TaRL Field Coordinators (4): Nigeria
Location: Alkaleri – Bauchi (1), Ikara – Kaduna (1), Birnin Kebbi, Aleiro – Kebbi (2)
Duration: Fixed Term: 1 year with the possibility of renewal subject to donor funding
Reports to: TaRL State Lead
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 primary purpose of the role 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.
About the TaRL Programmes in Nigeria
TaRL Africa is a newly formalised partnership between Education NGO, Pratham, and research centre J-PAL, who have been working together developing cost-effective, scalable literacy and numeracy interventions for more than 15 years. The fruits of these efforts have been the development of what we now refer to as the TaRL.
The TaRL approach, pioneered by Pratham, helps children develop basic reading and numeracy skills. In TaRL classroom: children are assessed on basic reading and numeracy using a simple tool; grouped by learning level, rather than by grade, for a dedicated time when they focus on building foundational skills through activities and materials appropriate for each group. As children progress, they move to the next learning group and continue to grow.
- 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 the 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 are facing within the classroom and try out potential solutions through 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.
Education and 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 Advantageous
- 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 is advantageous.
How to Apply
Please fill in this application form. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Shortlisted candidates will be asked to complete a writing assessment, followed by an interview process. 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.