Aga Khan Foundation – National Assessment Coordinator.

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About AKF’s Education Programme
As a development agency, AKF partners with a global network of local government schools, government education actors and systems, and civil society actors within education systems to co-develop and test affordable and scalable evidence-based models about how best to create quality, equitable learning environments and improve holistic learning outcomes for the most marginalised children. In Kenya, AKF delivers the Education Improvement Programme in the Coast Region.

Purpose of the position
The objective of the assessment component is to support teachers to develop their knowledge, skills, and confidence to deliver diverse strategies to a continuous classroom-based formative assessment of all children. This will include collaborating with teachers and technical specialists (global and national) to adapt and develop context-driven, valid, and reliable formative assessment tools and materials and managing partnerships with global and local assessment partners.

Duties and Responsibilities

Adapt and develop globally robust and formative assessment tools and strategies

  1. Identify and adapt pre-existing assessment tools and items in Kenya that align with the learning domains selected.
  2. Review, adopt and operationalise existing global Schools2030 assessment tools to align with the national curriculum and the realities of the Kenyan education system.
  3. Co-develop new formative assessment tools for the selected holistic learning domains within the Schools2030 global framework. The coordinator will be supported by the AKF Global Assessment Partner to develop these new tools.
  4. Coordinate the pilot of the holistic learning assessment tools and items in the country collating all data for sharing with internal teams, external partners, and teachers as needed.
  5. Identify and develop partnerships with organisations that specialise in formative assessment. These can include formative assessment solutions and capacity development for teachers in assessment for learning.

Teacher Professional Development

  1. Based on the solutions developed, map formative assessment knowledge and skills needed and identify courses and partners to meet these professional needs.
  2. Manage partnerships with teacher professional development partners.
  3. Where needed, design and deliver an assessment for learning capacity development courses for teachers.
  4. Measure and determine the impact of the diverse professional development courses to inform the continual improvement of these to meet teacher demands and needs.

Measuring impact and identifying high potential solutions

  1. Collaborate with the M&E team and the Data Management Officer in the effective collection, analysis, and feedback of data.
  2. Measure and determine the impact of the diverse professional development courses to inform the continual improvement of these to meet teacher demands and needs.
  3. Continually identify assessment for learning solutions, strategies, and tools that demonstrate impact and potential for scale.
  4. Support the country team to interpret assessment findings and identifying implications for national education policy.

The requirements

Key Qualifications and Experience

  • Relevant undergraduate qualifications including, Education, Teacher pre-service, etc.
  • Relevant experience working in schools and/or education programmes. Experience in research management an added advantage.
  • Proven experience in the design of formative assessment strategies and tools.
  • Proven experience in the design and delivery of teacher professional development courses.
  • Proven experience managing budgets and producing high quality reports.
  • Excellent communication and inter-personal skills.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with a diverse range of stakeholders.
  • Ability to deliver high quality outcomes working collaboratively as part of a diverse team under short timelines.
  • Experience working as part of a global team with colleagues across many geographies and countries.
  • Excellent verbal and written English
  • Excellent ICT skills with basic Microsoft software and more complex ICT programmes.


Job Expires 16-Apr-2021




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