FHI 360 is a nonprofit human development organization dedicated to improving lives in lasting ways by advancing integrated, locally driven solutions. Our staff includes experts in health, education, nutrition, environment, economic development, civil society, gender, youth, research and technology — creating a unique mix of capabilities to address today's interrelated development challenges. FHI 360 serves more than 70 countries and all U.S. states and territories.
FHI 360’s Global Education Department focuses on education development throughout the developing world. Work is conducted through contracts and cooperative agreements from funders such as the US Agency for International Development (USAID), the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC), and Hess Corporation, among others. The Global Education Department currently implements large multi-year education programs in countries across Africa, Southeast and Southwest Asia, the Caribbean, and Central America, as well as other programs that focus on research or targeted technical assistance for donors such as DfID, Unicef, and the World Bank. The Global Education Department has major technical and research initiatives in early grade learning, education information systems, and post-primary education.
The Global Education department seeks a Program Officer I to provide administrative, financial, programmatic, logistical and other operational support to Spanish-speaking post-primary programs, in addition to some communications support and technical assistance. The position will support the Advance Program funded by USAID, the Guatemala Secondary Quality Improvement Program funded by MCC, and other projects as needed (approximately 85%). Additionally, the Program Officer will contribute to business development efforts for the Post-Primary Education team as needed (approximately 15%).
The Advance Program strengthens the capacity of select two- and three-year technical tertiary institutions, providing market-relevant, quality training to disadvantaged youth in Guatemala, Honduras, and Jamaica. From 2015-2020, FHI 360 will strengthen degree programs in selected academic institutions in 5 key areas: curriculum design and pedagogy, teacher professional development, career services, admissions and recruitment, and scholarships.
The Secondary Education Quality Improvement Program, funded by MCC, is a 3-year (2017-2020) project to improve the quality and relevance of lower secondary education in Guatemala. In partnership with the Government of Guatemala’s National Competitiveness Program (PRONACOM) and the Ministry of Education, FHI 360 works in five provinces. The program improves education quality in three key areas: (1) strengthening teacher training and professional development programs; (2) developing education networks of teachers, parents, students, and community members, and (3) building institutional capacity of the Ministry of Education in evidence-based decision-making to help sustain the reforms.
JOB SUMMARY/MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES
Technical, Communications, and Business Development
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