Digital Skills Consultant

World Education, Inc.
  • Location
    Castries, Saint Lucia
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Early Career / Mid Career
  • Apply by
    Aug-01-2022
  • Posted
    Jul 26

Position description

World Education, Inc. (WEI) seeks an experienced Digital Literacy Consultant to support the USAID-funded Saint Lucia ConnectEd Activity (ConnectEd), aimed at building resilience and improving the quality of teaching and learning in Saint Lucia by equipping youth and educators as digital literacy leaders in their communities. ConnectEd will leverage innovative approaches and models, including WEI’s EdTEch Maker Space, to support teacher professional development, youth digital skills development, and other activities that result in open education resources (OER), digital tools that can be easily accessed, reused, and adapted by teachers.

In an effort to link classroom learning to in-demand workplace skills, ConnectEd will bring together public and private sector stakeholders in Saint Lucia, including youth, to identify ways to engage young people in digital learning, both in and outside the classroom, and build their employability skills. In order to do so, the UNESCO Global Framework on Digital Literacy Skills will be adapted to align learning standards in Saint Lucia to digital skills and positive youth development outcomes. Specifically, the competency framework will define the knowledge, skills, and attributes needed for youth in Saint Lucia to become digitally literate to the level of being able to function effectively in the job market. ConnectEd will thus define the specific digital competencies that learners need to meet educational standards, receive credentials, and be prepared for the world of work in Saint Lucia. 


Applicants are asked to submit a resume and cover letter, highlighting their expertise in line with the responsibilities below. Please apply by August 1, 2022. Please note this position is remote.

Responsibilities

  • Lead the adaptation of UNESCO Global Digital Literacy Skills Framework to the Saint Lucian context: 
  • Review Grade 7-9 learning standards in target subject areas against the global digital skills competencies listed in the UNESCO framework 
  • Identify relevant connections, synergies and entry points for aligning grade-level, subject-specific standards to relevant, global digital literacy skills
  • Develop user-friendly matrices for each target grade and subject, indicating the connections between learning standards and global digital skills 
  • Collaborate with World Education Inc. in-country and Home Office teams to review and finalize the matrices within one unified framework document 
  • Together with World Education Inc, present the adapted Digital Literacy Skills Framework to stakeholders in Saint Lucia either in person or remotely

Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree in Education, Education Technology, International Educational Development or a related field; 
  • Knowledge of Saint Lucia’s education system, standards and landscape a plus; 
  • Knowledge of digital literacy/digital learning/edtech (required) and one of the following areas (preferred): curricular frameworks development, positive youth development, inclusive education;
  • Experience synthesizing complex information into clear, concise terms, and presenting it in user-friendly formats 
  • Strong interpersonal, presentation and teamwork skills;
  • Effective communication skills, tailored to diverse audiences;
  • Experience using Google Suite and access to a Gmail account;
  • Comfortable in a remote working environment; 
  • Experience with edtech activities under USAID or similar programs preferred but not required

Salary commensurate with experience.

 

Application instructions

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