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Education Specialist

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 and technology — creating a unique mix of capabilities to address today's interrelated development challenges. FHI 360 serves more than 70 countries. FHI360 currently is seeking qualified candidates for Education Specialist position for the anticipated USAID/Tanzania- Let Girls Learn Initiative (LGL-T).
The main objectives of LGL-T are to ensure girls’ increased enrollment in educational programs for girls and increased retention in educational programs for girls in lower secondary school, and to empower adolescent girls to acquire an education and skills to become positive agents for change within their communities. To achieve this, FHI 360 and its partners will implement a gender-transformative school and community-based approach that engages girls, boys, women and men in actively examining and changing entrenched, unequal gender norms that harm individuals and hinder social and economic development. At the same time, LGL-T will put adolescent girls at the forefront of programming empowering them not only to stay in school, but also to use their new leadership and other skills at home, at school and in the broader community. The project will be implemented in secondary schools in the northern regions of Tanzania including Mwanza and Tabora.

Responsibilities:
The Education Specialist will provide technical leadership in the area curriculum oversight and revision as well as directing the design and implementation of reading curricula and materials to include scripted lessons, student books and supplementary materials. The incumbent will support the adaptation of community dialogue curricula. LGL-T team will adapt the SASA! curriculum to promote dialogue around preventing HIV and gender-based violence, provide guidance on reading-related materials for teacher training, coaching and community support, and collaborate closely with education officials, donors and other stakeholders. Specifically, she/he will:
• Provide technical leadership in design, development, implementation and evaluation of the education program with a focus on gender sensitive pedagogy, addressing gender discriminatory roles and activities and references to traditional gender roles.
• Manage technical staff working on education materials development and production.
• Oversee improvement of teacher professional development focused on participatory methodologies and gender sensitive content/communication techniques and inclusion.
• Support efforts aimed at building community and parent engagement in their children’s education.
• Provide quality assurance for the implementation of USAID’s Safe Schools curriculum which addresses prevention of SRGBV in the context of human rights, gender equality, life skills and healthy relationships.
• Support the organization of and oversee the training of focal teachers, oversight groups and youth clubs on Violence Free School components including SRGBV and Codes of Conduct.
• Build collaborative relationships with governmental agencies, donor/client organizations and other NGOs to enhance quality and effectiveness of the project curricula and education materials;
• Review, analyze and evaluate the effectiveness of all education related activities and make recommendations for improvement to meet project goals.

Qualifications/Requirements:
• Master’s degree or higher in one of the following fields: education, curriculum and instruction, gender or related fields.
• Working knowledge of linguistics and instructional design/gender integration in education projects/gender sensitive teaching methodologies.
• At least 7 years of demonstrated technical expertise, with substantial developing country experience.
• Experience and expertise in overseeing the design of instructional materials for large-scale education programs required.
• Experience teaching in secondary schools strongly preferred.
• Demonstrated technical expertise with literacy assessment, teaching and learning materials.
• At least three 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 preferred.
• Ability to organize and conduct trainings and technical workshops related to adolescent education programming is preferred.
• Excellent oral and written communication skills in English are required. Good English oral and written communication skills are preferred.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS:

Recruitment is contingent upon successful award of the project and the selection of final applicant is subject to USAID approval.

Interested candidates may their application, curriculum vitae (CV)/Resume, photocopies of certificates and names and addresses of three (3) referees to either:
a)
Human Resources Department,
FHI360,
P.O. Box 78082,
Dar es Salaam

b) May also register online through FHI 360's Career Center at www.fhi360.org/careercenter or through the Employment section at www.fhi360.org.

Kindly specify source in your application.

FHI 360 is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. FHI 360 is committed to providing equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, age, disability or status as a veteran with respect to policies, programs, or activities.
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