Deputy Chief of Party - Georgia New Education Program

  • Senior-level, Field assignment
  • Posted on 19 December 2018

Job Description

World Learning is a leading international non-profit organization advancing education, systems strengthening, and inclusive development through programming around the world. We are seeking an experienced Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP) to oversee project implementation, operations, and quality reporting for the anticipated USAID-funded Georgia New Education Program (NEP). The project will seek to: 1) Expand the innovative learning instruction methods in reading and math into the national curriculum in all 2,400 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 and; 3) Build financial literacy and entrepreneurial skills.

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. If you are unable to access the position on our career’s page, you can submit your CV or resume/cover letter (in English) to: recruitment@worldlearning.org. Please include the post title on the subject line as well as a note explaining your qualifications for the position in the email body. 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 the country of Georgia;
• 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 Georgian required; Georgian Nationals preferred;
• Commitment to inclusive programming that encourages full participation of individuals regardless of gender, disability status, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or other marginalized status.

About the Organization

Why World Learning

For more than 85 years, World Learning has worked to create a more peaceful, sustainable, and just world. Our education, development, and exchange programs help people find their voices, connect with their communities, and strengthen the institutions that form the backbone of a democratic society. With our support, these emerging leaders tackle critical global issues like poverty, conflict, and inequality.

As a thriving international nonprofit organization with impact in 150 countries, World Learning works across six major program areas. We’re hard at work improving global education to ensure schools and teachers have the tools they need to support students — including English language instruction through our TESOL teacher training. We encourage civic engagement in communities around the world, and we strengthen institutions so that they can best serve their constituencies. Our workforce developmentprograms help people cultivate the hard and soft skills they need to succeed. And we offer people-to-people exchanges for people of all ages who seek professional and academic enrichment.

All World Learning programs are grounded in five key approaches: experiential learning, leadership development, inclusive practices, innovation, and grants management. We believe in partnering with local experts, organizations, and institutions to find solutions that will truly work for each community. Together, we create the foundations for a better tomorrow.

World Learning is a member of the World Learning Inc.Opens a New Window. family, which also includes The Experiment in International Living and School for International Training.

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

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