Honduras: Senior Reading Specialist, Honduras Reading Activity

Organization: American Institutes for Research
Country: Honduras
Closing date: 01 Mar 2017

AIR is a US-based not-for-profit company specializing in education programming, educational assessment, and other social policy issues. AIR’s International Development Program seeks to enhance the capacity of people in developing countries to improve their quality of life through education and social development. We have worked in collaboration with local and international stakeholders in more than 80 countries over the past three decades. We seek to ensure children’s equitable access to all levels of education; improve the quality and relevance of education; and empower individuals, communities, and institutions as agents of social and behavioral change.


Position Summary
AIR is seeking a Senior Reading Specialist to work on a 5 year, USAID-funded Reading Project in Honduras. The objective of the Reading Activity is to support the efforts of the Government of Honduras, in collaboration with other donors, civil society, and the private sector, to improve reading outcomes of Honduran students in basic education grades one to six.
The Senior Reading Specialist will provide overall technical oversight and guidance to the project on learning and reading instruction. This will include:
• Supervising the production of all program supported reading material, all teaching methodology improvement and teacher training, all teacher and classroom supervision and monitoring and all student testing efforts
• Ensuring complementarity of activity approaches in reading across the Mission Development Objectives and target areas
• Liaising with government representatives at various levels on technical matters.
• Bearing ultimate responsibility for ensuring that children in target schools achieve improved outcomes in reading
• Working directly with other senior specialists to achieve the expected results
This position is contingent on funding.


• Requires a master’s degree in education, a focus on basic or primary education and/or early grade reading or learning is preferred. A Ph.D. in education is also preferred
• Must be an experienced educator with at least 10 years in areas related to teacher training design and delivery
• Experience in programs that work specifically to improve early grade reading is required
• Prior experience with the development of early grade reading materials, training programs, classroom monitoring protocols, and tests and assessments is required
• Proven knowledge of Honduras’ education system capacity, strengths, needs and challenges is strongly preferred
• Prior experience with supporting civil-society based monitoring of reading outcomes is required
Language Requirement
• SPANISH: Professional Proficiency and Fluent in Writing and Speaking is required.
• ENGLISH: Proficiency in Reading, Speaking, Listening and Writing is preferred.
**Please submit your CV and cover letter with your application.

How to apply:

AIR offers an excellent compensation and benefits package, including a fully funded retirement plan, generous paid time off, commuter benefits, and tuition assistance. For more information, please visit our website at www.air.org. To apply, please go to https://jobs-airdc.icims.com/jobs/9145/senior-reading-specialist%2c-honduras-reading-activity/job. Candidates must apply online for consideration. EOE.

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