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Chemonics Senegal is seeking a (01) Senior reading specialist

Chemonics Senegal is seeking a (01) Senior reading specialist

Entreprise/Structure: Chemonics (ONG Internationale )
Ville, Pays: Sénégal
Niveau d’études minimum réquis: Bac + 5 ou plus
Expériences professionnelles demandées: 4 ans
Date limite de dépôt de dossier: 08-04-2016
Email de réception des candidatures : SenegalEDU@Chemonics.com

Details :

Chemonics​ seeks a Senior reading specialist for the anticipated five year, $72 million USAID All Children Reading (ACR) project in Senegal. ACR will work in seven target regions in Senegal to improve early grade reading instruction in public primary schools and daaras, improve delivery systems for early grade reading instruction, and improve parent and community engagement in early grade reading. We are looking for individuals who have a passion for making a difference in the lives of people around the world.

Responsibilities include:
  • Provide technical leadership, oversight, and guidance in design, development, implementation and evaluation of a reading program
  • Guide program staff on essential components of reading 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
  • Engage with actors across the education system to optimize use of available resources with specific attention to school and classroom management practice, including quality assurance, supportive supervision, and coaching leading to improvement in learning outcomes at the primary school level
  • Contribute knowledge of effective school research findings and practices applicable to developing country contexts
  • Engage directly with host-country organizations on their capacity development needs with the overall aim of improving equitable and high-quality service delivery to host-country populations for improved reading outcomes
  • Assist Ministry of Education personnel in the analysis and appraisal of reform efforts, supporting other specialists on the team to ensure coherent program implementation
  • Manage technical staff working on materials development
  • Support efforts aimed at building community and parent engagement for reading
  • Provide quality assurance for the implementation of teacher training
  • Build collaborative relationships with governmental agencies, donor/client organizations, and other NGOs to enhance quality and effectiveness of the project materials
  • Review, analyze, and evaluate the effectiveness of literacy-related activities and make recommendations for improvement to meet project goals
  • Master’s degree with a specialty in early grade reading, with a focus on curriculum development or reading instruction highly preferred
  • Minimum four years of experience in technical direction of international programs that work specifically to improve early grade reading required
  • Experience with the development of early grade reading materials, training programs, classroom monitoring protocols, and tests and assessments, including experience with the development of early grade reading materials, training programs, classroom monitoring protocols, and tests and assessments (including Early Grade Reading Assessment) required
  • Minimum four years of experience in conducting teacher training/coaching and training of trainers
  • Experience working with communities, government, and other donors to support improved reading preferred
  • Working knowledge of linguistics and instructional design for reading acquisition
  • Demonstrated knowledge of international evidence-based approaches to learning reading using phonics and systematic, structured, and explicit instruction required; experience using these approaches in instructional design or direct instruction strongly preferred
  • Experience and expertise in overseeing the design of instructional materials for large-scale education programs required
  • Experience teaching in primary schools strongly preferred
  • Minimum three years of demonstrated excellence in a management position, preferably including direct supervision of professional and support staff, and quality evaluation of staff performance and deliverables preferred
  • Fluent written and spoken English required, and fluent French preferred​


Application Instructions:
Send electronic submissions to SenegalEDU@Chemonics.com by April 8, 2016. Please include Senior reading specialist​ in the subject line. No telephone inquiries, please. Finalists will be contacted.
In addition, please download and complete Chemonics’ equal employment opportunity self-identification form and submit it separately to EEOselfidentify@chemonics.com with only “Senior reading specialist – All Children Reading (ACR)​ in the subject line. If you prefer not to disclose your sex, race, or ethnicity, you may check “I do not wish to complete the information requested.” Thank you for completing the form and supporting our equal employment opportunity reporting requirements.
​​​​Chemonics is an equal opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and does not discriminate in its selection and employment practices. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, age, or other legally protected characteristics.​​

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