Saturday, July 30, 2016

Chemonics,Deputy chief of party Jobs in Rwanda

Closing date: 13 Aug 2016
Chemonics seeks a deputy chief of party (DCOP) for Rwanda Soma Umenye to work on the $72 million USAID project. This national early grade reading activity will work to improve reading outcomes in Kinyarwanda for at least one million children in public and government-aided schools in Rwanda by the end of Grade 3. Specifically, the five-year project will target
all children in Grades 1-3 attending public and government-aided schools nationwide and ensure that at least 65 percent of students are able to read grade-level text with fluency and comprehension by the end of Grade 3. The DCOP will work with the chief of party to provide technical leadership, administrative oversight, and overall coordination of the Soma Umenye activity. We are looking for individuals who have a passion for making a difference in the lives of people around the world.
Responsibilities include:
· 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 to support project implementation through government systems at the national, provincial, and district levels
· Oversee cross-cutting programmatic elements of implementation, including gender and inclusion
· Manage 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
· 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 policies 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
· Demonstrated leadership, versatility, and integrity
· Written and spoken proficiency in English
How to apply:
Please click the following link to submit your application:
In addition, please download and complete Chemonics’ equalemployment opportunity self-identification form and submit it separately to with only "Rwanda Learn DCOP" in the subject line. If you prefer not to disclose your sex, race, or ethnicity, you may check “I do not wish to complete the information requested.” Thank you for completing the form and supporting our equal employment opportunity reporting requirements.
Chemonics is an equal opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and does not discriminate in its selection and employment practices. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, age, or other legally protected characteristics.​​ Military veterans, AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service alumni are encouraged to apply.​​

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