Chief of Party - USAID/Teacher Excellence Initiative

Chief of Party - USAID/Teacher Excellence Initiative

World Education

Cairo, Egypt

Description

World Education, Inc. seeks candidates for the Chief of Party (COP) for the anticipated USAID-funded Teacher Excellence Initiative in Egypt. The Teacher Excellence Initiative aims to improve the quality and relevance of teacher preparation in Egyptian public universities so that current and future primary school teachers have enhanced skills to increase student learning and advance the Ministry of Education and Technical Education’s (MOETE) reform.

The Chief of Party will have overall responsibility for the activity and serve as the principal institutional liaison to USAID/Egypt. S/he will be responsible for overall technical direction, budgetary and compliance oversight, and strategic leadership of the activity.

Responsibilities

  • Serve as primary liaison between USAID, the Ministry of Education and Technical Education’s (MOETE), and international and local consortium partners;
  • Increase linkages between U.S. and Egyptian universities and utilize technology to enhance teaching and learning in Faculties of Education;
  • Responsible for overall implementation and coordination of the program with a wide range of stakeholders, including other education programmes funded by USAID or other donors;
  • Ensure the contract is implemented according to the finalized work plan and liaise with stakeholders and home office personnel, as needed, to ensure project deliverables and compliance with USAID rules and regulations;
  • Lead daily management of the program in close coordination with USAID, MOETE, MOHESR, and other Government of Egypt (GOE) stakeholders;
  • Oversee financial and administrative program management of funds, working closely with the Finance and Administration staff to provide accountability and overall direction for the proper and appropriate use of all funds and resources;
  • Lead the development of and contribute to the timely submission of all required deliverables and reports;
  • Monitoring performance of consortium partners and individual WEI staff and provide professional development where needed;
  • Represent the program on high-level working groups, in donor and Ministry meetings, and other fora where the program’s goals, aims, and investments must be explained;
  • Perform other tasks and duties as necessary for the success of the project and as requested by USAID.

Qualifications

  • Minimum ten (10) years of progressively responsible experience in senior program management implementing international development activities;
  • Proven experience as a COP or in a leadership position involving the administration of similarly sized, international donor-supported programs with skills in strategic planning, management, and supervision. Experience in higher education programs is preferred;
  • Proven ability to communicate a common vision among diverse partners and the ability to lead multi-disciplinary teams;
  • Evidence of strong communication skills, both oral and written, to fulfill the diverse technical and managerial requirements of the agreement is desired;
  • Fluency in written and spoken English.

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