Learning Manager (Independent Contractor)

Learning Manager (Independent Contractor)
Location: Kenya (Remote)
Pay rate range: 2,500,000KES – 4,500,000KES p.a. full-time equivalent, dependent on experience
Basis: Consultant (12 Months with possible extension)
Eligibility: You must be eligible to work in Kenya

The role

The Raspberry Pi Foundation has developed a set of world-leading learning experiences that support computing education for young people aged 5-25 years old, addressing both formal education and non-formal learning contexts. Our aim is to further develop these products to benefit learners across Kenya by deeply understanding the local context

The Raspberry Pi Foundation is looking for an experienced educator to support their work bringing computing curriculum content to Kenya to support the Kenyan competency based curriculum. This multi year project will involve:

  • collaboration with our UK based team to design curriculum sequences for multiple grades.
  • Adapting existing lesson materials (slides, worksheets, lesson plans etc) to suit the above sequence and the needs of learners in Kenya.

You will have the opportunity to work across our portfolio of learning products, all of which are informed by the world’s leading edge research and underpinned by tried and tested pedagogical approaches. They include:

  • A complete sequence of lesson resources, online courses, and interactive questions to support the teaching and learning of computing and computer science in schools.
  • Content to support facilitators and their young people to engage with computing in our network of clubs.

The ideal candidates will have a qualification in computer science or a related subject, with a teaching qualification or significant experience of teaching. You will need to be comfortable with a wide range of hardware and software, and be eager to learn more. 

We strive to make the Foundation a place where talented people who care about our mission can do the best work of their careers. We have a flexible and collaborative approach to all aspects of our work. If you’re the right person for this role, we’ll make it work for you, and you can be confident that you’ll be working with an exceptional team.

Responsibilities

  • Develop and deliver learning experiences, content, resources, and training for the Foundation’s educational programmes and products.
  • Ensure that learning experiences, content, resources, and training reflect evidence-based pedagogy and the Foundation’s agreed approaches to teaching and learning across formal education and non-formal learning.
  • Contribute to the development of the Foundation’s teaching and learning strategy and approaches. Actively engage with research and best practice, and identify areas for improvement and innovation.
  • Work collaboratively with colleagues across the organisation and external partners.
  • Engage positively with the Foundation’s systems for quality assurance, including in relation to agreed policies for inclusion and accessibility.
  • Proactively utilise user feedback and data to drive improvement.
  • Represent the Raspberry Pi Foundation to external audiences and stakeholders as required.
  • Contribute to the Foundation’s thought leadership through writing articles and blogs, public speaking, and contributing to research and evaluation.

Experience and personal attributes

We recognise that everyone has the potential for growth and development. We expect post holders to have most, but not necessarily all of the following experience and personal attributes: 

  • A thorough understanding of computing, with a suitable qualification in computer science or a related subject.
  • A teaching qualification, or significant experience of teaching computing or a related subject.
  • Experience of delivering high quality learning experiences, content, resources, or training in Kenyan schools
  • Comfortable with a broad range of technologies, including hardware and software platforms, and the ability and willingness to learn new technologies as required.
  • An understanding of computing pedagogy within formal education and informal learning.
  • A commitment to the Foundation’s mission and values, including on diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  • Flexibility, adaptability, and a collaborative approach to working with colleagues and external partners. Openness to working across the Foundation’s programmes and products.
  • Willingness to travel within Kenya and potentially to the UK and internationally.

About us

The Raspberry Pi Foundation is a UK-based educational charity with the mission to enable young people to realise their full potential through the power of computing and digital technologies.

Established in 2008 and first known for our product — the wildly successful Raspberry Pi computer — the Foundation has developed education programmes, learning experiences, and products that are helping millions of young people learn vital new knowledge and skills

Through Code Club and CoderDojo, we support the world’s largest network of free informal computing clubs for young people. Tens of thousands of educators have taken our online courses, and millions of people use our free online learning resources. To deepen our understanding of how young people learn about computing and how to create with digital technologies, we conduct academic research, and we use that knowledge to increase the impact of our work and advance the field of computing education.

Across all of our work, we work hard to engage young people who come from backgrounds that are traditionally underrepresented in the field of computing or who experience educational disadvantage. We work all over the world, with teams based in the UK, Ireland, North America, and India, and partnerships with mission-aligned organisations in over 40 countries.

We are at the forefront of the global movement to help young people learn about computing and digital making. You can read more about our mission, values, and goals in our Annual Review 2022 and our Strategy 2022–2025.

Timetable for applications
Closing date:
26 February 2024 at 9am
Phone screen: Week commencing 26 February 2024
First-round interview: Week commencing 04 March 2024
Second-round interview: Week commencing 11 March 2024

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, and we expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. If successful in the selection process, you will be required to undergo a background check to confirm that you are a suitable person to work with children. Further background checks will be made at regular intervals thereafter.