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Education Development Specialist

Nepal Early Grade Learning Activity

at World Learning

World Learning is a leading international non-profit organization working to create a more peaceful and just world through education, development, and exchange. We are seeking an Education Development Specialist for the anticipated USAID/Nepal Early Grade Learning Activity. The specialist will work closely with national, provincial, and municipal government officials with a focus on curricula/materials, early grade reading/math assessment, teacher training and professional development, and inclusive education.


The Education Development Specialist will be responsible for providing technical expertise to guide and support teacher professional development and curriculum implementation in early grade learning. This includes development of tools and resources to support efforts toward municipal leadership and local involvement in early grade teaching and learning cycles, including local application of teacher trainings, curricula, regular assessment and feedback, and efforts to facilitate inclusive education and stakeholder involvement.  


  • Provide overall technical expertise on improving educational quality, including improving the quality of instruction at the early childhood and basic primary levels;

  • Provide technical assistance related to the selection and implementation of curriculum that is age, developmentally, linguistically, and culturally appropriate to the population(s) served;

  • Provide overall technical guidance to Ministry teams to ensure improved early grade instruction;

  • Provide leadership on the design of teacher professional development efforts, including scope, sequence, and timing of the program and mechanisms to promote continuous learning and in-classroom application;

  • Assist capacity building efforts for local development of procedures and skills necessary to aggregate, analyze, and use data obtained through multiple sources for the purpose of informing teaching, curriculum implementation, progress reports for parents, staff development and training, and other aspects of program improvement

  • Assist in developing mentoring and coaching strategies and implementation plans designed to improve the quality of teacher instruction and early grade learning outcomes for children;

  • Provide program leadership with timely updates of activity developments, implementation issues, and key decisions;

  • Support program leadership in identifying opportunities for inclusive programming and ensure activity components encourage full participation of individuals regardless of gender, disability status, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, or other marginalized status;

  • Other duties as assigned.



  • Master’s degree in education, education planning, education policy, elementary education, education management, or other related field;

  • A minimum of five years of professional experience working in the education sector in Nepal, preferably on donor-funded development projects;

  • Experience in teacher professional development program design and implementation for curriculum and materials development; active learning methods; learning materials in low-resource environments; and mentoring and capacity-building of teachers, teacher educators, staff, and counterparts;

  • Knowledge of the Nepali teacher professional development context and familiarity with Ministry and government structures at the national, provincial, and municipal levels;

  • Knowledge of international best practices in pre-primary and early grade content and instructional practices;

  • Previous experience in a senior management role, providing technical and programmatic oversight;

  • Capacity to build technical skills and knowledge of local staff;

  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work with various teams, including demonstrated ability to work with and build consensus across a range of stakeholders;

  • Professional level of verbal and written fluency in English as well as in Nepali; Nepalese Nationals preferred;

  • Commitment to inclusive programming that encourages full participation of individuals regardless of gender, disability status, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, or other marginalized status.

Recruitment is contingent upon successful award of the project. Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume (in English) to with World Learning – Nepal Education Development Specialist in the subject line. In the email body please briefly explain your qualifications for the position. Only finalist candidates will be contacted. No telephone enquiries please. Interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis and qualified candidates should apply as soon as possible.

World Learning is an equal employment opportunity/affirmative action/veterans/ADA employer, committed to increasing the diversity of its workforce.

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