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530Job: Literacy & Numeracy Advisor - Malawi

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  • Don Osborn
    Jul 3, 2009
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      American Institutes for Research is hiring for a Literacy & numeracy advisor in Malawi, but this apparently is *not* geared to multilingual literacy, even though Malawi is a multilingual country: http://jobs-airdc.icims.com/jobs/5927/job . One imagines (or at least hopes) that someone with a background in bilingual and mother tongue education might be able to use have a positive impact on this project from this position.

      Literacy and Numeracy Advisor - Malawi
      Job ID: 5927 Location: MW-
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      More information about this job:

      AIR's International Development Program seeks to enhance the capacity of developing countries to improve their quality of life through education and social development and has worked in collaboration with development partners in more than 80 countries. Headquartered in Washington, D.C., AIR seeks a qualified Literacy and Numeracy Advisor candidate for an upcoming Teacher Education program in Malawi.

      The Literacy and Numeracy Advisor will serve as senior member of the project management team, and will support government to develop and implement an early grade literacy and numeracy program, including materials review and development, and teacher training. The Literacy and Numeracy Advisor will be responsible for guiding the design and collaborative development of a nation-wide early literacy program with government partners. Duties will include literacy program materials development and associated training program design. The Literacy and Numeracy advisor will also work with other project staff to provide technical support to the project's continuing professional development materials and guidelines, to ensure a strong focus on early literacy and numeracy teaching, and will work with field staff to design strategies for effective community participation and support for literacy and numeracy. In addition, the Literacy and Numeracy Advisor will work closely with the project's monitoring and evaluation team to design and implement systems for assessing and monitoring primary school children's literacy and numeracy levels.

      •Master's degree in primary education, literacy development, or related field;
      •Strong background working in education policy, planning, or in a teaching capacity, particularly at the primary level;
      •Experience in designing and implementing teacher training and/or curriculum development activities;
      •Demonstrated effective and interpersonal communication skills;
      •Previous experience working in a developing country context; and
      •Fluency in English.

      Desired Skills and Qualifications
      •PhD degree in primary education, literacy development, or related field;
      •Previous experience in Malawi or East Africa; and
      •Experience developing early literacy programs.

      Malawi nationals are encouraged to apply.