Chief of Party - International Research and Exchanges Board, Timor Leste

Closing date:  06 Jan 2012

Position: Chief of Party, (Timor-Leste Program) Location: Timor-Leste Reports To: Chief of Party Division: Education Programs Division

ABOUT IREX IREX is an international nonprofit organization providing thought leadership and innovative programs to promote positive lasting change globally. We enable local individuals and institutions to build key elements of a vibrant society: quality education, independent media, and strong communities. To strengthen these sectors, our program activities also include conflict resolution, technology for development, women and youth.
Founded in 1968, IREX has an annual portfolio of over $60 million and a staff of over 500 professionals worldwide. IREX employs field-tested methods and innovative uses of technologies to develop practical and locally-driven solutions with our partners in more than 100 countries.

SUMMARY OF POSITION IREX is currently seeking a Chief of Party for an anticipated Development Scholarships and Higher Education Program (DSHEP) in Timor-Leste. This program is being solicited by USAID for a period of four (4) years. The Chief of Party will maintain overall responsibility for meeting program objectives while being based in Timor-Leste. This position is contingent on funding.

Individuals should be able to demonstrate experience in implementing and managing higher education and/or scholarship programs, and have a proven track record of providing expertise through training, mentoring, analysis or on-site consulting.

SUMMARY OF RESPONSIBILITIES: • Provide vision and strategic direction for the program • Develop and implement a plan of activities to meet program objectives • Develop and maintain effective partnerships with universities and other organizations • Serve as primary liaison with donor • Manage and mentor project staff • Oversee project budgeting and ensure budget discipline • Oversee monitoring, evaluation and reporting on program activities

SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS: • Minimum 10 years professional experience in international education development preferred • Demonstrated ability to design and deliver effective scholarship programs • Regional field experience strongly preferred • Experience managing donor-funded activities required • Demonstrated ability to lead and develop staff, manage budgets and plan strategically and creatively to meet specified objectives • Strong representational and organizational skills required • Ability to communicate professionally and provide written reporting in English required; knowledge of additional languages preferred

How to apply: 
To Apply Go  and click on Current Openings. Then click on the corresponding position and apply through our website. Please supply a resume and a cover letter with your application. NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE/EOE