Teacher professional development specialist
Chemonics seeks a teacher professional development specialist for the anticipated $10 to $24.99 million USAID Pre-Service Education Training in Jordan (PRESTIJ) project. PRESTIJ will equip Jordanian universities to train all potential future teachers to enter classrooms with content knowledge, a range of pedagogical skills, and the capacity to reflect productively on their practices. The project will do so by ensuring that participating universities successfully implement pre-service modules and that male and female students subscribe to them; by supporting improvements in Jordanian government systems, policies, and practices related to pre-service teacher education; and by assisting selected universities with positioning themselves to deliver diverse models of high-quality pre-service teacher education. We are looking for individuals who have a passion for making a difference in the lives of people around the world.
- Manage and oversee the assessment, design, development, and implementation of pre-service teacher education programs at selected universities in Jordan
- Provide thought partnership and oversee capacity building support to university faculty to ensure the effective implementation of PRESTIJ interventions
- Lead analysis of the factors that affect teacher preparation and professional development to produce highly effective programs that measure their success in terms of impact on student learning outcomes
- Identify issues related to professional learning and curriculum implementation in a timely manner, suggesting appropriate program adjustments
- Ensure that the pre-service teacher education programs are of a professional quality by sharing successes and challenges, remaining open to feedback and responding to it, and applying new learning
- Provide technical direction related to policies, training, and teaching methodologies
- Master’s degree in education or a related field
- Minimum of five years of experience developing pre-service teacher education and professional development programs
- Experience with the reform of teacher professional development systems
- Experience working in the Middle East and a strong understanding of Jordan’s education system
- Experience working on an internationally funded technical assistance program, preferably with USAID
- Demonstrated leadership, versatility, and integrity
- Proficiency in English required; proficiency in Arabic preferred
Please send an email with your CV attached and “Teacher professional development specialist” in the subject line to PRESTIJrecruit@chemonics.com by April 1, 2019. No telephone inquiries, please. Finalists will be contacted.
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