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  • Posted: Apr 30, 2024
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    Teaching and Learning Materials (TLM) Adaptation Manager – Kenya Primary Literacy Programme

    • The TLM Adaptation Manager will work closely with the TLM Advisor in the development of literacy classroom and instructional materials as well as training and mentoring support materials, ensuring that the content and production of the materials developed is effective, user friendly, and compliant with quality standards. S/he will also manage the production of classroom and instructional materials to ensure they adhere to the content developed by the Ministry of Education. The TLM Adaptation Manager will report to the TLM Advisor and will be based in Nairobi.

    The TLM Adaptation Manager responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

    • In collaboration with counterparts, review and adapt student learning and supplementary literacy texts and teacher instructional materials for English and Kiswahili.
    • In collaboration with counterparts, review and adapt continuous professional development in-service training and mentoring manuals and guides for English and Kiswahili.
    • Support the review of online and digital materials to ensure alignment with classroom learning and teacher instructional materials.
    • Monitor production plans in coordination with other technical team members and procurement teams, to ensure timely, cost-efficient, high-quality materials printing and distribution.
    • Ensure availability of inclusive, accessible materials available in innovative IT formats to support self-learning and continuity of learning.
    • Act as a trusted and strategic member of the KPLP and government partner technical teams, establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with staff and partners. 
    • Collaborate in the development and implementation of the collaboration, learning, and adapting (CLA) agenda. 
    • Prepare data and information for project quarterly and annual reports, and other data as required.

    Qualifications

    The candidate for the position of Teaching and Learning Materials (TLM) Adaptation Manager shall have at a minimum the following qualifications:

    Education:

    • Master’s degree in education, early grade reading, literacy and language instruction, curriculum development, instructional design, or related field. 

    Skills and Experience:

    • 7 to 8 years of progressively responsible and directly relevant experience required.
    • Experience in the development and adaptation of early grade language and literacy TLMs aligned to the CBC.
    • Demonstrated knowledge of academic and cultural strengths and opportunities, as well as barriers related to education and to reading in Kenya.
    • Experience in working with government technical teams and other partners is desired.
    • Demonstrated experience with education sector development projects highly preferred.
    • Ability to work independently and collaboratively within a cross cultural setting, negotiate diplomatically, and function well under pressure.
    • Excellent analytical skills and aptitude for details.
    • Excellent verbal and writing skills in English and Kiswahili.

    Language:

    • Fluency in oral and written English and Kiswahili is required.

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    Information Technology Specialist - Kenya Primary Education Evaluation and Assessment Program

    • The Information Technology (IT) Specialist will work under the leadership of the COP. He/she will be responsible for all aspects e-assessment, including overseeing establishment of test banks, transmission and storage of test items, successful drawing of tests items, and all digital equipment and assessment activities conducted in partnership with the Government of Kenya (GoK), sub partners and grantees as well as developing their digital capacity where appropriate.

    Qualifications

    The candidate for the position of IT Specialist shall have at a minimum the following qualifications:

    Education:

    • A Master’s-level degree in information technology, business, and information technology (BIT), computer science, information science with IT or related field from an accredited institution.

    Skills and Experience:

    • A minimum of 7 years of relevant experience in ICT related service management, IT systems support, basic computer networking, IT system security management, and related technologies conducting and supporting assessment.
    • Hands-on experience in installation, troubleshooting, and upgrading of software and hardware systems such as but not limited to computers, printers, tablets, servers, portable devices, and other peripheral devices.
    • Strong knowledge of competency based and school-based assessment, experience in e-assessment methodologies, designing e-assessment frameworks, e-assessment tools and implementing e-assessments.
    • Experience in developing and managing data dashboard and linkages with other data systems.
    • Ability to work closely with assessment specialists to develop and manage required test item banks and information management systems.
    • Ability to manage digital assessments including access to digital assessment content, generate, analyze, and report digital assessment reports.
    • Proven ability to enhance online in-service and pre-service training forums, strengthening existing platforms and uploading digital training modules to be accessed remotely.
    • Experience in acquisition and procurement of ICT equipment and supplies, ICT inventory management and disposal.
    • Experience in successfully supporting e-assessment of large-scale national reading programs in a developing country, preferably in Kenya and East Africa, is highly desired.
    • Demonstrated technical, capacity building, communication, and interpersonal skills to ensure internal coherence among diverse team members and productive relations with the GOK, sub partners, and grantees.
    • Experience with donor funded projects, including contracts, and understanding of USAID rules and regulations.
    • Ability to write, communicate, and prepare reports clearly in English.

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    Finance and Administration Manager - Kenya Primary Education Evaluation and Assessment Program

    • The Finance Manager shall work under the leadership of the Chief of Party, and will be responsible for all aspects of operations, including administration, finance, procurement, and human resources, if relevant.

    Qualifications

    The candidate for the position of Finance and Administration Manager shall have at a minimum the following qualifications:

    Education:

    • A master’s degree in business administration, Finance, Accounting or equivalent from an accredited university and Relevant professional certifications and membership from accredited accounting institutions.

    Skills and Experience:

    • At least 10 years of relevant experience as a Finance and Administration Manager on donor-funded projects.
    • Relevant experience in program management in developing countries, preferably in the implementation of a national scale reading program.
    • Knowledge of generally accepted accounting practices, financial reporting standards, financial management processes, and procedures.
    • Logistics experience, such as large-scale procurements and coordination of teams for field activities, in a developing country, preferably in Kenya or East Africa, is highly desired.
    • Experience with donor funded projects, including contracts, and understanding of USAID rules and regulations.
    • Demonstrated exemplary management, supervision, communication, and interpersonal skills to ensure internal coherence among diverse team members and productive relations with the GOK, donors, and the international community.
    • Ability to write, communicate, and prepare contractual documents and reports clearly in English.

    Language:

    • Professionally proficient and fluent in written and spoken English.

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