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Wednesday, 18 January 2017

Trainer

The Society for Door Step School
Location: Mumbai, Maharashtra

Background:
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 1,00,000 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.

Since inception Door Step School has been striving to provide multiple educational services, as per the needs of the children through Balwadis (kindergarten), School Enrolment services, Study classes for children, literacy classes for out of school children, computer literacy classes and libraries for all. Door Step School provides a school bus service for younger children and also runs a mobile school for street children and for those who work and live in congested areas where there is no space to run a class on a regular basis. While conducting all these programs, Door Step School is flexible in terms of timings, location of classes and there is no limit on minimum number of children to start a new class.

In 1999, Door Step School (Door Step School) decided to intervene and collaborate with MCGM to support them in imparting quality education to the children. Such intervention was considered essential in view of the problems of non-enrolment, wastage and stagnation observed over the years of working in the urban slum communities. It was aimed at facilitating the learning process as well as making the school a place conducive for learning. Door Step School achieves its goal by running various educational programs like Reading Promotion activities, Libraries, Remedial Class(Study Class), Mental health project, Pre-School(Balwadi) amongst others in the Municipal schools.


The Trainer will be primarily based in Door Step School’s Mumbai office and has the responsibility of training and development of staff of Door Step School.



• Assist the Associate Director - Training to develop strategy, program plans and budgets
• Develop curriculum and create modules/content for different projects of DSS
• Conduct the need analysis, design and conduct trainings for teachers and coordinators
• Observe the teachers’ and coordinators’ performance of all the programs of Door Step School
• Design and conduct academic workshops and sessions for children
• Monitor impact and follow up on training activities
• Represent the organization at different platforms and other



1. Assist the Associate Director - Training to develop strategy, program plans and budgets
• Assist the Associate Director - Training to develop strategy for program and to develop program plans and budgets on an annual basis
• Assist the Associate Director - Training where necessary to implement and manage all activities of the unit
• Provide advice and suggestions for implementation and improvement of existing programs
• Assist the Associate Director in designing new programs for the organization
• Help in networking and collaboration with different experts for developing and delivering training programs, resource material etc
2. Develop curriculum and create modules/content for different projects of DSS
• Research, identify relevant material and customize as per the requirement for developing the curriculum/modules
• Create resource material like modules, handouts, learning materials for training, session plans, worksheets and any templates as required
• Conduct a pilot with children and then make a final version of the resource material
• Develop teaching /learning strategies particularly for teachers
3. Conduct the need analysis, design and conduct trainings for teachers and coordinators
• Under the guidance of the Associate Director - Training, conduct need assessment for understanding the training needs of different groups (Teachers and Coordinators)
• Create resource material like modules, handouts, learning materials for training, session plans, worksheets and any templates as required for the trainings
• Plan and implement training for teachers, coordinators and external agencies based on needs assessment
• Make all logistical arrangements for scheduled trainings as per plans
• Undertake correspondence with teachers/others for participation in training
• Contact all resource persons and make necessary arrangements for their sessions and travel etc.
• Provide information or materials to participants as per request
• Undertake all financial management for the training which means taking responsibility for disbursing funds, obtaining receipts for all expenses and for preparing financial account to submit to the Accounts Officer
• Prepare minutes after each training, review them and using the reflections from review to modify or improve content for the next training
4. Observe the teachers’ and coordinators’ performance of all the programs of DSS
• Observe the teachers’ classroom activities and record observations pertaining to it in observation sheet
• Share the observations with the teachers and supervising coordinator and if required escalate to management
• Give inputs to the teachers in the classroom and conduct demo sessions as and when needed especially to handhold new recruits
• Provide guidance to supervising coordinators in monitoring the implementation of the training imparted to teachers

5. Design and conduct academic workshops and sessions for children
• Design modules for academic workshops and sessions based on the needs of different projects
• Conduct the academic workshops and sessions on the field
• Create reports on the workshops conducted
6. Monitor impact and follow up on training activities
• Correspond with participants after activity has been completed and follow up on action plans agreed at the end of the training
• Incorporate these action plans into planning process for next year
• Undertake execution of all activities or actions agreed with participants at the end of the training
• Develop indicators for measuring impact and outcome of the training
• Document all information and ensure safe storage and retrieval
• Prepare monthly reports to document the work done and submit it to Associate Director - Training
7. Represent the organization at different platforms and other
• Represent Door Step School on different platforms, network meetings to communicate about Door Step School’s work and any other events like exhibitions, events at corporate donors office etc
• Assist the Human Resource Coordinator to conduct the interviews of potential candidates for teachers, coordinators and trainers as and when needed



1. Education and Work Experience
• Graduate degree, in Education/Social sciences
• 3 years of NGO experience specifically in the field of teaching/training
• Expertise in capacity building/training and training modules/curriculum development
2. Required Skills and Attitude
• Excellent interpersonal skills, as well as accomplished verbal and written communications skills
• Ability to work as a member of a diverse team
• Fluency in oral and written English, Hindi and Marathi
• Computer knowledge: working knowledge of computers and specifically, word processing, spreadsheets and presentations
• Ability to self-initiate and make decisions
• Ability to think out of the box and articulate creative ideas
• Attention to details and excellent observation skills
• Systematic and meticulous in approach and method
• Ability to meet deadlines, work under pressure in resource constrained environment

Number of Positions: 2
The position reported above is based in Mumbai and requires local travel, therefore candidates from Mumbai with an experience and comfort with travelling will be given preference.
The compensation package will be based on the experience and skills. In addition there will be some fringe benefits as per the policies of the organization.
Applicants who are interested should apply to hr_coordinator@doorstepschool.org with their resume and a cover letter. Interviews will be conducted on an ongoing basis.


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