AIR is seeking a Senior Reading Specialist to work on a 5 year, USAID-funded Reading Project in Zambia. “Let’s Read, Zambia” will target approximately 1.4 million students in 4,000 public and community primary schools, including Early Childhood Centers that are clustered in an estimated 400 zones in 48 districts in the provinces of Lusaka, Southern, Muchinga, Eastern, and Northwestern. The Activity will ensure that students attending Grades 1, 2, and 3 in Zambian public and community schools in five targeted provinces will have an opportunity to learn to read grade level text with comprehension and to write at grade level in one of the seven local official languages of instruction: Cinyanja, Chitonga, Icibemba, Kiikaonde, Lunda, Luvale and Silozi after three years of primary schooling in Grades 1-3.
The Senior Reading Specialist will provide overall technical oversight and guidance to the project on learning and reading instruction. This will include:
• Supervising the production of all program supported reading material, all teaching methodology improvement and teacher training, all teacher and classroom supervision and monitoring and all student testing efforts
• Liaising with government representatives at various levels on technical matters
• Bearing ultimate responsibility for ensuring that children in target schools achieve improved outcomes in reading
• Working directly with other senior specialists to achieve the expected results
Eligibility: Zambian nationals are encouraged to apply.
This position is contingent on funding.