Organization: Dexis Consulting Group
Country: Democratic Republic of the Congo
Closing date: 30 Sep 2019
Dexis Consulting Group is currently seeking an Education Program Specialist Consultant to support USAID/DRC’s education program in: education sector policy, primary school education, linguistics, girls’ education, teaching, curriculum reform, community empowerment, and working with local NGOs to support education. This is a one-year consultancy.
The incumbent will serve as the Education Program Specialist under the supervision of the Education Office Director, with reporting, communication, staff training, and other responsibilities. S/he will help to guide USAID/DRC’s participation and technical contributions to the education sector. S/he will coordinate a team of professionals in the development of sector approaches as required, including with other USAID offices. S/he will be an important internal resource to members of the Education Office, and ensuring the achievements of the portfolio are passionately and regularly shared and communicated widely. S/he will conduct outreach to local institutions and local NGOs alongside senior staff and will assist new project managers to complete project management duties.
Project Management, Monitoring, and Reporting:
The incumbent will contribute to management priorities of USAID/DRC’s Education Team and program.
As appropriate, s/he may review and work with team members on implementation plans and monitoring. S/he may join regular partner meetings with the partner technical staff to learn about performance and provide feedback to the team. S/he may conduct regular field visits and document successes and any deficiencies observed. In addition s/he may strengthen collaboration with other donors working in the technical areas addressed by project(s). S/he will assist team members as needed for production of annual reports and internal reporting. At times, s/he will conduct analysis of technical reports and identify program implications and opportunities for consideration by the Education Team. S/he will also identify and produce program success stories and other means of outreach to wide audiences.
Working with the Education Team and implementing partners, the incumbent contributes to the development of monitoring plans and contributions to the CDCS process. The incumbent will reinforce opportunities for synergy among other offices to improve the quality of programs and achieve stronger results.
Advisory and Technical Services:
The Education Advisor will play a role in shaping USAID’s education program, leveraging the deep knowledge and expertise of existing staff and his/her own knowledge. S/he will prepare documents, financial management tools, and reports using Google or MS Office software (Word, EXCEL, and PowerPoint). S/he will gather, organize, interpret, and present actionable information for diverse audiences.
Working with local institutions and local NGOs:
The incumbent will communicate USAID’s goals to local NGOs, members of civil society organizations, and local institutions alongside the Director. When opportunities arise, s/he will work to build the organizational knowledge and skills of the aforementioned organizations so that they can better contribute to the development goals of the DRC. S/he will join office staff in sub-sector donor coordination groups, such as the Education Cluster.
The incumbent will join senior team members at Office and U.S. Embassy events, conferences, and workshops. S/he will coordinate and arrange logistics for events such as VIP visits, internal workshops, etc. S/he will proactively identify the most pressing and relative education events occurring and prioritize these for the team, so that team members can influence dialogue. S/he will work alongside team members to identify key talking points and draft one-page policy memos. S/he will proactively produce creative communication tools and contributions for social media. S/he will plan and organize a limited number of public events.
The incumbent will build the leadership and management capacity of team members, as needed, using new technologies and best practices. S/he will work with team members to identify training needs and grow our skills in areas of interest and including Google suite functions, leadership, English writing, and time management.
Deliverables will include:
How to apply:
Please apply via the Dexis careers page at this link: https://careers-dexisonline.icims.com/jobs/1948/education-program-specialist%2c-usaid-drc/job