Vacancy at USAID PRIORITAS – Teacher Training Officer (TTO) Primary and Junior Secondary School (Based in Sidoarjo, East Java)

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September 2, 2014

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Teacher Training Officer (TTO) Primary and Junior Secondary School (Based in Sidoarjo, East Java)



ABOUT EDC

Education Development Center (EDC) is one of the world’s leading
nonprofit research and development firms. Established in 1958, EDC
designs, delivers and evaluates innovative programs to address some of
the world’s most urgent challenges in education, health, and economic
opportunity. Our services include research, training, educational
materials, and strategy, with activities ranging from seed projects to
large-scale national and international initiatives.



PROJECT DESCRIPTION

The Indonesia Prioritizing Reform, Innovation, Opportunities for
Reaching Indonesia’s Teachers, Administrators, and Students Project
(PRIORITAS) is a 5-year project (2012-2017) funded by the United States
Agency for International Development (USAID). The USAID PRIORITAS
project in Indonesia focuses on capacity building and quality
improvements for teacher training institutions (TTI) and pre-service
teacher training providers. The USAID PRIORITAS will promote and
strengthen coordination at all levels of GOI agencies and institutions.
The USAID PRIORITAS will support teaching improvement at the primary and
junior secondary level, especially in early grade reading (EGR), math
and science. The USAID PRIORITAS will strengthen provincial, district
and local training for improved school governance and management of
financial and human resources, so that these resources will directly
support learning outcomes and will ensure that staff development can be
sustained. The USAID PRIORITAS will work to strengthen TTI capacity
through programs which address the needs of curriculum and course
content, training lecturers in improved pedagogy and strengthening
teacher practicum courses.

POSITION DESCRIPTION:

The Teacher Training Officer (TTO) is responsible for the implementation
of activities under the project IR 1.1; More Effective in service
programs. The TTO will work to assist schools and madrasah to adopt best
practices in whole school development, including teaching and learning,
school based management and community participation. The TTO will work
with PRIORITAS provincial staff to select, train and support partner
schools in project districts. The TTO will provide technical assistance
and oversight to all school level training in cooperation with Whole
School Development (WSD) specialists, District Coordinators and other
technical staff at the provincial and district level. The TTO will also
support a variety of project technical outputs which are cross cutting
such as assistance with Teacher Training Institute (TTI) training
activities, monitoring and evaluation, and governance and management
interventions.



He/she will ensure work plan activities are completed according to
national and provincial schedules and with a focus on quality outcomes.



The Teacher Training Officer reports directly to the Teacher Training
Institute (TTI) Development Specialist. This position is located in:
Sidoarjo, East Java, Indonesia.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:


  • Under the overall guidance of the TTI Development Specialist and
    the head of the Provincial Office, work with other project staff,
    including the Whole School Development Specialist, Governance and
    Management Specialist and District Coordinators to develop and implement
    all primary school level training at the district level. This
    includes:
    • Selecting project partner schools in collaboration with local government education offices
    • Training of schools using project developed training packages for whole school development
    • Overseeing mentoring and follow up visits to support the change process
    • Assisting in the facilitation and implementation of
      dissemination training beyond PRIORITAS project schools and districts

  • Provide technical input where required to develop training materials for use in school level training packages
  • Provide technical assistance to national and provincial training workshops as required
  • Support TTI lecturers who may be acting as facilitators for
    provincial and school level training to ensure successful outcomes
  • Assist in the facilitation and implementation of dissemination training beyond PRIORITAS project schools and districts
  • In collaboration with the TTI Development Specialist, support
    the training and ongoing support of selected TTI laboratory and partner
    schools
  • Lead the implementation of training of best practice and lab schools as per work plan requirements
  • Work with TTI Development Specialists to conduct effective
    University Partner Meetings and Consortia Meetings when requested.
  • Work with the provincial M&E and Performance Evaluation
    specialist in data collection, analysis, and reporting for results and
    indicators pertinent to TTIs
  • Assist with EDC provincial financial reporting requirements and
    procedures as directed by the Teacher Training Institute ( TTI)
    Specialist
  • Collaborate with the provincial and Jakarta-based
    Communications teams to gather information from TTI activities for
    PRIORITAS communications products
  • Provide Monthly Activity Reports to Jakarta office
  • Complete any other tasks as requested and/or approved by the Teaching and Learning Advisor


QUALIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent with minimum 5-6 years related
    experience, or Master’s degree or equivalent with 1-3 years relevant
    experience
  • Experience in managing educational activities, especially for teacher training
  • At least 5 years of experience working in an international organization or agency
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks while attending to details, follow through and efficiency
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work under pressure
  • Experience working with a USAID funded project is a plus
  • Excellent writing and verbal communication skills in Bahasa Indonesian and English

APPLICATION CONTACT AND DETAILS TO APPLY

Applicants should apply to prioritas-hire@edc.org not later than 15 September 2014.



Materials s/he should include (CV or resume; recruiting contact (email/cell phone number).

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for an interview.
Applicants must clearly list how s/he can be contacted. Three references
are required and should be included in the CV.

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