Education Division is currently accepting applications for Chief of Party for the anticipated
USAID-funded Education Project in Georgia. The 5-year activity seeks to: 1.) expand
the innovative learning instruction methods in reading and math into the
national curriculum in all 2400 of Georgia’s primary schools for grades 1-6,
including schools in marginalized communities; 2.) Strengthen teacher
development curricula and teacher induction activities in at least five
universities across the country that will result in a highly-qualified cadre of
teachers; 3.) Build financial literacy and entrepreneurial skills.
The Chief of Party (COP) will be responsible for the
overall management of the activity and will develop the various interventions
that result in the desired outcomes and impact. In addition, the COP will lead
his/her team and provide overall supervision on the implementation of the
interventions. The Chief of Party will serve
as the primary liaison with USAID/Georgia on management and technical matters
and will ensure exceptional quality and timeliness of project deliverables
within budget and compliance parameters.
- Lead the
coordination of program activities among a diverse group of stakeholders and
beneficiaries including the Ministry of Education and other government
counterparts, USAID, local organizations and program partners.
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.
technical and administrative personnel, as well as subcontractors in the
implementation of a large, complex activity to improve student learning
- 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/Georgia on management and strategic issues to maximize
impact and scale, minimize costs, and maximize efficiency and sustainability in
achieving project requirements.
- Serve as the
project’s primary interlocutor with the leadership of the MOES; represent RTI, USAID and the project with key
beneficiaries and stakeholders in public and international forums.
overarching leadership and direction across all technical and functional areas
such as technical strategies, monitoring and evaluation, finance, operations,
reporting, communications, and human resources.
- Manage and
control funds and other resources for the project and associated sub-contracts
and grants under contract as required.
- Prepare status
reports, budget information and other documentation as needed.
- Develop and
implement practices to ensure a high level of staff morale and retention.
- Remain in
close contact with the home office, providing regular presentations and updates
about the project’s progress.
degree in education, business, program/project management, or a related field
from an accredited university.
- Minimum of 14
years of experience in similar education intervention activities, and
experience managing complex international donor-funded development activities
in challenging environments.
- At least 5
years of experience in development in Eastern Europe/Central Asia or former
managing early grade reading programming is required; experience in teacher
professional development and community engagement preferred.
leadership, effective organizational development, partnership-building,
managerial, team-building and communication skills.
experience working on USAID-funded projects and strong knowledge of USAID rules
ability to work in complex, politically charged environments, work across
different cultures, and manage diverse teams to deliver impact within agreed
experience and knowledge of capacity development and professional development
- Must possess
excellent oral and written communication skills in English.
in oral and written communication in Georgian and/or Russian preferred.