28 Jun 2023

Senior Program Specialist 1 at RTI International

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Job Description


Teaching and Learning Specialist/Senior Program Specialist

Location: Mtwara – 1 position

Job Summary

Jifunze Uelewe Activity is a five-year project funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) focused on sustainably improving literacy and numeracy outcomes of “all learners” from pre-primary through Standard 4 in five regions of Tanzania mainland and Zanzibar. For the purpose of this program, “all learners” includes, but is not limited to, marginalized and vulnerable girls and boys, learners with disabilities, minority and linguistic minority groups, urban and rural learners, learners affected by crisis or conflict, and those living in poverty.

RTI seeks a Teaching and Learning Specialist (TLS) who will provide capacity building to Government counterparts at the regional level to plan and manage teacher education and support. Also responsible for contributing to content development for in-service teacher training and teacher Continuous Professional Development with a focus on pre-primary instruction, formative assessment integrated with literacy and numeracy, and content for promoting social emotional instruction by teachers and inclusive education. In addition, TLS is responsible for supporting Ubongo to promote reading skills practice outside of school.

Responsibilities

Regional Lead for Outcome 1: Improved literacy, numeracy, and social-emotional instruction by teachers
Support Regional Secretariat (RS) and Local Government Authorities (LGAs) through on job training to plan and implement the delivery of face-to-face teacher training activities, Communities of Learning, coaching and mentoring and virtual content support for Continuous Professional Development.
Coordinate with REO office to facilitate training at regional and LGA levels.
Support Regional and LGA Education offices to extend formative assessment and implement summative assessments to be included in the School Information System (SIS).
Support Regional and LGA Education offices in rolling out to teachers’ social emotional instruction training.
Contribute to the writing of scripts for virtual CPD content for supporting teachers’ communities of learning discussions and practices.
In collaboration with the MEL officer, Regional and LGA Education offices, participate in collecting and sharing learning data to inform the program.
In collaboration with the MEL officer support Regional and LGA Education offices to monitor the implementation of virtual CPD content.
In collaboration with the Community and School Inclusive Education officer and with Regional and LGA Education offices, facilitate Ubongo delivery of reading content to communities.
Communicate successes, lessons learnt, program best practice and evidence of impact.
Ensure a gender-positive and quality-oriented perspective is mainstreamed and gender sensitive language is used in all program communications.
More generally: provide administrative and logistics support to the implementation of regional activities.

Qualifications

Minimum Required Education & Experience

A Bachelor’s Degree in Education with 10 years of relevant experience. Or Master’s Degree with 6 years’ experience.

Skills & Abilities

Relevant experience in development, including education reform, teacher training, coaching and mentoring, literacy and research.
Experience and proven ability to build and maintain relationships with government counterparts and other stakeholders.
Knowledge of communication tools used for development.
Proven ability to work across geographic and cultural boundaries.
Excellent communication skills and fluency in English and Kiswahili
Provide administrative and logistics support to the implementation of regional activities.

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Closing Date : 21st July, 2023.







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