Call for Expressions of Interest for upcoming Education Project bid in Malawi – 3 positions

Date of Publication: 
September 20, 2019
Application Deadline: 
September 24, 2019
World University Service of Canada (WUSC)
Brief Description: 

Position title: Call for Expressions of Interest for upcoming Education Project bid in Malawi – 3 positions
Contract term: 3 years
Anticipated start date: December 2019



World University Service of Canada (WUSC) is a leading Canadian international development organization focusing in three programmatic areas: Economic Opportunities, Education, and Empowerment. Our vision is a better world for youth - a world where all young people, especially women, are empowered to secure a good quality of life for stronger families and communities.  WUSC currently works in 25 countries across Africa, Asia, the Middle East, and Latin America, with an annual budget of approximately CAD $45 million. We have a staff of over 90 people in our Ottawa office, and over 200 people overseas implementing 16 development projects in collaboration with donors such as Global Affairs Canada (GAC), the UK Department for International Development (DFID), the World Bank, the Asian Development Bank, and the African Development Bank. Globally, we work with a network of higher education institutions, civil society organizations, private sector partners, professionals, students, volunteers, faculty and community leaders that work with us to achieve our mission.

Nature and Scope:

World University Service of Canada (WUSC) is seeking resumes of qualified professionals for an upcoming Education Project bid in Malawi. The availability of these positions is contingent on the award of these bids.

The project will provide technical assistance to facilitate the revision of the mathematics curriculum for lower primary (standards 1-4), develop corresponding teaching and learning materials, design teacher training strategies (including school-based support structures), rigorously pilot the new materials and training strategies, document impact, refine the materials and training strategies, and then oversee the national scale-up.

Positions available:

1-  Deputy Team Leader:

A Deputy Team Leader with demonstrable expertise managing and delivering education reform - preferably related to curriculum reform - through technical assistance in Malawi or similar low resource settings in sub- Saharan Africa. The Deputy Team Leader will support the Team Leader to manage the whole technical assistance engagement and overseeing the curriculum reform process within the Government. The individual will need experience in the following:

  • Demonstrable expertise providing technical assistance to drive through national reforms, in environments without sector budget support, and aware of the challenges in the local political economy;
  • Effectively managing pilots and taking the learnings to scale;
  • Excellent communication skills, translating technical content for non-technical experts,
  • Capacity building without undermining existing government structures
  • Strong leadership skills to ensure the programme delivers on time and high quality.

2- Mathematics curriculum/teaching expert/s

A small team of mathematics experts will support, and quality assure the maths curriculum revision and development of teaching and learning materials for standards 1-4. Expected skills include:

  • Mathematics curriculum development expertise for lower primary school in Malawi or similar, low-resource settings;
  • Expertise in providing capacity building support without creating parallel systems
  • Expertise in testing, piloting and finalising teaching and learning materials.
  • Expertise in gender inclusion and special needs curriculum preferable.

3- Teacher Training Expert(s)

A small team of experts with demonstrable expertise developing effective teacher training approaches and support mechanisms that have worked at scale to effectively change classroom practice. Expected skills:

  • Expertise in developing teacher training strategies (especially in school approaches) from Malawi or similar low-resource settings;
  • Expertise developing training materials for teachers
  • Expertise piloting, monitoring teacher training approaches
  • Expertise providing technical assistance through capacity building
  • Expertise in gender inclusion and special needs training preferable.



WUSC offers a dynamic international work environment with a diverse intercultural workforce.  We offer employees exciting opportunities to apply their skills and gain experience all while making a difference for youth around the world. We believe youth have the potential to provide for their families, build strong communities, and create positive social change for future generations.  Employees at WUSC work hard to create lasting change in education, employment and empowerment. 

WUSC is an equal opportunity employer.  We welcome and encourage applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.  No telephone calls please.

To express your interest, please send your CV to latest by 24th Sept 2019 with the title CV for Malawi Bid.



Amritha Chandramouli
Human Resources Officer
t: 613.761.3685 | e:




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