Early Grade Reading Specialist USAID Project Jobs – Deposit Protection Fund of Uganda (DPF)

Job Title:             Early Grade Reading Specialist
Organization:  Deposit Protection Fund of
Uganda (DPF)
Duty Station:   Kampala, Uganda
About US:
FHI 360 is a nonprofit human development organization
dedicated to improving lives in lasting ways by advancing integrated, locally
driven solutions. Our staff includes experts in health, education, nutrition,
environment, economic development, civil society, gender, youth, research,
technology, communication and social marketing — creating a unique mix of
capabilities to address today’s interrelated development challenges. FHI 360
serves more than 60 countries and all U.S. states and territories.
About USAID Project:
FHI 360 seeks to implement an anticipated five-year USAID
Integrated Child and Youth Development Activity in Uganda. The project seeks to
improve children and youth learning outcomes while ensuring that children and
youth are safe and healthy in their community and learning environments. The
project will address early grade reading, strengthen systems, and use local
partnerships to achieve results.
Job Summary:  The Early Grade Reading Specialist (EGRS) will
provide technical leadership in assuring high quality reading and writing
programming in Uganda. They will be responsible for the overall planning,
implementation, and management of the early grade reading (EGR) technical
component of the project, as well as the achievement of the goals and
objectives of the literacy component of the project in a timely and
cost-effective manner. In collaboration with the Ministry of Education and
Sports (MoES) and education stakeholders, the EGRS will work with partner
organizations to: (1) implement a high quality, standardized approach to
reading and writing using Uganda’s primary school curriculum; (2) review and
revise existing multilingual education materials, and create new reading
curriculum and teaching and learning materials; and (3) provide support to
reading programs as needed. 
Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
Provide strategic and technical leadership in
the implementation and coordination of EGR program activities;
Lead the team of technical staff and partners
working on curriculum and materials development, including teaching materials,
textbooks, and supplementary materials, and ensure quality and alignment of
said materials;
Monitor the goals and objectives of the EGR
component of the project to assure progress towards successful implementation;
Support efforts aimed at building community and
parent engagement for reading;
Build strong collaborative relationships with
governmental agencies, USAID/Uganda Mission, and other NGOs to establish
collaborative working processes, enhance quality and effectiveness of
programming, and serve as a knowledgeable resource in the area of literacy
Review, analyze, and evaluate the effectiveness
of literacy related activities and make recommendations for improvement to meet
project goals, especially student outcomes; and
Ensure EGR activities are gender-sensitive,
respond to needs of children with disabilities, and are respectful of student
NB: The above statements are intended to describe the
general nature and level of work and are subject to modification. They are not
intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills, efforts, or
working conditions associated with the job.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
The applicant for the FHI 360 job placement must
hold a Master’s degree or higher in on of the following fields: reading and
writing education, curriculum and instruction, elementary teacher education, or
education with a reading focus;
At least 7 years of demonstrated technical
expertise, with substantial developing country experience;
At least 5 years of demonstrated excellence in a
management position, preferably including direct supervision of professional
and support staff, and quality evaluation of staff performance and deliverables
is required;
Working knowledge of linguistics, instructional
design, bilingual education and language transition;
Demonstrated technical expertise with literacy
assessment, teaching and learning materials, and scripted lessons required;
Experience and expertise in overseeing the
design of instructional materials for large-scale education programs required;
Ability to organize and conduct trainings and
technical workshops related to literacy;
Familiarity with the current and historic child
and youth education and health services delivery sector in Uganda preferred;
Prior knowledge of and experience with
USAID-funded early grade reading programs; some knowledge of PEPFAR programming
(especially OVC and/or DREAMS) experience preferred;
Demonstrated experience with local partner
organizations and capacity building; and
Fluency in written and spoken English required.
How to Apply:
All candidates should apply online through FHI 360’s Career
Portal at the link below.
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