Policy and Systems Specialist (Bangladesh)

  • Senior-level, Full-time staff position
  • Posted on 15 August 2019
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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 Policy and Systems Specialist for the anticipated USAID-funded Shobai Miley Pori “Everyone Reads Together” program in Bangladesh which will support the Government of Bangladesh to improve early grade reading outcomes in Bangla for children with disabilities in grades one and two in Government Primary Schools.

The Policy and Systems Specialist will lead capacity building and institutional strengthening efforts across the program, working closely with key education stakeholders at the central and district levels to support government counterparts to scale the project’s disability-inclusive education model.

Recruitment is contingent upon successful award of the project. Only finalist candidates will be contacted. No telephone inquiries please. Interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis and qualified candidates should apply as soon as possible.

• Lead institutional assessments and develop capacity development plans in partnership with the Ministry of Primary and Mass Education, Directorate of Primary Education, and other entities; provide ongoing support and mentorship;
• Design and provide expertise related to inclusive educational policy and education systems strengthening interventions;
• Contribute to the design and deployment of a systems strengthening and sustainability approach that ensures that government counterparts can plan, manage, and oversee a disability-inclusive education approach;
• Manage in-country training programs, workshops, public awareness seminars, and roundtables related to educational policy, systems reform, and regional capacity building;
• Provide expert technical guidance to government counterparts at the central and district levels related to human and institutional development, policy reform, public communications and dialogue, and regionalized education system management;
• Provide technical assistance to the Ministry of Primary and Mass Education in strategic planning, information analysis and decision-making, process improvements, monitoring and evaluation, and human resource management and forecast;
• Support the Monitoring, Evaluation, Research and Learning Specialist in monitoring program performance and adapting approaches as needed based on lessons learned;
• Provide technical guidance to the Chief of Party, program staff and consultants, and consortium partners to troubleshoot problems related to the project’s technical approach and deliverables;
• Other responsibilities as assigned.

• Master’s degree in education, organizational development, public policy, government, management, social sciences, or related field;
• A minimum of 10 years of experience designing and implementing systems strengthening and capacity development activities; experience managing related activities for projects of similar size and scope, preferably in Bangladesh or the region;
• Technical expertise in capacity development, institutional strengthening, and/or policy reform and communications, preferably related to education systems;
• Demonstrated knowledge of USAID rules, regulations, and reporting requirements preferable;
• Professional level of verbal and written fluency in English as well as in Bengali; Bangladesh 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.

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

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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