Room to Read is seeking a Education Consultant (“the Consultant”) in Uganda who specializes in the management of education-related development projects to work together on a technical assistance project for approximately 6-8 months. The Consultant will facilitate the creation of an Ideal Book Collection (IBC) for Uganda, adapting the existing Room to Read children’s storybooks to the Ugandan context and languages. The Consultant will upload the adapted local language titles to an online digital platform (Literacy Cloud) and promote its use.
The Consultant will be accountable for coordinating project logistics within Uganda, including travel (if possible); government and other stakeholder engagement; security; convening selection and adaptation committees; in-person or virtual workshops; translation; tracking spending per project budget; managing printing, storage, and distribution of books; as well as managing all risks associated with the project. The Consultant will work under the guidance of the Room to Read global technical team.
In the area of children’s book publishing, Room to Read will support the Consultant in working with local expertise (translators, writers, and designers) to select, review carefully, translate, and adapt Room to Read storybook titles into a local Ugandan language. The storybooks will be edited and redesigned to ensure words, characters, and storylines are relevant for young readers in the Ugandan context. Upon completion, the storybooks will be uploaded to the Literacy Cloud digital storybook sharing platform and printed and distributed to schools through education networks throughout the country.
Room to Read, as the project lead, will be responsible for overseeing overall project work. The Consultant will work under the guidance of the Room to Read Project Manager based out of Kenya. Room to Read will work with the Consultant to finalize the project implementation plan and set up regular check-ins to discuss ongoing progress and updates as the broader project continues to evolve in Uganda. The Consultant will manage all logistics for the project and liaise with any external partner organizations, publishers, private sector entities, national and local governments, as needed, on matters related to project coordination.