Short Term TA (STTA): Consultant for development and review of scripted lesson plans for Urdu for teachers at the Grades 4 and 5 levels

  • Posted on 14 February 2020

Job Description

Programme Background

The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Education Sector Programme (KESP) is a four-year education reform programme funded by UKAid’s Department for International Development and the Australian Department for Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) to support the Government of Khyber Pakhthunkhwa (GoKP) to achieve an outcome of “more children in school, staying longer, and learning more.” KESP’s technical assistance (TA), delivered by Adam Smith International (ASI), focuses on supporting the government achieve this outcome.

The TA team’s mission is to work at provincial, sub-provincial and school levels to provide comprehensive, flexible and high-quality technical support to the GoKP in the delivery of its strategy and priorities for transforming education service delivery. These priorities primarily focus on (i) improving teaching and learning in KP’s public schools, (ii) improving school infrastructure and facilities, (iii) providing better and more equitable access to education and (iv) strengthening governance and management across the public education sector.

GoKP, with support of KESP TA, is working towards improving student learning outcomes in the province. In order to improve teaching at the primary level, it seeks to develop and provide scripted lesson plans to teachers in Grades 4 and 5 for English, Urdu, Math and English. Given the variable quality of teachers, provision of high-quality scripted lesson plans will help standardize the quality/delivery of lessons to children across the province and boost learning levels. KESP TA has already undertaken an exercise to map out which scripted lesson plans are already available in KP and Punjab and can be adapted/ used here and which are not available and need to be developed from scratch.

Objective of the assignment

The Consultant is required to develop high quality scripted lesson plans for Urdu at the Grade 4 and 5 level that are in alignment with the curriculum and contextually relevant to KP.

Description of the assignment The Consultant will be required to work closely with the relevant government counterpart to:
  1. Develop high-quality scripted lesson plans for Urdu as required
  2. Adapt existing scripted lesson plans to ensure these are relevant to KP and are of high quality.
Experience and skills
  1. Five years’ teaching experience at requisite level (primary)
  2. Experience in development of teacher training materials for the government sector
  3. Experience in developing lesson plans for teachers
  4. Experience working with the provincial education department is preferred
  5. Ability to work independently and against tight timelines
  6. Excellent organizational and communications skills
Output High-quality scripted lesson plans for Urdu (Grades 4 and 5).

Duration

The STTA is required for up to 40 calendar days between 1st March 2020 and 30th June 2020.

Location of work

The consultant will be required to work from Peshawar.

Management/Reporting

The consultant will report to the Delivery Lead, Teaching & Learning

About the Organization

Adam Smith International Limited (ASIL) has built upon the original ideas of Adam Smith as these apply to policy and practice in modern economic development and government reform. The practical policy reforms advanced by ASIL to promote the benefits of competition and individual liberty have been central to the social and economic success of many societies and their governments throughout the world. ASIL's philosophy stems from a group of core values, which we have applied to the problems of developing and transitional countries all over the world. These values focus on fostering: - Competitive markets - Honest government - Individual liberties ASIL's consulting and training divisions, informed by these values, have helped many governments to reduce poverty and improve the living standards of their people. ASIL's areas of advisory, consultancy and training work include: - Enterprise restructuring and corporate governance - Public administration and governance reform - Utility restructuring and regulation - Infrastructure privatisation policy and execution - Trade reform - Conflict resolution and negotiations support Our focus is on the provision of cutting edge economic and governance thinking underpinned by practical support for ministers, officials, managers and citizens at all levels. We work with governments, enterprises and aid agencies on a short or long term project basis, or through tailor-made training programmes.

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