Thursday, August 11, 2016

Chemonics International,Pre-Service Specialist Jobs in Rwanda

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
  • Support the Ministry of Education (MINEDUC) and the University of Rwanda College of Education (URCE) to revise pre-service curriculum, as appropriate and necessary.
  • Support the Rwanda Education Board (REB) and URCE to oversee the implementation of revised pre-service curriculum (in line with Rwanda’s new primary grade curriculum and its approved early grade reading teaching and learning materials).
  • Work with REB, URCE, and teacher training colleges (TTCs) to design training and capacity building activities to improve TTC tutors’ ability to train teachers in early grade reading instruction.
  • Work with REB, URCE, and TTCs to develop strategies to track, support, and mentor identified newly qualified teachers of early grade reading.
  • Oversee the work of the pre-service advisors in the TTCs and provide coaching and mentoring as needed to improve their effectiveness.
  • Work with MINEDUC, URCE, and the TTCs to promote equity in literacy outcomes among boys, girls, and children with special needs.
  • Leverage M&E data collected (likely on an ongoing basis) to inform adjustments in the project's approach and ensure continued improvement in pre-service students ability to promote strong student reading outcomes.
Job Qualifications
  • Minimum of a Master’s degree or equivalent in education or related field (Ph.D. or Ed.D. preferred).
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in pre-service teacher training programs in Rwanda or similar context.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Rwanda’s early grade language/reading curriculum, understanding of effective teaching practices for early grade reading, and experience working with teachers in Rwanda or a similar context.
  • 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 in Kigali, Rwanda with intermittent travel throughout the country to visit teacher training colleges.
*NOTE: This position is expected to start around October 20, 2016.

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