Functional Literacy and Numeracy Curriculum Development Consultant

Type of role Teaching and education
Location Kenya
Salary To be negotiated
Contract type Consultant Agreement
Contract length 30 days
Full Time 35 hours per week
Application Closing Date
Interview date To be confirmed
Start date As soon as possible

VSO is the world’s leading international development organisation that works through volunteers to fight poverty. Working in 24 countries around the world, our unique role in international development is to place committed volunteers with carefully selected organisations where their skills can have the greatest impact. Our extraordinary volunteers live and work in some of the world’s poorest communities. Sharing their unique skills and experience to generate new ideas and new ways of doing things, helping the communities they work in lift themselves out of poverty. We’re not about delivering quick fixes, but instead we focus on long-lasting, sustainable change, that will impact generations to come. Join us and help us work towards our vision of a world without poverty.

Role overview

The Education for Life consortium has developed curriculum frameworks, learning assessments, teaching and learning modules for use in accelerating learning of 10-19-year-old educationally marginalized girls. However, interaction with the developed materials reveals existing gaps in building on adolescent girls’ baseline in functional literacy, numeracy and skills of life. Infusion of relevant content and real-life examples in the teaching and learning materials is key for girls’ acquisition of core competencies, as well as embodying the growth mindset since the girls will be making choices on personal development pathways to pursue in due process
VSO in conjunction with other members of the consortium are therefore looking for a consultant and/or a consultancy firm with a track record in designing relevant functional literacy and numeracy materials for educationally marginalized adolescent youth.

Skills, qualifications and experience

Expected expertise and experience required:-
The successful consultant(s) MUST demonstrate proof of having in place a team comprising of expertise in functional Literacy, Numeracy and skills for life and work. We expect the applicant(s) to share sample of similar work undertaken as part of their application

• Minimum of master’s or post graduate degree in Education
• At least 7 years’ experience designing and delivering literacy and numeracy curriculum in one or all of the following areas: a nonformal sphere, adult learning or out of school youths
• Evidence of experience in designing accelerated learning interventions
• Evidence of experience in material development specifically on functional literacy and numeracy
• Highly desired- Experience working in hardest to reach areas where social norms and abject poverty impede access to education for girls
• Highly desired- Understanding of safeguarding, child protection, Gender and Inclusion
• Desirable – Experience in implementing Girls’ Education and Empowerment projects

Competencies and Behaviour

At VSO we believe progress is only possible by working together. Whether you want to join us as an employee, or as a volunteer working in your own country, overseas or online, our selection process includes an assessment based on these core competencies:

• Ability to be open minded and respectful
• Ability to be resilient and adaptive to new situations
• Ability to facilitate positive change and build sustainable working relationships
• Ability to seek and share knowledge

Equal Opportunities

VSO promotes equal opportunities and values a diverse workforce.

VSO reserves the right to close this job early if we receive a sufficient number of applications. Applicants must have the right to work in Kenya.

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VSO has zero tolerance of abuse and exploitation of vulnerable people. We expect all our employees/volunteers to ensure we protect children, young people and vulnerable adults from harm and abide by our safeguarding policy (PDF).

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