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World Education,Chief of Party Jobs in Dar es Salaam



Closing date: Wednesday, 15 April 2015
Job Title: Chief of Party
Location: Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania
Deadline Date: 04/15/2015
Description:
World Education is currently accepting applications for Chief of Party for an anticipated $25-50 million USAID-funded program t
o 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 activity. 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.
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.
QUALIFICATIONS
  • Master's degree in education or related field; Ph.D. in education or Ed.D. preferred.
  • At least 10 years of experience in relevant technical and management roles within the fields of primary education, early grade reading, curriculum development, and teacher professional development.
  • 5+ years of experience managing large scale donor-funded education projects in sub-Saharan Africa, preferably for USAID.
  • Experience in Tanzania a plus.
  • 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. Knowledge of Kiswahili a plus.
Salary commensurate with experience.
Interested candidates should submit their resumes and cover letters online by 04/15/2015.
No phone calls please.
Principals only please.
World Education is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer committed to workplace diversity. We are committed to providing equal employment opportunities for all qualified applicants and employees without regard to age, race, color, national origin, ancestry, creed, religion, gender, disability, marital status, gender identity, sexual orientation, sexual preference, genetic information, political affiliation, or protected veteran status in any employment decisions. M/F/V/D
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