CAMRIS Job Vacancy: Deputy Chief of Party - Education Emergency Support Activity, United States

This proposal position is contingent on funding. Background: CAMRIS International (CAMRIS) is a growing international development and ... thumbnail 1 summary
This proposal position is contingent on funding.

CAMRIS International (CAMRIS) is a growing international development and research firm with experience working in more than 80 countries. We combine our proven systems with today''''s most effective, evidence-based best practices to improve the lives of people around the world. CAMRIS applies a customized, customer-centric, cost-effective business approach to offer greater value to our clients and challenge the way things have always been done in our field. Our clients include US government agencies, other bilateral and multilateral donors, and private corporations.

CAMRIS'''' core practice areas include Global Health, Agriculture and Food Security, Economic Development, Education, Environment, Humanitarian Assistance, Democracy and Governance, and Medical Research. Cross cutting service areas include Capacity Building, Institutional Support, Monitoring and Evaluation, and Project Implementation.

Job Summary: The Deputy Chief of Party will support the COP in all technical and administrative aspects of the project and will coordinate program activities among a diverse group of stakeholders and beneficiaries, including students, parents, teachers, school officials, Central and State Ministries of Education and USAID personnel. The DCOP in coordination with the COP will ensure timely project implementation and technical reliability, monitor project activities, manage project staff and subsidiaries at the various project sites, and ensure quality.
  • This individual will work to provide technical assistance to USAID, and a broader Community of Practice, on issues related to improving the impact, scale and sustainability of education programs in conflict and crisis. 
  • The Specialist will work collaboratively with the CAMRIS EESA team, Community of Practice members and other, global, working groups as applicable to improve the technical rigor of research and other activities in the field of education in conflict/crisis.
  • The Education in Conflict and Crisis Specialist should have experience in program assessment, design, conflict sensitive programming, psychosocial well-being, teacher development in fragile contexts, disaster risk reduction as well as an understanding of cross-cutting issues related to education in conflict and crisis.
  • The Specialist will provide oversight for related events, training and communications. S/he should also have an understanding of education policy and management issues related to the scale and sustainability of programs in fragile contexts.
  • She/he must be experienced in working in a collaborative environment involving multiple parties in a range of organizations. Candidates speaking French, in addition to English preferred.
  • Master''''s degree in Education or related field preferred
  • 7-10+ years'''' experience in education programs in conflict and crisis, including a minimum of 5 years'''' experience in a leadership role in education programs in conflict and crisis-affected environments. 
  • Must domenstrate esstablished relationships with networks, research/academic institutions, and implementing organizations in the field of education in conflict and crisis 
  • Must have specific technical expertise relevant to the projects, programs and operations with outstanding leadership skills; excellent analytical skills and aptitude for details 
  • Must have the capacity to work in difficult conditions and function well under pressure 
  • Extensive international experience and experience in a developing country required
  • Proficiency in English required; French, preferred.
Closing Date: 13 Feb 2016
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