TaRL Africa Program Coordinator (French-speaking)

Location: Abidjan or Nairobi
Education: Undergraduate degree
Application deadline: 31 July 2020

Teaching at the Right Level (TaRL) Africa is a new high-profile initiative jointly led by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s (MIT) Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL) and the Indian Education NGO Pratham. TaRL Africa works to improve basic reading and arithmetic skills of children on the African continent and aims to reach 3 million children in the next five years. Key countries of operation including Kenya, Cote d’Ivoire, Nigeria and Zambia.

TaRL Africa is looking for a dynamic, enthusiastic, and committed Program Coordinator. TaRL Africa Program 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.  Position location could be based in Abidjan or Nairobi with significant travel across sub-Saharan Africa.


  • 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 relevant field.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills in both English and French 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 by 31st July 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.