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Education Fellowship – Job Opening (August 2020)
Type: 8 Month Fellowship (start August 2020)
Experience: Undergraduate Degree (experience teaching, researching, and analyzing data preferable)
Industry: Global Education and Rural Development (Non-Profit Sector)
Positions Available: 2
Based in Nepal's Kalikot district, the Oda Foundation supports integrative community development solutions for some of Nepal's most geographically isolated communities. With a focus on healthcare, education, and identifying community needs, we create innovative solutions for rural Nepal in tandem with local leaders, private partners and government support. Oda Foundation Fellowships are the opportunity of a lifetime to work with our team and be part of compassionate, sustainable change in this remote corner of the world.
Education Fellow - Kalikot, Nepal
Position Type: Full-time, unpaid; room and board provided
The Oda Foundation runs an open tutoring program on its campus and facilitates local youth development initiatives, while concurrently co-managing a local public school. The Education Fellows have responsibilities that can range from a classroom teacher, researcher, data analyst, youth development coordinator, assistant to the Oda Foundation’s Program Manager for Education, and assistant to our public school partner on matters ranging from curriculum to policy implementation. Applicants should be thoughtful about this breadth, and ready to explain which aspects of our education initiatives they see themselves best contributing to.
A critical part of the Education Fellow’s role will be engaging in strategic discussions that will dictate the trajectory of the Oda Foundation’s approach to education. Because of this, Education Fellows should be equipped with a preexisting knowledge, or ability to acquire knowledge on global education policies. Successful candidates will also have, or be willing to obtain, a strong understanding of education policies and efforts in Nepal.
Much of this job entails working with and communicating effectively among marginalized Nepali communities with little to no English comprehension. Thus, the Education Fellow will arrive in Kathmandu, Nepal on August 1, 2020 and will take a month-long Nepali language course before traveling out to the Oda Foundation’s site in Kalikot. The intensive, one-month language course will be taken in a group setting with all Fellows participating (two Education Fellows alongside one Public Health Fellow).
While Education initiatives will be the this role’s primary focus, it is a strength of the Oda Foundation Fellowship program that Fellows understand the integrative nature of Oda’s work and their role within it. Maintaining their immediate responsibilities, the Education Fellow is strongly encouraged to pursue any interests outside of education that may align with Oda Foundation programming.
In previous cohorts, Fellows have also supported in an operational fashion through: social media management, media content generation, report and grant writing support, quarterly board meeting participation, partnership generation, and more.
Key responsibilities can include:
Successful candidates will have:
HOW TO APPLY
For more information about our organization please follow us on Instagram, @odafoundation. You can also visit our website, www.odafoundation.org. Blog posts from many previous Fellows are a helpful resource that show the breadth of work possible, and the impact of this once-in-a-lifetime Fellowship! Please contact Oda Foundation Country Director, Nick Kraft with any questions or comments during the application process at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applicants should send a resume and cover letter outlining how they meet the specific requirements of the position to email@example.com by May 10, 2020. Application materials will be viewed and interviews will be determined on a rolling basis.
While we sincerely appreciate all applications, only those candidates selected for interview will be contacted. Please note the selected candidate will be required to submit to a liability waiver and proof of international travel insurance.