- Company: Education Development Center
- Location: Uganda
- State: Gulu
- Job type: Full-Time
- Job category: NGO Jobs in Uganda
Essential functions include (but not limited to): • Contribute to the design and development of teacher training, coaching, and other technical materials to improve reading instruction, including in the use of distance education methodologies to support EGR. • Coordinate the adaptation of teacher training, coaching, and other materials for reading instruction and lead their validation at the zonal level as needed. • Manage roll out of training activities related to EGR at zonal and district levels. • Support the ICYD Activity and zonal offices, PTCs, and other stakeholders in order to effectively utilize technology for in-service and pre-service teacher professional development. • Coordinate closely with Zonal Preservice Education Officers to align and integrate preservice and inservice teacher support activities. • Work with ICYD Activity staff, zonal staff, schools, and communities to support the continual improvement of ICDY Activity implementation, based on performance monitoring data. • Support and participate in key EGR activities such as the Early Grade Reading Assessment (EGRA). • Collaborate effectively with the government partners. • Ensure linkages and synergy around reading and writing instruction across the Intermediate Results, Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning, and Cross Cutting Areas of the program. • Provide technical monitoring input for grants to organizations implementing Accelerated Education programming in the target zones. • Coordinate at the zonal level with private sector entities supporting the Activity. • Contribute to quarterly and annual reports, success stories and other communications. • Support ME&L staff in tracking, monitoring, and evaluating activities in the assigned zones. • Contribute to organizing, planning, and facilitating training and other ICDY Activity-related activities. • Actively participate in Collaborative, Learning and Adapting (CLA) processes in place within the project. • Other related duties as assigned.
Qualifications The candidate for the position of EGR Officer shall have at a minimum the following qualifications: • Bachelor’s degree in a field relevant to education with a specialty in early grade reading or another pedagogically oriented specialty. • A minimum of 5 to 6 years of progressively responsible technical experience EGR programs in both English and Local Language. • Recognized expertise in EGR in both English and Local Languages/Mother Tongue. • Demonstrated experience and knowledge of teacher professional development. • Experience developing materials for EGR in both English and Local Language; experience designing teacher training programs for pre-service and in-service highly desired. • Experience in working with MoES officials including Primary Teachers’ Colleges (PTCs) and Local Governments (Districts, Cities and Municipalities) in conducting EGR training. • Proven ability to coordinate and manage teams. • Knowledge, skills, and experience in conducting Early Grade Reading Assessments (EGRA). • Expertise in policy for early-grade reading reform highly desired. • Fluency in English and knowledge of Lëb Acoli, and Lëbla?o is preferred.
Additional Information • Job application closing date: July 1, 2022 • Applications submitted without a resume or CV will not be reviewed. • Due to the volume of applications submitted, only finalists will be notified. No phone calls, please.