Curriculum Development Specialist at Adam Smith International

Adam Smith International are an award-winning professional services business that delivers real impact, value and lasting change through projects supporting economic growth and government reform internationally. Our reputation as a global leader has been built on the positive results our projects have achieved in many of the world’s most challenging environments.  Adam Smith International has a strong corporate presence globally, with 146 current projects across 49 countries and over 1,000 staff and associates. Headquartered in London, our regional headquarters are based in Africa (Nairobi, Abuja, and Pretoria), Asia Pacific (Sydney) and South Asia (Delhi), with numerous registered offices across Africa and Asia.We are recruiting to fill the position below:Job Title: Curriculum Development SpecialistTracking Code: 943-112 Location: KanoReporting to: TVET Interventions ManagerDepartment: Private Sector Development BackgroundMafita is a 6-year DFID-funded programme working in Nigeria’s northern states, with a vision to empower marginalised youths and women through the provision of increased economic opportunities and social inclusion.About MAFITANorthern Nigeria has high-youth unemployment, insecurity and limited economic opportunities. Mafita aims to facilitate 68,000 marginalised young people – with a particular emphasis on adolescent girls and Almajirai – to find gainful employment. By 2021, the programme will create a net total of 43,300 full-time equivalent jobs and assisted 23,500 micro and small enterprises (MSEs). The programme will tackle the supply and demand side of the labour market, focussing on the delivery of skills essential for employment, as well as the absorptive capacity of the labour market.Mafita partners with public and private stakeholders to improve access to relevant and quality training, mentorship, work experience, business development, and financial services for marginalised youths and women. The programme will also support local market systems to enable the absorption of MAFITA’s target beneficiaries into sustainable income-generating activitiesPosition OverviewThe Curriculum Development Specialist is responsible for coordinating the design, development and validation of relevant occupational standards, learning materials and workplace guidelines based on competency based training (CBT) approach to ensure quality and relevant technical and vocational skills development for MAFITA beneficiaries.DurationThis is a part-time (50%) position, commencing on the 1st of November 2017 with anticipated 77 days of input until 30th of April 2018.The candidate will be based in the Kano office with some travel in and around focal states of Kano, Kaduna, Katsina and Jigawa.Key Areas of ResponsibilitiesThe primary responsibilities of the Curriculum Development Specialist will include development of:Occupational Standards at level 1 & 2 in selected trades developed and validated on schedule, in the correct format and required quality for submission to NBTELearning materials at level 1 & 2 in selected trades developed and validated on schedule, in the correct format and required quality for submission to NBTEWorkplace guidelines at levels 1 & 2 in selected trades developed and validated on schedule, in correct format and required quality.Occupational standards, learning materials and workplace guidelines adopted for training in MAFITA skills development systemsDetailed qualifications level descriptors for levels 1 & 2 of the NVQF implemented in MAFITA skills development systems.Timetables for development and adoption of standards, learning materials and workplace guidelines achieved.Trades/programmes accredited for training delivery in MAFITA skills development systemsWorkplan for successful implementation of all the aboveHe or she will also perform but not be limited to the following activities:Review and comment on occupational standards, learning materials and workplace guidelines already developed.Develop a detailed work plan to achieve consultancy objective based on the approved MAFITA 2017/18 work plan.Facilitate the development and validation of occupational standards, learning materials and workplace guidelines for selected trades at levels 1 & 2 of the NVQF.Facilitate the development of schemes of work to support quality and relevant training delivery in MAFITA skills development system.Facilitate the effectiveness and internalisation of curriculum in COSDECs and apprenticeshipFacilitate the accreditation of trades/programmes with NBTE.Support other intervention units in the successful implementation of the new and existing curriculums.Additionally, for the already developed curriculums, the consultant will:Analyze student test dataReview and recommend textbooks and other educational materialsObserve work of teaching staff to evaluate performance, and to recommend changes that could strengthen teaching skillsRecommend teaching techniques and the use of different or new technologiesDevelop procedures for teachers to implement curriculumTrain teachers and other instructional staff in new content or programsMentor or coach teachers to improve their skills 

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