Education Program Assistant -Kisumu at RTI International

Job Description


RTI International is a nonprofit organization headquartered in the Research Triangle Park in North Carolina that provides research and technical services.

RTI International USAID-funded Tusome Early Grade Reading Activity is designed to dramatically improve primary literacy outcomes for approximately 7 million Kenyan children in grades 1–3, by enhancing teachers’ capacity to effectively deliver classroom instruction, improving schools’ access to appropriate books and other learning materials, and providing instructional support and supervision through a network of curriculum support officers.

Position Summary:

The Education Program Assistant will provide technical support for the development and revision of instructional materials, work plans and specified frameworks.  This will include working with regional technical team in the implementation of Tusome in the region. The Education Program Assistant reporting to the Regional Programs Education Officer will support the implementation of Tusome within the region. The Assistant will collaborate with the MOE and TSC county officers for successful implementation of the program.  The Assistant will also provide support to Curriculum support officers. The assignment is designed to provide technical support for effective Tusome implementation.  The job function includes, but is not limited to the following responsibilities:

Essential Duties:

Support the Regional Education Programs  Officer in the effective implementation of Tusome at the regional level

Contribute to development and revision of instructional materials

Participate in development and revision of training materials;

Collaborate with relevant MOE and TSC experts for effective implementation.

Support effective relationships with County and sub-county officials

Support the training of the technical team,  CSO , head teachers and teachers;

Support monthly CSOs zonal/cluster teacher meetings

Undertake classroom observations

Provide support  for Tusome monitoring activities in the region

Write Quality Reports for each activity

Undertake any other Tusome duties as requested by the Regional Education Programs Officer, Chief of Party, Deputy Chief of Party and Senior Education Program Specialist

Minimum Required Education & Experience

BED/ BA and five(5) years of experience working in education sector; major in either Kiswahili and English languages is an added advantage

Experience with data collection and research studies, especially literacy and early mathematics is an added advantage

Experience supervising and training data collectors;

Knowledge of Kiswahili and English instruction in Kenya;

Experience working in urban slum areas;

Demonstrated flexibility, adaptability and the ability to perform and collaborate under challenging conditions.

Strong planning, community mobilization and inter-cultural communication skills required.

Experienced in working with youth Groups implementing Education Programs

Experience working on a donor-funded project pertaining to technical and organization capacity development.

Skills & Abilities

Fluency in English and Kiswahili required.

Good communication and listening skills

High attention to detail

Ability to handle conflicting priorities

Report writing skills is an added advantage