RTI International Technical Lead Job

Position Description

  • IDG’s International Education Division is seeking a Technical Lead for TeachWell. The position is based in Nairobi with travel to Turkana and Garissa. The Technical Lead will provide technical leadership to ensure the overall quality of the technical design and implementation, which includes the oversight of the adaptation and/or creation of high-quality teacher professional development materials. S/he will ensure that the TeachWell education team generates lessons learned and promising practices and communicates and adapts accordingly. The Technical Lead will also represent the project in appropriate national, regional and global forums to share TeachWell’s work with the larger education sector.


  • Lead development, testing, and adaptation of the TeachWell TPD package, working in close collaboration with the MOE, TSC and KICD.
  • Coordinate and collaborate with partners and education officials at the county and sub-county level at every stage of the TPD roll-out; ensuring lessons learned, practices and evidence are shared across camps, settlements, and local communities.
  • With the training lead, manage the testing, adaptation, and roll-out of the TeachWell TPD package. Provide strategic leadership in host communities to ensure initial trainings are successfully completed in each cluster, followed by consistent, high-quality school-based support through teacher learning circles, support staff, school leadership and using app- and phone-based platforms.
  • Provide ongoing support to partner Lutheran World Federation, who will be implementing the TPD package in refugee camps in Turkana and Garissa.
  • Ensure advanced planning of all key activities, to ensure quality and mitigate risk.
  • Provide technical leadership to a team of experts, ensuring that LtP, SEL, UDL and psycho-social support approaches are integrated into the TeachWell TPD package in a way that supports teachers to implement the CBC without creating an additional burden.
  • Provide ongoing support to partners M-Shule and Dignitas to ensure ongoing, school-based leadership, pedagogical support, and monitoring activities are designed and implemented in harmony with MOE priorities and other TeachWell activities.
  • Oversee capacity-building efforts with partners, consultants, and ministry officials who play key roles in the scaling of the TeachWell TPD package.
  • Represent the project’s lessons learned, and achievements in external meetings, panels and conferences; participate in technical working groups as relevant.
  • Give input to relevant communication materials such as fact sheets, briefs, papers, and presentations that can be disseminated and used for influence at the national and global level;
  • Conduct regular visits to project sites, as possible, to provide technical assistance and ensure proper implementation and monitoring of project activities as well as facilitate work planning and regular technical meetings for all project partners.
  • Produce inputs to monthly, quarterly, semi-annual and annual reports for the Project Director and donors, as needed.


  • Substantial experience working in Kenya’s education sector, specifically with MOE, TSC, and/or KICD. Experience working in Turkana and/or Garissa counties is preferred.
  • Strong background in program management- including managing others, implementing a workplan, balancing multiple activities, and ensuring strategic, advanced planning of activities to ensure quality and mitigate risk.
  • Technical expertise in education and teacher professional development. Knowledge of play-based approaches, UDL, and SEL is preferred.
  • Bachelor’s Degree and 15 years of experience in education, childhood development, or a related field; Master’s degree and 12 years of experience; PhD and 8 years of experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • At least eight years’ experience in education programming in Kenya, including with material development, active learning methodologies, and capacity building/training; and at least four years of experience specifically in crisis or conflict-affected contexts.
  • Experience in strategy development and working across sectors or disciplines is highly desired.
  • Strong negotiation skills and the ability to develop relations with local counterparts, donors, and other stakeholders.
  • Strong communication skills, both oral and written.
  • Fluency in English required.
  • Ability to travel 25% of the time.

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