RTI International has received funding from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) to implement the 5-year USAID/Uganda School Health and Reading Program in collaboration with the Ministry of Education and Sports of the Government of Uganda. The primary objectives of the program are to improve early grade reading outcomes for children in primary school and to develop sustainable health education systems that support national HIV/AIDS prevention efforts.
RTI is an independent, nonprofit institute dedicated to improving the human condition. With a staff of more than 4,000 people, RTI offers a full spectrum of innovative and multidisciplinary research, development and technical services worldwide. RTI is the lead implementer of the USAID/Uganda School Health and Reading Program and is seeking suitable candidates to fill the following positions:
Professional Development Specialist (PDS):
- Will translate the vision of the improved curriculum into more effective and innovative teacher training in both pre- and in-service teacher training institutions, as well as support the Ministry of Education (MOE) to integrate these new practices into the policy and financial framework.
- S/he will work with the COP and Senior Management team in very close cooperation with education officials at the central and local governments and relevant pre- and in-service institutions to accomplish this task.
- The PDS will provide support to the MOE and the project staff in joint efforts to improve pre- and in-service teacher training in the early grades, training of teachers in the use of active learning methods, reinforcing teachers’ understanding and use of English and Mother Tongue as languages of instruction, and strengthening the capacity of TTCs and the TSC to design and deliver pre-service and in-service teacher education activities.
- Masters degree in education with 6 years or relevant experience; Experience in developing teacher training curricula;
- Significant experience in education development for reading and/or literacy in early grades; Track record of performance excellence meeting targets and objectives; Strong relationship with government counterparts in order to reach national scale with improved reading performance;
- Experience in providing technical assistance, planning and coordinating program field work;
- Experience with USAID-funded projects preferred.
How to apply:
All positions are expected to be based in Kampala, Uganda and require fluency in English and excellent interpersonal, communication and team work skills.
Please email cover letter and CV to firstname.lastname@example.org by July 13, 2012.
Applicants must include the Position Title in the subject line of their email. To team more about RTI and our work in international development, please visit: www.rti.org/idg.
Only short listed candidates will be contacted. RTI is proud to be an EEO/AA employer M/F/D/V.