ABOUT THE POSITION
The Project Assistant will work with the Dr. Monk Team Lead to ensure that the Ananse Climate Change Education project is successfully launched. This will involve working with the team lead to recruit, train, test and launch the project between September 2021-December 2021. The Project Assistant will work remotely. When required, it is important to be available to report to the Dr. Monk office for meetings and project updates.
DURATION: 4 months, from 14 September 14 December 2021, with the possibility to extend once project is reviewed
PROJECT: Ananse Climate Education.
POSITION: This is a part-time position, the project assistant will be required to work 3 days a week.
HOW TO APPLY
Send in your application by the 10TH of September 2021 to firstname.lastname@example.org
Please include your CV and a short motivation letter
Successful applicants will be notified for an interview, after which a final selection will be made.
The selected candidate will work closely with our Project Lead in Ghana
Report and Update on tasks leading towards the roll out of a pilot workshop in October
Project Assistant will support in the recruitment and training of facilitators for the Ananse Climate Education Project
Organize and Coordinate Pilot roll out in October
Organize and coordinate facilitators training in November.
Support with monitoring and evaluating the pilot workshop in October
Support facilitators in communication, marketing and registration schools for the program in 2022
Support with monitoring and evaluation of roll out.
Must have finished National Service
Experience in community work and organization
Interest in Educational activities and climate change
Have some experience working on projects designed for children
Must have basic understanding of Microsoft Office applications
Must be based in Accra, as our office is located in West-Legon and the job will require a level of movement.
Great Organizational and coordinating skills
Great Analytical skills to support in the monitoring and evaluation of the pilot and subsequent roll out
What we offer:
An exciting opportunity to work on an innovative educational intervention around climate change education
Experience working with an international social innovation agency in Ghana
1000 Cedis per month
200 Cedis to cover transportation and internet per month.
ABOUT THE ANANSE CLIMATE CHANGE EDUCATION PROJECT
While Climate conditions worsen in the country, the gap on the basic knowledge of Climate Change and its consequences remain unknown to many especially the next generation of leaders. The focus of this educational project is to address the ability to respond to the climate crisis. Our Climate Change Education Kit aims to contribute to preparing children in Ghana for these climate realities. Using Ananse storytelling, interactive tools and activities, school-aged children will learn about climate change and its consequences. . Through this educational toolkit we aim to educate children on the Climate, Climate Change and related topics through storytelling already familiar to them.With the stories and activities created for children, we hope to spark a way of thinking about themselves and the nature surrounding them.
As part of making the Kit accessible and used to its maximum best, facilitators will be trained on how to use the kit with children. Trained facilitators will be equipped with all they need to work with schools and interested organizations that work with children.
The Climate Education Kit features 10 original stories written and illustrated by Ghanaian writers and Illustrators. The stories were created during the Ananse Climate Fellowship. During the one-month co-creative program, the writer(s) and Illustrator(s) engaged in meetings with experts from the creative and climate sectors, assignments, brainstorming sessions, research and creative sessions. While engaging with the planned program, the creatives came up with their stories inspired by topics under Climate Change that they were exposed to during sessions with climate experts and creatives.
Do you want to be part of a group of creatives working towardsmaking a change in the face of climate change? Join us! We are looking for creative writers and illustrators for our Ananse Climate Education project. In this project we are building a climate education kit that we spread in Ghana. The education focuses on preparing children for the future of climate change and being resilient. As part of this climate education kit, we want to create adventurous and modern day Ananse stories aimed at children in Ghana (8-11 years old). We are looking for bold and creative, out of the box thinkers to help us create and illustrate these stories. During the one-month Ananse Climate Fellowship, you will embark on a journey with inspiring speakers, musicians, artist and international climate experts to create the kit. It will be an educational and inspiring journey.
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