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Curriculum Researcher (BECE NPSE)

Curriculum Researcher (BECE NPSE)
Rising Academies, Ghana

1 Year
0 - 0
Job Type
Job Shift
Job Category
Career Level
Bachelor's Degree
Total Vacancies
1 Job
Posted on
Jun 22, 2023
Last Date
Jul 22, 2023

Job Description

The context:

Across the developing world, more children than ever are in school but they are not learning. A recent study estimated that less than 1% of school children in Sub-Saharan Africa attend a school where the teaching meets basic standards of quality. At Rising Academies, we’re changing that, and we want your help. Our mission is to create the best schools and the most powerful teaching and learning tools for the people that need it most. We’re one of the fastest-growing quality-focused education companies in Africa, and a Certified B Corp.

About us:

We own and operate our own great value private schools, partner with governments to improve the quality of public school systems, and use our content and technology to help other education providers. Founded in Sierra Leone in 2014, we provided emergency education to children kept out of school by the Ebola Epidemic before opening our first school in April 2015. Today, we serve more than 250,000 students across more than 900 schools in Sierra Leone, Liberia, Ghana and now Rwanda.

Through great curriculum, intensive teacher coaching and actionable data, we help teachers and school leaders bring quality to every classroom. And we get results: independent studies show Rising students make more than twice the progress of their peers in comparable schools.

About the role:

We are looking for an exceptional Curriculum Researcher for BECE and NPSE to join our amazing curriculum team. Excellent curriculum content is at the heart of our approach, as we provide our schools with detailed lesson plans and associated learning materials that have been specifically developed for the country context, the needs of our staff, and the ability levels of our students. The Curriculum Researcher will research key information on the Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) and National Primary School Examination (NPSE) in West Africa in order to inform any needed improvements and updates to our existing content and to specifically support student success and achievement with respect to this content and the relevant exams.

The Curriculum Researcher - BECE and NPSE will:

  • Analyze questions in past papers to create a summary document that maps each question to the national curriculum and Global Proficiency Framework standard.
  • Create a summary analysis of the content standards assessed in past papers to determine how similar the assessed content is by year and identify trends.
  • Map lesson plans to content assessed in national exams, to determine potential curriculum gaps.
  • Identify similarities and differences in the Ghanaian and Sierra Leonean BECE exams.
  • Obtain official past exam papers through credible sources.
  • Assist with the creation of mock papers for students in Sierra Leone and Ghana.
  • Provide input into best practices for student exam preparation.
  • Liaise with government ministries to gather up to date information on national assessments.

Location and reporting:

This is a contract position (1-2 months). The curriculum researcher needs to be based or have experience in Ghana or SL and can work remotely. The Curriculum Researcher (BECE amp; NPSE) will report directly to Rising’s Curriculum Manager.

Application deadline:

Deadline for applications is June 30th, 2023.


Qualifications and Experience:

  • University level undergraduate degree in education or related field.
  • 3+ years of experience in curriculum research, development and related careers.
  • Proven track record of success in curriculum research for junior high and primary levels.
  • Exceptional content knowledge in the core subjects: English and Maths.
  • Experience preparing students for national exams i.e. BECE tutor, JHS 3 classroom teacher etc.
  • Experience in developing, implementing, and evaluating curriculum.
  • Experience in conducting educational research is a plus.

About You:

  • You have excellent verbal and written communication skills, and interpersonal skills.
  • You can communicate with stakeholders in a multicultural environment, as well as clearly document reports for these audiences.
  • You demonstrate people skills; must be able to collaborate effectively with diverse personalities and skill sets, and enjoy constructive conflict.
  • You have a strong track record of professionalism, trustworthiness and working independently sometimes.
  • You possess strong analytical and reasoning skills with ability to adapt to changes in a fast-paced agile environment.
  • You have a keen interest in student learning and exploring new curriculum approaches.
  • You are proactive, self-driven and can take initiative and problem-solve.
  • You are comfortable working with senior leadership, reporting on data and outcomes.
  • You are willing to take risks, fail, learn, give and receive feedback, and try new approaches.
  • Basic familiarity with technology, including desktop computers, Microsoft and Google Suite.
  • You are passionate about improving the quality of education across Africa.


Compensation and Benefits:

We offer a competitive salary and benefits package. We regularly benchmark our compensation against comparable businesses, social ventures and non-profits.

Rising’s goal is to be transparent about salaries at all levels of the organisation and have a standard, global pay scale for all positions that is non-negotiable.

The benefits we offer are built to have a strong added value on our staff’s well-being and we are excited to discuss this further with you in the process.

Rising is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to providing a work environment that is inclusive and free of discrimination and harassment. All employment decisions are based on individual qualifications without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, ethnicity, gender identity and expression, national origin, family or parental status, veteran or disability status.

Rising is committed to creating a culture within the organisation, and its schools, that recognises the importance of safeguarding children and prioritising their rights and needs. We strive to uphold international safeguarding standards, and keep the safety and well-being of our students at the heart of what we do. All Rising employees are expected to abide by the Child Protection Policy, and to have the same level of commitment to protect children from harm. Safeguarding questions are part of every interview process and all Rising employees undergo reference checks before joining the organisation.

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