USAID RTI International Non-profit Jobs – Reading Specialist

Job Title:   Reading Specialist
Organisation: RTI
Funding Source: U.S. Agency
for International Development (USAID)
Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda
Reports to:  Chief of Party
About RTI:
RTI International is one of the world’s leading research institutes,
dedicated to improving the human condition by turning knowledge into practice.
Our staff of more than 3,700 provides research and technical services to
governments and businesses in more than 75 countries in the areas of health and
pharmaceuticals, education and training, surveys and statistics, advanced
technology, international development, economic and social policy, energy and
the environment, and laboratory testing and chemical analysis.
About USAID Project:
RTI’s International Education Division is supporting education
development around the world by strengthening education policy, management and
practice in order to achieve measurable improvement in teaching and learning. From
our well-established reputation in education system strengthening, to
innovative work in early grade assessment and learning, RTI is improving
education quality, relevance and efficiency through implementation of projects
funded by USAID, DFID, Australian Aid and other donors and clients. RTI
International is implementing the Uganda Literacy Achievement and Retention
Activity Project (2015-2020).
Job Summary: The Reading
Specialist will be responsible for technical and managerial implementation of
teacher training efforts.
Key Duties and
  • In charge of planning and delivering high
    quality teacher training program for early grade literacy, for both pre-
    and in-service programs, as well as design and implement a tutor training
  • Significantly contribute to improvements
    of teacher training programs
  • Actively monitor the implementation
    progress and provide ongoing feedback to teacher trainers, mentor
    trainers, and project staff
  • Make sure that all materials for teacher
    training are procured on time for training and use in schools
  • Actively coordinate with other program
    staff to ensure integration of education components throughout the
    program, as well as inform the design and implementation of M&E
    efforts and assessments
  • Seek and create opportunities for
    establishment and development of lasting relationships with the – MOESTS
    (Ministry of Education Science Technology and Sports) counterparts towards
    the program sustainability
  • Ascertain that all of the teacher training
    programs follow the standards and policies with respect to child
    protection and safety.
Qualifications, Skills and
  • The incumbent should preferably hold a
    Master’s degree and nine years’ experience in the education sector with
    deep understanding of scientifically based reading research, or
    Bachelor’s degree and 12 years of relevant experience.
  • Working knowledge of a balanced literacy
    framework, early literacy competencies and reading diagnostic measures.
  • Possess the ability to measure basic
    foundation skills for literacy in the early grades.
  • Knowledge of mother tongue and English
    transition instruction strategies.
How to Apply: 
All suitably qualified and interested candidates who wish to join the
USAID RTI International Project should apply by submitting a cover letter and
updated CV online.
Deadline: 30th April,
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