sábado, maio 26, 2012

Especialista de leitura

Position:          Senior Reading Expert, Early Grade Reading Program
Location:        Mozambique Moçambique
Reports To:     Chief of Party
Division:         Education Programs Division
About IREX
IREX is an international nonprofit organization providing thought leadership and innovative programs to promote positive lasting change globally.  We enable local individuals and institutions to build key elements of a vibrant society: quality education, independent media, and strong communities.  To strengthen these sectors, our program activities also include conflict resolution, technology for development, women and youth.
Founded in 1968, IREX has an annual portfolio of over $70 million and a staff of over 400 professionals worldwide.  IREX employs field-tested methods and innovative uses of technologies to develop practical and locally-driven solutions with our partners in more than 100 countries.
Summary of Position
IREX seeks a Senior Reading Expert for a USAID-funded Early Grade Reading Assessment Plus Quality Instruction and Management (EGRA+QIM) Project in Mozambique. The project’s overall goal will be to improve reading outcomes for students in grades 2-3 in Nampula and Zambezia provinces.  To achieve this goal, the program will provide key training, coaching and technical assistance to improve the quality of basic education services with a specific and focused emphasis on improving early grade reading outcomes.
The position is contingent on funding 
Summary of Responsibilities:
  • Serve as a senior project team member.
  • Provide technical management of all early grade reading instruction, assessment, training, coaching, and materials development activities
  • Contribute to the development of project strategy; oversee and prepare relevant project deliverables.
  • Coordinate closely with national and decentralized education institutions and local partners
  • Provide technical management of teacher training and coaching support as it relates to early grade reading instruction and assessment.
  •  Oversee the design of training and coaching materials, such as scripted lessons plans, decodable books, and other teaching and learning aids
  • Oversee project staff and embedded reading trainers/coaches in line with project workplan.
  • Oversee project implementing partner(s) within the early grade reading instruction portfolio.
Skills and Qualifications:
  • Advanced degree in education with a concentration in early grade reading, with expertise in teacher training, early grade reading instruction and assessment, and reading material development (specifically scripted lessons plans and decodable books).
  • Minimum of 10 years of relevant experience working on reading assessment, instruction, and training, five of them in developing countries.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with host government and cooperating partners in implementing a complex project in the field under challenging circumstances.
  • In-depth knowledge of Mozambique‘s education system especially in-service teacher training and professional development, pedagogical practices, and classroom management.
  • Effective communication skills, both orally and in writing to make formal and informal presentations and to compose professional and analytic reports and program documents.
  • Excellent interpersonal and team work skills.
  • Superior written and oral communication skills in English and Portuguese are essential.
To Apply:
Go to and click on Current Openings.  Then click on the corresponding position and apply through our website.  Please supply a resume and a cover letter with your application.