Deputy Chief of Party

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

Job Description

Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP)

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 DCOP will provide overall program management and operational leadership for the program while serving as the primary point of contact for the donor, local staff, and consultants on issues pertaining to operations and program finances.

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

  • In coordination with the Chief of Party, provide management, technical, and operational leadership for the program;
  • In conjunction with USAID, the Chief of Party, and World Learning HQ, determine annual priorities, develop work plans, and ensure program responds to changing conditions and operating environments;
  • Serve as the primary contact with the donor on finance, administrative, and operations issues, participating in discussions on contract issues and actions, and following up on client requests and concerns;
  • Assist in the oversight and monitoring of program activities and operations, and ensure reports, work plans, and other program deliverables are timely and of high quality;
  • Manage and monitor project budgets, financial reports, and projection of funding needs;
  • Provide timely updates of all situational, security, and program developments;
  • Manage and supervise team of local and international staff and consultants; set timelines and goals for team product development and implementation;
  • Mentor program teams to produce quality work and build capacity over time;
  • Other duties as assigned.

Requirements

  • Master’s degree in a relevant field;
  • A minimum of 8 years of professional experience in the successful implementation and operations oversight of donor-funded education or systems strengthening programming; with previous experience as a DCOP or senior management role for a donor-funded development project of similar size and scope, preferably in Jordan or similar context;
  • Capacity to build skills and knowledge of local staff and manage programmatic and operations teams;
  • Ability to work across various teams with excellent interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to build consensus and navigate complex operating environments, including demonstrated experience managing and supervising financial, administrative, and procurement personnel;
  • Familiarity with US Government Cost Accounting Standards, and demonstrated knowledge of USAID rules, regulations, and reporting requirements;
  • 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 as well as Arabic required; Jordan Nationals preferred;
  • 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

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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.

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