Technical Advisor for Teaching and Learning job at International Rescue Committee

International Rescue Committee

Technical Advisor for Teaching and Learning job Post

Location:  Jobs in Uganda 2022 - 2023

Work Hours: Full-time, 08 hours per day

Salary: UGX

No. of vacancies: 01

Deadline: 08 July 2022

Hiring Organization: International Rescue Committee

Job Details:

The PlayMatters Technical Advisor (TA) for Active Teaching and Learning will provide technical leadership and support related to the adaptation, development, testing, and improvement of teacher-focused active teaching and learning content and approaches for PlayMatters education technical teams based in Uganda, Ethiopia and Tanzania. The TA will work closely with the PlayMatters regional and country-based technical teams from IRC and partners, as well as the leadership of PlayMatters in each country. The TA will lead an ongoing content review, analysis, and adaptation process in partnership with country teams to ensure that existing content is being leveraged, adapted and improved as needed to support Playmatters objectives. The TA will also collaborate directly with technical teams at the country level to ensure that educational content is developed and co-designed with relevant system actors in alignment with the overall project vision, framework, definitions and parameters. The TA will guide the multi-media team to develop and contextualize evidence based multi-media solutions to facilitate teacher capacity building and reach more learners. The TA will collaborate with the Research and MEL teams to maximize learning around education content at regular intevals. The TA will also collaborate with the Policy and Advocacy team to support PlayMatters’ partnership with system actors and external partners in each country. Coordinating across partners and stakeholders to develop a shared vision will be central to success.

The PlayMatters TA for Active Teaching and Learning is responsible for providing technical leadership in the following key areas of responsibility:
1. Content:
• Provide technical guidance and support to country teams in designing and implementing a strategy to review, select, adapt, co-create, test and improve active teaching and learning content that adheres to the PlayMatters vision and framework;
• Provide technical guidance to the multimedia workstream, ensuring it is aligned with country-level content strategies and support development and testing of digital solutions in line with identified needs, including distance learning solutions for educators and system actors.
• Track and analyze the use and adaptations of content across the PlayMatters project to identify key trends, gaps and areas for improvement;
• Develop functional systems to support collaboration and sharing of content and processes for content design, adaptation and improvement at the regional, cross-country and cross-partner level.
2. Implementation and Quality Improvement:
• Provide technical guidance to country teams in designing and implementing programs that integrate active teaching and learning content, ensuring that programs are evidence-based, cost-effective and scalable;
• Provide technical guidance to support the implementation of quality improvement through supervision, coaching and monitoring and testing of improvement strategies, working in close collaboration with the country teams and RMEL teams;
• Track and analyze the different types of implementation models used across the three countries and assess trends and variations.
3. Supporting Scaling and Sustaining LtP Programming:
• Work with the Policy and Advocacy (P&A) team and the country teams to ensure content and program models are aligned with local or national standards for early childhood development, pre-primary education and primary education;
• Collaborate with the P&A team to work with systems actors to ensure LtP/ active teaching and learning is well understood and integrated into education policies, systems, structures and strategies as we generate evidence and learning;
• Support country teams in engaging in co-design processes with systems actors where strategic opportunities arise to advance the PlayMatters vision and ambition;
• In collaboration with the PlayMatters Senior Management Team (SMT), identify opportunities to expand, deepen and sustain the reach and impact of PlayMatters beyond the lifetime of the LEGO Foundation funded grant.
4. External and internal representation
• Ensure that the PlayMatters senior management from the IRC and partners are aware of successes and challenges, and provide regular updatesGuide and assist in the writing and development of reports and other documents, for the donor and for internal and/or external audiences;
• Raise understanding and the profile of the PlayMatters Project within the region, both internally and externally;
• Identify and participate in strategic forums in education that offer high value and returns for resources invested;
• Stay abreast with the global and regional policy environment and identify critical entry points for IRC to influence polices to be able to achieve our goals and outcomes
Key Working Relationships:
• Position Reports to: Deputy Project Director, PlayMatters
Position directly supervises: TBD
• Other Internal and/or external contacts: Members of the Education Technical Unit at the IRC, partner technical leadership, the PlayMatters technical team, country program leaders.

• Master’s degree in Education, Child Development or related field, or equivalent level of experience and expertise.
• At least 10 years working in education with a focus on active teaching and learning methodologies
• Extensive experience working in teacher professional development, curriculum design, developing content and/or overseeing program design for large-scale programs focused on active teaching and learning methodologies or a related field
• Primary or Pre-primary school teaching experience
• Proven ability to provide high-quality technical assistance, guidance and coaching to staff and partners
• Excellent knowledge of pedagogies related to learning through play
• Experience working in conflict and crisis settings, and knowledge of humanitarian programming
• Self-directed, able to independently set priorities and solve problems with minimal guidance
• Excellent interpersonal and oral and written communication skills
• Demonstrated ability to successfully work in a fast-paced environment, within and across departments/functions and develop positive relationships with locally and remote based staff.
• Experience working in East Africa in the education sector
• Fluent in written and oral English; knowledge of other regional language preferred

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Date Posted: 2022-06-24




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