TARGET Leadership Continuous Professional Development (CPD) Specialist

at Education Development Trust
Location Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Date Posted August 17, 2022
Category Management
Job Type Full-time
Currency ETB


Job objectives

§     Establishing strong working relationships with all the key players involved in current school leadership development and school improvement planning

§     Working closely with the Ministry to develop a strategy for scale up of reformed school leadership CPD

§     Work in strong partnership with the Ethiopian Ministry of Education, Regional Education Bureaus and Woredas

§     in consultation with the School Leadership CPD Lead and the Partnership and Incubation Hub Manager, support the design of model interventions to support equity and inclusion in the emerging regions.

§     The Specialist provides technical guidance and management support throughout the programming processes to facilitate the administration and achievement of TARGET outputs related with School leader CPD intervention

§     Coordinate, support and provide technical assistance and operational support to the School Leader CPD intervention

§     Work closely and collaboratively with National SIP task team, CPD TTE, the ministry of education, regional education bureaus, consortium partners, CSOs etc.

§     Provide technical assistance/advice on all aspects of school Leader CPD programming and implementation

§     Liaise with the partnership and incubation hub manager to ensure the model interventions implementation aligned with the overall goal of SIP reform

§     Capture and share knowledge and experiences to promote learning.

§     Prepare regular/mandated program/project reports for management, donors, and partners to keep them informed of program progress.

Job Requirements

Person specification


•         Master’s degree and above in School Leadership, Education Planning and Management, Inclusive education, gender, or related field of study

•         Understanding of education sectors, with a broad perspective on how the Ethiopian system operates including role of public, private, and non-government organizations

•         Strong knowledge of effective school leadership

•         Strong knowledge on girl’s education intervention in Ethiopia

•         Strong awareness of and responsiveness to digital learning technology


•         At least 8 years of experience in implementing monitoring multi-year, multi-component education programmes

•         School leadership training on the areas of; instructional leadership; leadership for school improvement, leadership for inclusion, girls’ education, equity and excellence and leadership for building a culture of continuous improvement, high expectations and accountability

•         Leading education reform

•         Planning, prioritizing, sequencing, managing, problem-solving and reporting on

implementation of projects


§  Demonstrate an innovative and high-performance mindset

§  Exhibit a strong set of values including integrity, honesty, and commitment to excellence

§  Act as a strong team player with excellent relationship building and communication skills

§  Aware and responsive to potential of digital learning technology

§  Demonstrate a highly results-oriented and delivery focused approach, with ability to strengthen accountability of others

§  Produce high quality reports that are appropriate for a variety of audiences

§  Present and communicate effectively and persuasively at senior levels and across a range of stakeholders

§  Analyze and communicate complex information efficiently and promptly

§  Perform at a high level under pressure in challenging environments

§  Use software and data systems; promotes data-driven and evidence-based problem solving, and timely, effective decision-making

§  Demonstrate fluency in English and Amharic languages required; additional local Ethiopian language is a plus

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