Literacy Curriculum Developer – The Gambia Academy

The Gambia Academy announces a search for a skilled Literacy Curriculum Developer to launch our new curriculum initiative. Details on this unique opportunity are provided below, and in this PDF file.

The ideal candidate will create a series of core literacy documents serving the purpose of a teacher instructional manual and teacher/volunteer training document. These documents will represent a complete academic years’ worth of curriculum contextualized for African learners. The units will be differentiated and mapped out for three levels of student competences, based on a student’s ability rather than actual age: Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced. The British Curriculum is used as a base reference for the content and the topics covered.

Drawing from her background as an educator, performing artist and griot, Sona Jobarteh founded the Gambia Academy in 2015. Here, young Gambian girls and boys are acquiring the requisite tools, knowledge, and experience they need to pursue any profession within their own country. Sona’s goal is to decolonise the current education systems in Africa through the creation
of a new academic education model that centres students around their own history, culture, and traditions. Therefore, The academy’s unique curriculum fosters the holistic development of each child, incorporating skills in leadership and a range of vocational disciplines while centering on
African values, culture, and history.

This is a part-time position that can be done remotely with the exception of two 7–10-day trips to the Gambia in March and October, 2023. Compensation is commensurate with experience.

If you may be able to help us create a transformative program that we aim to replicate across Africa, please send the requested material to the following emails by January 15, 2023. Todd Hoffman: and Vesna Radivojevic: