Overview

 

Education Technology (EdTech) Assistant

Responsibilities

Primary responsibilities

Oversee training, coaching and on-going support of teachers to improve instructional practices
Work with the IT officer and other Digital learning service providers to ensure equipment and software are up to date.
Keep an up-to-date inventory of all digital learning equipment in schools
Support data collection and management for research and needs assessment
Training; Provide regular training for new and current members of staff for new and existing applications.
Ensure data and system integrity by setting up and administrating ICT security systems: anti-virus, backup routines, access controls, firewall and physical security.
Maintain necessary documentation for system maintenance and follow up appropriate maintenance contracts for all ICT equipment.
Enhance office IT system through appropriate upgrades and advise Operations Unit on changes or improvements required.
Oversight of teacher education interventions

Oversee the initial training of learning of teachers, as well as their continuous professional development.
Monitor progress towards the objectives and intended outputs pertaining to teacher education using routine data, spot checks, observation, and other methodologies.
Provide regular written and verbal reports on education activities to the supervisor and senior management, project partners and donors.
Promote the quality of teacher education activities by setting up quality assurance mechanisms and checks in collaboration with other staff.

Qualifications

University degree in Education in IT; advanced degree preferred.
Good knowledge and understanding of a range of technologies to support learning and teaching including e-portfolios, plagiarism detection platforms and content authoring software.
A good understanding of current developments in Learning and Teaching especially regarding the use of technology
Demonstrable knowledge of online learning design and development.
Up to date knowledge of best practices in accessibility, user-centred, universal and mobile learning platforms and resources.
Ability to quickly learn new technologies and evaluate their potential in terms of application to learning and teaching
At least three years of relevant professional experience with an international or civil society organization, including direct implementation of education technology programming, experience related to teacher professional development.
Strong verbal communication skills and effective in representation and liaison with external actors
Excellent spoken and technical writing ability in English, including report writing
Good computer skills in programs including MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook
Ability to work under pressure in challenging working and living conditions

Personal Attribute

Ability to communicate and maintain highly professionalism
Good interpersonal skills, with ability to explain computer and IT concepts to staff who may have very basic IT knowledge.
Able to effectively manage, operate, repair and maintain PC and local office hardware and software applications.
Able to set up and manage internet routers, Wi-Fi access points, printers, projectors, scanners.
Ability to prioritize, organize and manage a large and diverse workload under pressure.
Ability to work and contribute as a team member in systems implementations.
Willingness to work outside regular office hours including weekends when needed

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About Lutheran World Federation

The Lutheran World Federation (LWF; German: Lutherischer Weltbund) is a global communion .The Department for World Service is the LWF's humanitarian arm. It has programmes in 32 countries. The LWF is a member of ACT Alliance.