Project Background and Job Summary:
RTI International is implementing the USAID Transforming the Education System for Teachers and Students in Liberia (TESTS) Activity. This activity will work closely with and support the Liberian Ministry of Education (MOE) to improve the quality of teachers’ instruction in early childhood education (ECE) and primary grades. This position is based in Monrovia, Liberia. The successful candidate must possess excellent oral and written communication skills, including fluency in English.
This position is a 2-year position, supporting the first two years of TESTS activities. It will provide technical support to the TESTS Technical Director for reviewing and revising the existing Teacher Training Institution (TTI) curricula for ECE and primary grades. The new TTI curricula shall incorporate literacy and numeracy knowledge acquisitions and have a gender-equitable and inclusive unified TTI curriculum and an embedded practicum program.
The TESTS teacher training program—to be co-developed by the Contractor, TTIs, TESTS partners, and the MOE—will lead to an associate’s degree or a bachelor’s degree in ECE or primary instruction. The applicant selected to fill this position will work closely with technical experts across selected TTIs, with representatives from the Liberian Government, and with RTI home office technical experts to ensure that consolidated core curricula are developed in accordance with the Activity’s needs and specifications.
Minimum Required Education & Experience
Masters degree and 1 year of experience or Bachelors Degree and 3 years of experience or equivalent combination of education and experience on programs, including experience in working on USAID-funded and/or education projects strongly preferred.
Skills & Abilities
The skills and abilities required to perform the essential job duties of this job are listed below. An addendum that clarifies additional skills and abilities for incumbents in this job may be used in addition to this description.
The physical and mental demands of this role include those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job, as outlined above. Examples include: remaining in a stationary position for long periods of time; operating a computer and other office machinery; thinking, learning, and concentrating effectively and frequently communicating with other people, both within RTI and outside of RTI; frequently moving about inside and travel between offices and beneficiary locations; ability to handle the stress associated in meeting frequent, multiple and tight deadlines; ability to work in excess of 40 hours per week as workload and deadlines may require; ability to have regular, reliable and predictable attendance.
The above information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.