Title: Regional Coordinator (Central and Western Region)
Location: Remote (working from either Central or Western Region)
Reports to: Head of Operations
Salary: Competitive, dependent on experience
Hours: Part-time (10 hours a week)
Applications close: Thursday 30th November 2023
EduSpots is a UK and Ghanaian registered organisation which connects, trains, and equips local volunteers to drive sustainable community-led change through education centres named ‘Spots’. Together, we are creating a movement of community-based educators.
Since 2016, through working with over 300 local volunteers, we have supported nearly 50 communities in creating community-led education spaces (libraries) named ‘Spots’, with an aim to move them towards our ‘Dream Spot Model’.
We work with volunteers to create collaborative and innovative learning opportunities through our Catalyse Programme, Ignite, and Re-Ignite Programmes, which includes oversight of community led EcoSTEM, EduLit, EduKidz, and Ignite Girls clubs led by our community volunteers across multiple regions in Ghana.
We were a finalist for the Their World Innovation Prize in 2023, and in 2021 our Founder was a Finalist in The Varkey Foundation’s Global Teacher Prize, supported by UNESCO. Do visit www.eduspots.org for further information.
About this role
The individual will take a key role within the EduSpots staff team, overseeing Spots in the Central and Western Regions of Ghana. As a Regional Coordinator, you will play a pivotal role in contributing to the development and implementation of systems, tools, and processes that enhance local Spot operations, aligning with the Dream Spot Model and our broader organisational goals. This is a unique opportunity to make a meaningful impact by supporting communities, fostering volunteer engagement, and driving positive change in education.
Main duties and responsibilities
Line Manager: Head of Operations
- Contribute to the development and implementation of systems, tools, and processes for local Spot operations, in alignment with the Dream Spot Model and organisational development.
- Support communities in establishing Spot committees, recruiting and managing volunteers.
- Assist communities in developing fundraising and partnership strategies.
- Provide mentorship support to all Spots in the respective Regions.
- Support staff and volunteers through the Spot Operations leadership programme, designing and ensuring the effective execution of monthly challenges.
- Conduct bi-annual visits to Spots, engaging with volunteers and stakeholders, and providing detailed reports to management and the team.
- Collaborate with the Head of Operations to support volunteers in applying for, receiving, and reporting on Spot development grants.
- Contribute to the creation of stories highlighting new communities or Spots joining the EduSpots network.
- Assist in monitoring and evaluating Spot activities and operations, potentially including the development and trial of an EduSpots app.
- Support the organisation of regional and national training events for volunteers.
- Observe, review, and analyse processes across EduSpots and Spots, identifying inefficiencies and proposing solutions to the team.
- Support the implementation of the safeguarding strategy, ensuring Spot compliance and reporting any concerns to safeguarding leads.
- This job description will be reviewed annually and may be subject to amendment or modification at any time in consultation with the post holder. It is not a comprehensive statement of procedures and tasks but sets out the main expectations of the role.
We are looking for an individual who possesses:
- At least 2 years community development experience.
- A deep commitment to the mission, vision and values of EduSpots.
- Proven experience in community development, volunteer management, and fundraising.
- Strong organisational and project management skills.
- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
- The ability to mentor and support staff and volunteers effectively.
- Experience in monitoring and evaluation processes.
- Flexibility and adaptability to work in a dynamic and diverse environment.
- Knowledge of education, particularly in community-based setting, is advantageous.
- Understanding of safeguarding principles and the ability to ensure compliance.
- An ability to multitask and prioritise
- Strong IT knowledge and basic design skills, with a willingness and ability to learn
Personal Qualities & Skills
- A genuine commitment to educational equity and community-driven change.
- Strong operations skills, alongside excellent organisational and time management skills.
- Proactive and able to work to maintain a high standard of performance with minimum supervision in an impact-driven environment.
- Strong communication skills, with an ability to build strong working relationships with people from diverse backgrounds, with an openness to new ways of working.
- A team player with a belief in the value of collaborative approaches to learning.
- A strong personal affinity with EduSpots’ mission, vision and values
- Experience of working with an education NGO or in education more widely.
- Experience of working in a multicultural team
- Volunteer experience and commitment.
- Bachelors’ degree
Please send a tailored covering letter and CV addressed to the Chair, Miss Cat Davison, at firstname.lastname@example.org by Thursday 30th November 2023 with a hope to meet shortlisted candidates for a first-round interview in the week starting Monday 4th December 2023..
For further information please see www.eduspots.org or contact us at email@example.com. Also follow us on social media – @eduspots on Twitter and Facebook
EduSpots is committed to the safeguarding of children. Appointment will be subject to child protection screening appropriate to the post.