Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Chemonics,DCOP for Soma Umenye



Chemonics International, an international development company, seeks experienced professionals for the USAID-funded Soma Umenye (Literacy Enhanced Across Rwanda Now). Soma Umenye’s objective is to improve reading outcomes in Kinyarwanda for at least 1 million children in public and government-aided schools in Rwanda by the end of Grade 3. The project will commence in July 2016 and conclude in July 2021. The proje
ct is currently seeking qualified candidates for technical and operational positions based in Kigali, as well as the Northern, Southern, Eastern, and Western Provinces.
Title: Deputy Chief of Party
Project Summary
Soma Umenye will work to improve reading outcomes in Kinyarwanda for at least 1 million children in public and government-aided schools in Rwanda by the end of Grade 3. Specifically, Soma Umenye will target all children in Grades 1-3 attending public and government-aided schools nationwide and ensure that at least 70 percent of students are able to read grade-level text with fluency and comprehension by the end of Grade 3.
Principal Duties and Responsibilities
  • Work with the Chief of Party to provide technical leadership, administrative oversight, and overall coordination of the Soma Umenye activity.
  • Work with the Chief of Party to manage staff and local subcontractors to achieve stated project goals.
  • Work with the Chief of Party to ensure Soma Umenye meets its reporting requirements, and to ensure the quality, timeliness, and efficiency of all products and activities generated under Soma Umenye.
  • Builds and maintains collaborative relationships with government counterparts (MINEDUC/REB and others as appropriate) to support project implementation through government systems at the national, provincial, and district levels
  • Oversees cross-cutting programmatic elements of implementation, including gender and inclusion.
  • Manages provincial and district advisors to help build the capacity of district- and sector-level education officers (as needed) to improve the quality of learning outcomes in reading in Kinyarwanda
Job Qualifications
  • Master’s degree in education or other relevant field and seven years of experience of progressive responsibility or Bachelor’s degree in education or other relevant field and twelve years of progressive responsibility.
  • Demonstrated expertise in policy related to early-grade reading and systems for teacher education and experience working with or managing effective early-grade reading programs (preferably of similar scale as Soma Umenye).
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively engage government and other stakeholders to build collaborative relationships that promote effective project implementation.
  • Experience working with donor-funded projects strongly preferred.
  • Experience promoting equity in learning outcomes among boys, girls, and children with special needs preferred;
  • Demonstrated exemplary diplomatic, communication, and interpersonal skills
  • Written and spoken proficiency in English
Location of Assignment
The location of assignment is Kigali, Rwanda with intermittent travel throughout the country.
To Apply, please click the link here: Deputy Chief of Party

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