Right To Play Education Technology Specialist Jobs in Rwanda

Right To Play Education Technology Specialist Jobs in Rwanda

Role Summary:

The Education Technology Specialist job is created to work within Plug in Play (PIP) Project, a four-year project in Rwanda (2021-2024) funded by the Lego Foundation. The PIP Project will integrate Robotics, Creative Coding and Making/Tinkering within the national Science and Elementary Technology (SET) curriculum at Primary School Level, using a learning through play methodology.

The Education Technology Specialist reports directly to the Program Manager, and technically to the Global Technical Lead, Education at Headquarters. He/she is responsible for providing technical advice and guidance on the development and implementation of education programs which focus on the application of learning through play with technology (including robotics, creative coding and making/tinkering) in line with the Country Strategic Plan and Right To Play’s global theory of change.

What You’ll Do:

Programme planning, implementation, and delivery:

  • Together with the Program Manager, leads the design and development of Learning through Play with Technology (LTPT) program strategies in close coordination with the Global Program Unit and Education Specialists at Rwanda and HQ level to ensure alignment with RTP’s global theory of change. The can include new projects for which funding is granted.

  • In partnership with colleagues in Rwanda and globally, and project partners, identifies the program approach and technical solutions and applications which can contribute towards it.

  • Together with the Program Manager, leads technical planning and implementation of the project.

  • Leads in developing SET curricula, lesson plans, and resources for LTPT programs at primary school level as needed, working in collaboration with the Global Program Unit, the Rwanda program team and key stakeholders including Government, NGOs and private sector partners.

  • Works closely with the Rwanda Education Board, MINEDUC, teacher training and related curriculum development institutions and technology partners, to integrated LTPT methodology into SET curriculum, teacher guides, training curriculum and ultimately classroom SET teaching.

  • Develops and promotes support-materials for incorporating play-based and activitybased learning methods for SET teachers, using robotics, creative coding and making/tinkering.

  • Builds networks, and share knowledge and program findings, with other Education Specialists within RTP, and at global level, to support cross-learning with other RTP programs.

  • Supports the Program Manager in project planning, implementation and reporting.

  • Supports the Program Manager in developing LTPT focused project proposals and concept notes for new projects.

  • Identifies and develops new partnerships with LTPT -focused organizations from the private sector and civil society (NGOs, CSOs, FBOs).

  • In coordination with Country Director, Program Manager, the Gender Specialist and program staff ensures that issues of gender equality, inclusion, child protection and safeguarding, sexual exploitation and abuse, accountability, risk and vulnerability are addressed and monitored throughout all LTPT programs.

  • Stays abreast of new developments and opportunities to develop new initiatives to improve SET education outcomes for children, both in Rwanda and globally, using LTPT, in particular initiative related to robotics, creative coding and making/tinkering approaches.

  • Provides technical leadership on the procurement and/or development of appropriate teaching and learning materials, training manuals and education resources for LTPT projects, especially with reference to robotics and creative coding tools appropriate for primary school level.

  • In close coordination with the Training Officer, conducts needs assessments in support of designing training for education departments, teachers and District Education Officers (DEO), District Directors of Education (DDE), Sector Education Officers or Inspectors (SEO or SEI) and RTP strategic and implementing partners, where applicable.

  • Regularly develops lessons learned and best practices and shares them with the RTP Programs and MEL teams, stakeholders and HQ, ensuring that program lessons are being used to promote improved program delivery.

  • Collaborates with the MEL team to
    develop appropriate systems, tools and procedures for the monitoring and evaluation of LTPT programs

    Capacity Building Support

  • Ensures that country staff are properly supported with the technical knowledge and skills necessary to deliver LTPT program interventions.

  • Contributes to building capacity at global level, and in other country teams, on LTPT as required.

  • Conducts regular visits to the field to provide technical support to program teams.

  • Perform other duties assigned



  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science/engineering, ICT, or related field; or equivalent combination of experience.

  • 5 years’ experience designing and implementing SET educational programs with children, ideally at primary school level, which use technology, in particular robotics, creative coding and/or making/tinkering.

  • Proven experience in building relationships, and successfully implementing projects in partnership, with government Education officials.

  • Proven experience in project planning, report writing and working within NGOs.

  • Significant experience in designing and delivering training and/or the development or use of Learning Through Play with Technology materials and resources.


  • Experience making technical knowledge on at least one of robotics, or creative coding or making/tinkering (e.g. making play, utility and learning objects) attractive to children, especially at Primary School level. Ideally you will have knowledge of all three.

  • Hands-on experience working with children using robotics or coding software or hardware aimed at Primary school children, (eg ScratchJr, Kodable, Minecraft for Education, WeDo, Mindstorms, Botley, others)

  • Understanding of how to design and implement SET lessons using robotics, creative coding or making/tinkering within the current Rwandan SET curriculum for Primary Schools.

  • Knowledge of the Competence Based Curriculum, and in particular the current SET curriculum and the ICT in Education Framework, in Rwanda at Primary School level.

  • Ability to design trainings for in-service and pre-service teacher training in Robotics, creative coding and, tinkering and making, ideally using a play-based approach.

  • Understanding of learning through play approaches and child-centred pedagogy (also referred to as active learning, student-centred learning, interactive pedagogy, etc.).

  • Knowledge and understanding of best practices in basic education programs, including technical experience in teacher training and resource and curriculum development.

  • Strong MS Office skills

  • Fluency in spoken and written English.

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in robotics or coding.

  • Fluency in Kinyarwanda is highly desirable.

  • Experience of working with, or for, REB on curriculum development in Rwanda.

  • Experience in working for, or with, academic, private and civil society organisations with technical expertise in robotics, creative coding and making/tinkering.

  • Experience of using a play-based learning approach.

  • Knowledge/experience in child protection and gender mainstreaming particularly as it applies to robotics, coding and making/tinkering in primary school settings.

  • Knowledge of adult learning.

  • Experience of designing and delivering training, especially training of teachers and Education Officials.

  • Knowledge and experience with programmatic approaches related to life skills, social emotional learning or 21st Century skills

  • Knowledge and experience in education research, quantitative and qualitative methods.

  • Ability to advocate for the integration of Learning through Play with Technology at important national, international and virtual forums.

  • Experience of program/project management

    How to Apply

    For more information and job application details, see; Right To Play Education Technology Specialist Jobs in Rwanda

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