Senior Technical Advisor, Arabic- Morocco Bridge to Middle School Project

FHI 360 is a global development organization, with a rigorous, evidence-based approach to human development. Our team of professionals includes experts in health, nutrition, education, economic development, civil society, environment, and research. FHI 360 operates from over 60 offices with more than 4000 employees in the United States and around the world. Our commitment to partnerships at all levels and our multi-disciplinary approach allows us to have a lasting impact on the people, communities, and countries we serve by improving the lives of millions.  We are currently seeking qualified candidates for the position of Senior Technical Advisor, Arabic for the upcoming USAID-funded Bridge to Middle School opportunity. This position will be based in Morocco—in Rabat or field offices in the project’s target departments—and is contingent upon award.

Project Description:

The anticipated USAID-funded five-year project is a systems-strengthening and capacity-building intervention that seeks to improve students’ ability to master key skills in the upper primary and middle school (“junior secondary”) grades and to facilitate the transition between the two levels of schooling. Activities will address:  a) the ability of teachers to teach critical thinking, and students to master literacy skills in upper primary and  science skills in the upper primary grades; b) the ability of the Moroccan education system to provide high-quality literacy instruction in English and Arabic in the middle school years; and c) the ability of the Moroccan education system to provide high-quality science instruction in grades 4-9 . Additionally, the project will build subrecipients’ capacities to directly respond to the development problems prioritized by the USAID Mission in Morocco.

Position Description:

The Senior Technical Advisor, Arabic works in close coordination with the Chief of Party and is responsible for managing the quality and timeliness of the curriculum revisions, piloting, and training in Arabic. S/he will liaise with technical partners, relevant national stakeholders, beneficiaries, and the donor, as needed.

The Senior Technical Advisor, Arabic will provide technical direction to the assessment and revision of current curricula, teaching and learning materials, and assessment in upper primary and middle school Arabic literacy subjects. Working with the project team, the ministry, and other key stakeholders, s/he will be responsible for the piloting and finalization of the curricula and materials, ensuring that they are aligned with each other and with international standards. S/he will oversee the quality of project activities and provide technical oversight/guidance. The Senior Technical Advisor will ensure that climate change themes are integrated into the curricula and, that approaches are learner-centered, gender-friendly, and inclusive of children with disabilities. Working with the team members responsible for capacity building and scaling, the Senior Technical Advisor, Arabic will design and oversee Arabic literacy professional development materials and training.