The goal of the five-year Program for Educational Development of Equatorial Guinea (PRODEGE 2014-2019) is to strengthen the educational system of the country, concentrating on the quality of primary and junior secondary education. It is a five-year, $50 million initiative co-funded by the Government of Equatorial Guinea and the Kosmos Energy/Trident Corporations (formally Hess-EG). FHI 360 manages and implements the program as agreed to by the funders and in close coordination with the Ministry of Education. The program focuses on three main areas of intervention: 1) expand and strengthen the active learning methodology in pre-primary and primary schools and in in-service teacher training; 2) introduce the active learning methodology to junior secondary school directors and teachers through professional development activities; and 3) build the institutional capacity of the Ministry of Education to manage and sustain a quality education system. Mid-way through the project, PRODEGE works with all 4,378 primary school teachers as well as 2,836 preschool teachers in the country. Activities are implemented in large workshops and at the district and school levels. PRODEGE is just launching a nation-wide two-year upgrading program for 1,500 preschool and primary school teachers who lack certification. The program with 137 public junior secondary schools is in its early stages. The PRODEGE staff has six international positions and 55 national positions; 43 staff members are in Bata and 12 in Malabo.
The Advance Program strengthens the capacity of select two- and three-year technical tertiary institutions, providing market-relevant, quality training to disadvantaged youth in Guatemala, Honduras, and Jamaica. From 2015-2020, FHI 360 will strengthen degree programs in selected academic institutions in five key areas: curriculum design and pedagogy, teacher professional development, career services, admissions and recruitment, and scholarships.
The Secondary Education Quality Improvement Program, funded by MCC, is a 3-year (2017-2020) project to improve the quality and relevance of lower secondary education in Guatemala. In partnership with the Government of Guatemala’s National Competitiveness Program (PRONACOM) and the Ministry of Education, FHI 360 will work in five provinces. The program improves education quality in three key areas: (1) strengthening teacher training and professional development programs; (2) developing education networks of teachers, parents, students, and community members, and (3) building institutional capacity of the Ministry of Education in evidence-based decision-making to help sustain the reforms.
The Global Education department seeks a Program Officer I to provide technical, operational and program management support to the projects in the post-primary education technical area. The position will primarily support the PRODEGE project management team in Washington by providing technical, communications and administrative support for effective and efficient project implementation (approximately 80%). The position may also support the Advance Program funded by USAID and Guatemala Secondary Quality Improvement Program funded by MCC, and other projects as needed, along with contributing to business development efforts for the Post-Primary Education team (approximately 20%). She/he reports to the Project Manager for PRODEGE.
Program Technical and Communications Support for PRODEGE:
Program Management and Operations Support for PRODEGE and other post-primary education team projects:
Business Development Support for post-primary education team
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