Project Director - USAID E3ED Leading through Learning Global Platform (LTLGP)

The QED Group, LLC
  • Location
    Washington, D.C.
  • Sector
  • Experience
    Mid Career / Advanced
  • Apply by
  • Posted
    May 20

Position description

QED is a global consulting firm with more than 20 years of experience providing data-driven and insightful solutions in close to 100 countries. We are passionate about transforming lives through knowledge-based solutions. Leveraging deep expertise in monitoring, evaluation, global health, and learning, we help our clients collect, analyze, visualize, and ultimately use data in more effective ways. Our work maximizes results through the use of cutting-edge technologies and innovation, organizational development, and evidence-based decision-making.


The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has a requirement to expand the breadth of USAID’s education priorities via services procured under Leading through Learning Global Platform (LTLGP), formerly known as Leading through Learning Networks (LTLN). The LTLGP requirement is designed to support knowledge sharing, tool development and professional development iteratively as USAID’s education programs evolve, building knowledge and evidence. LTLGP will provide a way to cultivate learning networks in the areas of ensuring education programming is inclusive of marginalized populations; higher education; education systems strengthening (including public and private actors); and other relevant education areas. As USAID’s education priorities evolve and shift, the Contractor will continually adapt to new priorities and provide flexible, innovative solutions for building knowledge and developing skills, and sector-wide sharing of evidence-informed practices in the education sector.


For this 5 year expected program, candidates located in the Washington, DC metropolitan area are preferred. 


Position is contingent upon award. 


The Project Director is responsible for overall and day-to-day management of contract activities, involving multiple tasks across multiple locations along with necessary staffing inquires, project planning, financials, staff direction, and relationship with USAID personnel. S/he must demonstrate high-level strategic vision for advancing evidence and knowledge in the field of international education, excellent management skills and leadership of complex projects. In addition, s/he will lead the strategic direction for maintaining and growing USAID’s learning networks, ensuring broad based participation, access and evidence-based approaches are applied appropriately. 


  • Interfaces with USAID staff, donors, partners, and a wide range of other organizations with priorities aligned to the USAID Education Policy (2018).
  • Provides effective technical and project management guidance and coordination to the overall project team and is responsible for the quality of all work products.
  • Organizes, directs and coordinates the planning and production of all contract support activities, effectively leveraging consortia partners’ expertise.


  • Ten years’ experience working in education and/or international development;
  • Five years’ experience in managing/leading international development programs or a related field;
  • Five years’ experience as a strategic executive leader such as by leading research and learning networks, building coalitions, managing consortia, or similar;
  • Master's degree in a related field; and
  • Speaking French, Spanish, or Arabic in addition to English

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