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Education and Literacy Specialist

Posté : 14-05-2021 Nom de l’employeur : Nascent Solutions, Inc.
Lieu : Yaoundé Vues : 1378
Type d'emploi : CDD Postulants : 0
Date expiration : 15-05-2021

Job Advert: Education & Literacy Specialist

Location: Yaoundé

Type of Employment: Salaried, full-time

Reporting: Reports Program Manager

Technical Oversight -Director of Education


Nascent Solutions is seeking a qualified Education and Literacy Specialist to support a USDA-funded McGovern-Dole International Food for Education and Child Nutrition program in Cameroon. The incumbent will support the implementation of activities designed to improve the literacy of school age children and supervise a team of 4 literacy Assistants and over 35 Literacy Coaches.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Support the implementation of program activities geared to improve the literacy of school age children,
  • Support the development of supplementary reading materials in collaboration with the trained local writers
  • Support and advise the literacy coaches in the use of classroom teacher observation tools, coordinate the trainings of teachers and school administrators
  • Organize regular visits to project schools to provide technical assistance and ensure proper implementation of program activities
  • Work with M&E specialist to create and implement a data collection system and inform alterations in teacher training curriculum manuals
  • Prepare and submit project success stories with photos/videos on a regular basis
  • Prepare and submit project reports and develop annual performance plans
  • Prepare high quality quarterly and annual reports for submission to USDA
  • Work with the other technical leads to identify new business opportunities and prepare concept notes in literacy and related areas
  • Perform other duties as appropriate

Required Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in education, early grade reading and /or related field
  • At least 6 years’ working experience in the education or literacy sector
  • Fluency in English and French languages 
  • Considerable experience in early childhood development, primary education or teacher professional development or teacher training institutions.
  • Experience in supervision and / or coaching of teachers and familiarity with teacher coaching models.
  • Experience with training of trainers or ability to present professional trainings.
  • Knowledge of current trends in education development; particularly in early grade reading.
  • Excellent verbal & written communication skills with ability to write high quality reports.
  • Strong computer skills (Microsoft Office, Spreadsheets, PowerPoint).
  • Understanding of the basics of Mother tongue instruction
  • Ability to develop and maintain good working relationships with stakeholders
  • Strong people skills and ability to be a team player.
  • Ability to work under challenging circumstances
  • Ability to travel locally at least 30% of the time.

About Nascent Solutions

Nascent Solutions (Nascent) is a US-based international development organization. Its mission is to enable vulnerable people, especially women and children in Africa, to develop skills for self-sufficiency. The organization’s areas of focus are food security and nutrition, health, literacy and skills development, and gender equity.

How to Apply

Please submit a cover letter and CV to: cameroon@nascents.org

Closing date for applications is May 15th, 2021 but candidates are encouraged to apply early as we are looking to fill the position quickly.

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