RTI’s International Education Division is currently accepting
applications for University Collaborations Coordinator 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 University Collaborations Coordinator will manage collaboration with teacher training institutions for TOT,
in-service training, and TA provision by universities to the program and related
logistical and administrative support. Will report to Partnership/Private
- Lead workshops
and on-the-job training focusing on applying the multi-tiered system of support
framework to existing materials, prioritizing continuous assessment and
differentiated instruction for student-centered instruction.
- In collaboration
with the DCOP, provide coaching and on-the-job support to university
administrators on seeking accreditation of the new 300-credit program.
and lead the networked learning communities’ annual event in association with
- Liaise with
education leaders, school communities, and other local functionaries
- Organize training
and development workshops as per the annual training schedule
and engage in multi-stakeholder counterpart teams at national and local levels
- Organize and
implement community and school level activities
- Identify and
assess the capabilities of regional NGOs, CBOs, and other partners
- Work with
the project’s Finance and Administration Manager and Grants Specialist to
facilitate the payments for various project activities.
- Oversee the
engagement, training and support of university-based partner staff.
to Project Annual Work Planning, quarterly reporting, monitoring and evaluation
and other reporting needs as requested.
in periodic project planning meetings
other duties as assigned by the Partnership/Private
Sector Advisor, COP, or DCOP.
- Master’s and 6 years of experience or bachelor’s and 10 years of
experience in coordinating education programming efforts in Georgia.
- Must possess strong organizational and leadership skills.
- Experience in project management, human resources and/or financial
administration of projects
- Experience managing international donor projects preferred
- Proven ability to lead participatory planning processes with
communities, ministry partners, and international donors, specifically in the
region to be assigned.
- Knowledge of local educational challenges throughout the region to be
- Excellent computer skills including Word, Excel, Access; strong
- Fluency in Georgian and/or English is required.
Applications will 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.