Professional Development Specialist

  • Added Date: Thursday, 13 February 2020
  • Deadline Date: Saturday, 14 March 2020

Category: Manager
Req ID: PROFE01948
Posted Date: 2020-02-12
Schedule: Full Time
Location: Juba, South Sudan SSD


Creative Associates International is a dynamic, fast-growing global development firm that specializes in education, economic growth, democratic institutions and stabilization. Based in Washington, D.C., Creative has a field presence in more than 25 countries with a strong client portfolio that includes the U.S. Agency for International Development and the State Department, among others. Since its founding in 1977, Creative has earned a solid reputation among its clients and is well-regarded by competitors and partners alike.

Program Summary:

This project will impact "significantly measurable" learning outcomes that enable beneficiaries to continue their educational pursuits. That may mean transition into the appropriate grade level of upper-primary/lower-secondary school, or pursuit of technical/vocational skills training.

Position Summary:

The Professional Development Specialist will support the design and implementation of the teacher training and teacher mentoring, coaching and supervision plans to be implemented. This Specialist is required to undertake a collaborative and capacity building approach with partners and engaged stakeholders to result in an approved framework and program.

Reporting and Supervision:

The Professional Development Specialist will report to the Reading/Education Advisor.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Support the design, development and implementation of the Teacher Professional Development Plan;
  • Ensure equity and inclusion within the growing national teaching force throughout South Sudan;
  • Develop performance requirements in Alternative Education Plan (AEP) teacher candidates;
  • Determine competency measures, assessments and examinations for AEP teacher candidates;
  • Develop systems to track teacher professional development entry, progress vs. benchmarks and exit;
  • Carry out related monitoring and evaluation activities;
  • Conduct on-the job working sessions for teachers participating in professional development;
  • Promote and build capacity of private networks to adopt the AEP training for their teachers;
  • Create a shared vision and capacity to invest in AEP solutions;
  • Establish support systems for AEP teachers, including teacher learning circles;
  • Support validation workshops and capacity building activities of Teacher Professional Development (TPD) program and associated materials with the Ministries of Education;
  • Ensure gender equity is included throughout the TPD Plan and professional development certification systems;
  • Ensure inclusivity and promote teacher well-being, conflict mitigation, and peacebuilding initiatives throughout all professional development activities and strategies implemented; and
  • Design and implement procedures and systems for coaching and mentoring.

    Required Skills & Qualifications:

  • Requires a master's degree in education or related field or a bachelor's degree with 12 years of experience;

  • At least eight (8) years of experience in the education sector, with at least four (4) years of teaching experience preferred;

  • Experience with teacher training policy and practice, designing programs for data collection and analysis, and personnel management.

  • The candidate must demonstrate at least four (4) years of relevant technical experience working with activities that are of a similar scope to this activity;

  • At least five (5) years' technical experience to support developing and implementing teacher professional development monitoring and evaluation plans;

  • Must have exceptional oral and written communication skills;

  • Must be able to demonstrate leadership and team-building skills;

  • Must be able to engage positively and productively with a diverse population of team members, stakeholder and government counterparts;

  • Professional proficiency and fluency in written and spoken English; and

  • Experience working on donor funded projects.
    Local candidates strongly encouraged to apply.

Position contingent upon donor funding.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)


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