Thursday, April 23, 2015

Chemonics ,Team leader/reading specialist (result 1)Jobs in Tanzania



Closing date: 30 Apr 2015
Chemonics seeks a team leader/reading specialist for the anticipated USAID-funded Tanzania Tusome Pamoja ("Let's Read Together" in Kiswahili) Program to improve lifelong learning skills, defined as mastery of early grade reading, writing, and arithmetic. The five-year, $60 to $70-million program is expected to support four regions of Tanzania in improving quality of basic skills instruction at the early primary level, strengthening Ministry of Education and Vocational Training skills delivery systems, and increasing com
munity and parental engagement in early primary education. We are looking for individuals who have a passion for making a difference in the lives of people around the world.
Responsibilities include:
  • Support program staff on essential components of reading programs -- including review of scope and sequence, lesson planning, instructional approach, teacher professional development, materials development and distribution, classroom-level assessment, and large-scale assessment -- to develop highly effective activities and integrate them for maximum effectiveness at the program level
  • Provide support for design of effective curriculum, lesson planning, instructional approaches, and materials for varied language settings
  • Contribute to the design and implementation of effective teacher professional development programs, including teacher preparation, induction and in-service programs, and supportive supervision focused on primary grade reading, curriculum design, and materials development for early grade reading
  • Support other specialists on the team to ensure coherent program design
  • Contribute knowledge of effective school research findings and practices that are applicable to developing country contexts
  • Work directly with language experts as appropriate to implement this program.
Qualifications:
  • Master's or Ph.D.-level degree in education, psychology, social sciences, or other relevant field with at least five years of experience conducting similar work; or bachelor's degree and 10 years of relevant experience
  • Experience working on education programs of similar size and scope as Tusome Pamoja
  • Proven ability to create and maintain effective working relationships with senior government personnel, particularly in Tanzania
  • Minimum five years of professional experience in the education sector, with deep understanding of scientifically based reading research
  • Knowledge of a balanced literacy framework, early literacy competencies, and reading diagnostic measures
  • Expertise in student assessment, including ability to measure basic foundation skills for literacy in the early grades
  • Knowledge of mother tongue and English transition instruction strategies
  • Experience implementing interventions that promote gender equity preferred
  • Technical expertise in basic education and early grade reading
  • Strong interpersonal and written communication skills
  • Strong English writing and speaking skills
  • Demonstrated leadership, versatility, and integrity
How to apply:
Please submit CV, cover letter, and three references to TanzaniaReadingRSRecruit@chemonics.com by April 30, 2015. Please include "Result 1 Team Leader/Reading Specialist" in the subject line. No telephone inquiries, please. Finalists will be contacted.
In addition, please download and complete Chemonics’ equal employment opportunity self-identification formand submit it separately to EEOselfidentify@chemonics.comwith only "Result 1 Team Leader/Reading Specialist – Tusome Pamojat" in the subject line. If you prefer not to disclose your sex, race, or ethnicity, you may check “I do not wish to complete the information requested.” Thank you for completing the form and supporting our equal employment opportunity reporting requirements.
​​​​Chemonics is an equal opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and does not discriminate in its selection and employment practices. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, age, or other legally protected characteristics.​​

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