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Special Education Advisor

About Kaizen

The Kaizen Company is an incubator for innovative, scalable solutions that address emerging market challenges and opportunities. Our proven solutions catalyze locally-driven, organizational and institutional performance improvements, and shift the development model into one that is bottom-up and ongoing. We leverage existing knowledge along with new technologies and innovative business models to support local reform that is sustained through market forces. Since our inception in 2004, we have supported over 60 education-focused local organizations such as primary schools, government agencies, vocational training entities, universities, and education non-profit organizations worldwide.

Scope and Objectives

The Kaizen Company is seeking a Special Education Advisor for an upcoming USAID-funded project focused on the Project Appraisal Document (PAD) Evaluation in Morocco. The project seeks to conduct a performance evaluation of USAID/Morocco’s education sector, assessment of several active awards, and how these support the Development Objectives of USAID/Morocco. Anticipated to begin June 2018.

Responsibilities

  • Provide technical expertise on the education sector in Morocco to inform the performance evaluation of early grade reading and special education programs
  • Ensure that data collection methodologies are inclusive of multilingual and disability populations and gender
  • Assist evaluation team to ensure monitoring and evaluating systems appropriately measure progress against special education-specific outputs and results
  • Oversee consistent and systematic tracking and reporting of all research
  • Review key technical documents and reports as related to education interventions and practice
  • Propose strategies to increase project/program impact in special education

Qualifications

Required:

  • Master's degree in Education, with preference for a specialization related to Special Education and/or inclusive education
  • Minimum of ten (10) years of experience in special education, teacher training, and early childhood reading related programs
  • Demonstrated experience in teaching children with learning needs and disabilities
  • Experience in disability-related interventions and/or local inclusive development
  • Fluency in English required; working proficiency in French and/or Moroccan Arabic a plus
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Advanced interpersonal skills and ability to effectively work with multiple stakeholders (government officials, civil society partners, and donors)

Desired

  • Experience in the education sector in Morocco
  • Experience in MENA region 
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