Deputy Chief of Party, Maputo
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We are seeking a Deputy Chief of Party for the USAID funded Early Grade Reading Assessment plus Quality Instruction and Management (EGRA+QIM) Project in Mozambique. The goal of this project is to improve reading outcomes for students in grades 2-3.
The Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP) The DCOP will play an integral role in leading programmatic activities, providing technical direction and managerial supervision over all aspects of the program in Mozambique. This person will liaise with senior government officials, community groups, and other stakeholders in representing the program. This person is responsible for the following:
Interfacing with both USAID and other counterparts for the overall direction of the project in the absence of the COP.
Organizing and leading the project staff in all aspects of project implementation. This person will be accountable for the timely submission of all required contractual deliverables as and expected results.
Provide technical support and assistance to governmental counterparts and staff in carrying out the technical aspects of school management assessments. This person needs to have extensive knowledge of the Mozambican education system.
Oversee operations, financial management, communications, and information technology support. She will also manage the planning and implementation of field activities which includes oversight of budgets, grants, operational plans, reporting, and procedural and financial compliance.
Establish and maintain cooperative relationships with key stakeholders.
Support/provide direction for to improve teacher and student performance, as well as measurable improvements under all project components. Support technical working groups and support technical staff to implement program elements, including support for the Early Grade Reading Assessment (EGRA) to improve instructional practices.
Support staff and partners to ensure improvement of instructional practices and learning environments in classrooms, building upon literacy assessment data.
Minimum Requirements: Master's or higher degree in a related field. At least twelve years of relevant field experience in educational development, early grade literacy, assessment, research, teacher professional development and school management support programs.
Demonstrated experience supporting Ministries of Education in effort to improve their education systems, (working in the education or human capacity building sector for education management and service delivery. Ideally, experience as a manager of similar programs in other African countries. Local candidate from Mozambique is preferred but will consider candidates from neighboring countries.
Fluency in English and advanced Portuguese.
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