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Job Opportunity at Lyra in Africa Digital Learning Mentor

Digital Learning Mentor 

Lyra in Africa Organization (Lyra) is a registered Tanzanian Non-Governmental Organization based in Iringa, Tanzania. Lyra’s mission is to create vibrant communities by improving education and income opportunities for girls and women across rural Tanzania.

Our main task is to give girls safety from abuse so that they can complete their studies and increase their access to secondary education and economic opportunities. Digital Learning (DL) is one of the four pillars of Lyra’s programs. More information about Lyra (www.lyrainafrica.or.tz).

As part of the program, Lyra seeks to recruit a dedicated and self-motivated individual for a Digital Learning Mentor position (1 Position)

Direct Reporting Line: Digital Learning Manager

Location: Iringa Region

Salary: Negotiable

Opportunity at Lyra in Africa Digital

Roles and Responsibilities:  

To coach / train teachers no how to use DL as part of their classroom teaching to ease their day to day work

To ensure that trained teachers are using DL as part of their classroom teaching

Coach / train student how to use the DL platform to search for content, perform quizzes and watch educational videos and other resources in order to increase both group and self-study.

Train student leader in each class (Form I-IV) who will be supporting their fellow students to navigate the educational resources

Provide training to Digital Learning Mentor Girls, who will be long term supporters of the DL program

Assist in the Review and update a Coding training guide to be used for successful implementation the Lyra Coding Program in Schools

Collect training data, prepare and submit reports to your line manager at the end of each training programme.

Formulate schedules for training programs to all Lyra supported schools and other beneficiaries of our DL program in a cost-effective manner

Assist in preparation and coordination of Lyra Tech Annual event in line with your supervisor

Collect data used for preparation of DL monthly, quarterly and annual report

Prepare case studies / stories using Lyra’s format for capturing case studies / stories

Perform technical work, including where required, software and hardware preparation, installations and troubleshooting

Maintain a database of all Lyra Digital Learning Equipment for tracking

Travel to Lyra schools to conduct hardware and software installations and preventive maintenance

Assist your line manager in preparation of weekly, monthly and quarterly reports

Provide support needed for coaching, training, data collection, and related tasks

Opportunity at Lyra in Africa Digital

Required Experience & Competence: 

Experience with at least one coding language: HTML, C++, Python, PHP or similar.

Good facilitation skills, with the ability to motivate, direct, and train people (mainly youth) and collaborate and interact with others effectively and productively

Good written and oral communication skills in both Swahili and English

Commitment to excellence and ability to work both independently and in a collaborative environment.

Adaptability in dealing with change, delays or unexpected events to ensure the 
general welfare of the DL program.

Required Skills: 

ICT: Includes but not limited to knowledge in hardware (maintenance, troubleshooting, configuration, installation, etc), software (application installation, troubleshooting, configuration, etc), Networking (LAN, WiFi, Internet, etc), ICT Training and Support (User Training, Customer Support, Help Desk, etc), Coding Skills (software design, mobile apps design, HTML, JavaScript, C#, PHP etc)

Communication: Ability to prepare eye-catching reports, with figures and references. Good presentation and networking skills. Good in both English & Swahili.

Preferred Education Qualification 

Diploma in Computer Science, Information Technology, Information Systems or Related Field

Opportunity at Lyra in Africa Digital

Mode of Application: 

Applicants are invited to submit their details to: info@lyrainafrica.org

Closing date is: 22nd October 2021

Only successful applicants will be contacted.

NB: Lyra in Africa is an equal opportunity employer. Due to the interactive nature required of the role, female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply

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