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JOB TITLE: Arithmetic Education Technical Advisor

Chemonics seeks an arithmetic education technical advisor for the anticipated USAID Arithmetic and Inclusive Education activity in Tanzania. The Activity’s overall objective is to acquire technical assistance and instructional materials and student aids targeted at improving lifelong learning skills and increasing the inclusivity of primary education, specifically focusing on arithmetic for all students in Standards 1-2. The arithmetic education technical advisor will be responsible for technical leadership, activity coordination, and materials development for the activity. We are seeking individuals who have a passion for making a difference in the lives of people around the world.

Responsibilities include:
  • Under the chief of party, provides technical leadership, oversight, and coordination of technical activities in improving the quality of early grade arithmetic instruction;
  • Supports the chief of party with leading, in conjunction with key ministerial leaders, project-wide work-planning, progress monitoring, and planning adaptation to ensure cohesion and synergies of the technical activities;
  • Guides program staff on essential components of arithmetic programs, including curriculum design, lesson planning, instructional approach, teacher professional development, materials development and distribution, classroom-level assessment and large-scale assessment to develop highly effective activities in these areas and to integrate them for maximum effectiveness at the program level;
  • Works closely with the inclusive education technical advisor to adapt project learning materials for children with disabilities;
  • Reviews, analyzes, and evaluates the effectiveness of arithmetic-related activities and makes recommendations for improvement to meet project goals.
Qualifications:
  • Advanced degree (Master’s level or equivalent) in education, mathematic, or other relevant field required;
  • 10 years of demonstrated experience working in improving early grade arithmetic initiatives, including designing and implementing arithmetic programs, curriculum development, and teacher professional development activities;
  • Strong understanding of the development and education issues in East Africa;
  • Familiarity with USAID tools and methodologies to improve education outcomes;
  • Experience implementing interventions that promote gender equity preferred;
  • Fluency in spoken and written English.
  • Experience working in East Africa highly desired;
  • Demonstrated leadership, versatility, and integrity.

Application Instructions
Apply online at https://chemonicsesaf.formstack.com/forms/tanzaniaaielocal by Monday, September 9, 2019. This recruit is being conducted on a rolling basis, so please submit your application as soon as possible. No telephone inquiries, please. Finalists will be contacted.  (Remember to select the job your applying for on the Chemonics Online Application form)