Education Materials Development Specialist NGO Careers – VSO

Organization: VSO
Duty Station: Kampala,
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
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
  • 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,
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