Regional Resource Centre Coordinators

  • UNFPA
  • Job Reference Code: RRCC-AEP
Last Date of Apply
 19-May-20 23:59 HR
Job Description

JOB DESCRIPTION
Regional Resource Centre Coordinators - Adolescence Education Program (Nine Vacancies), United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) [Two vacancies in Kishanganj; Seven vacancies in Purnea, Katihar, Araria, Darbhanga, Madhubani, East Champaran and Muzaffarpur]

1. POSITION VACANT: Regional Resource Centre Coordinators - Adolescence Education Program (Nine Vacancies), United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA); [Two vacancies in Kishanganj; Seven vacancies in Purnea, Katihar, Araria, Darbhanga, Madhubani, East Champaran and Muzaffarpur]

2. ORGANIZATION BACKGROUND:
The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), formerly the United Nations Fund for Population Activities, is a UN organization working for reproductive rights for all and supports access to a wide range of sexual and reproductive health services, including voluntary family planning, maternal health care and comprehensive sexuality education.

PROJECT BACKGROUND:

United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) is supporting Government of Bihar (GoB) and Bihar State Madarsa Education Board (BSMEB) in implementing Adolescence Education Program in Government aided/ recognized Madarsas of Bihar. The project seeks to enhance knowledge and skills of Madarsa adolescents through age and context specific learning materials, training of teachers, and strengthening of systems. The pilot phase of this intervention was initiated in 2019 for 373 Madarsas in the Purnia and Katihar District.

High level advocacy with Government of Bihar and BSMEB has convinced the State Government of the potential of this initiative. With support from Department of Minority Welfare, Government of Bihar, and under the leadership of BSMEB, the project is being upscaled in the entire Bihar state (38 Districts) covering approximately 2500 Madarsas and reaching out to 1.2 lacs adolescents in Madarsas annually. The upscaling will be done in partnership with BSMEB, Department of Minority Welfare, Department of Education, Government of Bihar, UNFPA and credible national institutions. The age and context specific teaching will be introduced from Grade VI – X, through a cascading training approach centred around 50 Regional Resource Centres (One RRC/ 40 Madarsas) and a State Resource Centre through a period of three years.

A high level Empowered Committee will oversee the implementation of the project under the leadership of BSMEB and UNFPA will be providing technical assistance and systems strengthening for the project.

AEP cell is envisaged to be a technical and managerial pivot for the implementation of the project that will work under Bihar State Madarsa Education Cell and will provide administrative, managerial, and technical direction and inputs for achieving the results of the project. A dedicated team will be placed at the offices of BSMEB’s office at Patna and Purnia which manage, guide and oversee the implementation. The technical inputs will come from UNFPA and/or its partners, and the AEP cell will be responsible for enabling execution of the inputs.

The project envisages to develop Madarsa Regional Resource Centre as administrative and technical hubs for strengthening capacities of Madarsas on addressing various issues of adolescents. One Regional Resource Centre for a unit of forty Madarsas will be developed. The Regional Resource Centres will provide continuous training/ capacity building to teachers in 40 Madarsas and providing handholding and supportive supervision, collect and collate MIS, counselling, career guidance support and will endeavour to develop creative expressions for adolescents in Madarsas.

3. JOB DESCRIPTION/ RESPONSIBILITIES:

Reporting to the Senior Project Manager of AEP cell and Project Manager of UNFPA, Bihar, the RRC Coordinators shall be responsible for coordinating the activities including training and capacity building, MIS development monitoring and supportive supervision.  

RRC Coordinators will be based at one of the RRC in the specified districts, and will be responsible for following Key Tasks:

Key Responsibilities and Deliverables:

(A) Development of Resource Centre & Systems Strengthening:
(1) Implement the guideline and ensure compliance of SoP for developing RRC;
(2) Provide support to the Madarsa staff at RRC to develop the identified Madarsa as RRC;
(3) Develop work out, plan, implement monthly activity calendar for RRC, including counselling, creative expressions, rights and entitlements and others that will be prescribed in the RRC guideline;
(4) Support the managing committee of the identified Resource Centre in preparing development plan for RRC;
(5) Liaise between district officials and Madarsas for addressing the gaps in the development of RRC;
(6) Develop and support RRC in executing systems like PTMs, parents and community engagement, anjumans, creative expressions etc;

(B) Training & Capacity Building:
(1) Act as Trainer (along with supervisors of RRC) and train the Resource Centre Team;
(2) Undertake regular training and refreshers of trainers and supervisors of RRC;
(3) Prepare monthly training calendar for each RRC, including refreshers and monthly plan for community engagement;
(4) Monitor the training and its quality undertaken by each RRC;

(C) Supportive Supervision:
(1) Undertake regular monitoring and supervision of each RRC and provide technical and backstopping support to RRC;
(2) Monitor the monthly supportive supervision plan of each RRC (Supervisors and trainers), and ensure its compliance;
(3) Undertake monitoring of sample Madarsas under each RRC on a monthly basis and provide detailed feedback to RRC team;
(4) Monitor the training and its quality undertaken by each RRC;
(5) Work with RRC to develop and implement criteria for grading the performance of Madarsas, and implement strategies to improve weak performing madarsas;

(D) Reporting:
(1) Collate and compile monthly MIS from each RRC and its timely submission to the AEP cell;
(2) Support RRC team in developing and executing recording and reporting for each Madarsa;
(3) Prepare analytical reports for each RRC;
(4) Support Madarsa board in the development and execution of online/offline MIS;
(5) Support Madarsas in keeping and managing the recording formats;
(6) Conduct training of Madarsa teachers/ principals on reporting format;
(7) Collect and collate the information/ data on Regional Resource Centres and prepare monthly reports;
(8) Ensure that data is regularly collected from Madarsas;
(9) Support regional resource centres in collation and analyses of data to facilitate regular feedback to Madarsas;
(10) Undertake field visits as and when required to assess the progress of the implementation

4. QUALIFICATIONS, EXPERIENCE AND COMPETENCIES:

Qualification:
Applicant must have university degree in any discipline.

Experience:
(1) Minimum two to three years of working experience in relevant field;
(2) Prior
experience of working with Madarsa system will be an added advantage;

Skills and Competencies:
(1) Fluency in Urdu (both verbally and in writing) is mandatory;
(2) Ability to understand and address development related issues;
(3) Proficiency in operating computers and MS Office package;

(4) Ability to work with a diverse group and settings
(5) Willingness and ability to travel extensively.


5. NATURE OF ENGAGEMENT:

The RRC Coordinators -Adolescence Education Program shall be hired on a consultancy contract through Strategic Alliance Management Services P Ltd. (SAMS), a respected HR Agency.

 6. REMEUNERATION:

The selected candidate shall be paid a consolidated amount of Rs. 40,000 per month based on salary history, qualification and experience. In addition, travel and other allowances will also be provided to selected candidates as per norms.

7. LOCATION (s) and NUMBER of VACANCY (s): The nine vacancies are based in Kishanganj, Purnea, Katihar, Araria, Darbhanga, Madhubani, East Champaran and Muzaffarpur, districts of Bihar. Note: The vacancies can be relocated to any other district in Bihar as per need.

8. DURATION: The successful candidate shall be issued an initial consultancy contract till December 31, 2020, extendable for further period subject to satisfactory performance.

9. REFERENCE: RRCC-AEP

10. CONTACT INFORMATION:

Team SAMS
Strategic Alliance Management Services P Ltd.
1/1B, Choudhary Hetram House, Bharat Nagar 
New Friends Colony, New Delhi 110 025
Phone Nos.: 011- 2684 2162; 4165 3612


11. APPLICATION PROCESS:

Eligible candidates interested in the position are requested to apply using the link https://recruitment.samshrm.com/Jobs/UNFPA, by or before May 19, 2020.