MINELRES: Employment Opportunity: Project Director Multilingual Education in Georgia

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Sat Jan 28 10:11:03 2006


Original sender: Carine Bachmann <carine.bachmann@cimera.org>


Employment Opportunity

Project Director: Multilingual Education in Georgia

Summary

CIMERA seeks a Project Director to lead its project “Multilingual
Education in Georgia” (February 2006 to July 2007). The project aims at
implementing a multilingual education model in primary schools of two
regions of Georgia that are densely populated by ethno-linguistic
minorities. The Project Director will be based in Tbilisi, Georgia, with
frequent travels to the two regions of Kvemo Kartli and Samskhe
Javakheti. Entry on duty: March 1st 2006.

Responsibilities
- Overall responsibility for the implementation of multilingual
education with two or three languages of instructions in pilot classes
on primary school level;

- Develop teaching methodology and training material;

- Organize training modules for teachers, conduct lesson observations,
lead seminars;

- Ensure the understanding and acceptance of the project among teachers,
school directors, parents and community leaders;

- Active cooperation with the Ministry of Education, lead a Steering
Committee composed of representatives of the authorities and other
relevant local and international actors; formulate recommendations for
the continuation of the project and its enlargement;

- Report to CIMERA Head Office, prepare activity reports for donors;

- Supervise and lead Georgian project staff.


Qualifications:

- University degree in Social Science, Pedagogy, International Education
or other related fields;

- Proven interest in education in multilingual settings and language
policy;

- Minimum 5 years of professional experience in project management
and/or teaching, including at least 2 year of field experience abroad.
Work experience in the area of the Former Soviet Union desirable;

- xcellent knowledge of English and good command of Russian required,
other relevant languages (Georgian, Azeri, Armenian) an asset;

- Experience in multilingual methodology an asset;

- Diplomacy, adaptability and commitment;

- Experience in leading teams;

- Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationship with
people of different national and cultural backgrounds;

To apply, please send a letter of motivation and CV in English to: 
carine.bachmann@cimera.org. Deadline for applications: February 7 2006

For more information contact:

Mrs Carine Bachmann, Director, CIMERA at +41 22 347 52
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