Registrar (BLF) AND Testing Manager, BLF Rwanda
Region
Sub Saharan Africa
Country / Territory
Rwanda
Location
Kigali Teaching Centre
Department
Education & Society
Job Category
English
Pay Band
Pay Band 6
Vacancy Description
Pay band: 6/ Location: Kigali, Rwanda / Contract type: Fixed term contract Two Years / Requirements: Applicants must have pre-existing legal status to live and work Rwanda / Closing date and time: 17 November 2019 (23:59 UK Time)
 
Details

Regional operating context -

To support this vision statement, the Government of Rwanda announced its decision to shift to English medium education in 2008 and joined the Commonwealth of Nations in 2009.

 

The British Council has operated in Rwanda since 2008 becoming a full country directorate in 2012 with the aim of building cultural and educational relations between Rwanda and the UK. British Council Rwanda offers a range of British Council services and programmes including Exams, Education, English in Education Systems and Arts.

 

Since 2008, British Council Rwanda has been supporting the Government of Rwanda achieve its ambitions and has delivered a number of successful programmes and initiatives (both donor and British Council grant funded) to support improved teaching and learning in the basic education sector. As a result, relationships have been fostered and continue to develop with MINEDUC, REB, donors and development partners and British Council’s expertise, notably in the teaching, learning and assessment of English in Rwanda, is recognised.

 

 

Building Learning Foundations (BLF)

The Building Learning Foundations Programme (BLF) is funded by the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID) and aims to improve the quality of teaching and leadership in all of Rwanda’s government-aided primary schools. The programme is implemented by a consortium of organisations; Education Development Trust (lead), British Council, and VSO in all 30 Districts of Rwanda and benefits all Primary 1 – Primary 3 (P1-P3) English and Mathematics teachers in all of Rwanda’s 2,510 government-aided primary schools. The British Council is responsible for BLF’s English component, and since beginning implementation in early 2018 has trained more than 15,500 English teachers, mentors, school leaders, and education officials and has produced and distributed 600,000 English activity books for lower-primary pupils. As a planned extension to original BLF activity, and subject to confirmation of funding, the programme is to be extended to reach all P4-P5 English and Mathematics teachers to support them with the transition to English medium instruction from P4 onwards, as per current government policy.  

 

 

The Roles:

Registrar, Building Learning Foundations (BLF) AND Testing Manager, Building Learning Foundations, BLF

 

Role 1: Registrar, Building Learning Foundations (BLF) (Rwanda)

The Role Purpose:

To provide business and administrative support to the setting up of the Building Learning Foundations (BLF) project’s expansion into the direct teaching of English to P1-P5 English teachers. To coordinate classes, times and teachers, and to maintain the academic records of all participants.

The post is part of the BLF project management team and is key to the successful delivery of the project.

This requires a well organised, adaptable, self-starter, with great attention to detail and good communication skills.

Main Accountabilities:

Reporting to the Academic and Training Manager and working in close collaboration with the project management team, project partners, and key stakeholders in primary education in Rwanda, the post-holder is expected to provide business and administrative support for the design and delivery of intensive face-to-face and blended English courses for P1-P5.

Role Requirements:
·        English proficiency (Aptis – B2)
·        Fluent Kinyarwanda
·        First degree or equivalent in a relevant field
·        At least 2 years’ experience in a post requiring a high level of administrative skills
·        At least 2 years’ experience of managing projects or working in a business support role

Please refer to the role profile for a full list of the role responsibilities/accountabilities and person specification.

RP Registrar BLF.pdf
British Council Behaviours.pdf
British Council Core Skills.pdf


 

Role 2: Testing Manager, Building Learning Foundations, BLF (Rwanda)

The Role Purpose:

To provide business and administrative support to the setting up and implementation of the BLF project’s mass English testing of P1-P5 English teachers.

 

The post is part of the BLF project management team and is key to the successful delivery of the project.

 

This requires a well organised, adaptable, self-starter, with great attention to detail and good communication skills.

 

 

Main Accountabilities:

Reporting to the Academic and Training Manager and working in close collaboration with the project management team, project partners, and key stakeholders in primary education in Rwanda, the post-holder is expected to provide business and administrative support for the design and delivery of intensive face-to-face and blended English courses the P1-P5.

Role Requirements:
·        English proficiency (Aptis – B2)
·        Fluent Kinyarwanda
·        First degree or equivalent in a relevant field
·        At least 2 years’ experience in a post requiring a high level of administrative skills
·        At least 2 years’ experience of managing projects or working in a business support role
·        Recognised programme or project management qualification is desirable


Please refer to the role profile for a full list of the role responsibilities/accountabilities and person specification.



RP- Testing Manager, BLF.pdf
British Council Behaviours.pdf
British Council Core Skills.pdf

 

Closing date for applications is 17 November 2019 (23:59 UK time)


Directions on how to apply for the above roles:

Please indicate your preferred role(s) on your supporting statement.  Your supporting statement will need to start with the below format:

1. First Preferred Role
2. Second Preferred Role


In your application form, please clearly explain how you meet the essential and desirable skills, qualification and experience criteria mentioned in the person specification section of the role profile. This will help us determine your fit for the role and increase your application's chances of success.

 

About us:

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