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TaRL State Team Lead: Nigeria

 

Position Title: State Team Lead

Reports to: Country Manager

Location: Kebbi, Nigeria

Deadline: 21st 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 .

The jobholder will report to the TaRL Nigeria Country Manager and will manage a team of TaRL Africa staff working on the different components of the project in the state. The role will involve travel within the state, as well as infrequent travel elsewhere in Nigeria. 

 

Summary of the Role: 

Teaching at the Right Level (TaRL) Africa seeks a State Team Lead to oversee the implementation of the TaRL activities in Kebbi State. The programme is an accelerated learning intervention, derived from core TaRL principles, aimed at improving foundational literacy and numeracy skills. The State Lead will be required to have a holistic view of all the components of the programme ensuring that these components are well managed, aligned with evidence, and apply lessons learned. The role involves working with the State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB), State Ministry of Education and TaRL Africa. The State Lead is responsible for providing technical and managerial direction for the successful implementation of TaRL activities. He/she must build and maintain effective relationships with all people involved in the intervention, from senior government officials to international partners and all team members.  

The jobholder will report to the TaRL Nigeria Country Manager and will manage a team of TaRL Africa staff working on the different components of the project in the state. The role will involve travel within the state, as well as infrequent travel elsewhere in Nigeria.

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Senior MLE (Measurement, Learning & Evaluation) Associate

 

Position title: Senior MLE (Measurement, Learning & Evaluation) Associate

Reports to: Country Director

Location: Côte d’Ivoire, Abidjan

Deadline: 30th September 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: 

The Senior MLE (Measurement, Learning & Evaluation) is a specialist, an expert in design, monitoring, evaluation, research and learning and will be in charge to support the monitoring systems of the PEC on a large scale in Côte d’Ivoire and in French-speaking Africa in general. He will work in collaboration with TaRL Africa’s core team and the Ministries of Education of Francophone West Africa, to create an M&E strategy and/or to integrate it into existing government systems. He/she will also work with Côte d’Ivoire (MENA) officials to strengthen the government’s capacity in monitoring and evaluation as well as the analysis and use of data for better decision-making. This role provides a unique opportunity to improve the learning outcomes of primary school children in Côte d’Ivoire in particular and to be part of an international evidence-based initiative to improve learning in French-speaking West Africa in general. The position will be based in Abidjan with numerous trips to Côte d’Ivoire and potential international trips (to West Africa, particularly to Guinea).

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MLE (Measurement, Learning & Evaluation) Associate

 

Titre:  MLE (Measurement, Learning & Evaluation) Associate

Superviseur:  Senior MLE Associate  (Central)                                

Location:  Abidjan, Cote d’ Ivoire  

Deadline:  30th September 2022

 

A propos de TaRL Africa 

Teaching at the Right Level (TaRL) Africa est une nouvelle initiative de grande envergure dirigée conjointement par le Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL) et l’ONG d’éducation indienne Pratham. TaRL Africa travaille à l’amélioration des compétences de base en lecture et en arithmétique des enfants sur le continent africain et vise à atteindre 3 millions d’enfants au cours des cinq prochaines années. Les principaux pays d’intervention sont le Kenya, la Côte d’Ivoire, le Nigeria et la Zambie.

 

Résumé du rôle 

Le/la MLE Associate collaborera avec les fonctionnaires du Ministère de l’Education Nationale et de l’Alphabétisation (MENA) pour renforcer les capacités en matière de compréhension et d’utilisation des données. Ce poste offre une occasion unique d’améliorer les résultats d’apprentissage des élèves du primaire en Côte d’Ivoire et de faire partie d’une initiative de premier plan, fondée sur des données probantes, qui s’attaque à la crise de l’apprentissage en Afrique. Le poste sera basé à Abidjan, avec de nombreux déplacements en Côte d’Ivoire et la possibilité de voyages internationaux.

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TARL Research and Learning Coordinator

 

Position:  Research and Learning Coordinator

Reports to:  Research and Impact Manager 

Location:  Nairobi, Kenya 

Deadline:  9th September 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 to recruit a Research and Learning Coordinator to support the research, learning and evidence generation for the TaRL Programme in Africa. This role provides an excellent opportunity to be part of a leading evidence-based initiative tackling low learning levels as well as gain first-hand field management experience in an organization undertaking cutting-edge development research.

The Research and Learning Coordinator will supervise several concurrent research projects on behalf of the Research Manager and study Principal Investigators (PIs). They will oversee a set of defined research activities for TaRL programs in several countries. This includes working with the research team to brainstorm, select and implement new research projects based on TaRL Africa’s Learning Agenda. The coordinator will design and manage research and pilot activities applying quantitative, qualitative and mixed-method approaches. The R&L Coordinator will also support existing research and learning activities, including at least one large-scale Randomized Controlled Trial. 

The role will be based in Kenya, with regular travel within Zambia, Cote d’Ivoire and Nigeria.

 

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What is TaRL Africa?

Pratham and J-PAL have come together to create the TaRL Africa team, dedicated to supporting the growth of TaRL at scale on the continent.