Volunteer: Education Program Coordinator

8.14.16 – Education Program Coordinator
Ghana Health and Education Initiative (GHEI), Humjibre, Ghana

Sarah P’s comments:  Position includes managing a library and offers a small stipend in addition to paying expenses. Duration is 13-24 months and is a way to gain experience both in international librarianship and with a NGO.

Start Date: November/December 2016

Duration: 13-24 months

Job Summary: The Education Program Coordinator (EPC) manages a wide range of GHEI educational programming in coordination with the local Education Program Manager (EPM)/Assistant Country Director (ACD). In addition to management duties, the EPC will continue to build the capacity of the EPM/ACD, with the ultimate goal of combining the EPC and EPM duties into a single, locally staffed position. Additional duties may also include research activities, grant proposal writing, curriculum development and running training sessions.

Responsibilities:

Management & Administration

  • In collaboration with the EPM/ACD:
  • Manage and support the education team.
  • Work with the EPM/ACD to assess, revise and record program strategies, by completing the Annual Operational Plans (AOPs) and program protocols.
  • Generate district reports for internal use, funders, and local government agencies.
  • Maintain and update program-specific databases to track program indicators.
  • Create and monitor budgets and expenses for all education programs.

Programming & Development

  • Conduct relevant research in the community to inform program planning and development.
  • Continue to make girls’ education a priority, building and strengthening existing programs, and developing new initiatives, as required and appropriate.
  • Manage, coordinate, train and implement the new Mother Mentor Program, in collaboration with the health and education teams, to promote stimulation and development in children.
  • Monitor and evaluate all education programs with the EPM/ACD and education team.
  • Continually assess and revise curricula for the education programs.

Teaching & Training

  • Improve quality of teaching by providing relevant training and guided support.
  • Conduct teacher evaluations, providing comprehensive feedback and continuous monitoring.
  • Teach for the Youth Education Program (YEP).
  • Work with EPM/ACD and Country Director to design a system to identify, train and develop staff, as well as volunteers in the community.

Collaboration & Networking

  • Write, edit and/or revise grant proposals, and collaborate with Development Director to identify needs and key priorities.
  • Build support amongst businesses and organizations to encourage financial contributions and support for educational projects.
  • Communicate and network with the District Assembly Office, specifically education personnel responsible for school welfare, to build organizational knowledge of and communication lines with projects in the district and opportunities for support and funding, etc.

Library

  • Manage and run the library, working closely with the Librarian.
  • Mentor and support the GHEI Librarian, his development, and the successful running of the library.
  • Schedule a series of smaller events at the library, such as educational movie nights and quizzes, and work with the librarian on marketing, coordinating and planning for events.
  • In coordination with the librarian and EPM/ACD, improve and develop new monitoring tools for the library (e.g. track attendance to help identify impact).
  • Support the Librarian with the Soroano Book Box Project, while still seeking opportunities to build a library for this neighboring community.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree, preferably a Masters in a related field (Education, International
  • Development, Non-Profit Management).
  • At least 1 year of project management experience, preferably in a developing country.
  • Experience with logic models and program design.
  • Experience in teaching, curriculum design, and rubrics.
  • Experience in conducting research.
  • Knowledge and experience in proposal writing.
  • Familiarity with budgets and the tracking of expenditures.
  • Proficient in MS Office (specifically Word, Powerpoint and Excel)
  • Ability to live and work in a resource-poor environment with limited internet access, intermittent power outages, and restricted diet.
  • Demonstrated cross-cultural awareness and communication skills.
  • Excellent spoken and written English.
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to collaborate effectively with all stakeholders in Ghana and internationally-based staff.
  • Commitment to the highest professional standards, ethics and values.
  • Resilient, patient, flexible, and willing to perform a wide variety of tasks as they arise.
  • A collaborative-minded, team player who is invested in the growth of the EPM/ACD and staff.
  • Commitment to building local capacity and working within established local systems, structures, and cultural norms.

Compensation:

The Education Program Coordinator receives a local salary equivalent to $160 USD/month. Free housing, electricity, all business related travel, in-country work permits and Visas are also paid for by GHEI. Relocation costs (i.e. airfare), vaccinations, and evacuation insurance are not covered by GHEI.

Job: Director, Distributed eLibrary

8.7.16 –  Director, Distributed eLibrary
Weill Cornell Medical College in Qatar, Doha

Sarah P’s comments:  I have watched the development of Doha’s Education City since its inception in 2002.  Jobs regularly appear and are filled but the process is vague and the length of time to hire very slow.  Salaries are good and Doha is safe but recently has been trending toward becoming conservative.

 

WCM-Q is in its 14th year of operation and is seeking a candidate for Director of the Distributed eLibrary.

Reporting directly to Dean, the incumbent will partner with other informatics thought leaders at WCM and WCM-Q in imagining, creating, and managing a dynamic, modern information research facility to support education, research, and clinical care for the next generation and beyond. Will be responsible for the strategic planning, management, budgeting, marketing, and administration of library resources and services as well as the Archives of the Weill Cornell Medicine – Qatar Library. The Director will also be critical in leading the Library through this transformation to a next generation facility.

The successful candidate is required to have Masters in Library Science from a graduate library program accredited by the American Library Association, or a comparable information science related degree is expected. S/he should possess 10 years or more of professional experience, with progressive responsibility in an administrative and/or managerial/supervisory capacity in an academic or health sciences library or equivalent organization. Having a strong commitment to information literacy and to developing in students, faculty and clinicians the informatics skills required to practice evidence-based medicine is also a requirement.

Your application requires a CV, including the names and contact information for three references that agree to be contacted, as well as a covering letter. We encourage applicants to describe in their application how they feel they can contribute broadly to the goals of WCM-Q. For additional requirements and responsibilities, please refer to our website listed below. Candidates must be willing to relocate to Doha, Qatar for the duration of the appointment.

Compensation will include a competitive salary with supplement for Foreign Service, housing and transportation.

The screening of applications will begin immediately and continue until suitable candidates are identified.

Application Information

Contact:
Ms. Noha Saqr
Human Resources
Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar
Phone:
+974 44928614
Fax:
+974 44928666

Job: Librarian/Cataloguer

8.5.16 – Librarian/Cataloguer
Max Planck Institute, Luxembourg

Sarah P’s comments:  A rare opp for a law librarian…however they do not say whether you have to be EU resident. They did advertise this position on IFLA which suggests they are open to applications from elsewhere but check before you apply.

Job description

As a cataloguer, you will work together with the other librarians to provide effective access to the library collections and resources. You will have the essential mission of ensuring that users are provided with bibliographic data of high quality to conduct their research in the most convenient way.

 

Your tasks

– Perform copy cataloguing and original cataloguing of print and electronic resources (mostly in
English, German and French);
– Create authority records;
– Be familiar with AACR or similar rules of cataloguing;
– Ensure correct data input into the library integrated system Aleph, according to MARC standards;
– Assist the compilation and implementation of Cataloguing Instructions for the library;
– Execute diverse administrative tasks supporting the global activity of the library.

Your profile

– You hold a Master degree in Library Science or equivalent and you have at least 5 years of
professional experience, preferably as a cataloguer;
– You have experience with an integrated library system, knowledge of Aleph being an asset;
– You are fluent in English, German being considered as an advantage;
– You have been working with legal publications and information before, preferably in a
research/academic institution;
– You are flexible, multi-tasking and able to prioritize;
– You are open and enjoy working in an international environment;
– You are open to continuous learning and curious to acquire new skills.

Joining us

If you are interested in joining our Institute, please apply online and follow our usual application process.

Contact

Diana Castellaneta

Apply online

Job: Online Instructor -Archivist/Librarian

8.4.16 – Online Instructor – Archivist/Librarian
Preserve This, USA

Sarah P’s comments:  I would guess this is a new venture as I was unable to locate any information or reviews. It’s an interesting concept though. If anyone has any info, please share…

This is a contracted job to teach a 4-week self-paced, asynchronous course “Intro to Preservation of AV Materials” for the month of October. Instructor will provide weekly lessons in the form of pdfs, word docs, and screencasting. Instructor is responsible for assigning any readings, requiring any writing, creating any exams, and keeping students on track during the course.Instructor MUST have a comprehensive understanding of how to properly preserve audiovisual materials. Ideal job for a librarian or archivist.
It is preferable that instructor have experience teaching in an online format but it is not required. Tutorials and instruction will be provided for those who have never taught online before. This is a remote job. Compensation is competitive.
Email Resume to: info@preservethis.org
Job Type: Contract

Other course topics we’re interested in:

  • Archival Data Management Systems
  • Digital Preservation
  • EAD3

We’re open to other ideas as well.


Please email: info@preservethis.org for more information.

 

Volunteer: Join the International Librarian Network

8.2.16 – Join the International Librarian Network

Sarah P’s comments:  If you are looking for a way to begin to have an international connection here is an opportunity. The ILN Motto: A meeting place for librarians from around the world

There is less than one week left to apply for the next round of the International Librarians Network peer mentoring program. During the four-month program, you will have an opportunity to get to know a librarian from another country, to share ideas about librarianship and libraries in your respective countries and the world, and to participate in a growing global professional network of information professionals. This is a wonderful way to expand your international network free of charge.

Apply at http://interlibnet.org/apply-for-the-iln/