IDP is seeking a Senior Inclusive Education Advisor for a full-time job of 4-5 years, to provide technical leadership in the project’s efforts related to inclusive teaching and learning.
- Minimum Qualification: Bachelor
- Experience Level: Senior level
- Experience Length: 10 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 a Senior Inclusive Education Advisor for a full-time job of 4-5 years, to provide technical leadership in the project’s efforts related to inclusive teaching and learning. This position is based in Nairobi, Kenya. The Advisor will report to the IDP Program Director based in the United States, with day-to-day oversight from the KPLP Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP). The Senior Inclusive Education Advisor will also line manage two other IDP employees in Kenya.
· Lead the development and delivery of specialized training for teachers of students with hearing or vision disabilities, including use of Kenyan Sign Language (KSL) and braille to support instruction in coordination with the KPLP senior technical team.
· In coordination with the KPLP senior technical team, lead the development or adaptation of formative and summative assessments for students with hearing or vision disabilities, in alignment with Universal Design for Assessment (UDA) principles.
· Support the development or revision of early grade reading (EGR) training materials which incorporate universal design for learning (UDL) principles and disability-inclusive instructional practices.
· Support the development of training and teaching and learning materials (TLMs) focused on remedial education using response to intervention (RtI) methods for struggling learners and those with disabilities, and in alignment with general project activities and Kenyan curriculum.
· Lead the development and delivery of training materials for school leaders and government personnel, focused on communities of practice and to support inclusive education.
· Lead the development of videos and other virtual training materials for teachers linked to UDL, RtI and remedial instruction, KSL, braille, and other supports for students with disabilities.
Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL):
· Work closely with the MEL team to ensure that disability inclusion considerations are reflected in all MEL plans and activities.
Program management and operations:
· Supervise two (2) other IDP employees in Kenya with their day-to-day responsibilities, long term goals, and performance management.
· Ensure timely completion of contributions to quarterly and annual reports, KPLP communications, and regular correspondence with colleagues in the United States and Kenya.
· Develop Inclusion Steering Committee and coordinate regularly with its members, including representatives of Organizations of Persons with Disabilities (OPDs).
· Communicate on a regular basis with IDP staff based overseas, and collaborate closely on all project management and delivery activities.
· Ensure that all project work planning activities are inclusive.
· 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 10 years of experience.
· Technical expertise in early grade reading, including materials development or teacher training.
· Technical experience in one or more of the following areas: education for students with hearing or vision disabilities, UDL, special education, and/or remedial education.
· Written and oral fluency in English is required. Fluency in Kiswahili and/or Kenyan Sign Language is strongly preferred. Evidence of strong writing skills, such as in producing reports or research, is essential to this role.
· Deep knowledge of the Kenyan education sector, and prior working experience in this sector is required. Prior working experience in the field of early grade reading is preferred.
· Excellent self-management skills, including the ability to manage competing responsibilities under tight timelines.
· Ability to develop effective working relationships with government, local organizations, community stakeholders, and other partners as appropriate.
· Prior experience as a direct supervisor is preferred.
· Prior experience collaborating with local OPDs is preferred.
· Prior experience working with USAID-funded or other donor-funded activities preferred.
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. Women and persons with a disability are strongly encouraged to apply.
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