Thursday, February 12, 2015

RTI International ,CHIEF OF PARTY Jobs in TANZANIA



The International Education Division is currently accepting applications for Chief of Partyfor an anticipated $25-75 million USAID-funded program to improve reading and learning achievement in grades 1-4 in Tanzania. This position will be based in Dar es Salaam.
The Chief of Party (COP) will provide overall strategic direction and technical and administrative leadership for the activ
ity. S/he will serve as primary liaison with USAID/Tanzania on management and technical matters. The Chief of Party is responsible for overall project performance, management, and execution and ensures exceptional quality and timeliness of project deliverables within budget and compliance parameters.
Primary Responsibilities:
  • Manage technical and administrative personnel and subcontractors in the implementation of a large, complex activity to improve the reading skills of Tanzanian students in Grades 1-4.
  • Ensure that all activities conform to the terms and conditions of project requirements, including cost, schedule and quality parameters.
  • Serve as primary liaison to USAID/ Tanzania on management and strategic issues to maximize impact and scale, minimize costs, and maximize efficiency and sustainability in achieving project requirements.
  • Lead the coordination of program activities among a diverse group of stakeholders and beneficiaries including the Ministry of Education and Vocational Training (MoEVT), District Education Offices, school officials, civil society, and other activity partners.
  • Ensure internal integration of project activities through: 1) the annual work plan and budgeting process; 2) creating/maintaining an effective project management team; 3) overseeing an effective monitoring and evaluation system.
  • Provide leadership and oversight for areas such as Finance, Operations, Reporting, Public Affairs, and Human Resources.
  • Develop and implement practices to ensure a high level of staff morale and retention.
Required Skills and Qualifications:
  • Master’s degree in education; Ph.D. in education or Ed.D. preferred.
  • 12 years of experience in relevant technical and management roles within the fields of primary education, early grade reading, curriculum development, and teacher professional development.
  • At least 5 years of experience managing large scale donor-funded education projects in sub-Saharan Africa, preferably for USAID.
  • Knowledgeable and experienced with international development contracting policies and procedures, specifically USAID.
  • Prior experience working with Ministries of Education and other education sector stakeholders and partners.
  • Ability to build consensus and demonstrated ability to recruit and develop high performing teams; demonstrated ability to manage international and national staff.
  • Experience and knowledge of capacity development, professional development, and systems strengthening.
  • Experience and demonstrated capacity to build and sustain partnerships to achieve development results.
  • Excellent communication skills and ability (verbal and written)
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability.
  • Fluency in written and spoken English.
How to apply:
To Apply: Qualified candidates are invited to apply at www.rti.org/job15888.
Candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. Only short listed applicants will be contacted. RTI is proud to be an EEO/AA employer M/F/D/V.

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