We’re recruiting a COO! (+ DBE jobs + RESEP bursaries)

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For the last two years we have been working on the Funda Wande: Reading for Meaning program (video here). Our aim is to equip Foundation Phase teachers (Grades R-3) to teach all children to read for meaning in their home language and in English. We’ve realised that this involves a lot of different components, from collaboration with government, the development of lesson plans and materials,  in-classroom coaching, and working with Rhodes to develop a formal qualification, the Advanced Certificate in Teaching Foundation Phase: Literacy. The team has expanded quickly over the last two years and there are now 28 people working on various elements on the project. We have now also expanded into mathematics (Bala Wande: Calculating with Confidence) and have a pilot in ECD.

We are now looking for a COO for the project to help manage all the different work streams. If you know of anyone who fits the description above please forward this on to them and encourage them to apply (Deadline: end of March 2019, PDF of job advert here). They will be working with a really great team of fast-moving, competent, dedicated and hard-working professionals. All kids deserve a decent shot at life by learning to read for meaning and pleasure and learning to calculate with confidence and understanding.  Join the team 🙂

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Other important jobs: The Department of Basic Education (DBE) and the Foundation for Professional Development (FPD) are recruiting a Research Manager and a Research Assistant for their Early Grade Reading Study scale-up in the North West (Deadlines: 13 March 2019). I am always reluctant to circulate job adverts that don’t have a salary range (these ones don’t) but this is really important work and you will be working with a very cool team of researchers in the DBE. I can strongly recommend this!

Important bursaries: RESEP at Stellenbosch is currently offering bursaries to Masters students at any SA university for students looking at the Economics of Education, Basic Education and ECD. Value: R50,000 p.a. Deadline: 5 April 2019.

3 responses to “We’re recruiting a COO! (+ DBE jobs + RESEP bursaries)

  1. Hey Nick, thanks for sharing. I know someone who’d be excellent for the research manager post whose been working in ECD for 3+ years, the guy is Zimbabwean. Do you know if the post is exclusively for South Africans or not?

  2. christinedownton

    Hi Nic
    Emailed you a couple of weeks ago to say I was in town . Im here until 13th april – any chance of getting together?
    Best
    C

    Christine Downton
    570 Park Avenue
    NY, NY, 10065
    (917) 439 1464

    From: Nic Spaull
    Reply-To: Nic Spaull
    Date: Tuesday, 5 March 2019 at 11:41
    To: Christine Downton
    Subject: [New post] We’re recruiting a COO! (+ DBE jobs + RESEP bursaries)

    Nic Spaull posted: ” For the last two years we have been working on the Funda Wande: Reading for Meaning program (video here). Our aim is to equip Foundation Phase teachers (Grades R-3) to teach all children to read for meaning in their home language and in English. We’ve re”

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