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Pre-Service Development Officers – Gulu, Uganda – ICYD Activity

Education Development Center

This is a Full-time position in Gulu posted June 23, 2022.

Pre-Service Development Officers – Gulu, Uganda – ICYD Activity Jobs in Education Development Center Gulu vacancies in Gulu at Education Development Center

# Job Description

Overall, the Pre-Service Development Officers PSDOs will support the
integration of EGR and school-related gender-based violence SRGBV prevention
in Primary Teacher Education PTE curriculum and Uganda National Institute
for Teacher Education UNITE Campuses, as well as support EGR instruction in
primary schools targeted by ICYD. They will directly support a number of
primary schools that are within the ICYD intervention districts where the
Primary Teachers’ Colleges PTCs are located. In case a college is not
located in an ICYD intervention district, a nearby district will be assigned.
It is imperative that the PSDOs support EGR instruction in the primary schools
and observe student teachers and in-service teachers implementing EGR
methodology and SRGBV prevention. This will help identify lessons from the
classroom to improve pre-service work.
The PSDOs, based in Core Primary Teachers’ Colleges CPTCs, will support PTC
capacity assessment; preservice faculty development in EGR and SRGBV
prevention; core and non-core PTC coordination to extend faculty development
and practicum experiences; action research coordination with demonstration
schools; and integration of pre- and in-service support to teachers in EGR and
SRGBV prevention. This position will liaise with CPTC, Teacher Education
Training and Development TETD, UNITE counterparts, Kyambogo University KyU
personnel, and ICYD Early Grade Reading Officers EGROs. PSDOs will report to
the Senior Zone Manager and will work closely with the ICYD Pre-Service
Education Advisor. This is a full-time position located at one of the Core
PTCs, as well as supporting National Teachers’ Colleges NTCs in close
proximity of the CPTC and primary schools.

Essential functions include but are not limited to:
Under the technical oversight of the Pre-Service Advisor:
• Support Core PTCs to implement assessments of Core PTC capacity to prepare
teachers in EGR and SRGBV prevention and develop plans for improving Core PTC
capacity in those areas.
• Work with members of the Education Team and MoES/TETD/UNITE/KyU counterparts
to ensure the alignment of EGR and prevention of SRGBV pre- and in-service
training and professional development systems at the zonal level, including
Grade 3 Primary Teacher Certificate programming, new Diploma in Primary
Education Inservice and Bachelor of Primary Education Preservice degrees.
• In collaboration with UNITE and TETD, the Core PTCs, NTCs and technical
specialists, support the field testing and revision of EGR and SRGBV pre-
service curriculum and materials and provide training on use of the materials.
• Work closely with Core PTCs and NTCs to create action research networks and
guide coaching of PTC faculty in EGR and SRGBV prevention through action
research in demonstration schools.
• As required under the new UNITE degree programs, support the use of distance
education modalities for training and support of Core PTC faculty and
• Participate in relevant training and professional development opportunities
provided by the USAID ICYD Activity.
• Assist the ICYD M&E team in collecting and contextualizing results of
relevant evaluations and operational research, synthesizing the results for
internal and external audiences, and integrating the feedback into program
planning and curriculum design.
• Enhance Community Mobilization Assistants’ CMAs skills of EGR and SRGBV
• Provide peer mentorship to Early Grade Reading Officers EGROs in EGR and
SRGBV prevention.
• Directly support the implementation of EGR and SRGBV prevention in a number
of primary schools that are within the ICYD intervention districts where the
PTCs are located.
• Coordinate school activities with Preservice tutors and Coordinating Centre
Tutors CCTs.
• Conduct these and other tasks as required in support of project goals.

The candidate for the position of Pre-Service Development Officer shall have
at a minimum the following qualifications:
• Bachelor’s degree with 5 to 6 years of experience in early grade reading,
SRGBV, or another pedagogically-oriented specialty.
• A minimum of 5 to 6 years of progressively responsible technical experience
in EGR and prevention of SRGBV teacher training or pre-service programs in
both English and Local Language.
• Experience in the development of curriculum, materials, and/or training for
EGR and SRGBV prevention preferred.
• Knowledge of key skills needed for teaching foundational literacy and of
recent research on most effective teaching practices in EGR and SRGBV.
• Experience in working with PTCs in Uganda required.
• Experience in training team members and counterparts using best practices in
adult education.
• Demonstrated ability to work within a cross cultural setting, negotiate
diplomatically, and function well under pressure.
• Knowledge of IT systems and ability to support implementation of distance
education modalities for training and support.
• Knowledge of/experience with USAID-funded projects preferred.
• Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of Lëb Acoli, and Lëbla?o is
strongly preferred.

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