Teaching at the Right Level, an approach developed by Indian NGO Pratham and evaluated by many randomised evaluations, is an evidence-based approach to improving learning outcomes. Locally known as Catch Up, this approach was piloted by the Zambia Ministry of General Education in 2016-17. It is currently being scaled up by the government to around 1,800 schools by 2020 with the support of several partners, with the possibility of scaling to all 9,000 primary schools in Zambia in future years. VVOB is looking for an education manager passionate about working with the government to help improve reading and maths outcomes for learners in Zambia. This role involves working with the Ministry and its partners USAID, UNICEF, J-PAL and Pratham during the scaling process. The Education Manager is responsible for providing technical and managerial direction for the successful implementation of the intervention. He/she must build and maintain effective relationships with all people involved in the intervention, from senior government officials to international partners to VVOB team members. He/she must help all partners to adapt the intervention as implementation lessons are learnt, while maintaining its evidence-based approach. This position is based at the VVOB office in Zambia, and the jobholder will report to both the VVOB Programme Manager and J-PAL Africa staff. The jobholder will manage a team of VVOB and IPA staff in Zambia. The role involves travel within Zambia, particularly to Eastern Province and Southern Province, as well as infrequent international travel. This position is for 18 months initially with the possibility of extension. This post is open to Zambian and EU applicants.
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Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Shortlisted candidates will take a written test, go through an interview process, and will have reference checks before a final offer.