Teaching at the Right Level (TaRL) Africa Hausa Literacy Content Training 2019 for Nigerians

Application deadline: 16 June 2019


TaRL Africa is a new high-profile initiative jointly led by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s (MIT) Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL) and the Indian Education NGO Pratham.


Teaching at the Right Level (TaRL) Africa seeks a Hausa Literacy Content and Training Associate to support the growth of TaRL in Nigeria. This role provides an excellent opportunity to improve the learning outcomes of primary school children in Nigeria and to be part of a leading evidence-based initiative tackling the learning crisis in Africa.

This is a full-time position that will likely be based in Kano and requires frequent travel within Nigeria, as well as flexibly to support policy outreach, scoping research and training events.

*Become an expert in TaRL instruction and support:
*Work with TaRL Africa team to develop a deep understanding of TaRL approach and learn techniques for providing instructional support
*Practice the TaRL methodology in the classroom to build practical skillset.
*Support the development of TaRL content for Hausa reading:
*Design and manage teaching and learning resources
*Track and document innovative teaching practices across the programme.
*Build the capacity of TaRL instructors and mentors:
*Support teachers and mentors to deliver effective maths instruction, including support with lesson planning and producing tailored teaching and learning resources
*Coach teachers and mentors on effective classroom practices
*Design, organise and support/lead TaRL training/workshops.

Education and Qualifications
1. Bachelors degree in Education in the subject applied for or related field. A PGDE and/or Masters degree preferred
2. A minimum of four years experience working within the education space
3. Good command of written and spoken English
4. Working knowledge of local curriculum, textbook analysis, instructional practices and assessment tools preferred
5. Cultural and linguistic competence (native or near-native fluency) in Hausa required.

*Experience working in Northern Nigeria
*Strong preference for Kano State resident.

How to Apply
Please fill in this application form. The deadline for applications is 16 June 2019. Shortlisted candidates will be asked to complete a writing assessment, followed by an interview process. Due to the large volume of applications, we will only be able to respond to short-listed applicants.