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Guidance Programme Manager

We support refugees to access higher education. We do this through a combination of skills, guidance and finance programmes that are designed with the refugee community and leverage technology.

Today, only 1 percent of eligible refugees have access to higher education, compared to 36 percent of global youth. This limits their potential to become self reliant, integrate and contribute in their host communities and to help reconstruct their country to make it when they return home.

Role

We are looking for a candidate to join our growing team to manage our Guidance Programme in Jordan and Lebanon. Mosaik’s Guidance Programme aims to support refugees to gain the skills and knowledge necessary to evaluate and access higher education opportunities. These are delivered through a series academic guidance workshops, refugee-led digital content, and mentorship activities, all of which are delivered in close cooperation with local community organisations and refugee-led student groups.

The successful candidate will manage a small team of staff and volunteers in Lebanon and Jordan, many of whom are will be members of the refugee community. The role also offers significant potential for progression taking on leadership roles as Mosaik seeks to broaden its senior management team.

Responsibilities

Main responsibilities include:

  • overseeing the expansion of Guidance Programme activities in Lebanon and Jordan, including the establishing and leading a team of staff and volunteers to deliver activities
  • working with local community organisation partners on planning, activity tracking, risk management, monitoring and evaluation
  • supporting the development of relations with key local stakeholders, including civil society organisations and international agencies in countries of operation
  • collaborating with team members to develop and maintain content and tools to support the implementation of Guidance Programme activities
  • collaborating with the Monitoring Evaluation & Learning Coordinator to coordinate collection of baseline and endline data
  • ocontributing to narrative reporting for key donors
  • working with team members to plan future programme priorities and feed into the development of strategy

About you

Ideally you’ll have:

  • a Master’s or higher degree in a relevant discipline such as international development or international education
  • experience of education programming in for refugees/marginalised communities in a development/ humanitarian context. Knowledge of the challenges facing refugees in accessing higher education a significant advantage
  • an excellent track record in programme / project management and delivery
  • proven ability to deliver work independently, using your own initiative to adapt and problem solve with limited resources
  • experience managing small teams to deliver; experience of volunteer management a significant advantage
  • experience of analysing, collating and reviewing data for evaluation and learning purposes in the international development/humanitarian sectors an advantage
  • confident working collaboratively with a remote team
  • experience working in the Middle East
  • working level fluency in Arabic (Levantine) a significant advantage
  • experience using participatory or human centred design tools a significant advantage

Location

based in Lebanon or Jordan. Regular travel to Jordan/Lebanon (depending on base), as well as overseas travel abroad for approximately 10 days per year.

Contract

start March-April 2019; 12 months, with potential for extension.

Get in touch

Please send a CV and covering letter to ben@mosaik.ngo by Thursday 14 February.



Charity Accountant

Mosaik Education is a UK charity that supports refugees to access higher education. We do this through a combination of skills, guidance and finance programmes that are designed with the refugee community and leverage technology.

Today, only 1 percent of eligible refugees have access to higher education, compared to 36 percent of global youth. This limits their potential to become self reliant, integrate and contribute in their host communities and to help reconstruct their country to make it when they return home. Losing your home shouldn’t mean losing your ability to learn and make the world a better place.

Role

The trustees of Mosaik Education are seeking an experienced accountant to provide ongoing bookkeeping and accounting services.

This includes:

  • maintaining the charity’s underlying books & records
  • preparing management accounts
  • preparing statutory financial statements
  • ensuring compliance with tax & other regulations
  • supporting the CEO with the financial aspects of donor reporting

We have established a solid financial control framework that was positively reviewed by a government international aid organisation as part of a successful grant application. In our first year our accounting records have been maintained in excel with supporting documentation held in google docs.

Now we are looking to partner with an organisation or individual that can help us build on this foundation and grow with the charity in the coming years. Examples of services required by the charity include:

  • maintaining the cash book and reconcile to the charity’s GBP and USD bank accounts
  • recording all transactions in a web-based general ledger system (currently c. 15-25 per month), ideally the same system will also hold supporting documentation
  • submiting gift aid claims for all eligible donations (currently 3 per annum)
  • raising invoices in accordance with donor agreements and support the CEO in performing credit control
  • managing monthly supplier & contractor payments in accordance with the charity’s delegated authority
  • produceing management accounts (at least quarterly) including I&E, cash flow and reserves
  • supporting the CEO in maintaining a strong financial control environment, providing advice on areas for improvement and notifying of changing regulations as appropriate
  • preparing statutory financial statements & support the CEO to manage the external audit/independent examinations
  • ensuring compliance with tax & other regulations (at present the charity is not registered for VAT and does not employ staff, but may do so in the future)
  • supporting the CEO with the financial aspects of donor reporting

Get in touch

To help trustees evaluate the range of options available we are asking all interested parties to provide a short (no more than 2-page) overview that covers:

  • a short introduction to the organisation / individual and the reason for the interest in Mosaik Education
  • the bookkeeping and accounting services the organisation / individual is able to provide including indicative pricing
  • the accounting system(s) used. The Mosaik Education team operates remotely therefore we are particularly interested in organisations that can offer access to a web-based general ledger system. Ideally the same system will also store all supporting documentation and have the functionality to produce management, statutory and donor reporting
  • examples of previous experience. We are particularly interested in any previous experience with organisations working with (a) charities operating in the Middle East or similar; and/or (b) multiple, multi-currency donors and suppliers

Please send your application to ben@mosaik.ngo.



Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning Coordinator (part-time)

Mosaik Education is a UK charity that supports refugees to access higher education. We do this through a combination of skills, guidance and finance programmes that are designed with the refugee community and leverage technology.

Role

We are looking for a proactive and committed individual to coordinate the collection and analysis of data across our programmes of work. The successful candidate will join a young and ambitious team working at the forefront of innovations education for refugees.

Specific duties include:

  • Working closely with the programme managers to coordinate data collection across the charity’s programmes.
  • Preparing regular MEL reports for donors, senior management team and board of trustees.
  • Raising awareness of MEL strategy and relevant data collection techniques throughout the Mosaik team, including the conducting of mentoring and training where appropriate
  • Working with the senior management team to support decision-making and charity strategy.
  • Advising on strategic research partnerships with universities and foundations to ensure that the research design and focus aligns with Mosaik’s MEL strategy and theory of change.
  • Travel to programme locations to monitor and review data collection processes.

Required Skills and Experience

  • A Master’s or higher degree in a relevant discipline such as international development or development economics.
  • Experience of designing M&E frameworks essential.
  • Experience of analysing, collating and reviewing data for evaluation and learning purposes in the international development/humanitarian sectors.
  • Understanding and hands-on experience of meeting institutional donor requirements.
  • Experience and knowledge of MEL in the context of education, refugee/humanitarian emergencies.
  • Social inclusion expertise to ensure that MEL processes are measuring any differences in outcomes according to gender, disability, economic background.
  • Experience of writing and editing research/evaluation reports and presenting findings in an engaging way.
  • Experienced in UK and international higher education contexts, ideally with experience of research grant application processes.
  • Proven ability to deliver work independently, using your own initiative to adapt and problem solve with limited resources.
  • Confident in working collaboratively with a remote team.
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills.
  • Strong interest about broadening education opportunities for refugees and/or marginalised communities.
  • Motivated by the prospect of working with a start-up.
  • Willingness to travel internationally.
  • Eligible to work in the UK.

Location

The successful candidate will be able to work remotely, but would be expected to travel to London for regular meetings, as well as overseas travel abroad for approximately 10 days per year.

Contract

Consultancy contract; part-time 0.2 F/T equivalent or one day per week with the potential to increase; salary 0.2 equivalent of £28,000 - £32,400 p/a depending on experience

Get in touch

Please send a CV and covering letter to ben@mosaik.ngo.



Freelance podcast/media producer

Mosaik Education is a UK-based charity that pursues improved higher education education opportunities for refugees, asylum seekers and conflict-affected communities. We do this by working with the community, international universities, and education technology to deliver opportunities that are relevant and accessible. Our distinct approach draws on the knowledge and skills of the affected community to find ‘bottom-up’ innovative solutions to the refugee education crisis.

Mosaik has started a series of Arabic content - “Dardachat” co-created by refugee students to share successes and frustrations about adapting to university under challenging circumstances. Topics are selected by students and content is co-created with the Mosaik team, production partners and psycho-social advisors. Each story produced is typically 5-7 minutes long, with a written version in both Arabic and English. Tasks could include working to find the story “pitch” or “hook”, designing an interview and leading the production.

We are seeking individuals with a passion for crafting stories and with the desire to make a positive social impact. The successful candidates would be working with a team of students and humanitarian and education professionals to help guide the content. The time commitment will depend on the frequency of stories, we aim to produce two stories a month. The provided work will be paid per story.

Role

  • Work with the Dardachat team to guide story creation for our media series.
  • Create a detailed plan, a script or a list of interview questions as needed depending on the story and its format.
  • Create a detailed plan, a script or a list of interview questions as needed depending on the story and its format.
  • Schedule, record and edit each content to a high standard.
  • Collaborate and coordinate with the Mosaik staff to review and sign off at various stages.

Required Skills and Experience

  • Experience in the creation of high-quality media content, whether it is podcasting, journalism or professional communications work.
  • Familiarity with social or humanitarian themes and the refugee context.
  • Records of delivering high quality work to deadlines.
  • Experience working remotely or in distributed teams.
  • Fluency in Arabic and English.

Desired Skills and Experience

  • Proficiency in both audio/video production and editing tools.
  • Familiarity with digital audio content distribution methods, technologies, and platforms.
  • Experience working creatively to produce audio with limited resources.

Get in touch

If interested send resume/portfolio of work and rate (for 2-5 minute audio, 2-5 minute video, written piece) to miki@mosaik.ngo.