RTI’s International Education Division is currently
accepting applications for Deputy Chief of Party for the newly awarded
USAID-funded Achieving Student-Centered Education for a New Tomorrow (ASCENT)
program in Georgia. The 4-year activity will support the Government of
Georgia’s vision for education reform and work in partnership with the Ministry
of Education, Science, Culture and Sports to decentralize Georgian schools and
help teachers achieve learning goals with creative, responsive,
student-centered approaches. RTI’s proposed approach to ASCENT activities will
support the Ministry’s reform efforts while ensuring that disadvantaged
students – especially girls, ethnic minorities and those with disabilities –
are not left behind.
The Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP) will oversee
technical assistance and support to Ministry and university partners. She/he will
lead the program’s Monitoring, Evaluation, Learning (MEL),
financial/operational, and capacity building components, leading capacity
development activities with Ministry staff in the areas of assessment,
reporting, and analytics. In collaboration with the Teaching and Learning (T&L)
Director, they will drive the establishment of a consortium of teacher training
institutes. The DCOP will serve as a member of ASCENT’s Senior Management Team along
with the Chief of Party (COP), T&L
Director and the Partnership/ Private Sector Advisor.
close collaboration with the COP, build a robust plan for how each
component—alone and in complement with the others—will achieve ASCENT’s
collaboration with the Senior Management Team, ensure successful relationship
building and in country internal and international knowledge dissemination,
promoting the work of ASCENT internationally and domestically.
as a member of the ASCENT Senior Management team, meeting weekly to provide a
forum for continuous and sustained coordination of ASCENT related content
development, programmatic delivery, and cohesive work planning.
close coordination with the University Collaborations Coordinator, provide
coaching and on-the-job support to university administrators on seeking
accreditation of the new 300-credit program.
with the COP, work closely with the ASCENT Policy Working Group. These meetings
will focus on aligning ASCENT with the rollout of the New School Model and with
investments made by the World Bank.
collaboration and communication between the Policy Working Group and academia,
the private sector, and civil society. Facilitate semiannual policy
consultations with stakeholder groups, including a Business Leaders’
ongoing technical support to the Policy Working Group in the implementation of
semiannual policy consultations and in day-to-day data-based decision-making.
the design and implementation of the MEL Plan, supporting systems improvements
in the collection, development, and usage of monitoring and evaluation data to
track progress in on the objectives articulated.
overall financial management and oversight of partnership grantees.
the timely and quality completion of program technical, financial and grant
deliverables, including Work Planning, Performance Monitoring, Quarterly
Reporting and expense reporting.
- Perform other
duties as assigned by the project.
person will serve as the acting COP in the absence of the Chief of Party.
degree and 12 years of experience in educational development, including policy
dialogue, education reform, early grade literacy and numeracy, assessment,
research, teacher professional development and school management support
knowledge of teacher training and systems needed to support reforms in teacher
training at pre-service and in-service levels.
experience supporting Ministries of Education in effort to reform their
education systems, policy formulation, required, including use of data for
possess excellent oral and written communication skills in English.
in oral and written communication in Georgian preferred.
be reviewed and shortlisted for interview on an ongoing basis. The position
will fill quickly, therefore candidates are urged to apply as soon as possible.
Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.