RTI is recruiting candidates for an anticipated USAID-funded program in Rwanda
Applications are being accepted for an anticipated USAID-funded Schools and Systems Activity in Rwanda. Positions are based in Kigali, Rwanda. Excellent written and spoken English is required for all positions outlined below.
Chief of Party: Responsible for the overall implementation of the project by ensuring integration of project activities through: 1) the annual work plan and budgeting process; 2) creating/maintaining an effective project management team; 3) overseeing an effective monitoring and evaluation system. Qualifications: Master’s degree in international development, education, public administration or related field. Minimum of 12 years of experience in similar education intervention activities, and experience managing complex international donor-funded development activities in challenging environments. Demonstrated leadership, effective organizational development, partnership-building, managerial, team-building and communication skills. Proven ability to coordinate with government stakeholders, as well as non-governmental organizations.
Deputy Chief of Party, Technical: Responsible for supporting the Chief of Party in management of staff, capacity building and stakeholder engagement. Coordinate the development, implementation and reporting on detailed management plans that may include implementation plans, deliverable tracking, etc., in assigned area of responsibility. Qualifications: Master’s degree (preferred) in education, social sciences or related field preferred, with a minimum of 9 years of relevant experience in the field of capacity development and/or institutional strengthening required.
Early Grade Reading Technical Director: Responsible for management, oversight and direction of the reading program. Responsibilities include providing technical direction towards reading policy, coordinating all training, advising on teaching methodologies, leading the technical dialogue on reading with national and sub-national government levels, managing the reading team. Qualifications: PhD (preferred) in education with a focus on reading competencies and outcomes. Minimum of 9 years of demonstrated track record of working in area of reading.
Senior Director of Operations and Finance: Responsible for senior level financial and administrative, operational, and HR functions for the project, including compliance and reporting requirements. Will coordinate and consolidate the projection of monthly, quarterly, and annual expenditures, and prepare pipeline estimates for the project. Qualifications: Master’s degree in business administration, accounting, or other relevant field, with 6 years of experience or a bachelor’s degree and 9 years of experience. Prior experience overseeing finances for a USAID-funded project of a similar size and complexity required. Proficiency with QuickBooks and fluency in English required.
Monitoring and Evaluation Director: Responsible for establishing and managing the project’s overall M&E system, tracking all progress made towards meeting program/contract results, indicators, and targets, including impacts on access, retention, reading outcomes, community engagement, gender, and disability-inclusive measures, ensuring that they are being consistently and systematically tracked and reported. Qualifications: Master’s degree with 6 years of experience in M&E on donor-funded projects with demonstrated supervisory experience . Fluency in English and data management and analysis tools (such as Stata, SPSS, DevResults) required.
Policy Advisor: Responsible for supporting the program’s approach to building institutional capacity at the various levels of the basic education system to effectively implement and manage improved instruction in the early grades. The Policy Coordinator will provide technical guidance and advice to the project management team, GoR, as well as to USAID. S/he will support activities to build necessary capacity across all levels of GoR to use data to inform decision-making and improve implementation of early grade instruction. S/he will also oversee the project team focused on mobilizing provincial-level officials and Local Government Authorities, the private sector, and parents and communities to support and sustain the improvements in early grade instruction that the project will introduce. Qualifications: Master’s degree (preferred) in education, social sciences or related field preferred, with a minimum of 6 years of relevant experience experience in working with Rwandan government/basic education system and good knowledge of provincial-level stakeholders in basic education.
In addition, we are looking for Technical and Operational Experts with a minimum of 5 years of experience in the following areas:
- Teacher Training and Teacher Continuous Professional Development
- Systems Strengthening
- School Leadership
- Community Engagement
- Curriculum and Materials Development
- Inclusive Education
- Early Childhood Development