Teaching and Learning Specialist NGO Job Vacancies – Aga Khan Foundation (AKF)

 

Job Title:    Teaching and Learning
Specialist

Organization:  Aga
Khan Foundation (AKF)

Duty Station:  Uganda

Reports to: Program
Manager- West Nile

 

About US:

The Aga Khan
Foundation (AKF) is an Agency of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN), a
group of private, non-denominational development agencies that share a mission
to improve the living conditions and opportunities for marginalized communities
across some target countries in Africa and Asia. AKF was established by His
Highness the Aga Khan in the Switzerland in 1967 and AKF work in East Africa
started in 1974, in Uganda, AKF operates a multi-sectoral portfolio that
includes I programming in Education, Economic Inclusion, Civil Society, Health
and Early Childhood Development predominantly in the Central and West Nile
Regions.

 

Job Summary:  The Teaching and Learning Specialist is a
senior member of AKF‘s growing portfolio in the West Nile region of Uganda.
She/he will be responsible for promoting AKF teacher support and professional
development to ensure all portfolio interventions integrate well informed
strategies for enabling schools and other learning institutions facilitate
accelerated improved learning outcomes among children.

 

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

Implementation

·       
Steer
the cooperation of best practices of teacher professional development in
Project implementation Planning (PIP) processes

·       
Act as
core facilitator or for ongoing teacher training activities

·       
Support
capacity building of ECD trainers

·       
Works
with other specialists to introduce Human Centered Designs (HCD) for addressing
pedagogical and school environment challenges to teachers and other school
leaders.

·       
Develops
workplans and budgets for implementation

·       
Ensures
that teachers benefiting from AKF programs adequately use developed
instructional materials as part of their teaching and assessment for
pupils/students

·       
Organizes
and facilitates various network activities for clustered

·       
teachers
and school leaders including peer learning exchanges for teachers and line
local government/national level officials

·       
Promotes
and facilitates introductory of Value Based Education (VBE) for teachers,
school leaders and the surrounding communities

·       
Support
both the Program Manager and MERL&M&E team in data collection, analysis
and dissemination for sharing teaching and learning improvements arising from
AKF initiatives

Technical
Leadership

·       
informs identification
of evidence-based teacher professional development initiatives for teachers
self-awareness, relationship building skills, and pedagogical use

·       
Ensures
teacher development activities/strategies are aligned to MoEs policies and
guidelines

·       
Supports
teachers to adapt gender and social inclusion best practices l including child
and community safeguarding

·       
Promote
AKF national and global teaching/learning innovations including Teach Like a
Champion and Lead Like a Champion models

·       
Ensures
teacher support activities are aligned to current COVID 19 mitigation realities

·       
Supports
teachers to work with local language boards and consultants to develop relevant
gender sensitive instructional materials

·       
Supports
Program Manager to document key lessons learnt for influencing Quality
Education Communities of Learning of what is emerging from AKF teacher
development work

Partnerships and
Collaborations

·       
Participates
in district organized activities related to promoting teaching and learning
improvement

·       
At
times, the Programme Specialist i will be required to fulfil additional
functions related to AKF Uganda’s programming as directed by the Program
Manager.

·       
Represent
AKF at project leadership meetings projects Compliance

·       
Ensures
all workplans, implementation of teacher support activities and reports are of
high quality and submitted to the Program Manager in time

·       
Ensure
high quality data for teacher support activities is provided to M&E for
reviewing progress

·       
Supports
data management system adaptation for integrating ICT in teaching and learning.

·       
Conduct
project site visits to validate project quality

 




Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

·       
The
ideal candidate must hold a recognised degree in of education, Teacher training
or similar studies.

·       
At least
seven years of relevant experience oi undertaking teaching, learning and other
pedagogy improvement initiatives

·       
Previous
classroom teaching experience for primary or secondary schools and teacher
training

·       
Experience
of developing TOT models and providing follow up support for teachers to
deliver better teaching and learning practices.

·       
Proven
experience of implementing programs that combine both gender and education
improvement activities

·       
Ability
to mobilize and work well with key stakeholders to conduct activity planning,
implementation, data collection and disseminate documented findings to engage
policy makers.

·       
Knowledge
of West Nile local languages preferred

·       
Experience
of working in Multi-cultural and diverse teams.

 

How to Apply:

All candidates
should submit a cover letter, CV and the names and contact information of three
professional referees via e-mail to recruitment@akfea.org with ‘Position
Applied for ’ in the subject line. Only shortlisted candidates will be
contacted.

 

Deadline: 24th December 2020

 

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