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The Early Grade Reading (EGR) Manager

Education Development Center

This is a Full-time position in Uganda posted June 22, 2022.

The Early Grade Reading (EGR) Manager Jobs in Education Development Center Uganda vacancies in Uganda at Education Development Center

# Job Description

Project Description
The goal of the five-year, USAID-funded Integrated Child and Youth Development
ICYD Activity is for Ugandan children and youth, especially the most
vulnerable, to receive the support and services necessary to lead resilient,
healthy, and productive lives. The ICYD Activity is expected to achieve the
1\. Children and youth have improved learning outcomes;
Children and youth are safe and healthy in their community and learning
environments; and
3\. Youth practice positive behaviors and are able to make informed decisions
about their lives and relationships.
This Activity will address the mutually reinforcing relationship between
improving learning outcomes and improving wellbeing and employ a comprehensive
approach that merges PEPFAR/Orphans and Vulnerable Children strategy’s
strengths in acute vulnerability stabilization with education’s broad
protective effects.

Job Description
• Manage the adaptation, dissemination, and utilization of reading materials
in both English and Local Languages
• Support teacher training and coaching activities and implementation of the
Lead Teacher Program and Local Reading Support Program and associated
Volunteer Literacy Tutoring VLT
Communicate with the Ministry of Education and Sports MoES and local
governments and facilitate EGR data use for planning, in coordination with the
education ICYD technical team, monitoring and evaluation team, communications
team, EDC Home Office technical advisors, and MoE, Local Governments
Districts, cities and municipalities and MoES
The EGR Manager will oversee and guide the technical work of the EGR Officers
in Jinja. S/he reports to the Senior Technical Advisor-Education and works
closely with the overall EGR Manager, Senior Zonal Managers, and with the
Materials Development Manager and Pre-Service Advisor to guide the operations
and technical direction for EGR under the ICYD Activity. This is a full-time
position based in Jinja.

Essential functions include but not limited to:
• Provide overall technical oversight and guidance to program work in the
zones related to improving instruction on EGR in both English and Local
Language, improving delivery systems for better EGR instruction, and
increasing family and community engagement in early grade reading Local
Reading Support Plans and VLT;
• Partner with Local Government District, City and Municipal teams to
improve teacher coaching and reading support efforts;
Participate in relevant training and professional development activities led
by ICYD’s main office team;
• Guide program staff in the zones on essential components of reading
programs, including curriculum design, lesson planning, instructional
approach, teacher professional development, materials development and
distribution, classroom-level assessment, and large-scale assessment, to
develop and integrate highly effective activities for maximum effectiveness at
the program level;
• Engage with actors including Private Sector partners across the education
system to optimize use of available resources with specific attention to
school and classroom management practice, including quality assurance,
supportive supervision, and coaching leading to improvement in learning
outcomes at the primary school level;
• Collaborate closely with the ICYD Pre-service Advisor supporting pre-service
EGR teacher training to ensure alignment and coordination of pre- and in-
service content and approaches;
• Collaborate closely with Redearth Education technical advisors in the peer-
to-peer teacher support and “champion teacher” program and pilot of Lead
Teacher Program;
• Collaborate with technical staff working on print and digital materials
development and utilization;
Ensure the quality of training and coaching resources;
• Coordinate teacher and student assessment and evaluation efforts with the
project’s Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Team;
• Contribute to the design and implementation of the project’s learning agenda
and actively participate in Collaborating, Learning, and Adapting CLA
processes in place within the project;
• Contribute to and ensure the accuracy of ICYD and EDC communications efforts
related to the project’s EGR work;
• Support other project specialists to ensure coherent design and
• Work with home office experts and local partners to ensure program relevance
and quality; and
• Other duties, as assigned.

The candidate for the position of EGR Manager shall have at a minimum the
following qualifications:
• Master’s degree in a field relevant to education with a specialty in EGR or
another pedagogically oriented specialty;
A minimum of 8 years of progressively responsible technical experience on EGR
programs in both English and Local Languages;
• Recognized expertise in EGR in both English and Local Languages;
• Experience developing materials for EGR in both English and Local Language;
experience designing teacher training programs for pre-service and in-service
highly desired;
• Experience in working with MoES officials including Primary Teachers’
Colleges and Local Governments Districts and Municipalities in conducting
EGR training;
• Fluency in English and Lusoga is required;
• Proven ability to coordinate and manage teams;
• Proven ability to work independently and collaboratively within a cross
cultural setting, problem solve, and function well under pressure;
• Program experience in East Africa Uganda preferred;
• Experience with USAID-funded projects preferred;
• Expertise in policy for EGR reform highly desired.

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