Job Title: Professional Development Specialist (PDS)
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 learn 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.