Date: 6 days ago
City: Cape Town, Western Cape
Contract type: Full time

Where you'll work

An innovative organisation that is passionate about using technology in education to pursue an outcomes-based intervention that can meaningfully impact learners in South Africa. They deploy online English and numeracy literacy programmes in underprivileged primary schools across South Africa. These programmes offer young learners the opportunity to work at their own pace through fun and enjoyable activities while navigating their learning journey by means of technology. This organisation is not only addressing the literacy crisis but also equipping young learners with the technological skills required for future success.


How you'll role

As The Education Specialist, you will use your knowledge of education in the foundation and/or intermediate phase to analyse the different edtech literacy and numeracy products deployed and how they help learners access the school curricula, in order to maximise the organisation’s impact on learning outcomes. This role presents a unique opportunity to work in a not-for-profit EdTech organisation that has significant scale, is passionate about impact, and embraces innovation. This NPO has developed a strong capability in technology implementation which provides it with the foundation to effectively deliver Edtech literacy and numeracy products.

What you'll do

  • Understand, analyse, and compare at a pedagogical level, each literacy and numeracy products (current eight and potential future):

    • The theoretical construct for each product

    • What each product teaches, its scope, and coherence

    • How each product works

    • The structure of a learning journey for a learner in each product

    • How each product supports the company’s objectives for improving learner outcomes for literacy and numeracy

  • Use these insights to determine what products are best for which learners, under what circumstances, and at what grade

  • Use assessment and learner performance data to make data driven decisions regarding product effectiveness

  • Use assessment and learner performance data to provide information and support to teachers, district, and provincial government about the impact of the EdTech products deployed

  • Determine and advise on how the curriculum of each product should be adjusted or supplemented for maximum impact, and within implementation constraints (such as time limitations) 

  • Understand how each of the products deployed, overlays with foundation and intermediate phase literacy and numeracy curricula and Annual Teaching Plans (ATPs)

  • Develop and articulate the strategic positioning for each product outlining their merits and support of curricula for the advocacy and adoption of products by schools, district, and provincial government

  • Use an understanding of the products to advise the training division, facilitators, teachers, and principals on how the different products work and support curricula

  • Understand content or pedagogical product updates/releases, the implications for learners, and engage with operations teams to adjust programming

  • Conduct market analysis to identify and evaluate other edtech numeracy and literacy products

  • Enhance the company’s selection rubric when considering other products to test

  • Collaborate with the evaluation team to develop and refine assessments that accurately measure student learning outcomes

  • Research current developments in EdTech, teaching methods and other educational practices, and advise on necessary changes and possible improvements

What you'll need

  • An Honours degree in Education is preferred

  • Minimum of 5 years of experience teaching at Foundation or Intermediate phase in English and/or Mathematics, or as a Head of Department for Mathematics or English

  • In-depth knowledge of educational standards and pedagogical best practices

  • Analytical skills to evaluate products and make meaning of learner data

  • Product evaluation and learner journey mapping (for learners and teachers); preferably in literacy and numeracy

  • Strong communication skills in order to convey to different audiences the ‘how’ and ‘what’ of the EdTech products deployed

  • Education development

  • Research skills

  • Decision making skills

  • Problem solving skills


R50,000 - R60,000 per month (negotiable based on experience)

Apply HERE

Post a CV

Similar Jobs

Customer Service Representative – Nights

TTEC, Cape Town, Western Cape
2 hours ago
Bringing smiles is what we do at TTEC… for you and the customer. As a Customer Service Representative – Nights working on site in Cape Town, South Africa, you’ll be a part of creating and delivering amazing customer experiences while you also #experienceTTEC, an award-winning employment experience and company culture.What You’ll Be DoingDo you have a passion for helping others?...

Guest Experience Expert

Marriott International, Cape Town, Western Cape
3 hours ago
职位编号 24072725工作类别 Rooms & Guest Services Operations地点 Cape Town Marriott Hotel Crystal Towers, Corner of Century Boulevard and Rialto Road, Cape Town, South Africa, South Africa 在地图中查看编制 Full-Time远程申请? N重新安置? N职位类型 Non-Management万豪国际给予所有应聘者公平机会。我们始终坚持打造多元化的员工团队,秉承包容、以人为本的文化。我们绝不歧视任何受保护人群,例如残疾和退伍军人,或适用法律规定的任何其他群体。万豪酒店潜心钻研待客之道,把握每一次创新机会,为五湖四海的宾客呈献似曾相识的舒心体验。成为万豪酒店的非凡待客师,传承“时刻展现卓然待客之道”的服务理念。想宾客之所想,用真诚周到的服务延续并发扬我们的品牌传统。作为全球酒店业的榜样,万豪酒店诚挚欢迎您的加入,丰富机遇待您发掘。加入万豪酒店,便是加入万豪国际集团的非凡品牌组合。从这里扬帆起航,发挥个人价值,追求人生目标,融入卓越国际团队,展现真我风采。JW 万豪酒店是万豪国际集团旗下的奢华酒店品牌,在全球各大城市和度假胜地拥有 100 多间酒店及度假酒店。JW 坚持以人为本的品牌文化,深信员工是我们的立足之本,有了快乐的员工,才有满意的宾客。JW 万豪酒店的员工自信、创新、真诚、敏悟,传承了万豪国际集团创始人 J.Willard Marriott(与品牌同名)的卓越品质。欢迎加入我们,成为 JW 万豪大家庭的一员,体验不同以往的工作氛围,在多元化环境中感受同事情谊。JW 为员工提供培训、发展、认可的机会,让您在注重整体健康的豪华环境中尽情挥洒工作热情。超凡待客之道源于员工关怀之道。这就是 JW 非凡款待。加入 JW 万豪酒店,便是加入万豪国际集团的非凡品牌组合。从这里扬帆起航,发挥个人价值,追求人生目标,融入卓越国际团队,展现真我风采。

Company Secretary Administrator

TMF Group, Cape Town, Western Cape
3 hours ago
We never ask for payment as part of our selection process, and we always contact candidates via our corporate accounts and platforms. If you are approached for payment, this is likely to be fraudulent. Please check to see whether the role you are interested in is posted here, on our website.We provide employee, financial and legal administration so that firms...