Basic Literacy & Numeracy Curriculum Adaptation Consultant

Basic Literacy and Numeracy (BLN) Curriculum Adaptation Consultant (Aden & Lahj)


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Background and context

 The education system has suffered multiple shocks including the COVID-19 pandemic, conflict, natural disasters and poverty, leaving 4.7 million children in need of education assistance, including 3.7 million in acute need and approximately 2 million out of school entirely (Yemen Education Cluster, 2020). According to recent household level assessments in  Southern Yemen, 31% of children reported being out of school for more than two years, and 29.5% of children had never been to school. These trends affect girls more than boys, with 36% of girls out of school compared to 24% of their male peers.

USAID’s Education In Emergency: A Bridge To Development and Resilience is part of USAID’s larger School Doors Program, and operates in the Amran, Aden, and Lahj governorates. The project aims to create a viable pathway for the children of Yemen to return to school and receive remedial support. To achieve this goal, the project supports a strengthened, resilient education system that can provide a range of services to meet the complex learning needs of the children of Yemen, many of whom have experienced interruptions to their education.  The Consultant will support the adaptation of Basic Literacy and Numeracy (BLN) curriculum for distance learning modalities to ensure that now and in the future, children can return to learning, even when faced with sudden displacement, closure of schools, teacher strikes or natural disaster. This adaptation will also support the Ministry of Education (MoE’s) capacity to provide more inclusive, equitable learning opportunities that respond to the needs of children struggling to access the formal school system. The adaptation of the remedial program for distance learning will provide out-of-school children and those who are not currently enrolled in formal schools with access to education. 

Description of Services

The Consultant will support the MoE in Aden and Lahj to adapt the BLN curriculum for distance learning.  The Consultant will play key role in organizing, convening and managing the BLN Adaptation Technical Committee, which is comprised of a team of MoE staff and individuals from other institutions (2 Arabic language technical experts, 2 Math technical experts and a team leader) who will lead the adaptation of an existing BLN curriculum for distance learning. The Consultant will provide the technical and managerial support the adaptation process through close coordination and finalization of key deliverables.


The Consultant will complete all key deliverables within 34 days of signing the contract.


Due Date

  • Inception report upon signing of the contract

2 working days

  • Formation of the BLN Adaptation Technical Committee who will lead on adapting the BLN curriculum

5 days

  • Lead workshops for BLN Technical Committee who will adapt the Basic Numeracy and Literacy (BLN) curriculum for distance learning through workshops.

20 working days

  • Conduct  validation and closing workshops

2 working days

  • Final report that details the process, exercise, challenges and recommendation

2 working days


34 days



The Consultant will be supervised by Save the Children’s Technical Education Advisor for Yemen. The Consultant may be asked to participate in calls with other Save the Children colleagues during the consultancy.

Required Qualifications

  • Fluent in spoken and written Arabic and English.
  • Master degree in education
  • 5 years of experience in primary education, curriculum development and/or teaching in primary schools.
  • Ability to convene and manage a group of government officials and staff from key institutions
  • Excellent communication and report writing skills.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Prior experience supporting  Arabic- curriculum development
  • Experience working with Yemeni Ministry of Education and non-governmental organizations

The Organisation

We employ approximately 25,000 people across the globe and work on the ground in over 100 countries to help children affected by crises, or those that need better healthcare, education and child protection. We also campaign and advocate at the highest levels to realise the right of children and to ensure their voices are heard. 

We are working towards three breakthroughs in how the world treats children by 2030:

  • No child dies from preventable causes before their 5th birthday
  • All children learn from a quality basic education and that,
  • Violence against children is no longer tolerated

We know that great people make a great organization, and that our employees play a crucial role in helping us achieve our ambitions for children.  We value our people and offer a meaningful and rewarding career, along with a collaborative and inclusive environment where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued.

We are looking for people with enthusiasm and commitment to improve the protection and promotion of the rights of all children and to keep children safe so our selection process, which includes rigorous background checks, reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.

Save the Children International seeks to always be a child safe organization through fulfilling its obligations to the community and through programme implementation carried out by the organization for safeguarding children and to improve the living standards of the child.”

Application Information:

Please attach a copy of your CV and cover letter with your application, and include details of your current remuneration and salary expectations. 

تاريخ النشر: ٢٢ ديسمبر ٢٠٢٠
الناشر: Yemen HR jobs
تاريخ النشر: ٢٢ ديسمبر ٢٠٢٠
الناشر: Yemen HR jobs