Chief of Party

Chief of Party

FHI 360

Amman, Jordan

Project description

This project aims to increase the preparedness of future Grade 4-10 teachers in Jordan by improving the pre-service teacher education programming offered by Jordanian universities. This project would support four selected universities and relevant Government of Jordan (GoJ) entities in the introduction and implementation of a sustainable and scalable pre-service teacher education program, centered primarily around the utilization of the adapted QRTA pre-service teacher education modules (the “Pre-Service Modules”).

Job Description

The Chief of Party (COP) is responsible for overall aspects of program implementation and performance, both technical and managerial. In close coordination with the government entities and universities, the COP will serve as a major driver of policy reforms in the pre-service teacher education sector in Jordan. The COP will also manage the Operations and Finance Managers, and technical team, with overall responsibility for overseeing coordination across results areas, coordination of decision making across key stakeholders, and supervision of partner organizations. S/he has overall responsibility for the development of the vision, strategy, and technical direction of the project. S/he leads planning and implementation of work plans to ensure quality results. The COP will have overall responsibility in the areas of technical quality, monitoring, evaluation, reporting, operations, administration, logistics, procurement, budgeting, financial accounting, and overall client satisfaction. Responsibilities include:

  • Responsible for daily oversight and direction of project activities;
  • Develop and maintain positive relations with Ministry of Education officials and other government counterparts, USAID, local organizations and program partners;
  • Build capacity of public and private sector institutions to ensure local ownership and sustainability of project activities;
  • Communicate regularly with USAID to provide updates and progress reports;
  • Oversee planning and implementation of project activities, including reporting, tracking of Performance Monitoring Plan and implementation of the project work plan;
  • Supervise project technical and operations teams;
  • Supervise the recruitment, hiring, and supervision of all local staff and consultants.

Qualifications

  • Master’s degree (or foreign equivalent; PhD or EdD is preferred) in education, education policy and planning, public/business administration, international relations, other social sciences, or a similar relevant field;
  • Minimum of 10 years’ experience managing complex international and donor-funded development projects, preferably with USAID;
  • At least 5 years of experience in the education sector in Jordan or the region;
  • Demonstrated experience in project design, policy dialogue, strategic planning and implementation, education reform and national-level quality improvement;
  • Experience managing early grade reading programming is required; experience in teacher professional development and community engagement preferred;
  • Must have demonstrated ability to work in complex environments, work across different cultures, and manage diverse teams to deliver impact within agreed timelines;
  • Proficiency in oral and written communication in English and Arabic preferred.

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