RTI’s International Education Division is currently accepting
applications for Gender and Inclusive Education Advisor for the newly awarded
USAID-funded Achieving Student-Centered Education for a New Tomorrow (ASCENT)
program in Georgia. The 4-year activity will support the Government of
Georgia’s vision for education reform and work in partnership with the Ministry
of Education, Science, Culture and Sports to decentralize Georgian schools and
help teachers achieve learning goals with creative, responsive,
student-centered approaches. RTI’s proposed approach to ASCENT activities will
support the Ministry’s reform efforts while ensuring that disadvantaged
students – especially girls, ethnic minorities and those with disabilities –
are not left behind.
The Gender and Inclusive Education Specialist
will oversee the program’s inclusive education and gender components and ensure
inclusion and gender are streamlined in all materials and activities. They will
lead the program’s parental engagement campaign, oversee all Social Behavior
Change and Communication (SBCC) activities; and design a community-based
outreach model. This position will report
to the T&L Director.
- Conduct an attitudes and beliefs survey on gender
stereotypes and norms with school administrators and a subset of
teachers. Share the findings with the Policy Working Group for discussion and
review, informing their work on the policy framework. Also share findings with school
- In collaboration with the rest of the ASCENT Team, integrate
gender sensitivity topics and activities into the instructional leadership
training that school administrators will receive as part of ASCENT’s larger
capacity building efforts.
- Promote gender-sensitive policies and drive
longer-term teacher behavior change by integrating gender awareness and
sensitivity training into pre-service training programs.
- In partnership with Parents for Education, support
their national scale Book Buddies program to conduct read-alouds with small
groups of students after school, including students with disabilities.
- Ensure that recommendations from gender and
disability and inclusive education analyses are integrated to the extent
possible into the overall programming
- Serve as a subject matter expert on T&L team,
providing targeted training of master trainers in inclusive education, gender
related issues, and disabilities
- Other tasks as required by the project.
- MA in Gender Studies or a related field and 6 years
- Demonstrated experience in gender and education and
in education for children with disabilities.
- Experience in ensuring inclusivity in teaching and
- Strong understanding of Georgian laws and practices
around gender, equality and inclusion.
- Fluency in Georgian and/or English required.
will be reviewed and shortlisted for interview on an ongoing basis. The
position will fill quickly, therefore candidates are urged to apply as soon as
possible. Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.