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RTI International is an independent organization dedicated to conducting innovative, multidisciplinary research that improves the human condition. 

With a worldwide staff of more than 4,000 people,
 
RTI offers innovative research and development and a full spectrum of multidisciplinary services.

Universities in North Carolina founded RTI in 1958 as a centerpiece of the Research Triangle Park.
 
RTI’s International Education Division is supporting education development around the world by strengthening education policy, management and practice in order to achieve measurable improvement in teaching and learning.
 
RTI is recruiting for multiple positions for a four-year education project in Kenya. The USAID-funded Kenya Tusome Early Grade Reading project is a basic education initiative to improve the reading skills of approximately 5.4 million Kenyan children.
 
The Deputy Chief of Party- Programs 

The DCOP Programs will oversee, supervise and guide the technical aspects of this large, national project. 

She / he will support the Chief of Party in leading project implementation and coordinating State level project. 

As a member of the Senior Management Team 

She / he will work closely with the DCOP Operations and serve as the acting COP as required. 

She / He will oversee and provide guidance and support to technical staff to implement program components, including support for early grade reading instruction, teacher training, and youth and partnership funds management.
 
Qualifications: 
  • A Master’s degree with 12 years of relevant professional engagement in the education sector with proven management and implementation experience. 
  • Prior experience managing large-scale projects of US $20 million or more with geographically dispersed teams is preferable. 
  • Prior experience and familiarity with donor project management policies, procedures and reporting requirements a must, particularly USAID. 
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, organizational, financial management and team work skills required, along with fluency in English.
The Regional Officer will oversee technical, administrative, and financial operations of the regional office.

The Regional Officer is responsible for ensuring the smooth operation of technical efforts in the field by coordinating programmatic information and providing support to facilitate the implementation of activities. This is a field based position whose actual location will be determined.

Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences with at least 8 years’ of experience in the management and coordination of development programs in the education sector. 
  • Experience in planning and coordinating project and field program work is required. 
  • Experience with donor program management policies, procedures and reporting requirements is a must.
The Training Specialist will have the overall responsibility for organization and implementation of Tusome project capacity building/ training activities, workshops, conferences, and stakeholder meetings. 

She / He will coordinate logistical arrangements for all field based program activities, events, etc. and work closely with Technical staff to ensure the successful implementation of training activities. 

She / He will facilitate collaboration with other USG assisted programs when training needs or activities overlap with those of Tusome Project. 

This is a field based position whose location will be determined. 

Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences with at least 10 years’ experience or MA degree plus 6 years’ experience. 
  • Excellent coordination, organizational, and managerial skills.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills required.
The Education Officer will provide technical support for the development of lesson plans, teacher / student materials and specified frameworks as funded by the client and agreed with the Ministry of Education. 

These include working with RTI technical staff to identify, develop, and harmonize effective literacy and numeracy instructional approaches to be used in the early grades. 

The Officer will also provide support for TAC tutors and instructional coaches working to implement revised lesson plans. 

This is a field based position whose actual location will be determined.

Qualifications:  
  • Bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences with at least 8 years’ of experience in the management and coordination of development programs in the education sector. 
  • Experience in planning and coordinating project and field program work. 
  • Experience with donor program management policies, procedures and reporting requirements.

The Finance Manager will be responsible for leading the financial management and reporting system for the program and support the achievement of the program goals in a manner that is consistent with financial management principles. 

S/he will be responsible for maximizing the strategic use of accounting systems and maintain functions such as general accounting, financial tasks, and accounting records. 

Qualifications: A Master’s degree with 9 years of relevant experience or a Bachelor’s degree in Commerce, Finance or a related discipline with a minimum of 12 years of relevant experience, developing and ensuring implementation of financial policies and procedures. 

A minimum of 5 years of experience in managing teams is required. Sector related experience desired. Previous accounting experience, preferably on a donor funded program required.
 
The Senior Accountant will be responsible for day-to-day accounting functions of the ECD program in a manner that supports the efficient management of financial transactions and reporting. This function will be executed by ensuring proper documentation, accuracy and timely reporting, follow up on advances, support to finance and non-finance personnel to ensure adherence to policies. 

Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in Commerce, Finance or a related discipline with at least 6 years of
relevant sector experience; a master’s degree is a plus. Previous accounting experience, preferably on a donor funded program. Knowledge of institutional accounting and budgeting practice is required.
 
The Human Resources Manager will effectively manage the overall provision of Human Resources services, policies and programs, to ensure donor compliance and proper employment practices. She / he will ensure all Human Resources Systems support the achievement of the project. She / he will lead HR programs of recruitment, performance management, HR administration, development and implementation of HR policies. 

Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in Human Resource Management or a related discipline with at least 6 years of relevant sector experience; a master’s degree is a plus. Thorough knowledge of Kenya labor laws required. Excellent interpersonal skills, proven record in negotiating diplomatically and the ability to manage multiple priorities and demanding timeframes.
 
The Communications Specialist will support raising awareness of the programs work and advise program staff on communication issues including; approaches, consistency of language use, content of publications and press releases. 

She/ He will undertake the generation of messages for public consumption through program success stories talking points for national and international events, press releases, reports, fact sheets, newsletters, PowerPoint presentations, and others. 

Qualifications: Master’s degree in Communication or a related discipline with three years of relevant sector experience. Fully competent in information systems, particularly in publication software. Experience working on a donor funded project pertaining to Education.
 
The Program Assistant is responsible for supporting the smooth operation of technical efforts and field activities by providing administrative, operational, and logistical support for technical activities of the project through the Office of the Chief of Party.
 
She / he works closely with Chief of Party and the project Senior Leadership Team to support the day-to-day operations and administrative management of the technical project activities. 

She / he will ensure that that tasks are carried through to completion and that information is disseminated to both internal and external stakeholders accordingly. 

She / he coordinates all communication with and support to the project by working closely with Finance, Administration, Operations, Programs as required by the Chief of Party. 

Additionally, she / he is knowledgeable about the technical project result areas, work plan implementation, and scheduled technical reporting through regular interaction with the technical team as required by the Chief of Party 

Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration/ Management with a sound knowledge of project or office management and experience in documentation. At least five years’ experience in providing administrative support to project leadership on a donor-funded program.
 
The ECD Officer will oversee the technical operations of the field office, supporting particular county offices. The ECD officer is responsible for ensuring the smooth operation of technical efforts in the field by coordinating programmatic information and providing support to facilitate the implementation of activities. This is a field based position whose actual location will be determined. 

Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences with at least 8 years of experience in the management and coordination of development programs in the education sector; ideally in ECD, health/nutrition or related field. 

Experience in planning and coordinating project and field program work. Experience with donor program management policies, procedures and reporting requirements.
 
The Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Director will ensure the establishment and implementation of an effective and efficient system to monitor progress, impacts, and successes of project activities and performance at all levels, and across the three counties. The position will be based in Nairobi. 

Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field (Master’s Degree is preferred); At least 12 years of experience in design, monitoring, evaluation, and knowledge management for governance or related sector projects. 

Demonstrated experience and familiarity with behavioral surveillance surveys, research methodologies, qualitative and quantitative research methods, data analysis, sampling techniques and establishing M&E systems in developing countries; Experience developing and administering assessments and other tools in early grade reading, early childhood development, school readiness, health/nutrition a plus.
 
The Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Assistant will works closely with the Monitoring and Evaluation Director and is responsible for supporting M&E initiatives for the program. She / he will; ensure accurate and valid data management, undertake data entry, and ensure that essential and ongoing M&E data is properly accounted for. 

The M&E Assistant will also oversee special studies, contribute to study reports, and to regular reporting. She / he will provide direct assistance to build clients’ capabilities in M&E and act as a trainer of other technical assistance providers as needed.  

Qualifications: A Bachelor’s degree in Statistics or a related field with at least three years of experience in monitoring & evaluation. Experience in M&E capacity building for individuals and organizations required. 

Previous M&E experience in a donor funded program desired. Proficiency in evaluation design and development of indicators; designing and conducting small-scale operations research studies; and good working knowledge of descriptive and inferential statistics required.
 
The Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Officer will works closely with the Monitoring and Evaluation Director and is responsible for supporting M&E initiatives for the program. She/ He will develop in coordination with the Director the project’s M&E plan and systems. She / He will submit data for Client portfolio review. 

The M&E Officer will also oversee special studies and be responsible for project and study reports. S/he will provide direct assistance to build clients’ capabilities in M&E and act as a trainer of other technical assistance providers as needed. This is a field based position whose position will be determined.
 
Qualifications: A Bachelor’s degree in Statistics or a related field with at least eight years of experience in monitoring & evaluation. Experience in M&E capacity building for individuals and organizations required. Previous M&E experience on a donor funded program desired. 

Proficiency in evaluation design and development of indicators; designing and conducting small-scale operations research studies; and good working knowledge of descriptive and inferential statistics required. 

Previous supervisory experience required.
 
The Education Assistant will provide support to technical activities such as; materials development, classroom observation, organization of technical workshops, training of data collectors, coaches, and teachers. These include working with RTI technical staff to help implement instructional approaches to be used in the ECD project. 

The Education Assistant will also provide support for TAC tutors and instructional coaches working to implement revised lesson plans as well as assist with activities related to conducting research studies. The Education Assistant will assist the work of the ECD Specialists.  

Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in Education with at least three years of experience working in education sector; Experience with data collection and research studies, especially reading and math related; Experience supervising and training data collectors; Knowledge of Kiswahili and English instruction in Kenya.
 
The Research Assistant will provide support to technical activities such as materials development, organization of technical workshops and training of data collectors, coaches, and teachers. 

These include working with RTI technical staff to help implement instructional approaches to be used on the project. 

The Research Assistant will also provide support for TAC tutors and instructional coaches working to implement revised lesson plans as well as assist with activities related to conducting research studies.

This is a field based position whose actual location will be determined. 

Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in Education with at least three years of experience working in education sector; Experience with data collection and research studies, especially reading and math related; Experience supervising and training data collectors; Knowledge of Kiswahili and English instruction in Kenya.
 
To Apply; please email cover letter and CV to hrapplications@nb.rti.org by August 22, 2014. 

Applicants must include the POSITION TITLE in the subject line of their email. 

Please do not attach copies of certificates. 

We regret that only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.


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