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Director of Academics & Evaluation 

adzuna-uk  |  United Kingdom  |  

United KingdomEastern Province
Education/Teaching & Tutoring
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Impact Network has an opportunity for a solutions-oriented, driven and adventurous individual with a background in education and international development to craft our education work across 40 schools in rural Zambia.

What We Do Impact Network believes every child deserves access to a quality education.

We make this happen for 6,000 students across 40 schools in rural Zambia for just $5 a month by using technology, an activity-based curriculum, and comprehensive coaching.

We are currently part of a randomized controlled trial evaluation in partnership with American Institutes for Research, with strong early findings on literacy and numeracy.

What You Will Do We are looking for someone to strengthen our education programs across all of our schools, working collaboratively with staff on the ground to improve our programs and lead our evaluation work.

Impact Network needs a candidate that can be excellence-driven in the most challenging of settings.

Responsibilities include: Share a commitment to provide access to a quality education to students living in extremely rural settings.

Demonstrate a drive towards improving the eSchool 360 model with an emphasis on improving literacy and numeracy in a scalable way.

Think creatively about strategies to improve instructional practices, and programs to boost literacy and numeracy.

Work closely and respectfully with our Head of Academics to build capacity and improve the implementation of our eSchool 360 model.

Collaborate closely with Education Program Officers to deliver quality training and coaching to Teacher Supervisors and Teachers.

Lead the development of our curriculum improvement plan, work with the curriculum team to create lesson plans, and work with our U.S.-based team to create a new mobile application.

Direct our management and evaluation work, including the creation of high-quality assessments, monitoring of data entry, and analysis of student-level and school-level data.

Play a management role on other programs, including Impact Health and Impact Girls.

Improve organizational structure, data collection processes, administrative practices, and any other obstacles to providing the best education possible to our students.

Play a supporting role in crafting grant applications, and drafting reports to donors.

Other projects as needed.

What We Are Looking For Qualifications for this role include: Desire to improve the education quality provided in rural Zambia and a deep commitment to the belief that all students deserve a quality education.

Requirements: Bachelor’s Degree in a related field.

At least 3 years experience working in a school or academic setting.

At least 2 years experience working with NGOs in developing countries.

Experience coaching teachers and/or managers for professional development.

Familiarity in developing new resources and tools to improve program implementation, in particular around literacy and numeracy.

Outstanding organizational skills and incredibly strong attention to detail.

Ability to manage competing priorities inherent in a small non-profit organization.

Desired: Master’s Degree in a related field.

Knowledge of M&E frameworks and tools Experience with curriculum development for pre-primary to grade 7 Understanding of child protection tools and activities Experience developing and implementing new programs/ initiatives Confidence and fluency with Excel and managing large data-sets.

Any research and data analysis skills are a strong bonus.

Grant writing and report writing skills are preferred as we are continually seeking and writing proposals.

Values: Proactive problem-solver who demonstrates initiative in seeking out and implementing solutions to problems or obstacles.

An ability to persist and turn challenges into opportunities for improvement.

Strong work ethic, enthusiastic learner, and passionate about education.

Willingness to live in rural Zambia with limited resources.

More information is available for this aspect of the position.

How to Apply Submit a CV and Cover Letter that incorporates the following: Why are you interested in working with Impact Network in Zambia? What relevant experience, knowledge and skills do you bring to this role? What challenges do you think comes with trying to improve literacy and numeracy in rural Zambia? What is your earliest availability to start?