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Senior Program Specialist 1 at RTI

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 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 the 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
  • Build the capacity of Zanzibar Institute of Education (ZIE) and Department of Teacher Education (DTE) to plan and implement the delivery of face-to-face teacher training activities, Communities of Learning, coaching and virtual content support for Continuous Professional Development.
  • Coordinate with Department of Teacher Education to facilitate training at the Teacher Center (TC) level.
  • Support Department of Planning Policy and Research (DPPR) and ICT in Education to extend formative assessment and implement summative assessments to be included in the School Information System (SIS).
  • Support Department of Teacher Education (DTE) and Teacher Centers (TCs) in rolling out in-service teacher trainings
  • Contribute to the writing of scripts for virtual CPD content for supporting communities of learning discussions and practices.
  • In collaboration with the MEL officer, Office of Chief Education Inspector, Department of Teacher Education and District Education offices, participate in collecting and sharing learning data to inform the program.
  • In collaboration with the MEL officer support Department of Teacher Education and District Education offices to monitor the implementation of Viamo virtual CPD content.
  • In collaboration with the Community and School Inclusive Education officer, Department of Pre & Primary Education 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

 

  • 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, Numeracy 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 District and TC activities.

EEO & Pay Equity Statements

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