Chief of Party- Georgia Civil Education Digital Learning

Details

  • Location: Georgia
  • Date Posted: April 26, 2021
  • Application Deadline: May 17th, 2021
  • Job Type: Full-time (contingent on funding)

Summary

Eurasia Foundation is a US-based non-profit, nonpartisan organization committed to helping citizens in countries in transition realize their full potential and transform their societies. EF supports governments and citizens to enhance responsive, accountable and transparent governance, and to build a stronger, more resilient civil society. EF is committed to supporting meaningful and lasting change at the community, regional, national levels. Its work is based on the principles of inclusiveness, collaboration, and locally sourced solutions.

EF is seeking applications from qualified candidates to serve as Chief of Party (COP) for an upcoming USAID-funded Civil Education and Digital Learning activity in Georgia. The overall goal of this program is to support young citizens in pursuing government accountability, active citizenry across the counrty, and ensuring a more democratic society. Centering on the core principles of digital technology, youth leadership, local ownership, and private sector engagement, this program aims to further support the development of democratic culture in schools and strengthen the national public-private ecosystem that underpins civic education in Georgia.

The Chief of Party will be responsible for overall technical and management oversight and will ensure the successful implementation of all aspects of the program. In addition, s/he will be responsible for high-level coordination and communication with multiple stakeholders, including the program partners, local NGOs, relevant government institutions and the media, among others. The successful candidate will demonstrate thorough understanding of the issues surrounding civic education and digital learning in transitional countries and will bring proven expertise in different models for youth civic engagement, private sector engagement, cross-sectoral collaboration, co-creation,  experimentation, and learning by doing approaches.

Qualified candidates are strongly encouraged to apply as soon as possible. Interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis until the position is filled. This position is contingent upon funding.

Duties

  • Provide technical direction and oversight to ensure the integrity and quality of the program delivery
  • Lead annual work planning, including strategic engagement with key stakeholders such as leading civil society organizations, relevant government institutions and local partners
  • Serve as the primary point of contact for USAID and program partners. Maintain productive working relationships with all stakeholders
  • Supervise donor reporting requirements, including quarterly and annual program reports and other deliverables as specified in the cooperative agreement
  • Deliver high-level presentations as needed to project stakeholders, including USAID, EF senior management and in-country counterparts
  • Oversee all project operations and staff as well as financial planning and budgeting processes in collaboration with EF HQ management and technical staff

Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in international development, international affairs, political science, public policy, or other relevant areas of study
  • Possess a thorough understanding of the issues surrounding civic education in transitional countries, including opportunities for youth civic engagement, private sector engagement, and cross-sectoral collaboration; Full knowledge of Georgian education system preferred.
  • Fifteen years of relevant experience managing international development programs in a similar position
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively manage a diverse team of employees, including expatriate and local staff
  • Experience working with CSOs to diversify their funding sources strongly preferred but not required
  • Deep familiarity and understanding of USAID policies and procedures
  • Strong interpersonal skills and demonstrated track record of working collaboratively with local stakeholders, including civil society organizations and civic groups, constituents, government officials and the media
  • Exceptional abilities in exercising good judgement, creative problem solving and dynamic hands-on management
  • Experience working Europe and Eurasia region strongly preferred
  • Professional fluency in English is required; proficiency in Georgian is preferred, but not required

Apply

To apply, please send resume and cover letter to jobs@eurasia.org with “COP-GECEDL” in the subject line.

No phone calls, please.

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