Chief of Party

  • Senior-level, Full-time staff position
  • Posted on 7 June 2019

Job Description

Chief of Party (CoP)

Pre-Service Teacher Education in Jordan (PRESTIJ)

USAID’s Pre-Service Teacher Education in Jordan (PRESTIJ) seeks to support an increased and sustainable supply of certified primary school teachers in Jordan by improving the system of pre-service teacher education programming offered by Jordanian universities, centered primarily around the implementation of the adapted Queen Rania Teacher Academy (QRTA) pre-service teacher education modules.

The Chief of Party will be responsible for technical leadership and provide administrative oversight of the implementation of all components under this program. S/he will serve as World Learning’s principal liaison to the donor. The ideal candidate will be a dynamic individual and seasoned director who is experienced in managing project implementation partnerships, coordinating with government entities, partner organizations, and program stakeholders, and able to work effectively and respectfully with individuals from diverse backgrounds.

Recruitment is contingent upon successful award of the project. Interested candidates should submit their CV or resume and cover letter (in English) to: recruitment@worldlearning.org. Please include the post title on the subject line as well as a note in the email body explaining your qualifications for the position. Only finalist candidates will be contacted. No telephone enquiries please. Interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis and qualified candidates should apply as soon as possible.

Responsibilities

  • Provide overall leadership, management, and strategic direction for the program;
  • In conjunction with USAID and World Learning HQ, determine annual priorities, develop work plans, and ensure program responds to changing conditions and operating environments;
  • Oversee program administration, implementation, and fiscal management to ensure financial activity aligns with budget allocations, internal policies, and USAID regulations;
  • Oversee and monitor quality of all program activities, and ensure reports, work plans, and other program deliverables are timely and of high quality;
  • Serve as overall communications/liaison with the donor, implementing partners, and key stakeholders including government representatives of Jordan;
  • Report regularly to World Learning HQ, providing timely updates of all situational, security, and program developments;
  • Manage and supervise team of local and international staff and consultants;
  • Represent World Learning at conferences, working groups, and meetings;
  • Other responsibilities as assigned.

Requirements

  • Advanced degree in a relevant field required;
  • A minimum of 10 years of professional experience in the successful implementation of donor-funded projects related to teacher education, education policy development, and university-level pedagogy design; with experience as a Chief of Party, Country Director, or Deputy for a donor-funded development project of similar size and scope;
  • Demonstrated knowledge of USAID rules, regulations, and reporting requirements;
  • Excellent communication and diplomatic skills, with a professional level of verbal and written fluency in English; Arabic language skills are preferred but not required;
  • Proven experience leading inclusive programming that encourages full participation of individuals regardless of gender, disability status, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or other marginalized status.

World Learning is an equal employment opportunity/affirmative action/veterans/ADA employer, committed to increasing the diversity of its workforce.

About the Organization

Why World Learning

Eighty years ago, a group of young Americans sailed to Germany on a cultural exchange program. They returned home with lifelong friendships, a broader understanding of the world, and the ability to empathize with people from other cultures. This was the beginning of The Experiment in International Living. It was also the beginning of World Learning.

The Experiment in International Living is still a vibrant part of World Learning today. But as global needs have grown, World Learning has grown too. Today World Learning operates the SIT graduate school, study abroad programs, and leads international development and civic activism programs throughout the world.

In 60 countries with an annual budget of $145 million, World Learning empowers people and strengthens institutions that help people learn, grow, and thrive.

Nobel Peace Prize winners and heads of parliament have earned master’s degrees at our School of International Training. College students spend a semester abroad in our Study Abroad program. Judges, police officers and other community leaders hone their skills through our international exchanges. Activists in Myanmar learn community organizing through our international development program.

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