Chief of Party at American Institutes for Research (AIR) [Egypt] [August 1, 2019]

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Chief of Party at American Institutes for Research (AIR) [Egypt] [August 1, 2019]

Location: Egypt

Apply by: August 1, 2019

Description: AIR is seeking a Chief of Party (COP) to work on an expected four year, USAID-funded Teach for Tomorrow program in Egypt. The activity aims to support the Ministry of Education and Technical Education (MOETE’s) Education reform through the design and adoption of an effective in-service Continuous Professional Development system for educators in the primary cycle. Additionally, the activity seeks to support the MOETE to develop and support the implementation of a merit-based teacher licensure/certification system which will ultimately require that educators meet international standards at both the teacher and instructional leader levels.

Role and Responsibility: The COP is responsible for the overall leadership, management, and implementation of the Program and will serve as the primary authority for all decision making related to this activity. Other responsibilities include:

  1. Supervising activity implementation and ensuring the activity meets stated goals and reporting requirements
  2. Serving as a principal interlocutor with USAID, the GOE, implementing partners and other key stakeholders
  3. Liaising with USAID/Egypt on management and technical matters

Required Eligibility and Experience:

  1. A Master’s degree in Public Policy, Education, International Development or a relevant field from an internationally recognized university
  2. A minimum of 10 years of professional experience in the successful implementation of international development programs, including substantial experience in leading complex education reform and/or system designs projects at pre-university level
  3. Proven leadership in the administration of similar sized international donor technical assistance projects
  4. Significant experience in teacher education, both at pre-service and in-service levels
  5. Significant experience in educational policy and systemic reform
  6. Thorough knowledge of the education system in Egypt
  7. Thorough knowledge of the international best practices/experiences in educators’ continuous professional development and educators’ certification and incentivization
  8. Experience in overseeing Activity’s monitoring and evaluation, finances, and operations
  9. The ability to participate in all representation and technical meetings in English and Arabic

About the organization: American Institutes for Research (AIR) is a U.S.-based, not-for-profit company specializing in education programming, educational assessment, and other social policy issues. AIR’s Policy, Practice, and Systems Change Unit seek to enhance the capacity of people in developing countries to improve their quality of life through education and social development. We have worked in collaboration with local and international stakeholders in more than 80 countries over the past three decades. We seek to ensure children’s equitable access to all levels of education, improve the quality and relevance of education, and empower individuals, communities, and institutions as agents of social and behavioral change. https://www.air.org/

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