Job Opportunity at RTI International Tanzania – Senior Inclusive Education Advisor

Senior Inclusive Education Advisor
Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania, United Republic of, Tanzania, United Republic of, Tanzania, Dar Es Salaam
Position Summary
RTI International is the prime implementer of the USAID Jifunze Uelewe activity focused on sustainably improving literacy and numeracy outcomes of “all learners” from pre-primary through Standard 4 in five regions of Tanzania. 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.

The Senior Inclusion Education Advisor will oversee the design of the program’s inclusive education approach to ensure that interventions at both the school and community level are responsive to the needs of children with disabilities and other marginalized populations, and that the approach is consistently applied with quality and sustained at all levels. The Senior Inclusive Education Advisor will be based in Dodoma and will report to the Chief of Party.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Overall responsibility to ensure inclusion objectives are integrated throughout JU activities and particularly with respect to teaching and learning materials; teacher training and support; and resource allocation decisions.
  • Team Lead for Outcome 3: Increased community support for safe and inclusive learning environments (in and outside of the school) and leads the regional-based school and community inclusive education advisors
  • Coordinate with the Literacy, Numeracy and SEL lead in the design of UDL-informed teacher guides for inclusive classrooms; Children with Disability classroom kit and overall implementation of intermediate result 1.3 Inclusive TLMs available to and used by each teacher and child
  • Oversee and coordinate the activities of eKitabu, specifically with respect to support to special needs schools, material digitization and structuring formative assessments for visual impaired.
  • Coordinate and develop sustainable strategies for school-based screening for children with mild to moderate disabilities and associated referral services
  • Coordinate and develop sustainable strategies for community support for children with disabilities
  • Engage with GoT counterparts in Dodoma to develop a financially realistic and sustainable approach to classroom-base inclusive education
  • Support the Chief of Party, technical, and regional staff in the development of the project work plans and strategic frameworks to ensure achievement of program goals.
  • Work in close coordination with technical leads, local partners, and government counterparts to ensure principles of inclusive education are embedded and integrated across program components and sustained at the community and school level.

Required Skills and Qualifications

  • Minimum of 8 years of experience in design and implementation of inclusive education programs in developing country contexts.
  • Strong technical knowledge of inclusive education and universal design principles, teacher training, curriculum design and improvement, flexible assessment, and teaching and learning materials.
  • Ability to work effectively and professionally with government officials, CSOs, project staff, and other beneficiaries.
  • Excellent leadership and management skills, with a demonstrated ability to adapt to changing needs of the program and context.
  • Excellent communication skills and demonstrated track record of working effectively in a team environment.
  • Ability to work effectively and professionally with government officials, CSOs, project staff, and other beneficiaries.
  • Strong contextual understanding of the challenges and barriers facing children with disabilities and other marginalized groups in low-and-middle-income-country contexts.
  • Demonstrated ability to efficiently lead and manage multiple, complex activities.

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