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Thursday, 13 February 2014

Literacy Coordinator - RTI International

Job Title: Literacy Coordinator
Organisation: RTI International
Project Name: USAID Uganda School Health and Reading Program
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Literacy Advisor

About RTI:
RTI International is recruiting for the USAID Uganda School Health and Reading Program, a five-year, USAID program that aims to improve early grade reading outcomes for children in primary grades and develop sustainable health education systems that support national HIV/AIDS prevention efforts.

Job Summary: The Literacy Coordinator will technically support the Literacy Advisor to coordinate and harmonize the materials development and the teacher training and supervision arms of the program. S/he will support the planning and oversight of materials development, production and distribution activities.

Coordinate the production of materials through printing to delivery.
Work with book charities to ensure books are appropriately selected and distributed to target schools.
Document best practices, success stories and input in strengthening relevant education policies and publishing guidelines.
Supervise the planning of the development, editing, production and distribution of the program’s reading instructional materials.
Perform any other duties as assigned by the Deputy Chief of Party.

The Literacy Coordinator must hold a good master’s degree
Three or more years’ experience in education, development studies, or related field; or Bachelor’s degree with six years relevant experience in the development sector

, Skills and Experience:
Prior working experience in teacher training, curriculum planning, development and design
Possess the ability to regularly and flexibly travel between districts and designated project Units.
Fluency in English and excellent writing skills and speaking fluency in at least one local language
The applicant must possess a high degree of motivation.

All suitably qualified candidates who desire to work for the RTI USAID Project should submit their updated CVs including three work related referees and cover letter to: The Human Resource Manager by e-mail to hrapplications@shrp.rti.org. Emails should not exceed 2MB.
NB: Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Deadline: 19th February 2014