TaRL Africa State Field Coordinators Kebbi
Position title: Field Coordinator( 2 positions)
Reports to: State Team Lead Kebbi
Location: Kebbi (Birnin &Aleiro), Nigeria
Deadline: 15th October 2022
Teaching at the Right Level (TaRL) Africa is a high-profile initiative originally developed by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s (MIT) Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL) and the Indian Education NGO Pratham to promote evidence-informed education programming in Africa. TaRL Africa, now headquartered in Kenya, works to improve basic reading and arithmetic skills of children on the African continent through the TaRL approach. We aim to reach 3 million children in the next five years. Key countries of operation include Kenya, Cote d’Ivoire, Nigeria and Zambia where we work on contextualizing the TaRL approach .
Summary of the Role:
Teaching at the Right Level (TaRL) Africa seeks Field Coordinators to support TaRL programme activities in the focal states. This will cut across mentor and teacher capacity building, measurement and monitoring, community engagement and research and learning at the LGA level. The role’s primary purpose is to ensure effective delivery of TaRL implementation in the relevant LGAs.
The role will require someone who is dynamic, creative, good at managing multiple tasks, and passionate about improving the learning outcomes of all children.
The position will be based in the focal states.
Major Duties and Responsibilities
- Become an expert in TaRL instruction and support:
- Work with TaRL Africa team to develop a deep understanding of the TaRL approach and learn techniques for providing instructional support
- Practice the TaRL methodology in the classroom to build practical skill set
- Build the capacity of instructors and mentors:
- Support teachers and mentors to deliver effective TaRL classes, including visiting classes, supporting struggling schools, working with government mentors to build their skills to support teachers
- Work with government to ensure that review and reflection meetings organised and attended.
- Facilitate timely collections and collation of assessment and classroom observation data
- Support government data entry and collation processes
- Collect additional process data as is required for programmatic and reporting purposes.
- Try innovative classroom approaches to address challenges that emerge in the classroom.
- Learn and incubate solutions before they get rolled out to the rest of the pilot. Field Coordinators will be required to identify key challenges teachers face in the classroom and try out potential solutions by directly delivering classes.
- Share lessons from schools with instructors and mentors.
- Engage with School Based Management Committees (SBMCs)
- Ensure SBMCs buy-in, understanding, and involvement in the implementation of TaRL
- Enlist SBMC support in the monitoring of TaRL activities and engagement with parents
- Work with SBMCs to share learning outcome data and advocate for school attendance.
Required Minimum Qualifications:
- One year administrative/coordinator work experience
- University degree or equivalent in any field;
- Some community engagement experience
- Good command of written and spoken English
- Strong preference for residents within the LGAs or those that can commute daily
- Language skills: Hausa
- Experience working in schools or within the education sector.
How to apply?
Please fill in APPLICATION by 15th October 2022. Only applications submitted through the form will be accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis. Please note that, due to the large volume of applications, we will only be able to respond to short-listed applicants.
TaRL Africa is an equal opportunity employer and committed to having a diverse workforce.