work closely with the Program Coordinator and team to develop annual program plans and budgets

• Prepare background papers and briefing papers as may be necessary

• Assess the changing environment, identify community needs and prioritise them to propose solutions to the organisation

• Identify and propose new areas and suitable services and communicate it to Program Coordinator for preparing strategy


2. Oversee and guide Coordinators and teachers in the planning, implementation and evaluation of DSS education services

? Convene regular planning and progress update meeting with coordinators and teachers

? Document all proceedings and minutes of meetings

? Make regular field visits to provide hands on technical support and advice/guidance to team

? Convene regular meetings with team, parents and volunteers

? Planning and supervision of performance tests of the programmes

? Ensuring demand for educational materials and requisition for materials for activities and events gets raised, and guide team on the same; and follow up with administration department and Coordinators in relation to procurement, and ensure complete delivery of materials


3. Develop a monitoring and evaluation systems to assess impact of DSS education program

? Along with the Program Coordinator develop a monitoring and evaluation system that tracks activities planned and monitors implementation, progress and impact.

? Develop set of key indicators for each activity with the Program Coordinator

? Along with staff, prepare M&E report on an annual basis detailing objectives, activity, targets, progress and impact based on indicators

? Plan and make regular field visits to monitor program and progress

? Plan timelines for collection and verification of data

? Analyse the data collected and utilise the findings for proposing interventions (Example: Analysing Birth certificate status)

? Organise 6 monthly or annual gathering of community members (parents and others) to discuss issues and receive feedback about DSS programs


4. Oversee the work of the coordinators and manage their performance

• Ensure that staff develop monthly plans detailing activities, targets as per annual planning

• Facilitate smooth coordination and communication with School Partnership Programme team for ensuring synergistic efforts in delivering DSS’s overall services

• Ensure all staff members understand the responsibilities in their job description and identify areas of strengthening and provide guidance for improvement

• Identify training/capacity building needs for staff in the team and communicate it to Training team and Program Coordinator

• Assess the implementation of the trainings received by the team

• Conduct performance reviews on annual basis for staff


5. Provide general support and administrative assistance to Program Coordinator as may be necessary

• Prepare monthly/quarterly/half yearly annual narrative reports on programs for submission to Program Coordinator

• Prepare other occasional reports and papers that may be required for various organizational purposes

• Ensure monthly meetings are convened on time (prepare agenda, minutes and circulate documents as required)

• Undertake correspondence and communications with staff and others as may be necessary

• Manage the volunteers, interns and visitors

6. Represent the organization at different platforms and other

• Represent Door Step School on different platforms, network meetings and communicate about Door Step School’s work and any other events like exhibitions, events at corporate donors office etc


Personal Specifications


Educational Qualifications and Experience


- Graduate/Post Graduate in Social Work/Education

- At least 4 to 6 years experience in the education sector, community level experience would be an added advantage


Skills, Attitudes and Abilities:

- Fluent in English, Hindi and Marathi

- Excellent inter-personal and communication skills

- Excellent Technology and Com

Desired Candidate Profile

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Organization Details

  • Organization Name:The Society For Door Step School Organisation
  • About Organization:Door Step School (DSS) was established in Mumbai, India in 1989 with the aim of addressing literacy amongst the marginalized sections of society. The school provides education and support to the often-forgotten children of pavement dwellers, slum dwellers and construction site families. The school has since expanded to cover both Mumbai and Pune and has successfully reaches out to over 1,20,000 children annually. Many of these children are not enrolled in school and have limited access to books and a place to study. Additionally, many children (particularly girls) drop out of school to work or care for younger children. With neither support nor resources at home some children also suffer from very low learning levels.