British Council’s Connecting Classrooms through Global Learning (CC4) is a global education programme for schools. It is designed to help young people develop the knowledge, skills and attitude required to live and work in the 21st century. The programme offers training to Head Teachers and Teachers along with school partnerships and accreditation. The programme is a joint-venture between the British Council and the UK’s Department for International Development (DfID).

Between 2018-21, CC4 will deliver training of Core and Transferable skills to 1100 school teachers in Nepal. As a supplementary training resource, British Council Nepal wishes to produce at least three 40-minute videos of teachers teaching in real classrooms incorporating core skills in their lessons. The videos will be used as a training resource as well as a learning resource for teachers in Nepal. A Core Skills Expert based in the UK will be selected as an Academic Consultant (AC) to lead the project remotely and to provide quality assurance to the project.

We’re looking to recruit a Local Academic Consultant (LAC) to support the AC and to lead the project locally. The teachers, whose lessons will be filmed, will be selected through an open competition. British Council Nepal will call for applications from teachers to send in lesson plans incorporating any one of the following core and transferable skills:

  •  Digital Literacy
  • Creativity and Imagination
  • Critical Thinking and Problem Solving

The selection panel will select the best three lesson plans to be filmed.

Roles & Responsibilities of the LAC

  • Shortlist lesson plans submitted by the teachers for final selection
  • Mentor and support the teachers to improve their lesson plans in co-ordination with the AC
  • Travel to a maximum of 3 districts during the filming of the videos and lead the filming activity while being in touch with the AC in the UK to get the best footage out of the shoot.
  • Co-ordinate with the video filming crew during the shooting to get the best angles and footage from the task.
  • Write the draft of the supplementary booklets for final editing by the AC.
  • Work in co-ordination with the AC and the Connecting Classrooms Project Team providing regular updates on progress.

Selection Criteria

  • At least two years of experience having delivered all three core skills listed above.
  • Experience of supporting, observing, feeding back on and assessing teaching
  • Good knowledge of the national curriculum especially from grade 5 and above.
  • Good knowledge of the key components of a lesson plan
  • Should have a good understanding of ICT in education, ICT tools and practical knowledge of using these in the classroom.

Input days
Approximately 20-21 input days are envisaged for this role (see attached timeline for the Project), out of which 9-12 days will be on location in the districts. This is subject to change upon final confirmation of the teachers selected.

Remuneration
Rs. 6000 per day. Per diem when on location will be paid as per British Council Nepal rates.

To apply
Send in a written application:

  • highlighting your experience in a minimum of 150 and maximum of 300 words against each of the above mentioned selection criterion.
  • explaining why you are interested in taking up this responsibility and how you expect tow develop professionally through this experience.

Your applications should be sent to Sharda Joshi at sharda.joshi@britishcouncil.org.np by 5 p.m. 11 December, 2018.

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