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STEM Technical Component Managers and Experts

Egypt - Cairo


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  • Job Role / Function


  • Manage others


  • Years of Experience

    5 - 20

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  • Degree


  • Education


  • Gender


  • Employment Type

    Full time

Job description

    STEM Technical Component Managers and Experts
    Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Teacher Education ‎and School Strengthening

    Virginia Tech seeks education experts and specialists for an anticipated five-year ‎STEM teacher education and school strengthening activity in Egypt. The project aims ‎to support the expansion and sustainability of STEM (science, technology, ‎engineering, and mathematics) education by preparing candidate teachers to deliver ‎STEM curricula, adopt evolving STEM teaching methodologies, and engage in ‎research innovation, in addition to strengthening STEM pre-service and in‐service ‎‎(professional development) programs. Additionally, the project will support Faculties of ‎Education at Egyptian public universities to develop, deliver, and sustain high-quality ‎STEM teacher education and preparation programs. It will also institutionalize ‎knowledge, roles, and processes and build sustainable capacities and support systems ‎within the Egypt’s education ministries to maintain existing STEM schools as well as ‎replicate and scale up the STEM education model nationwide.‎

    We are looking for individuals who have experience improving teacher’s pre-service ‎and in-service STEM preparation, working with STEM schools, and with the relevant ‎ministries and universities. We anticipate the following position responsibilities:‎

    Position Responsibilities
    • Sharing new knowledge/evidence and best practices related to STEM teacher ‎education and educational reform at the university and pre-university levels
    • Supporting/guiding a team of technical experts to assess and design STEM ‎professional development training packages, including course design, ‎curriculum development, and training delivery. ‎
    • Provide technical advice based upon expertise and knowledge of STEM ‎education methods and strategies, current practice, and established standards ‎to ensure quality and rigorous programs. ‎
    • Work with the project team in developing partnerships with various stakeholders ‎including USAID, education ministries, local government and other partners.‎
    • Provide advice and support to STEM school strengthening in the context of ‎relevant national policies and current and planned education system reforms. ‎
    • Help develop and deliver STEM leadership training programs for school ‎directors and administrators, staff from the Ministries of Education and Higher ‎Education, and for university faculty
    • Support delivery of training-of-trainer (ToT) for teacher trainers and university ‎faculty in STEM subject matter and pedagogy for both in- and pre-service ‎programs.‎‎‎
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Job requirements

    The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or ability ‎required.‎
    • Post-graduate degree in education, M.Ed. or M.Sc.; PhD preferred. ‎
    • Significant experience (i.e., minimum of 5 years) in teacher education, both at ‎pre-service and/or in-service levels, preferably with a STEM focus.‎
    • Knowledge related to at least 3 of the following areas: STEM subject-matter and ‎STEM-based learning; student-centered and inquiry-based pedagogy; training ‎needs assessments; training program organization and delivery; curriculum and ‎materials development; educational evaluation; school leadership/management ‎strengthening; and higher education. ‎
    • Understanding of the Egyptian education system, its policies and reform plans, ‎needs and issues. ‎
    • Experience in international development projects.‎
    • Skilled at building effective working relationships.‎
    • Excellent writing and presentation ability.‎
    • Ability to organize learning and sharing opportunities between project and ‎external stakeholders on a regular basis.‎
    • Experience working constructively with high-level government counterparts.‎

    Language Skills
    • Proficiency in spoken and written English and Arabic languages required.

    To apply:‎
    Please send cover letter, resume or CV, and salary history to ‎with “[Your name] - VT Egypt STEM position” in the title of the email. ‎
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