Vacant Position Advertisement: USAID/Mali Education Project Management Specialist
GRADE LEVEL: FSN-10 FCFA 17,481,649 TO FCFA 27,096,565 equivalent to FSN-10. The incumbent will be compensated in accordance with the U.S. Mission Mali’s Local Compensation Plan (LCP). Final compensation will be negotiated within the listed market value.
REF No.: 72068819R10002
The Project Management Specialist will provide technical assistance to USAID/Mali’s basic education team, contributing to the designing of a project which focuses first on improving reading skills for primary school students in Mali, and secondly on improving equitable access to quality education for marginalized children and children in crisis and conflict areas. The Project Management Specialist will help his/her education colleagues in all analytic works related to the design of this new project which will lead to the development of new activities to be implemented through contracts or cooperative agreements, focused on the goal to “Expand Access to Quality Basic Education, with an emphasis on reinforcing lifelong literacy in Mali.” Responsibilities will involve working together with education team colleagues to design, implement, and monitor a portfolio of contracts and grants that support the Ministry of Education and t and Vocational Training (MEFP). It is expected that the successful execution of the responsibilities of this position will lead to a positive impact on the national education system in Mali.
Applicants MUST meet the minimum qualifications below:
A. All Malian Citizens and Local Residents with valid work permit at the time of application.
B. Education: A bachelor degree in Education Sciences, Teaching, Sociology, Social Sciences or Public Administration is required.
C. Prior Work Experience: A minimum of five years of progressively more responsible experience managing and implementing development programs. Knowledge of Mali’s education sector reforms (PRODEC and Plan Intérimaire) is required.
D. Language Proficiency: Fluent French and English (Level 4) are required. S/he must be capable of drafting error-free routine correspondence and translations in English and French.
E. Job Knowledge: Knowledge of international education issues, as well as trends in Mali and West Africa; Knowledge of the Malian basic education system, its evolution and the challenges and issues involved in achieving reform as proposed under PRODEC and the Education Sector Investment; Program (PISE) and the second generation of PRODEC and its PAPB; Sound knowledge of education in crisis and conflict and accelerated learning programs; Management of education in decentralized mode; Knowledge of inclusive education (schooling of children with disabilities); Knowledge of education program management, monitoring and evaluation; Some technical knowledge of national education policies, education system planning and management, decentralization, pre-service and in-service teacher training, student instruction and assessment, girls’ education, commune/community participation in education, and conflict and gender sensitive education activities and school improvement planning.
F. Skills and Abilities: Ability to analyze education sector issues based on reading, discussion and observation in order to provide prompt and succinct written and oral recommendations, options and strategies with gender lenses; Ability to engage in discussion and policy dialogue with high-level government and donor stakeholders; Ability to assume administrative, technical, and financial management responsibility for large-scale technical programs; Ability to provide technical guidance and management oversight to implementing partners in a constructive, team-oriented manner; Ability to dealing with various program implementation issues simultaneously while meeting deadlines; Ability to supervise and/or mentor team members in program management; Ability to take initiative, identify objectives and priorities, and manage time effectively to achieve results while working in a team context; Ability to assess new opportunities for intervention; Ability to conduct program design, monitoring, and reporting; Ability to monitor training programs for validity and efficiency; Ability to represent USAID and conduct meetings with various partners and beneficiaries; Ability to prepare documents, budgets, and reports using MS Office software (Word, EXCEL, and PowerPoint) and present to them to audiences.
Full Statement of duties and the qualification requirements are available on https://www.usaid.gov/mali/work-with-us/careers
All cv/resume and cover letter must be in English; otherwise application package will be considered as incomplete and will be rejected. Only pre-selected candidates will be contacted.
Interested candidates for this position must submit the following required documents:
1. A cover letter of not more than two (2) pages describing how the incumbent’s skills and experience fit the requirements of subject position.
2. A resume or curriculum vitae (CV) relevant to the position.
3. Copy of Diplômas, degrees, certificates, recommendation letters, etc.
4. Three (3) to five (5) professional references with complete contact information including email addresses and telephone numbers. References should have knowledge of the candidate’s ability to perform the duties set forth in the application and must not be family members or relatives.
5. Full mailing address with telephone, facsimile numbers and email address and should retain for their records copies of all enclosures that accompany their submissions.
Indicate the Vacancy Reference Number: 72068819R10002 in the subject line of your email. If this is not properly indicated your submission would NOT be retrieved.
Email Human Resources Management Section: firstname.lastname@example.org with the above reference in the subject line of your email.
CLOSING DATE FOR THIS POSITION IS: JUNE 21, 2019