Job DescriptionRTI International is supporting education development around the world by strengthening education policy, management and practice to achieve measurable improvement in teaching and learning. From our well-established reputation in education system strengthening, to innovative work in early grade assessment and learning, RTI is improving education quality, relevance and efficiency through implementation of projects funded by USAID, DFID and other donors and clients.
Applications are being accepted for an anticipated USAID-funded Improving Public Education Outcomes (IPEO) Program in Lebanon. The 5-year activity seeks to improve learning outcomes (academic, social and emotional outcomes) for all students in public primary schools. Successful candidates must possess excellent oral and written communication skills in English. We are seeking candidates for the following positions:
Chief of Party: Responsible for the overall management of the activity and will be in charge of developing 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. Qualifications: Master•s degree in international development, education, public administration or related field. Minimum of 10 years of experience in similar education intervention activities, and experience managing complex international donor-funded development activities in challenging environments. Demonstrated leadership, effective organizational development, partnership-building, managerial, team-building and communication skills. Proven ability to coordinate with other key stakeholders including CERD, MEHE and non-governmental organizations.
Deputy Chief of Party: Responsible for supporting the Chief of Party in management of staff, capacity building and stakeholder engagement. Coordinate the development, implementation and reporting on detailed management plans that may include implementation plans, deliverable tracking, etc., in assigned area of responsibility. Qualifications: Master•s degree (preferred) in education, social sciences or related field preferred, with a minimum of six (6) years of relevant experience in the field of capacity development and/or institutional strengthening required.
Senior Reading Advisor/Manager: Responsible for the overall management, implementation, oversight and direction of the reading program. Responsibilities include but are not limited to providing technical direction towards reading policy, coordinating all training, advising on teaching methodologies, leading the technical dialogue on reading with CERD and MEHE and managing the entire reading team. Qualifications: PhD in education with a focus on reading competencies and outcomes. Minimum of 5 years of demonstrated track record of working in area of reading.
Finance Manager: Responsible for supporting all finance and accounting activities for the project and preparing all expense reports. He/she will coordinate and consolidate the projection of monthly, quarterly, and annual expenditures, and prepare pipeline estimates for the project. Qualifications: Master•s degree in business administration, accounting, or other relevant field, with 9 years of experience or a bachelor•s degree and 12 years of experience. Prior experience overseeing finances for a USAID-funded project of a similar size and complexity required. Proficiency with QuickBooks and fluency in English, French, and Arabic required.
Operations Manager: Responsible for all project operations, including administration, security, logistics, procurement, and property. He/she will ensure that program implementation is in accordance with USAID regulations and procedures. Qualifications: Master•s degree with 6 years of experience or bachelor•s degree with 10 years of experience in operations on donor-funded projects with some demonstrated supervisory experience. Fluency in English, French, and Arabic required.
In addition, we are looking for Technical and Operational Experts with a minimum of 5 years of experience in the following areas:
• Teacher Training and Teacher Professional Development
• Social and Emotional Learning (SEL)
• Inclusive Education
• Curriculum and Materials Development
• Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL)
• Human Resources
To apply, please email your CV/resume to InternationalEdu@rti.org. English language CVs required. Please put position title and applicant name in the subject line. Priority application deadline is August 19, 2018.
RTI offers competitive compensation and benefits and robust home office project support. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. RTI International is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.
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