Chief of Party - Gender Equity in Education
Winrock International
Location: Juba, Southern Sudan
Last Date: June 30, 2008

Chief of Party – Southern Sudan

Winrock International is recruiting applicants for the position of Chief of Party (COP) for an on-going girls’ education and gender equity program in Sudan. See below for the description of duties and responsibilities. Sudan is an unaccompanied post (no dependents allowed) with challenging living conditions. The position start date will be between October and December 2008, depending on availability of the selected candidate.


Winrock International is a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the lives of underprivileged men, women, and youth around the world. Our experience includes training women and youth in job skills, granting educational scholarships, and building the capacity of local organizations and individuals to address issues such as poverty, unemployment, child labor, trafficking, and social/gender inequalities. By linking local individuals and communities with new ideas and technology, Winrock is increasing long-term productivity, equity, and responsible resource management to benefit the poor and disadvantaged of the world. Please read more at

Applicants must have significant overseas working experience, preferably in Africa, and a minimum of 5 years’ experience managing or supporting USAID funded programs.

Interested persons should submit a cover letter and resume to Cindy Martin at Please write Chief of Party – Sudan Gender & Education in the Subject Line

Thank you for your interest. Only short-listed applicants will be contacted.


LOCATION: Juba, Sudan

POSITION TITLE: Chief of Party

REPORTS TO: Group Vice President


The Chief of Party manages a project in South Sudan for Winrock Empowerment & Civic Engagement unit. The COP is responsible for implementing a high quality, results-oriented education program that provides scholarships, learning opportunities, and supports for secondary school-aged girls (and some boys), assists women to enter the teaching profession, and pursues gender equity in the education system in South Sudan. As such, he/she must have strong and salient experience in the education sector, preferably in a post-conflict context.

This position requires experience and specialization in at least one of the following areas: girls’ secondary education, gender equity, education policy coordination & support, mentoring and community mobilization, non-formal education, HIV/AIDS awareness for young people, adult literacy, teacher recruitment & training, and monitoring and evaluation (of education programs). Significant USAID project management experience and leadership is required.


•Manage a program providing girls’ scholarships & mentoring, gender-sensitive school improvements, and recruitment and training of women in the teaching profession, with responsibilities to include: (a) develop and oversee program’s annual planning and timely, high quality implementation of activities and deliverables; (b) coordinate closely with the Ministry of Education, local stakeholders, and USAID partner; (c) oversee monitoring and evaluation of project implementation and deliverables; and (d) report lessons learned and best practices related to gender equity in education.

•Oversee project budget and ensure that all financial activity is carried out in accordance with annual budget allocations, Winrock policy, and donor guidelines.

•With support from field and home office staff, prepare and submit timely and accurate program, financial, and procurement reports to donor and Winrock.

•Maintain close communication with USAID.

•Provide technical assistance, support, and mentoring to national, regional, and county government education officials and local partner NGOs.

•Manage a team of about 10 local project staff, and annually evaluate their performance.

•Represent the project and Winrock to donor agencies, local and national government entities, the media, local NGOs and the local business community.

•Collaborate closely with home office coordinator on all aspects of implementation.

•Other duties as assigned.



Advanced degree or equivalent professional experience in international development and education.

Preferred: Certification, training or experience in monitoring and evaluation and in gender equity.

Technical: Applicants must have significant field-based experience implementing education programs, with a focus on gender issues in education preferred.

Management Experience:

Minimum five years’ experience managing or supporting USAID funded programs. Experience managing international projects valued at $4 million or more. Experience managing and implementing complex, multi-activity programming, on time and on budget. Experience in budget design and budget management. Experience supervising diverse teams of local and expatriate employees. Experience in strategic planning. Experience in designing and implementing (or overseeing) monitoring and evaluation systems. Good track record working with and/or partnering with a variety of individuals and organizations, including senior U.S. and host country government officials, international agencies and donor organizations.


Knowledge or understanding of social, economic and political context governing gender and education issues in developing and/or post-conflict countries.

Native English language skills.

Knowledge of USAID regulations, policies and procedures or those of an equivalently complex international government funding organization.

Readiness to live and work in the challenging environment of Southern Sudan.

Demonstrated effective interpersonal skills, creative problem solving, and ethical management skills.

Excellent written and oral communication skills.

Computer literate in word processing, spreadsheet and presentation software (Microsoft).


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