Deputy Chief of Party

FHI 360
  • Location
    Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Mid Career / Advanced
  • Posted
    Dec 23

Position description

The primary purpose of the Shekhar Jonno Pori “Read to Learn” activity is to provide technical assistance to the Government of Bangladesh and its sector-wide Fourth Primary Education Development Program (PEDP4), as well as to schools and teachers. The activity aligns with the USAID Education Strategy to improve the reading skills of students in primary grades. Technical assistance will take the form of training services, provision and dissemination of goods such as teaching and learning materials, national and sub-national assessment design and implementation. The activity will foster partnerships between schools and families to enhance opportunities for children to read outside of school and in the home.

Deputy Chief of Party makes operational decisions and manages the various technical components of the program, including subcontracts. Responsible for management of the technical activities and implementation of the project. Ensure that program components are results-oriented, ensure high quality deliverables, and relevant and timely reporting. This individual will have a major focus on achieving results in all areas assuring that subcontractors are poised to deliver services on schedule, ensuring synergies and cohesion between the various result areas. This individual shall participate and engage in technical meetings and maintain positive relationships with officials, partners, and implementing partners. The Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP) will, at times, acts as the Chief of Party (COP) in the absence of the COP.

Qualifications

  • A minimum of a Master’s Degree (or foreign equivalent) in Education, International Development, Public/business administration, other social sciences, or a related field of study required;
  • At least ten years’ experience of which at least eight years’ overseas experience with technical and/or operational issues related to education, literacy, development work, policy development, and community engagement;
  • Must have at least five years of progressively more responsible supervisory work experience that involved direct leadership of professional and support staff, oversight and evaluation of staff performance and deliverables, and contract management;
  • Experience working in Bangladesh or South Asia preferred;
  • Experience organizing and conducting trainings, and overseeing design and development of instructional materials highly desirable;
  • A strong understanding of monitoring, evaluation and learning;
  • Demonstrated experience scaling up activities of similar scope, in a context similar to Bangladesh;
  • Demonstrated ability to build good relationships with relevant stakeholders;
  • Strong writing and communication abilities are essential;
  • Fluent or native Bangla speaking ability desirable.

Application instructions

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