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Senior Technical Specialist, USAID/Jordan Primary Education program

Jordan

  • Organization: IREX - International Research & Exchanges Board
  • Location: Jordan
  • Grade: Level not specified - Level not specified
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Development Cooperation and Sustainable Development Goals
    • Humanitarian Aid and Coordination
    • Education, Learning and Training
    • Project and Programme Management
  • Closing Date: Closed

About IREX:

IREX is an independent nonprofit organization dedicated to building a more just, prosperous, and inclusive world by empowering youth, cultivating leaders, strengthening institutions, and extending access to quality education and information. Founded in 1968, IREX has an annual portfolio of over $100 million, work in more than 100 countries worldwide with offices in 20 countries, and a global staff of 600.

Summary of Position:

IREX seeks qualified Senior Technical Advisor (STA) candidates for an anticipated USAID-funded early grade education activity in Jordan. This five-year activity will aim to advance national efforts to strengthen the caliber of pre- and in-service teacher education and improve Kindergarten through Grade Three foundational and socio-emotional skills across the Kingdom of Jordan. Based in Amman, the STA will support the Chief of Party in the management of the program and provide high-quality technical inputs to achieve program objectives.

Only citizens of Jordan or permanent residents with work authorization will be considered. Youth leaders strongly encouraged to apply. This position is contingent on funding.

Summary of Responsibilities

  • Provide technical expertise across program activities aiming to advance national efforts to strengthen the caliber of pre- and in-service teacher education and improve Kindergarten through Grade Three foundational and socio-emotional skills across the Kingdom of Jordan.
  • Direct capacity development of local Jordanian organization(s) to enable their independent receipt of donor funding for early grade education institution performance improvement activities.

Required Skills and Qualifications

  • Jordanian citizenship or residency with work authorization is required
  • A master’s degree in a relevant field with a minimum of eight (8) years of professional experience in Jordan working on programs focused on early grade education or local organizational capacity development; supporting USAID / other international donor-funded programs preferred; or bachelor’s degree with 10 years of relevant experience also considered.
  • Demonstrated technical expertise advancing national efforts to strengthen the caliber of pre- and in-service teacher education and improve Kindergarten through Grade Three foundational and socio-emotional skills across the Kingdom of Jordan.
  • Tangible results in building administrative and technical capacity of local organizations.
  • Demonstrated success in establishing strong working relationships with early grade education institutions, senior government officials, local educational organizations, industry, international donors, and other stakeholders.
  • Proven experience building consensus among diverse actors.
  • Excellent leadership and interpersonal skills including conflict resolution abilities.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with internal and external stakeholders, including governments, private sector, higher educational institutions, NGOs, donors, etc.
  • Strong representational and organizational skills.
  • Ability to communicate professionally and provide written reporting in English is required.

To Apply

Click on https://app.jobvite.com/j?cj=ouQVlfwk&s=ReliefWeb to submit your CV in English along with a cover letter summarizing your qualifications and stating your salary expectations for consideration.

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