Education Specialist Job in Uganda at RTI

Job Title: Education Specialist

RTI is an independent organization dedicated to conducting innovative, multi disciplinary research that improves the human condition. With a worldwide staff of more than 4.000 people. RT1 offers innovative research and development and a full spectrum of multi disciplinary services. Universities in North Carolina founded RTI in 1958 as a centerpiece of the Research Triangle Park


Education Specialist will provide technical support for the development of language specific learning materials, teacher and student materials, and specified frameworks as funded by USAID/Uganda and agreed with by MOE. The specialists activities include working with RTI technical staff to identify, develop, and harmonize effective mother tongue literacy and English transition instructional approaches to be used in the early grades. The Specialist will also provide support for the MOES and government bodies working to implement the thematic curriculum. The assignment is highly technical and managerial, with emphasis on linguistic characteristics of languages, and is designed to provide high level support for effective local capacity building.


Job requirement

Qualifications: Bachelors and ten years of experience in the education sector with deep understanding of scientifically-based reading research: Knowledge of a balanced literacy framework, early literacy competencies and reading diagnostic measures; Ability to measure basic foundation skills for literacy in the early grades; Knowledge of mother tongue and English transition instruction strategies: Fluency in English and relevant Ugandan languages required.


How to apply

All positions are expected to be based in Kampala, Uganda and require fluency in English. Please email cover letter and CV to Uganda@rti.org. Applicants must include the POSITION TITLE in the subject line of their email.


Only short-listed candidates will be contacted; RTI is proud to be an EEO/AA employer M/F/D/V.
Deadline is Monday, 6th June 2011.

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