Pre-Service Teacher Education Specialist

  • Mid-level, Full-time staff position
  • Posted on 7 June 2019

Job Description

Pre-Service Teacher Education Specialist

Pre-Service Teacher Education in Jordan (PRESTIJ)

USAID’s Pre-Service Teacher Education in Jordan (PRESTIJ) seeks to support an increased and sustainable supply of certified primary school teachers in Jordan by improving the system of pre-service teacher education programming offered by Jordanian universities, centered primarily around the implementation of the adapted Queen Rania Teacher Academy (QRTA) pre-service teacher education modules. The Pre-service Teacher Education Specialist will be responsible for coordinating program activities among stakeholders including university leadership, departmental leads, and individual faculty, key teaching modules effectively adopted.

Recruitment is contingent upon successful award of the project. Interested candidates should submit their CV or resume and cover letter (in English) to: Please include the post title on the subject line as well as a note in the email body explaining 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.


  • Work with select universities and relevant Government of Jordan entities in the introduction and implementation of a sustainable and scalable pre-service teacher education program, centered primarily around the utilization of the adapted Queen Rania Teacher Academy (QRTA) Teaching Modules;
  • Lead the project in ensuring that university leadership (directors, administrators, etc.) have the systems in place to analyze quality of their curricula; support in designing tailored interventions to address findings;
  • Work with university departments/faculties to measure effectiveness of interventions;
  • Promote peer-to-peer learning;
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Strong knowledge of the education sector in Jordan, in particular higher education;
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills; ability to fluidly communicate with university directors, rectors, and administrators;
  • Knowledge of preservice, university level training of future teachers, and the curricula included in such fields of study;
  • Preferred knowledge of curricula design and adaptation;
  • Proven experience designing and rolling out curricula at the university level for teacher pre-service training;
  • Professional level of verbal and written fluency in English as well as in Arabic; Jordan 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.

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

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