We are seeking a Team Leader to oversee and contribute to the development of the English Language Teacher Education Project.


Location Flexible location with field visits to Nepal
Duration 11 June 2018 - 30 September 2018
Closing date Wednesday 30 May 2018

Role overview

About the Project 

English Language Teacher Education Project (EL-TEP) is a two-year pilot project jointly implemented by the Government of Nepal’s National Centre for Educational Development (NCED) and British Council. The project focuses on developing both content knowledge and pedagogical content knowledge of English language teachers (ELT) from government school teaching grades 4 – 8 (9 -14 year olds). 

The project follows NCED’s Teacher Professional Development (TPD) Programme – 10 days of face-to-face training followed by five days of classroom projects. This is done in two phases over a period of 2-5 years. This pilot project will supplement this with monthly Teacher Activity Groups (TAGs) where teachers meet to access print, digital and mobile self-access resources for their own Continuing Professional Development (CPD). TAGs will be facilitated by Resource Persons and trainers at the local level. After teachers submit their classroom projects as part of the TPD programme, they will be observed by trainers who will provide feedback on their classroom practice. 

About the Role 

We are seeking a Team Leader to oversee and contribute to the development of EL-TEP resources including:

  • face-to-face training materials for Phase 1: ELT content and language proficiency and Phase 2: ELT pedagogy (c. 90 hrs)
  • self-access resources for TAGs and CPD (c.150 hrs)
  • materials pitched at level B1 on the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) for languages
  • qualitative data collection tools for baseline and ongoing case studies.

The Team Leader will work with the EL-TEP task force, comprising members from NCED and British Council NB. Task force members will have limited time to contribute so work will have to be allocated realistically with team leader playing an active role in resource development.

Main duties

  1. quality assure the NCED ELT Training curriculum for grades 4 – 8 (focusing on ELT proficiency and pedagogical skills) 
  2. conduct an audit of British Council and third party content to be incorporated into the project 
  3. use the results from teachers’ Aptis tests to inform the development of resources 
  4. develop research tools for and supervise three national researchers who will collect data from parents, community members,  teachers, head teachers and students to explore issues around ELT and CPD 
  5. work closely with the task force to develop and review appropriate materials for all face-to-face training and TAGs
  6. ensure materials demonstrate British Council expertise in safeguarding, equality, diversity and inclusion and environmental policies and standards
  7. remotely facilitate regular progress review meetings with the task force and research teams.


  • Orientation (remote meeting in Kathmandu) (1 day) - June
  • Quality assure ELT curriculum (2 days) - June
  • Design research tools for national researchers (1 day) - June
  • Orientation / standardisation for national researchers (face to face 1 day) - June
  • Task force resource development workshop (face to face 2 days) - July
  • Audit of materials and finalise resources / manuals for Phase 1 (8 days) - July
  • Audit of materials finalise self-access materials for TAGs (8 days) - August
  • Audit of materials and finalise resources / manuals for Phase 2 (8 days) - September
  • Review and sign off of printed resources (3 days) - July to September

We anticipate 34 days of consultancy time for this role. 

Qualifications and experience required


  • Cambridge ESOL Delta (or equivalent)
  • Experience of leading a team of material developers and researchers while working remotely
  • Evidence of successful writing of high quality materials that facilitate effective teacher learning
  • Evidence of delivering high quality work, as commissioned, to deadline and without close supervision
  • Experience of developing courses on General English proficiency and ELT pedagogy
  • Experience of developing self-access materials 
  • Experience of working with / teaching adults. 


  • Experience of working in the education sector in South Asia.

How to apply

If you are interested, please send:

  • CV 
  • covering letter tailored to above requirements (max 700 words) 
  • statement of expected fees 
  • three examples of your materials aimed at a similar audience 
  • names of two referees who are familiar with your materials writing work

to vaishali.pradhan@britishcouncil.org.np with subject heading: 'Team Leader: English Language Teaching Resource Development'.

Please note that we can only respond to successful applicants and only within five working days of the application deadline.