29 May 2017

Education Materials Development Specialist NGO Careers - VSO

Organization: VSO
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Programme Coordinator - Youth
About VSO:
VSO is the world’s leading independent international development organisation that works through volunteers to fight poverty in developing countries. Our high-impact approach brings people together to share skills, build capabilities, promote international understanding and action to change lives and make the world a fairer place.

Job Summary: The Education Materials Development Specialist will guide the development of early grade supplementary reading materials, support the development of training materials, and development of project Information Education & Communication (IEC) materials, including publications

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
Support to Materials development & collaboration with NCDC:
  • Work closely with the National Mentors and the Education Advisor to coordinate training of teachers in the development of supplementary reading materials for early grade
  • Work in liaison with the National Mentors and the Education Advisor alongside the facilitator of the writing workshops to provide quality checks and additional guidance on writing tips for teachers
  • Coordinate reviews and approvals of the supplementary reading materials for use in schools with NCDC
  • Develop project brochures, fliers, posters for the promotional activities
  • Review edit and take responsibility for the design all project materials for publication 
VSO level engagement:
  • Actively participate in VSO coordinated activities with other partners/stakeholders
  • Prepare quarterly work plans, requisitions and reports as by placement objectives
  • Attend and participate in quarterly planning and coordination review meetings coordinated by VSO Prepare for quarterly placement reviews with the programme manager or officer at placement location or at VSO quarterly meetings

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant for the VSO Education Materials Development Specialist job opportunity should preferably hold a degree in Mass Communication, Language specialist or related field
  • Experience in writing simple stories for children education purposes
  • At least five years of relevant experience
  • Previous exposure and experience in graphics designing is desirable
  • Experience in training professionals
  • Good facilitation skills (e.g. workshops)
  • Computer literacy skills
  • Excellent planning, coordination, organizational and management competencies. Well developed drive for results competencies.
  • Ability to work with minimum supervision and high levels of government bureaucracy at management level.
  • Language: Excellent English language skills essential, especially writing skills.

How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates are encouraged to apply online by clicking on the web link below.

Deadline: 31st May, 2017

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