Deputy Chief of Party Programs Job in Nairobi Kenya

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RTI International is seeking qualified candidates for the TUSOME USAID funded education project aimed at improving early grade reading nationwide in Kenya.

 Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP) Programs
Supervisor: Chief of Party
Location: Nairobi, 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 DCOP Programs is responsible for overseeing, supervising and guiding the technical aspects of the TUSOME Early Grade Reading national project. 

She / he will support the Chief of Party (COP) in leading and coordinating the county level programme implementation. As a member of the Senior Management Team

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

The position 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.

  • At least a Master’s degree with 12 years of relevant professional engagement in the education sector. 
  • The candidate should have proven management and actual experience in the implementation of large education projects. 
  • S/he will have experience managing large-scale projects of US $10 million or more with geographically dispersed teams.
  • Experience in planning, management, USAID technical program implementation procedures and reporting requirements is required. 
  • Fluency in both written and spoken English required.
How to Apply: RTI invites eligible candidates for the positions to indicate their interest in the position no later than March 27, 2015. 

Applications should consist of a letter with clearly specified position for which the candidate is applying, detailed curriculum vitae, and 3 professional references, including your professional relationship with that person. 

Please do not attach copies of academic certificates and testimonial. 

Applications must be submitted via the Internet to the following address 

We regret that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. 

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