Monitoring and Teacher Support Officer

Website Mott MacDonald

Nkhotakota, Malawi

Job Description

Overall objective: to monitor and support implementation of the National Numeracy Programme with schools, zones and districts in a Division.

Specific Responsibilities Will Include (but Are Not Limited To)

  • Supporting the NNP Divisional Education Coordinator in completing her/his tasks including (but not limited to):
  • Making arrangements for training workshops;
  • Re-distributing workbooks if/as needed at the start of the term;
  • Collecting data to report on the programme logframe indicators;
  • Collecting data related to teacher training;
  • Collecting data from schools to finalize printing and distribution plans.
  • Analyzing information on the Coaching App dashboard to monitor the extent of school-based coaching and TLC activities.
  • Providing support as needed to ensure that Section Heads and PEAs are using the Coaching App.
  • Conducting simple surveys with Section Heads and Headteachers to identify schools that require support from zone-based mathematics specialists and the nature of support required.
  • Advising PEAs and the mathematics specialists of the need for support and nature of support required.
  • Working with PEAs to coordinate support to schools by mathematics specialists.
  • Monitoring support provided by mathematics specialists.

In Addition, The Incumbent Will

  • Attend all meetings of the NNP programme team;
  • Represent the organisation in Division and District meetings
  • Contribute to the programme’s quarterly reports as requested by the Deputy Team Leader;
  • Complete all such ancillary and further tasks as may arise from time to time.

Note: This job description reflects the current requirements of the post. As the programme is implemented, responsibilities may change. The job description will be reviewed and be subject to amendment in consultation with the post holder and line manager.

Candidate Specification

Required Qualifications And Experience

  • A graduate qualification in education or a relevant subject
  • Sound understanding of MoE systems for delivering education services.
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Good time management and organizational skills
  • Proficient user of Microsoft Office applications

Note that this position requires a significant amount of travel (>75 per cent) within the Division.

Job Profile

The National Numeracy Programme in Malawi (NNP) aims to improve student learning outcomes in mathematics, so that girls and boys have a solid foundation in basic skills to succeed in the rest of their schooling and fulfil their potential

.The programme provides technical assistance to the Ministry of Education to revise the mathematics curriculum for lower primary (standards 1-4), develop corresponding teaching and learning materials, design teacher training strategies (including school-based support structures), rigorously pilot the new materials and training strategies, document impact, refine the materials and training strategies, and then oversee a national scale-up. The pilot will be evaluated by an independent evaluator.The programme is led by the Ministry of Education with technical assistance from Cambridge Education, a member of the Mott MacDonald Group. The programme is funded by UK aid from the UK government.

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Job Ref: 66557BR

Recruiter Contact: Shailesh Chougule

Country: Malawi                 Region/State: All

Discipline: Education         Sector: International development

Website Region: Africa      Website Sector: Education, International development

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