Heritage Watch Association is looking for a bi-lingual educational consultant to join our team. We are a non-profit Ethiopian organization registered under the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia Charities and Societies Agency. This position is a temporary, part time for the duration of the project (1 year). We are an equal opportunity employer.
Project title: Heritage Education in Ethiopia: A Pilot Project (2021 – 2022)
Position title: Part-Time Education Consultant
Project summary: There is a growing trend among Ethiopian youth to connect with their cultural heritage. Unfortunately, the current educational system does not embrace indigenous knowledge as part of its central pedagogy. Students lack deep exposure to heritage as a foundational and valuable part of their educational experience. Heritage Watch Ethiopia (HWA) seeks to support schools to develop ‘heritage clubs’ within the existing education environment, with the possibility of extending to entrepreneurship and other employment for the targeted beneficiary which is the youth, the largest and most unemployed population in Ethiopia
Job description and position qualifications
The consultant will be the public face of the project and will interface with the public. (S)he will closely participate in project development meetings and propose improvements as well as collect data. (S)he will evaluate potential problems and provide written reports as well as propose solutions. (S)he will oversee and give support to all aspect of the project.
The consultant will work closely with the Ministry of Education, and other expert institutions, school administration and faculty in the planning of clubs, creating work sessions with experts and schools. (S)he will make decisions regarding the heritage tool kit development. Together with the faculty advisors, (S)he will approve club activities. (S)he will be fluent in Amharic and English and will give frequent written reports of progress to the Project Director. (S)he will give general and specific support backing all international and national stakeholders following the directives from HWA. (S)he works closely with the project coordinator to provide all resources are available in a timely manner and communicate any problems in an efficient manner. The consultant will be responsible for the written comprehensive report of the project at commencement of the project. The education consultant is not required to be an official member of Heritage Watch Association; however, we will welcome and encourage members to apply. For membership information please go to Get Involved.
Responsibilities & Duties
This webinar is a project that is made possible by the cooperation for sharing knowledge and acquiring new skills around cultural heritage in Ethiopia. This three part program includes a roundtable, and two workshops scheduled December 4, 10, 14, 2020.
We are excited to announce our most recent funding form TAP INTO.
HW connections in Bath, United Kingdom
Connections with Fairfield house, Bath UK following an article entitled 'Reflections of the Exile Years (1936 - 1941) written by Esther Sellassie Antohin, founder and executive director of Heritage Watch Association, Ethiopia. Read more here (jump to page 5).
Coming away energised by the rich conversations and optimism that filled our days in Nairobi at the first #INTOAfrica regional meeting on February 28 - 29, 2020. Here, we can see the huge potential for cross-continent collaboration for African #heritage with representation from Zanzibar, Zimbabwe, Uganda, Nigeria, Ethiopia, Kenya all the way to the Seychelles!
Maps of Heritage buildings of Addis Ababa’ were launched on Monday, December 9th at the Embassy of Spain, Addis Ababa. This was a celebratory event and could not have been possible without the generous support from H.E. Mr. Borja Montesino, Ambassador of Spain Mr. & Mrs. Clause and Karin Steiner, Hilton Hotel W/ro Lensa Mekonnen, Land Bank Development Corporation.
This celebration marked our first completed project funded by Embassy of the Czech Republic in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The work involved 28 architect students that conducted the surveys and 4 students from the social sciences that conducted the historical research of the buildings.
The maps were beautifully produced by HW Member and urban planner, Bethlehem Gebre Medhin, and her team members, Eden Dereje and Simret Arega. Thank you all members of Heritage Watch as well as affiliates who were part of this project. A special thanks to: Selome Shawel a sterling ally, working behind the scene, as well as taking care of things with remarkable care, and attention to details! Solomon Kifle, for his amazing dedication, creativity and hard work. Karen Kindel who not only has great ideas but makes them happen with flying colors!
Also to all Heritage Watch Members for believing in the dream and for your continued contribution to make it happen! I look forward to 2020, to meet new challenges together!!!
Esther Director, Heritage Watch Association.