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Risk Management, Economic Sustainability and Actuarial Science Development in Indonesia (READI)
Program Officer, Math Outreach

Terms of Reference
READI Project

Background The Program/Project/activity is under taken with the financial support of the Government of Canada provided through the Department of Global Affairs Canada (GAC), with the University of Waterloo(uWaterloo) serving as the Canadian Executing Agency (CEA). The objective ofthe project is to establish Indonesia as a regional centre of actuarial excellence. The project is working with a range of key stakeholders – including high schools and universities, the insurance and pensions industry, Indonesia’s professional actuarial association, and government agencies – to: (1) in creasethe number and quality of Indonesian actuarial science graduates available to Indonesian businesses, uni­versities and government agencies; (2) streng then the linkages between industry, government and edu­cational institutions in support of actuarial science and risk management; and (3) deepen the under­standing of actuarial science and risk management as a profession. 

Scope of Work
The incumbent will spend a significant portion of timein schools within Indonesia promoting mathematics as a discipline, conductingproblem solving workshops, and presenting the many careers in and applicationsof mathematics.  The incumbent will workclosely with Indonesian university faculty to provide training in theactivities above.  Significant liaisonwith government and industry partners will be required.  Eight to twelve weeks of travel to Canadawill be necessary for incumbent training. This will bea six month contract with an opportunity of renewal based on performance at theend of the six month period.

Specific Responsibilities
Lead fun, interactive mathematics workshopsfor high school and middle school students
  • Promote Mathematics as adiscipline
  • Demonstrate careers in and theapplications of mathematics in the world
  • Demonstrate and teach valuableproblem solving skills at the middle and high school levels
  • Promote the writing ofmathematics contests
  • Translate or outsourcetranslation of CEMC outreach content to Bahasa Indonesia with sensitivity tocultural differences and relevance
  • Develop new outreach materialthat aligns with Indonesian curriculum
  • Develop new outreach materialthat promotes actuarial science as a profession
Participate extensively in additionaloutreach activities
  • Assist with the creation andadministration of the partner universities’ mathematics contests
  • Train university faculty in allaspects of successful mathematical outreach
  • Conduct outreach workshops formiddle and high school mathematics teachers
  • Create promotional materialsfor mathematics outreach
Maintain knowledge of the national Indonesianeducation system
  • Mathematics curriculum
  • Testing and examination systems 
  • Report on changes and trends
  • Advise university outreach,recruiting and admissions teams on these changes and implications to currentpractices
Present overviews of and promote thepartner universities’ undergraduate mathematics programs
  • Maintain current knowledge ofpartner universities’ programs and admissions requirements. 
  • Perform market researchcontributing to overall outreach strategy. 
  • Prepare market-specificoutreach strategies including, but not limited to: developing contacts,creating schedule of activities, and making travel arrangements.
  • Attend recruitment, education,and career fairs; deliver customized presentations
  • Perform Mathematics outreachworkshops using (translated) CEMC materials and guidelines.
  • Promotion and organization ofactuarial science outreach days for high school students at insurance companies.
  • Organize and attend follow-upevents.
  • Organize and attend recruitmentand outreach related trips by various university personnel.
  • Develop metrics, analyze data,and report on results.
  • Develop metrics to determinehow outreach affects admissions.
  • Report on outreach activitiesand data.
  • Identify trends and events thatwill affect outreach and admissions activities at partner universities.
  • Research and recommend strategyenhancements.
EstimatedLevel of Effort and Timing Travel: Extensive travel required, including 8 to 12weeks annually within Canada for the first 2 to 3 years 

Working Hours:
  • Regular working hours when inthe office
  • Extensive evening and weekend work may be required when traveling for school visits and presentations. May include extended out of town stays
Reporting: Incumbent would report to the READI FieldDirector Start Date: September 2016 Salary: Will be based on qualifications. Position is contingent on funding. Deadline to submit resume: July 27, 2016

Please submit resume to Laura Wilson, READI Project Officer at readilaurawilson@yahoo.com
Criteria for Selection (Qualifications and Experience)

Bachelor’s Degree with a knowledge in MathematicsAdvanced knowledge of successful mathematics teachingstrategies

  • Data analysis skills
  • Advanced public speaking and presentation skills inboth English and Bahasa Indonesia
  • Advanced ability to relate to a wide variety ofaudiences
  • Advanced ability to think “on their feet” in anysituation during a presentation
  • At least 3-5 years of experience