Chief of Party
American Institutes for Research
Location: Jordan
Last Date: April 20, 2008

Chief of Party – Jordan
American Institutes for Research

The American Institutes for Research (AIR) is one of the largest behavioral and social science research organizations in the world. AIR’s International Development Program seeks to enhance the capacity of developing countries to improve their quality of life through education and social development. We have worked in collaboration with local partners in more than 80 countries over the past three decades. In partnership with others, we seek to: ensure children’s equitable access to all levels of education; improve the quality and relevance of education; and empower individuals, communities, and institutions as agents of social and behavioral change. Headquartered in Washington, DC, AIR is recruiting candidates for the position of Chief of Party for an upcoming USAID basic education project in Jordan.

The Chief of Party (COP) will provide the vision, technical leadership and management oversight for the project in addition to the supervision, administration, and implementation of the contract in the field. This individual will establish and maintain systems for project operations, ensure that all contractual deadlines are met and targets are achieved, maintain working relationships with project stakeholders and partners, and oversee the preparation and submission of periodic progress and financial reports. The COP will deal with partner organizations and coordinate with USAID and other donors in all aspects of project planning, monitoring, and execution.
Required Qualifications

• Ph.D. level degree in international education or related field; MA/MS with relevant experience may be considered.
• Experience in two or more of the following: Teacher Training, Curriculum Development, E-Learning, Vocational Education, School Administration, Community Development outreach, and Development of public-private sector linkages
• 8-10 years previous successful experience managing and providing technical, administrative and financial guidance as either a chief of party or similar senior level position on international education projects; experience in strategic planning, managing and directing a large staff and multiple sub-contractors on complex projects; experience managing a national intervention with a large budget; excellent oral and written communication skills and strong interpersonal skills are required.

Desired Qualifications
• Experience working with USAID as well as knowledge of USAID regulations.
• Proficiency in Arabic.

To apply, please go to and reference job number 5420. EOE.


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