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Divisional Literacy Officers (x6) at Chemonics International Inc.

Chemonics International Inc.

Chemonics International Inc, a U.S. based international development consulting firm, seeks the following long-term positions for the USAID Next Generation Early Grade Reading Activity (NextGen) in Malawi. The $75 million activity aims to solidify and build on the contributions made to date as part of the implementation of Malawi’s National Reading Program (NRP) towards improving the delivery of high-quality early primary reading instruction in all Malawian primary schools. We are seeking individuals who have a passion for making a difference in the lives of people around the world.

Application Instructions:

To apply for any of the below positions, please submit a CV and application and select your position of interest on the form. Please submit your application as soon as possible, as candidates will be contacted on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

No telephone inquiries, please. Finalists will be contacted.

Chemonics is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in its selection and employment practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, or other non-merit factors.

We are currently seeking qualified professionals for the following positions:

Positions

Chemonics International Inc, a U.S. based international development consulting firm, seeks 6 Divisional Literacy Officers for the USAID Next Generation Early Grade Reading Activity (NextGen) in Malawi. The $75 million activity aims to solidify and build on the contributions made to date as part of the implementation of Malawi’s National Reading Program (NRP) towards improving the delivery of high-quality early primary reading instruction in all Malawian primary schools. We are seeking individuals who have a passion for making a difference in the lives of Malawi’s lower primary students.

Chemonics is hiring six people for this long-term position, one person will be based in each of Malawi’s six divisions: Lilongwe, Kasungu, Blantyre, Zomba, Mzuzu, and Mulanje.

Responsibilities include:

•    Builds capacity and engagement of District Education Managers (DEMs) and district level officers to improve Standard 1 and 2 reading outcomes

•    Builds relationships with the DEM and other officers in the District Education Office within the designated division

•    Surveys district level offices to evaluate human, financial, and material resources to improve reading instruction and feedback to NextGen technical team

•    Supports the NextGen technical team, under the direction of the DCOP RITTS, increase NRP fidelity of implementation through improved district level accountability in monitoring and enforcing NRP policies – especially related to teacher/learner absence

Qualifications:

•    Bachelor’s degree in education or relevant area.

•    Minimum 3 years’ experience with NRP implementation, preferably at district level

•    Demonstrated ability to build capacity and engagement

•    Demonstrated understanding of decentralized MOE structures and operations

•    Demonstrated ability to collaborate with a team

•    Teaching experience in government primary school desirable

•    Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with government officers

•    Experience in coaching, desirable

•    Experience in data collection, analysis, data-based decision making and formulation of recommendations for improvement

•    Experience working with a development partner organization (USAID, FCDO, etc.) preferred

•    Written and spoken proficiency in English and Chichewa required.

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