Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Chemonics International,Early Grade Reading Advisor Jobs in Rwanda



Chemonics International, an international development company, seeks experienced professionals for the USAID-funded Soma Umenye (Literacy Enhanced Across Rwanda Now). Soma Umenye’s objective is to improve reading outcomes in Kinyarwanda for at least 1 million children in public and government-aided schools in Rwanda by the end of Grade 3. The project will commence in July 2016 and conclude in July 2021. The project is currently seeking qualified candidates for technical and operational positions based in Kigali, as
well as the Northern, Southern, Eastern, and Western Provinces.
Title: Early Grade Reading Advisor
Project: Rwanda Soma Umenye
Project Summary
Soma Umenye will work to improve reading outcomes in Kinyarwanda for at least 1 million children in public and government-aided schools in Rwanda by the end of Grade 3. Specifically, Soma Umenye will target all children in Grades 1-3 attending public and government-aided schools nationwide and ensure that at least 70 percent of students are able to read grade-level text with fluency and comprehension by the end of Grade 3.
Principal Duties and Responsibilities
Work with the Early Grade Reading (EGR) Technical Director to:
  • Support the development (as needed) and implementation of Ministry of Education (MINEDUC) policies that support improved outcomes in early grade reading of Kinyarwanda.
  • Support the definition of book levels and the adaptation/creation of books to fit all identified levels.
  • Support development of training and mentoring materials for teachers in early grade reading in Kinyarwanda (in collaboration with other staff).
  • Leverage M&E data collected (likely on an ongoing basis) to inform adjustments in the project's approach and ensure continued improvement in student reading outcomes.
Job Qualifications
  • A Master’s degree in education or a related field and at least 3 years’ experience working to improve primary grade literacy (preferably in Kinyarwanda), or a Bachelor’s degree in education or a related field, and at least 7 years’ experience working to improve primary grade literacy (preferably in Kinyarwanda).
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Rwanda’s early grade language/reading curriculum in Kinyarwanda.
  • Proven track record contribution to knowledge management and policy development is preferred.
  • Experience promoting equity in learning outcomes among boys, girls, and children with special needs preferred.
  • Demonstrated exemplary diplomatic, communication, and interpersonal skills.
  • Written and spoken proficiency in English.
Location of Assignment
The location of assignment is Kigali, Rwanda with intermittent travel throughout the country.
To apply to this position, please go to the following link: Early Grade Reading Advisor

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