Established in 1951, Amideast is an American nonprofit organization dedicated to creating hope, opportunity, and mutual understanding among people in the Middle East, North Africa, and United States through life-changing opportunities for education and cultural exchanges.
Working with local, regional, and international partners, we provide programs and services that improve educational opportunity and quality, expand access to U.
S. study, empower youth and women, strengthen local institutions, and develop language and professional skills for success in the global economy.
Headquartered in Washington, D.C., Amideast operates offices in 11 countries in the MENA region. For more information, visit us at www.amideast.org.
Amideast Morocco is recruiting a Senior Project Manager to serve as the lead technical and administrate representative within a consortium of partners implementing a new five-year, USAID-funded project.
The manager will represent Amideast as a member of a larger team which will build the capacity of the Ministry of National Education (MEN) to implement new, student-centered curricula in Arabic and selected STEM subjects (grades 4-9), as well as English (grades 7-9).
The goal of the program is to improve the delivery of public education in these disciplines through promote continuous learning in select content areas, emphasizing strengthened teaching and critical thinking skills.
The position is based in Rabat but will require significant local travel to various governorates.
Amideast’s Senior Project Manager will provide technical leadership support in the English component of this project focusing on grades 7-9.
This will involve the following responsibilities, often performed within MEN working groups or through other official mechanisms of collaboration with MEN staff, as well as other partners :
Work with the Regional Director of English Language Training in designing in-service English teacher training that is specific, experiential, practical, as well as align with national education priorities
Finalize the draft standards framework, as well as the scope and sequence for the English curriculum for grades 7-9
Develop, pilot and finalize English teaching and learning materials for grades 7-9, including model lessons
Develop both formative and summative evaluation items related to the curriculum
Train trainers (inspectors) to implement the new curricula and materials
Monitor and evaluate the implementation of the new curricula and materials
Implement formative evaluation of student progress in mastering core concepts from the new middle school curricula
Design and test remedial classwork and / or other routines to determine whether or not they build student skills.
Supervise the creation self-paced MOOCs offering multiple means of representation, engagement, and expression through multi-media, short readings, video clips, strategy bank; etc.)
Design and organize Professional Learning Circles among MEN educators to catalyze change and sustain reform
Ensure the English interventions and activities adaptively respond to changes in the operating environment to meet the desired objectives
Collaborate with consortium members and partners across other target disciplines (math, STEM, Arabic), providing technical input as necessary
Develop and maintain relationships with key government officials at the national and local level, teacher training institutions, other donors and implementers, program beneficiaries, teacher networks, and other stakeholders related to the English objectives
Prepare, and submit reports, work plans, and various project documents and deliverables in conjunction with the project’s leadership and its partners
Supervise and train a project coordinator and oversee the work of various independent contractors
Ensure clear processes for data collection and analysis are in place in accordance with the project’s M&E Plan, and all project data are regularly updated
Lead the English project team in preparation for donor-required, external evaluation, audits, and data quality reviews
Closely liaise with key MEN representatives at the central directorate in Rabat, education academies (AREFs) in three chosen regions, provincial directorates (DPs), and up to 60 schools
Liaise with finance staff, as needed, to monitor spending against budget and advise in collaboration with other Amideast senior staff
QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS
Master’s-level, (doctorate preferred) degree from an accredited university in TOEFL, TEFL or a relevant education field.
At least 15 years of experience teaching English and conducting English teacher trainings.
At least 10 years of demonstrated expertise in curriculum development and quality assurance leading to improved learning environments
A proven track record of design, implementation, and successful delivery in similar projects as verified by references
Familiarity with the current state of English teaching / curriculum in Moroccan schools, as well as an understanding of various English instructional models as they pertain to student learning strategies for both language and content.
In depth knowledge of in-service teacher training and professional development in the Moroccan public education sector.
Excellent interpersonal skills including conflict resolution abilities and a demonstrated ability to hold others accountable for quality outputs and results
Ability to communicate effectively with internal and external stakeholders, including governments, private sector, higher educational institutions, schools, donors, etc.
Commitment to inclusive programming that encourages full participation of individual regardless of gender, disability status, ethnicity, religion, gender identity or other marginalized status
Demonstrated experience working with government stakeholders on policy development
A commitment to, and vision for how curriculum development, teaching training, and professional development programs can be piloted, improved and scaled.
Must be fluent in Arabic and English.
The incumbent in this position will work in a professional office environment and will utilize the following equipment when working from the corporate office or remote home office (either on a full time, temporary, or hybrid basis).
Computer (laptop or desktop)
Printer / Photocopier / Scanner / Fax
The physical demands and work environment that have been described is representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this position.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
This position description is an overview of the major functions and requirements of this position. This document is not intended to be an exhaustive list encompassing every duty and requirement of the position;
the Employee’s Manager may assign other duties as related or as otherwise deemed appropriate and necessary within the general scope, without the need for additional compensation.
Amideast is an equal opportunity employer and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Positions that involve interaction with children will be required to read, acknowledge, and comply with and attend special training in accordance with the Child Protection and Safeguarding policy.
All Amideast representatives must comply with the Code of Conduct and all applicable organizational policies which include but are not limited to, Anti-Human Trafficking and Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse.