Creative Associates International Consultancy Services Jobs in Ethiopia

Creative Associates International Consultancy Services Jobs in Ethiopia

Job Id: 216153

Category: Consultancy and Training
Location: Addis Ababa
Career Level: Senior Level (5+ years experience)
Employment Type: Contract

Job Description

Creative Overview:

Creative Associates International is a dynamic, fast-growing global development firm that specializes in education, economic growth, democratic institutions and stabilization.

Based in Washington, D.C., Creative has a field presence in more than 25 countries with a strong client portfolio that includes the U.S. Agency for International Development and the State Department, among others.

Since its founding in 1977, Creative has earned a solid reputation among its clients and is well-regarded by competitors and partners alike.

Program Overview:

The five-year READ II project, funded by USAID, will boost the quality of literacy instruction and student support, reaching out to children at risk of failure and dropout caused by cognitive, emotional and physical effects of hunger, violence, and displacement.

READ II seeks to better equip teachers with effective early grade reading instruction techniques and materials in seven mother-tongue languages and English, while simultaneously building a culture of reading in the school, home and community.

READ II's overall objective is to contribute to USAID/Ethiopia’s goal of improving the reading proficiency of 15 million children by 2023, with a focus on six target regions - Addis Ababa, Amhara, Oromia, Somali, SNNPR, and Tigray.

The overall objective is supported by three intermediate results:

IR 1. Improved classroom reading and writing instruction,

IR 2. Strengthened community engagement in education activities, and

IR 3. Improved leadership, management, and delivery capacity at each administrative level.

And two cross-cutting and complementary components: interventions to prepare vulnerable and at-risk students to succeed; and contribute to the implementation of a structured gender approach to increase boys' and girls' grade retention and progression.

READ II supports grade 1-8 students, teachers, and communities. For this, local consultants are needed to assist READ II in different activities.

Basic Consultancy Information

Consultancy Dates: Tasks to be undertaken for periods of approximately 35-40 days between June and December 2018

Locations: Addis Ababa, Amhara, Tigray, Somali, Oromiya, and SNNP Regions (depending on tasks)

Supervised by the Senior Reading Specialist, Senior Pre-Service Specialist, or the Senior Policy and Institutional Capacity Building Specialist.

Consultancy Overall Objectives

The overall objective of the consultancies is to provide call-based support on Mother Tongue and English teacher development activities; instructional leadership; and institutional capacity building.

For example, consultants may be called upon to
conduct a rapid assessment on Mother Tongue materials and their utilization, customization of grades 1-4 teacher training manuals in English and adaptation into seven mother tongue languages, training of master trainers and ToTs, development of toolkits based on the outcomes of the rapid assessment and adaptation of the toolkits into seven mother tongue languages, development, adaptation of coaching guides and tools, or design of instructional leadership and institutional capacity building tools and activities

Job Requirements

Specific objectives

The specific objectives include but are not limited to:

  • Review of grades 1-4 MT curriculum to enrich the review report produced by READ II staff
  • Support in identifying priority teacher training topics based on the gaps identified in the rapid assessment
  • Support in the customization of grades 1-4 mother tongue teacher training manuals based on the outcomes of the rapid assessment
  • Support in identifying priority topics for toolkit development based on the gaps identified in the rapid assessment
  • Support in the development and adaptation (into the seven MT languages) of toolkits to be used by teachers, cluster supervisors, school directors and coaches
  • Support in the training of Master trainers and ToTs
  • Assist in the follow up and support process during teacher training, coaching and support activities
  • Development of school-based instructional leadership activities and tools

    Consultant(s) Qualifications

  • Master’s degree or above in language teaching
  • Fluency in the target mother tongue language (one of the seven mother tongue languages that READ II is supporting)
  • Proven or demonstrated experience in the areas of mother tongue curriculum development, teacher training, coaching.
  • Proven or demonstrated experience in the areas of institutional capacity and instructional leadership material development and trainings in Mother Tongue and English education
  • Experience working in reading-focused projects
  • Fluency in English, and multilingual an asset


    The consultant will be responsible to provide task specific deliverables to be attached with the contract.

    How to Apply

    Qualified and interested consultants are requested to submit their CVs and their statements of interest via: on or before August 8, 2019. Please indicate the following in the statement of interest:

  • Consultancy daily fee rate proposal
  • Previous related consultancy work done and references.

    Interested consultants are also required to indicate the CONSULTANCY JOB TITLE in the subject line of their email. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

    Only finalists will be contacted. No phone calls, please.

    Creative Associates International Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer: Disability/Veteran.

    Creative Associates International Consultancy Services Jobs in Ethiopia

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