Chief of Party – Targeting the Learning Crisis job at World Education

World Education, a division of JSI Research & Training Institute, Inc. (JSI/WE) is dedicated to improving people’s lives around the world through greater heath, education and socioeconomic equity for individuals and communities, and to providing an environment where people of passion can pursue this cause.

JSI/WE is seeking a Chief of Party for the anticipated USAID’s Targeting the Learning Crisis Activity in Uganda, which aims to create sustained, measurable improvements in development outcomes in Basic Education through Targeted Instruction for foundational skills, a learner-centric pedagogy that reorganizes math and reading instruction based on children’s actual learning levels, rather than on the prescribed grade-level syllabus. The Activity seeks to implement cost-effective, sustainable, and impactful programming, centered around Targeted Instruction pedagogy for P3-P5, Targeted Instruction and other evidence-based approaches for P1-P2, and evidence-based early childhood education for pre-primary years, in order to significantly improve math and reading learning outcomes for Ugandan primary students.

The Chief of Party (COP) will provide leadership, management, and technical assistance for Teaching at the Right Level (TaRL) and Targeted Instruction (TI) program design, delivery, and management. The COP is responsible for the overall planning, implementation, monitoring, and management of the performance of the award and for the vision, strategic direction, and management of the project to achieve the objectives and expected outcomes of the project. The COP will supervise personnel and oversee quality technical control in the regions of implementation. The position is also responsible for overall leadership and supervision of JSI/WE’s in-country staff and consortium partners, stewarding JSI/WE resources, and conducting program-wide performance management. This will be a full-time position based in Kampala. The COP will be supervised by the Vice President of World Education’s Africa portfolio.

• Provide project leadership and technical direction, aligned with project objectives, and technical standards to achieve the greatest coverage and impact;
• Lead and facilitate effective partnerships with local pre-primary and primary education institutions and stakeholders;

• Serve as principal contact and principal representative of JSI/WE to USAID, and the Government of Uganda; keep up to date on developments in USAID and Government development strategies;
• Supervise staff to ensure timely achievement of program results, product delivery, and regular reporting;
• Manage partners and ensure coordinated inputs and technical/managerial quality of all partners and employees;
• Manage, supervise, and coordinate all project planning and implementation, including timely deployment of the project team;
• Monitor progress of project activities, report to USAID and partners on progress and program outcomes, and ensure project deliverables are met on time;
• Outline internal lines of communication for effective management;
• Coordinate with other donor-funded implementation partners, as appropriate;
• Organize and manage external communications and provide information dissemination.

• Master’s degree in education, social sciences or equivalent required;
• At least 8-10 years of consecutive proven work experience in international education programs or similar donor support initiatives in related areas, including management positions, preferably in Uganda;
• Strategic planning experience and financial management oversight is critical;
• Familiarity with Teaching at the Right Level and Targeted Instruction approaches;
• Solid knowledge and experience in primary education service delivery, inclusive education, gender equity and social inclusion, government capacity strengthening, and/or monitoring, evaluation, and learning of international education initiatives;
• Prior experience in managing USAID-funded programs and strong knowledge of USAID’s financial management systems, programs and reporting requirements, preferred;
• Program/project management experience working with rural, underserved populations, preferably in Uganda;
• Ability to manage a consortium with international and national subpartners;
• Demonstrated experience and knowledge of capacity building and professional development in a developing country, preferably in Uganda;
• Effective oral and written communication skills to make formal and informal presentations and compose professional and analytical reports and program documents in English;
• Ugandan nationals strongly encouraged to apply. Expatriates and Third Country Nationals will be considered.

Salary commensurate with experience.

Work Hours: 8

Experience in Months: 60

Level of Education: Postgraduate Degree

Job application procedure
Interested candidates should submit their resumes and cover letters online by 04/05/2024.

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