Senior Education Advisor - US Embassy

Employer
The Company Inc.
Location
Washington, DC
Posted
Jan 22, 2022
Closes
Jan 29, 2022
Ref
334155507
Function
Accountant, IT
Industry
Education
Hours
Full Time
THIS POSTING IS FOR THE US EMBASSY IN MADAGASCAR, FACILITY NOT LOCATED IN THE US Duties and ResponsibilitiesProgram Design and Management - 60%Develop an education sector PDD, to include completing all required studies and analyses, collaborating with education sector actors to conduct a literacy landscape analysis as per guidance under the 2018 USAID Education Policy, and finalizing costing for activity componentsRespond to and incorporate Mission and Washington Operating Units (OU) input to PDD concepts and intended activitiesDesign and procure an education activity based on the approved PDD. This work is anticipated to include drafting position descriptions (PD) and/or Scopes of Work (SOW) to address the intermediate results and achieve the indicators included in the education component of the mission CDCS, creating a procurement package to enable the solicitation of proposals to implement this PD or SOW, chairing the TEC to determine best value to the government in making an award, and orienting the eventual implementing partners to the education landscape in MadagascarSupervise implementation of the new USAID Madagascar activity to support improved reading and literacy outcomes in grades 1 and 2 (and pre-primary if appropriate) and to offer targeted systems strengthening support to pre-service education and data analysis services for the Ministry of National Education (MEN)Coordinate with USAID OUs at the regional level and in Washington to ensure that the mission education portfolio is financed and implemented in accordance with international technical best practice and agency guidance related to the journey to self-relianceMonitor and report on the impact on student learning outcomes of all of USAID Madagascar's education investments and effortsStrategic Leadership, Technical Advice and Policy Dialogue - 40%Design and manage research activities in support of the implementation of MEN sector plans and USAID Madagascar investments in the education sector to fill critical gaps in knowledge. These might include, but not be limited to, research activities related to language of instruction, improvements in curricular design, materials provision, coaching, or student assessment, the provision of high-quality pre-school services, and/or integrating literacy and numeracy instruction.Seek cross-sectoral programming opportunities within the mission to maximize USAID Madagascar's services to the most vulnerable populationsRepresent USAID Madagascar in sector engagements with the MEN, the broader donor community, and the international multi-lateral institutions working to improve global education outcomes under Sustainable Development Goals 4.1.Establish and maintain productive working relationships with senior Government of Madagascar, donor, and other development partner organizations up to the level of Minister. Establish close links to sector leaders, international organizations, relevant associations or businesses, and Malagasy civil society organizations. Represent USAID and the US Mission to Madagascar in a variety of representational events and activities.Drawing on his/her broad technical expertise, represent USAID in donor technical working groups as well as other donor-GOM working groups and task forces, and ensure the coordination of USAID policies and investments with those of other donors. Participate in and lead multi-donor discussions of significance to Madagascar education reforms and coordinated donor efforts to effect reforms.Provide advice and recommendations as required to the USAID Madagascar Mission Director, the US Ambassador, and other senior US Government (USG) officials regarding the formulation and implementation of USG strategy for effecting education policy reforms as well as short- and long-term development assistance programs in the education sector.Develop and coordinate strategies and implementation approaches to achieve results for the USAID Madagascar education program within the overall Madagascar development context. Coordinate efforts and strategies with other USAID Madagascar offices and draw on the resources of other USG departments, USAID/Washington, the US Embassy in Madagascar, regional and national associations, multilateral and bilateral donor agencies, and international and Malagasy NGOs working in the education sector. Make decisions or recommendations that may significantly change important public policies and programs. Due to the quickly evolving nature of the field, these decisions often involve largely imperfectly defined areas and require extensive probing, consultation, and analysis to determine the scope of the problem and potential solutions. Continuing changes in the program will likely be required due to rapidly changing knowledge, technological developments and/or conflicting requirements.Coordinate the education contributions to USAID Madagascar's strategic planning and reporting, including assistance in formulating and implementing USAID's annual Operational Plan and Performance Plan and Report.Serve as a link between the Mission, senior GOM officials, and USAID implementing partners in the area of basic education. Liaise with other USAID offices which may be impacted by education issues, as well as with multilateral and bilateral donors.Job Types: Full-time, ContractPay: $93,907.00 - $122,077.00 per yearBenefits:401(k)401(k) matchingDental insuranceHealth insuranceLife insuranceRelocation assistanceRetirement planVision insuranceSchedule:8 hour shiftMonday to FridaySupplemental Pay:Signing bonusCOVID-19 considerations:Candidate must be a US Citizen and/or naturalized. Candidate must also be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.Education:Master's (Required)Willingness to travel:25% (Preferred)Work Location: One location

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