Job offer: International consultant offer

Eska Africa Vega Program Recruitment of 7500 Students Consultants
Location:  Online
Deadline:  20-March-2024
Time left:  39d 11h 29m
Type of Contract:  Individual Contract
Post Level:  Student Consultant
Languages Required:  English | French
Starting Date:  20-March-2024
Duration of Initial Contract:  05 months
Expected Duration:  90 days

Eska is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality, and culture. People from minority groups, indigenous groups, and people with disabilities are also encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidentiality.

1. Context and justifications

With the advent of digital technology in the 20th century, humanity is facing a unprecedented revolution in history, which is somehow similar to that of writing.

Digital technology has brought about a profound transformation of society in all its aspects, including learning. School on the other hand, as an institution has remained fairly unchanged in time, both in the approach and in the textbooks used.

With the event of COVID-19 and its propensity at the beginning of 2020, we have seen in the West, although with a very marked lockdown, that there was less disruption in transmission of teaching. This because the environment had a certain amount of infrastructure to deal with it. On the other hand, in sub-saharan Africa, where the infrastructures are less developed, the break in the dispensation of lessons has been felt much more.

This unprecedented context that the planet is facing since the appearance of COVID-19 reminds us that there might be even more violent pandemic forcing this type of restriction.

It is therefore urgent to propose hybrid learning material that is close to current models while taking into account the possibility of a break in traditional education. Those hybrids learning material are new kinds of textbooks that integrate ICT.

UNESCO also says in these lines: "" Textbooks development: The Education 2030 agenda re-affirms the importance of providing opportunities to reach Global Citizenship Education, which includes the design of inclusive learning environments and the contents of the curriculum… ""

The full article via the link: https://en.unesco.org/themes/gced/textbooks

It is for these reasons that Eska Africa is launching the Vega program, which mission is to create new hybrid textbooks that are more inclusive of parents and technology. Eska Africa through this program is hiring 7500 students consultants across major linguistic areas of the continent, i.e. 4000 students in the English-speaking area, 4000 students in the French-speaking area, and 500 students in the Portuguese-speaking area.

2. Objective

The objective of the Vega program is the design and production of hybrid textbooks which aim to replace current textbooks by 2035.

In addition, these textbooks are intended to arouse the interest of the parent so that they become more involved in the didactic support of his child during their school career.

3. Mission of the student consultant

Under the supervision of the Vega program team leaders, the consultant will have to take part in the scheduled online sessions and prepare the expected documents. For this, the consultant will have an online board on which the tasks will be deposited by his manager before each session.

Concretely, it will be for the consultant to give his opinion on the documents drawn up and submitted for his use. He will have to provide feedback and give his feelings about the content and the evaluations.

4. Conditions

A pre-selection will start by the beginning of 13th Dec 2024 and the final selection will be in 25 Feb 2024.
Conditions to be selected as a student consultant:

  • Have been followed up in at least 4 subjects on Eska;
  • Have obtained an average evaluation of your teachers of 80% or more on Eska;
  • Be in the top 500 Eska in your country;
  • Be professional and comfortable with inclusive collaboration;
  • Have strong skills for analysis, synthesis, writing, and presentation of documents;
  • Have computer skills in MS Word, MS Excel, and MS Powerpoint;
  • Be available to start immediately after selection;
  • Be willing to travel to the different countries where the Vega program holds its onsite meetings.
  • Have signed permission from a parent or tutor.

5. Duration and remuneration

  1. Duration of consultation
  2. The total duration of the Vega program is one (1) year and may extend beyond. The consultant is recruited for a period of 3 months renewable.

  3. Earnings
  4. The consultant is paid between 1200 USD and 1500 USD per month depending on the discipline taught, tasks, and quality of the work delivered. The Vega program does not cover any insurance and the consultant is responsible for paying the taxes according to the regulation in his country of residence

6. Certification

At the end of the program, the consultant receives a certificate that gives him access to participation in various Eska programs around the world and to promote his skills everywhere.

Eska Prime Student Certificate

This certificate is issued to student who obtained more than 80% on the mark of the evaluation of the teachers on the Eska mobile application.

This certificate gives him access to participation in different Eska programs around the world and to Olympiads organized during post-school periods.