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Reading Assessment Specialist - Kenya Primary Education Evaluation and Assessment Program

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Last update: Apr 15, 2024 Last update: Apr 15, 2024


Deadline: May 15, 2024 Deadline for applications has passed
Location: Kenya
Job type:Contract, 12 months +
English English
Work experience:Min 7 years
Date posted: Apr 15, 2024
Expected starting date: Sep 3, 2024


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Education Development Center (EDC) is a global nonprofit that advances lasting solutions to improve education, promote health, and expand economic opportunity. Since 1958, we have been a leader in designing, implementing, and evaluating powerful and innovative programs in more than 80 countries around the world.  

EDC promotes equity and access to high quality education and health services and products that contribute to thriving communities where people from diverse backgrounds learn, live, and work together. We support an inclusive workplace culture that embraces many perspectives and broadens our understanding of the communities we serve, enhancing and enriching our work.   

Job Description

Project Description

The purpose of the Activity is to strengthen accountability and resilience across the Ministry of Education (MOE) and other relevant semi-autonomous government agencies (SAGAs) through improved collection, integration, and use of education data and technology.

Position Description

The Reading Assessment Specialist will work under the leadership of the Chief of Party and will be responsible for all aspects of Assessment, including overseeing the assessment activities with the Government of Kenya (GoK), sub partners and grantees as well as developing and moderating learner assessment test items where appropriate.


The candidate for the position of Reading Assessment Specialist shall have at a minimum the following qualifications:


A master’s degree in education, social sciences, or related field from an accredited university.

Skills and Experience:

  • At least 7 years of experience conducting and supporting learner assessment or evaluation studies of large-scale national reading programs in Kenya or East Africa.
  • Strong knowledge of competency based and school-based assessment, experience in assessment methodologies, designing assessment frameworks, assessment tools and implementing assessments including e-assessments.
  • Ability to conduct continuous formative and summative assessments, access digital assessment content and generate and analyze assessment reports.
  • Experience in successfully supporting early grade reading assessments in large-scale national reading programs in a developing country, preferably in Kenya or East Africa, is highly desired.
  • Demonstrated exemplary technical, capacity building, communication, and interpersonal skills to ensure internal coherence among diverse team members and productive relations with the GoK, sub partners, and grantees.
  • Experience with donor funded projects, including contracts, and understanding of USAID rules and regulations.
  • Ability to write, communicate, and prepare reports clearly in English.

Additional Information

Due to the volume of applications submitted, only finalists will be notified.  No phone calls, please.

EDC is committed to enhancing the diversity of its workforce and ensuring an equitable and highly inclusive work environment. EDC is a smoke-free workplace, and offers a supportive work environment, competitive salary, and excellent benefits. Women, minorities, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.