Position Title: Teachers


Duration: Fixed Term: 8 months

Deadline: 4th October 2021

Reports to: Head Teacher and Program Manager

Location: Kitui County (Sub counties: Kisasi, Matinyani and Nzambani).

Teaching at the Right Level (TaRL) Africa is a high-profile initiative originally developed by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s (MIT) Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL) and the Indian Education NGO Pratham to promote evidence-informed education programming in Africa. TaRL Africa, now headquartered in Kenya, works to improve basic reading and arithmetic skills of children on the African continent through the TaRL approach.  We aim to reach 3 million children in the next five years. Key countries of operation include Kenya, Cote d’Ivoire, Nigeria and Zambia where we work on contextualizing the TaRL approach .

Position Summary

Teaching at the Right Level (TaRL) Africa is seeking classroom teachers/facilitators to lead the delivery of the TaRL approach in schools in a few selected counties in Kenya. This role provides an excellent opportunity to improve basic reading and math of primary school children in grades 3 to 5 and to be part of a leading evidence-based initiative tackling the learning crisis in Africa. The position will require daily travel to the assigned primary school to conduct TaRL activities. The position holders will report to the Head Teacher and Program Manager.

Primary Duties & Responsibilities:

Facilitators will be responsible for implementing Teaching at the Right Level (TaRL) at quality:

  • Attend a mandatory TaRL training prior to implementation
  • Conduct assessment of learners in the target grades in both reading and math using TaRL assessment tools at baseline, midline, and endline.
  • Demonstrate high mastery of TaRL activities and the classroom process.
  • Develop monthly, weekly and daily session plans with targeted objectives and activities.
  • Facilitate high-energy 1-hour sessions on basic numeracy and 1 hour in reading with learners in the targeted grades in the course of 8 months according to the principles of TaRL approach.
  • Target and advance student learning with learner-centered activities and teaching techniques.
  • Engage in daily and weekly reflections with fellow facilitators and mentors.
  • Provide regular updates to the TaRL team, head teacher, and staff in the assigned school on the progress of TaRL activities.
  • Maintain an updated file of all program records.
  • Facilitate community conversations to share learning progress with the school community.
  • Conduct home visits for absentee learners and document.
  • Document and share lessons learned with the supervisor.
  • Work closely with mentors to achieve desired outcomes.
  • Any other duty that may be assigned to you by your supervisor.

Qualifications and characteristics: 

  • Fresh graduates between 21 and 30 years with education qualification
  • MUST be registered with the Teachers Service Commission.
  • Demonstrated passion in improving basic literacy and numeracy skills among learners.
  • Facilitators will be selected from implementing regions. Successful candidates will be required to plan for their own accommodation closer to the assigned primary school.
  • Strong familiarity and ease of working with children.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills in English and Kiswahili.
  • Demonstrate ability to work as a team and with students, teachers, local community-based stakeholders and members of the community.
  • Demonstrate a proactive approach to self-development as well as strive to link theory with practice.

How to Apply

Please fill in this application form by 30th September 2021. 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.

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