Overview

POSITION: STUDENT ASSESSMENT SPECIALIST

Chemonics International Inc, a U.S. based international development consulting firm, seeks the following long-term positions for the USAID Next Generation Early Grade Reading Activity (NextGen) in Malawi.

The $75 million activity aims to solidify and build on the contributions made to date as part of the implementation of Malawi’s National Reading Program (NRP) towards improving the delivery of high-quality early primary reading instruction in all Malawian primary schools.

We are seeking individuals who have a passion for making a difference in the lives of people around the world.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

To apply for any of the below positions, please submit a CV and application through this link:

https://app.smartsheet.com/b/form/beab4106c87f4fcbb9835c9ed356779a and select your position of interest on the form.

Please submit your application as soon as possible, as candidates wilt be contacted on a rolling basis.

This application will close on Friday, June 24th, 2022.

No telephone inquiries, please. Finalists will be contacted.

Chemonics is an equal opportunities employer and does not discriminate in its selection and employment practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, or other non-merit factors.

We are currently seeking qualified professionals for the following posts:

Student Assessment Specialist

Chemonics International Inc, a U.S. based international development consulting firm, seeks a Student Assessment Specialist for the USAID Next Generation Early Grade Reading Activity (NextGen) in Malawi. The $75 million activity aims to solidify and build on the contributions made to date as part of the implementation of Malawi’s National Reading Program (NRP) towards improving the delivery of high-quality early primary reading instruction in all Malawian primary schools. We are seeking individuals who have a passion for making a difference in the lives of Malawi’s lower primary students.

This is a long-term position that will be based in Lilongwe, Malawi.

Responsibilities include:

  • Supports planning and administration activities for the Early Grade Reading Assessment (EGRA).
  • Develops, pilots, and analyzes the universally accessible assessment tools to monitor student progress in reading and writing acquisition
  • Works with technical team to use assessment results to adapt the project’s assessment model as needed.
  • Works with Senior MEL Specialist and Data Lead to strengthen assessment systems in early grade reading.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in education, monitoring and evaluation, or relevant area. Familiarity with scientifically based reading research preferred.
  • At least 6 years’ experience in assessment or educational research
  • Able to measure basic foundational skills for literacy in the early grades.
  • Proven experience building relationships and facilitating learning about how to improve project work preferred.
  • Experience with a USAID-funded project preferred
  • Demonstrated leadership, versatility, and integrity
  • Written and spoken proficiency in English and Chichewa required.