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Senior Education Specialist Job in Kenya

Primary Math and Reading (PRIMR) Initiative

RTI International is an independent organization dedicated to conducting innovative, multidisciplinary research that improves the human condition.

With a worldwide staff of more than 4,000 people, RTI offers innovative research and development and a full spectrum of multidisciplinary services.

Universities in North Carolina founded RTI in 1958 as a centerpiece of the Research Triangle Park. 

The PRIMR initiative is focused on curriculum support, teacher training and teaching material development to improve the quality of early grade instruction in formal and non-formal schools through a reading and math intervention. 

The PRIMR initiative in Kenya seeks to recruit a candidate for the position of Senior Education Specialist

The Senior Education Specialist will provide technical support for; the revision of lesson plans, teacher and student material development and other specified frameworks as funded by USAID/Kenya and agreed upon by the Ministry of Education. 

This will include working with RTI technical staff to identify, develop, and harmonize effective literacy and numeracy instructional approaches to be used in the early grades.

 The Senior Education Specialist will supervise education officers for quality and timeliness while providing support and technical inputs. 

He/she will also provide support for TAC tutors and instructional coaches working to implement PRIMR programs. 

The assignment is technical, and is designed to provide high level support for effective local capacity building as well as managerial to provide programmatic oversight.

This position requires candidates with a minimum of a M.Ed. with 9 years related experience or a B.Ed. degree and 12 years’ related experience or equivalent combination of education and experience. 

Applicants will also demonstrate experience in the education sector and an understanding of scientifically-based Reading and Math research; knowledge of a balanced literacy framework and early Mathematics understanding; knowledge of Kiswahili and English transition instruction strategies and familiarity with the policies and procedures of the Ministry of Education, local school communities and an interest in urban slum areas.

To apply for this position, please send a detailed CV to by November 9, 2012. 

We are proud to be an EEO/AA employer M/F/D/V. This position does not attract international allowances. 

Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

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