As HFA grows and expands in the next five years, new core programs will focus on developing women and girls in the community by addressing the challenges they face in fully accessing education and opportunities. Specifically, HFA’s Girls Empowerment Program (GEP) aims to eliminate barriers that girls face in accessing quality education, reduce high drop-out rates among school-going girls, increase academic performance of girls, and develop empowered South Sudanese girls with 21st-century career and leadership qualities who are in charge of their own future.
The GEP Coordinator and Lead Mentor will play a primary role in implementing HFA’s GEP Programs. The position will report to the Executive Director and HFA Administration Team and is expected to work 20 hours a week at HFA’s Ariang Primary School and surrounding communities. Key responsibilities include:
– Recruit girls for “Strong Girls Club” and “MHM Program” based on program criteria. Complete an intake registration for each participant
– Explain and share about the program content and goals with the community
– Communicate program progress with HFA Admin Team & Executive Director
– Teaching & Facilitating
– Prepare required materials for GEP seminar sessions
– Teach GEP lessons at monthly seminar sessions
– Create a “safe-space” for girls to develop a sense of community, ask questions, and develop new skills
– Develop trusting and confidential relationships with GEP girl participants
– Meet one-on-one or in small groups with girls on a monthly basis
– Share any life-threatening issues with HFA Admin Team.
– Guide and oversee other community mentors in the programs. Provide training for other mentors.
– Keep accurate records and notes from each GEP seminar session.
– Administer mid-line and end-line evaluation assessments
– Gather and track identified data (i.e. school attendance and grade reports)
HOPE for Ariang is looking for an individual who has:
– Excellent time management and prioritization skills;
– Attention to detail and detailed record-keeping skills;
– The ability to take initiative and to be flexible;
– Excellent communication skills;
– Confidence and public-speaking and/or teaching experience
– Able to work with little supervision;
– Passion for uplifting South Sudanese girl’s situation
– Proficient in Dinka and English
– Strong local knowledge
– Demonstrated interest in international development, South Sudan, or nonprofit work.
This is a paid position with a commentative local salary. Living accommodations in Ariang can be arranged if needed.
How to Apply
To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to Elizabeth Deng at firstname.lastname@example.org