TaRL Africa Programme Coordinator

Location: Nairobi, Kenya
Education: Undergraduate degree
Application deadline: 13 May 2020

TaRL Africa is looking for dynamic, enthusiastic, and committed Programme Coordinators. TaRL Africa Programme Coordinators will support Country Teams and partners to strengthen implementation and strategically plan to improve and grow. In addition, they will help coordinate regional outreach and support efforts such as communication, training workshops and learning and innovation lesson sharing.

About TaRL Africa

TaRL Africa is a new initiative jointly led by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s (MIT) Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL) and the NGO Pratham, who have been working together to develop cost-effective, scalable education programmes for more than 15 years. These efforts have led to the development of an education programme now called Teaching at the Right Level (TaRL).

TaRL is an educational approach developed by Pratham that aims to build foundational skills in mathematics and reading for children before they leave primary school. When TaRL is implemented within government systems, TaRL teams help ensure that teachers receive strong academic support through mentors who are part of the government system. Ongoing, onsite monitoring and support, as well as reviews at different levels of the school system, all contribute to the effectiveness of the programme.


  • Support country and partner teams in overall strategy and execution of TaRL programming
  • Manage partner relationships
  • Facilitate communicating and sharing of lessons across partners
  • Coordinate across functional areas to ensure holistic support to country and partner teams through the development, implementation and learning process of TaRL programming
  • Support fundraising and donor management
  • Manage outreach events and training workshops
  • Support financial management, monitor and manage relevant budgets and ensure financial management policies and donor conditions are followed
  • Write regular reports on the implementation of project activities for both internal and external use
  • Ensure all project working documents are submitted on time (Annual Work Plan, budget revisions, Performance Monitoring Plan revisions, etc.)

Minimum requirements

  • Undergraduate degree in Education, International Relations/Development, Social Sciences, or a related field
  • Writing and oral presentation skills in English, particularly the ability to communicate technical research to policymakers in a non-technical manner
  • Proven ability to handle multiple diverse assignments at one time, successfully complete assigned tasks and meet deadlines while conducting high-quality work
  • Ability and willingness to travel internationally frequently and flexibly to support policy outreach, scoping research and training events – most travel will be in sub-Saharan Africa and in addition to between cities in South Africa
  • Strong skills in Excel, Word, and PowerPoint
  • Honesty to handle cash or finances.

How to Apply

Please fill in this application form tarl.info/app-pc by 13 May 2020. Only applications submitted through the form will be accepted. Please note that, due to the large volume of applications, we will only be able to respond to short-listed applicants. Please email recruit@teachingattherightlevel.org if you have any questions.

TaRL Africa is an equal opportunity employer and committed to having a diverse workforce.