*In accordance with the Kenyan Persons with Disabilities Act 2003, this position is reserved exclusively for applicants with disabilities. *
- Minimum Qualification: Bachelor
- Experience Level: Entry level
- Experience Length: 2 years
Inclusive Development Partners (IDP) is a partner to EDC in delivering the USAID-funded Kenya Primary Literacy Program (KPLP). KPLP is a five-year project that seeks to support the Ministry of Education (MOE) to advance improvements in early grade reading instruction in Kiswahili and English. KPLP aims to improve education services and learning outcomes for vulnerable populations, including but not limited to students with disabilities. It also aims to strengthen the accountability, resilience, and sustainability of educational institutions and systems. Finally, KPLP will empower local youth organizations as partners in community and family support for student learning and wellbeing.
IDP is seeking an Inclusive Education Assistant for a full-time job of 4-5 years, to provide overall support to the project’s efforts related to inclusive teaching and learning. This position is based in Nairobi, Kenya. The Assistant will report to the IDP Senior Inclusive Education Advisor based in Kenya.
In accordance with the Persons with Disabilities Act 2003, this position is reserved exclusively for applicants with disabilities.
· Participate in conducting an initial field study of teacher capacity and expertise related to braille and Kenyan Sign Language (KSL) instruction. Support the development of a written report on this field study.
· Support the development and delivery of specialized training materials for teachers of students with hearing or vision disabilities, including use of Kenyan Sign Language (KSL) and braille to support instruction.
· Support project staff and stakeholders in developing training materials that incorporate universal design for learning (UDL) principles, disability-inclusive instructional practices, remedial education, school leadership for inclusive education, the use of Individualized Education Plans (IEPs), and more.
· Support the project’s work with Curriculum Support Officers (CSOs), Education Assessment and Research Centers (EARCs) and other government personnel and institutions to develop and implement an evidence-based screening and referral approach for students with possible disabilities.
· Support others in writing various technical reports, quarterly reports, and other documents.
· Ensure that project communications materials, including social media outreach, written posts, and other multimedia, are accessible for and inclusive of persons with disabilities.
· Lead administrative support for the Inclusive Education team, including taking notes in key meetings, support with administrative documents, and other tasks as requested.
· Participate in the Inclusion Steering Committee and coordinate regularly with its members, including representatives of Organizations of Persons with Disabilities (OPDs). Support and participate in other committee meetings to ensure a disability-inclusive lens is reflected across project activities.
· Communicate on a regular basis with IDP staff based overseas, and collaborate closely on all project management and delivery activities.
· Travel within Kenya for field work related to project delivery.
Any other tasks:
· Undertake special assignments and other tasks as may be requested by IDP in coordination with KPLP senior leadership.
· A Bachelor’s degree in education or a related field, with at least 2 years of professional experience.
· Prior training or professional experience in one or more of the following areas: education for students with hearing or vision disabilities, hearing and vision screening, and/or allied health services for persons with disabilities.
· Fluency in English is required. Fluency in Kenyan Sign Language or ability to read and write in braille is strongly preferred. Evidence of strong writing skills, such as in producing reports or research, is essential to this role.
· Knowledge of the Kenyan education and disability rights sector is preferred.
· Excellent self-management skills, including the ability to manage competing responsibilities under tight timelines.
· Excellent communication skills and ability to work as a member of a team.
Interested candidates are requested to submit a cover letter and CV in English to firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, with a deadline to apply of February 29, 2024. Please include the title of the job for which you are applying in the subject of your email.
IDP is an equal opportunity employer. In accordance with the Kenyan Persons with Disabilities Act 2003, this position is reserved exclusively for applicants with disabilities. Women are strongly encouraged to apply.
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