Posted on :
15 Aug, 2018
15 Aug, 2018
The USAID-funded Ghana Learning project aims to achieve the ambitious goal of improving reading outcomes for over 1 million primary students in Ghana (grades KG2 to P2). The project works closely with local Ghanaian NGO and MOE/GES partners to achieve this goal. The project focuses on the following expected outcomes related to the overarching goal:
Job Title: Senior Reading Advisor
The Senior Reading Advisor will report to the COP and support the Learning technical approach to improving literacy and learning outcomes among children in Ghana. S/he will also work closely with the FHI 360 Reading Team Leader at HQ and her/his team to ensure quality control.
Provides technical and scientific leadership to those designing, and implementing technical strategies, programs or tools with the goal of improving teaching and learning of reading in Learning’s 7275 schools. Provides technical advice based upon expertise and knowledge of evidence- based methods and strategies, current practice, and established operational and research standards to ensure quality and rigorous design. Builds capacity in country-level, regional or global program staff. Assesses current technical, scientific, managerial and operational efficiencies at the program, regional, or global levels as appropriate. Provides guidance to ensure that program implementation adheres to appropriate technical standards and guidelines and that programs are technically sound. Responsible for sharing best practices in their field of expertise and contribute to the knowledge base through participation in technical networks and interactions with other literacy specialists at FHI 360. Spreads new knowledge/evidence and best practices in Ghana through collaboration with relevant departments and personnel. May be required to coordinate and work with a diverse group of organizations, such as; the Ministry of Education, Ghana Education Service, District Education officials, several international and national development partner organizations, and the USAID mission in order to complete work. Participates in resource development activities. Responsible for accomplishing assigned job responsibilities, and following the standards and practices of the department and division. Responsible for planning and scheduling own work flow and timetables, within area and function guidelines. Identifies areas for improved efficiency or effectiveness within prescribed parameters, and institutes enhancements to procedures. Specifically:
This job description summarizes the main duties of the job. It neither prescribes nor restricts the exact tasks that may be assigned to carry out these duties. This document should not be construed in any way to represent a contract of employment. Management reserves the right to review and revise this document at any time. We offer competitive compensation and an outstanding benefit package. FHI 360 is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. FHI 360 is an equal employment and affirmative action employer whereby we do not engage in practices that discriminate against any person employed or seeking employment based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, genetic information or any other status or characteristic protected under applicable law.