Job DescriptionThe International Education Division•is currently accepting applications for•Chief of Party• for the Tanzania Tusome Pamoja Project, a $60-70 million USAID-funded program to 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. The COP will take a leadership role in coordination among USAID and key stakeholders, especially DFID, and other implementing partners.•
- 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.
- Master•s degree in education; Ph.D. in education or Ed.D. preferred.
- Minimum of 14 years of experience in relevant technical and management roles within the fields of primary education, early grade reading, curriculum development, and teacher professional development.
- At least 5 years of experience managing large scale donor-funded education projects in sub-Saharan Africa, preferably for USAID.
- 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.
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