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Kampala, Uganda

Full-time

Deadline: 

July 5, 2024 at 2:00:00 PM

About the Organisation

RTI is an independent, nonprofit institute that provides research, development, and technical services to government and commercial clients worldwide.

Research Triangle Institute (RTI) has over 30 years’ experience assisting governments, communities, and the private sector. As a not-for-profit, independent research institute based in North Carolina, USA, RTI has roughly 6,000 employees with global experience implementing international development projects. RTI's Sustainable Growth & Resilience (SG&R) technical unit within the International Development Group brings together RTI experts and capabilities across food security, agriculture, energy, environment, water, governance, and economic opportunity. SG&R will leverage RTI's experience designing and delivering multisectoral programming and technical solutions to respond to climate change, build resilience, and promote economic growth around the world.

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Job Title

Deputy Chief of Party job at RTI International

Job Description

Reporting directly to the Chief of Party, the Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP) will play an integral role in leading programmatic activities, providing technical direction and managerial supervision to technical specialists (including literacy and numeracy specialists, and in-service and pre-service training specialists) and regional managers ensuring technical rigor of our programming approaches and smooth operations. The DCOP will liaise with USAID and with government officials from the MOES and its decentralized structure. This position will be based in Kampala, Uganda.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Responsible for interfacing with counterparts for the overall direction of the program in the absence of the COP.

  • Advise and consult with the relevant government counterparts and ensure effective, quality technical assistance on targeted instruction.

  • Establish and maintain cooperative relationships with key stakeholders, including host government counterparts in the education sector, other government bodies, partners and stakeholders, and other donor education projects.

  • Support the Chief of Party in the timely, high quality, submission of all required contractual deliverables and expected results.

  • Organize and lead the technical project staff to ensure integration, across activity components, at national and sub-national levels and coordinate their day-to-day technical activities.

  • Support, in collaboration with the Finance and Operations Director and Senior MEL Manager, coherent work planning and resource allocations, timely project implementation and monitoring activities, including from partners.

  • Mentor, lead, and manage teams, including partner staff, to develop and roll out in-service teacher professional development program.

  • Support the technical staff to revise or develop teaching and learning materials (TLMs) to support targeted instruction and work with staff and government officials to understand the materials.

  • Support the COP to engage the government in necessary policy discussions to support the integration of targeted instruction into ministry and school culture and systems.

  • Drive cross-cutting issues of gender and inclusion across activity components.

  • In collaboration with the Senior MEL Manager, ensure timely data collection to inform and monitor technical implementation.

  • Lead technical working groups and support government counterpart technical staff to implement program elements.

  • Perform other tasks as assigned by the Chief of Party.

Earn $ 2.5

Qualifications and Competencies

  • Master’s degree in international development, education, public administration, public policy or related field.

  • Minimum of 10 years of experience in similar education intervention activities, and experience managing complex international donor-funded development activities in challenging environments.

  • Prior experience as senior level technical staff on USAID-funded projects and strong knowledge of USAID rules and regulations.

  • Demonstrated skills in leadership, effective organizational development, partnership building, management, team building, and communication.

  • Demonstrated ability to work across different cultures and manage diverse teams to deliver impact within agreed timelines.

  • Technical expertise and experience in two or more of the following areas: early grade reading, early grade numeracy, education in emergencies, equity in education with the focus on gender equity, inclusive education and universal design for learning, teacher professional development, early childhood education, community engagement, or government capacity strengthening.

  • Commitment to inclusive programming that encourages full participation of individuals regardless of gender, disability status, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or other marginalized status.

  • Prior education-focused experience working in Uganda strongly preferred.

  • Must possess excellent oral and written communication skills in English.

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How to Apply

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