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

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

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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.

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.

  • 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
  • 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
Applicants should apply to 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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