FHI360 Chief of Party in United States
The purpose of this anticipated five-year project is to is to : 1) expand the innovative learning instruction methods in reading, math, and business (21st century) skills into the national curriculum in all 2400 of Georgia’s primary schools for grades 1-6, including schools in marginalized communities; 2) Strengthen teacher development curricula and teacher induction activities in universities across the country that will result in a highly-qualified cadre of teachers; 3) Build financial literacy and entrepreneurial skills.
The Chief of Party (COP) is responsible for overall aspects of program implementation and performance, both technical and managerial. The COP will manage the Deputy Chief of Party, Director of Finance and Administration, and technical team, with overall responsibility for overseeing coordination across results areas, coordination of decision making across key stakeholders, and supervision of partner organizations. S/he has overall responsibility for the development of the vision, strategy, and technical direction of the project. S/he leads planning and implementation of work plans to ensure quality results. The COP will have overall responsibility in the areas of technical quality, monitoring, evaluation, reporting, operations, administration, logistics, procurement, budgeting, financial accounting, and overall client satisfaction.
Job Summary / Responsibilities
Responsible for daily oversight and direction of project activities
Develop and maintain positive relations with Ministry of Education, Science, Culture and Sport of Georgia (MESCS) officials and other government counterparts, USAID, local organizations and program partners
Build capacity of public and private sector institutions to ensure local ownership and sustainability of project activities
Communicate regularly with USAID to provide updates and progress reports
Oversee planning and implementation of project activities, including reporting, tracking of Performance Monitoring Plan and implementation of the project work plan
Supervise project technical and operations teams
Supervise the recruitment, hiring, and supervision of all local staff and consultants
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work and are subject to modification. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills, efforts, or working conditions associated with the job.
A minimum of a Master’s degree (or foreign equivalent; PhD or EdD is preferred) in education, education policy and planning, public/business administration, international relations, other social sciences, or a similar relevant field
Minimum of 12 years’ experience managing complex international and donor-funded development projects, preferably with USAID
At least 5 years of experience in the education sector in Eastern Europe/Central Asia or former Soviet countries.
Demonstrated experience in project design, policy dialogue, strategic planning and implementation, education reform and national-level quality improvement.
Experience managing early grade reading programming is required; experience in teacher professional development and community engagement preferred
Must have demonstrated ability to work in complex environments, work across different cultures, and manage diverse teams to deliver impact within agreed timelines.
Excellent oral and written communication skills in English are required
Proficiency in oral and written communication in Georgian and/or Russian preferred
Position contingent upon successful award of the project to FHI 360 and funder approval of candidate.
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