RTI International TUSOME Project Special Needs Coordinator Job in Nairobi Kenya

Consultancy Opportunity: Special Needs Coordinator – Nairobi TUSOME Kenya
 
Background: Tusome
is a national level activity with goal of improving the Class 1 and 2
quality of instruction and student outcomes in Kiswahili and English. 
Tusome
provides pupils with literacy books and teachers with the training,
ongoing support, and lesson plans that enable them to improve their
daily instructional practice.
The Tusome activity, funded by USAID, also uses ICT interventions including tablets as tools for TAC Tutors and coaches. 

This
activity has allowed Tusome to design materials that have been
implemented on tablets to help instructional supervisors, called TAC
tutors and coaches, support learning gains efficiently and at scale. 
The
TUSOME Project anticipate to engage a Special Needs Education
Coordinator (SNE Coordinator) on consultancy terms of engagement.
 
The following is a scope of work for the consultant:
 
The
SNE Coordinator is responsible for overseeing, supervising and guiding
SNE officers on their day to day Tusome activities within their area of
jurisdiction. 
She/he
will report to the Senior Education Specialist on the progress of
Tusome SNE activities and specifically will provide support and training
to the MoEST Education Officials, TSC Curriculum Support Officers
(CSOs), head teachers and teachers on Tusome SNE implementation. 
She/he
will also provide input into the development and revision of teaching
and learning materials including teacher’s guides, pupil’s books and
class readers for pupils with special needs. 
Qualifications and Experience:
  • At
    least a Master degree in education or social sciences, with
    specialization in Special Needs Education, with concentration in HI
    and/or VI.
  • Proven experience in designing and implementing full cycle of a SNE project. 
  • A minimum of 5 years’ relevant experience in working with disabilities in the education sector. 
  • Proven knowledge on disability rights and inclusion practices.
  • Prior
    experience and familiarity with donor project management policies,
    procedure and reporting requirements, particularly USAID. 
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English and Kiswahili. 
  • Excellent
    interpersonal and cross-cultural communication and interpersonal skills
    demonstrated by ability to interact professionally with culturally and
    linguistically diverse staff, clients and consultants.
  • Demonstrated ability to set and deliver on priorities.
Level of Effort: 60 working days
 
Field work as necessary
 
How to Apply
To apply, please email cover letter and CV to hrapplications@nb.rti.org by 12th April, 2016 at 5.00pm. 
Applicants must include the, POSITION in the subject line of the email. 
Please do not attach copies of certificates. 
We regret that only shortlisted applicants will be contacted. 
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