Chemonics International seeks candidates for the positions of Education Specialist; Community Mobilization Manager, and Research and Monitoring Specialist for the anticipated $10 to $24 million USAID Morocco Reading for Success – Formal Education Project (RFS-FEP). The project is part of USAID’s Reading for Success initiative. The principal purpose of the project will be to support the Ministry of Education’s efforts in educational reform to improve reading outcomes. The project will focus on producing reading materials, improving teacher instruction, supporting systems, and community-based activities (or engagement) so that learning outcomes at the formal primary school level are realized. We are looking for individuals with education experience and a wide range of education-related competencies who have a passion for making a difference in the lives of people around the world.
Education Specialist: Chemonics seeks individual(s) with experience in at least one of the following areas: Education systems capacity building, education policies, teacher professional development, curricula and material development for early grade reading in Modern Standard Arabic. S/he must have experience and understanding of the Moroccan education system, performance evaluation and assessment mobilizing, and working Moroccan civil society organizations and communities to improve students learning outcomes. Familiarity with USAID tools or other international organizations and methodologies to improve education outcomes preferred. A Master’s degree in education and excellent verbal and written skills in Arabic, French and English are required.
Community Mobilization Manager: Chemonics seeks individual(s) with experience in the education sector and increasing community participation in education initiatives. S/he will work with local organizations and communities to support school-based initiative development and implementation. S/he will also create and coordinate community engagement strategies and campaigns, and utilize appropriate social behavior change communications strategies to promote parents’ engagement to support their children’s education, and gender and disability-inclusive education. The ideal candidate should have a demonstrated ability to establish and maintain collaborative relationships with donors and host country counterparts; at least 3 years’ experience working with schools, local NGOs, and/or other community groups; and a bachelor’s degree in a relevant field. Excellent verbal and written skills in Arabic and French required; English competency preferred
Monitoring and Research Specialist: Chemonics seeks individual(s) to support the project’s research, monitoring, and evaluation component. S/he will assist in developing, designing and implementing the program’s performance monitoring plans, and performance and impact evaluations related to improving reading at the primary grade level. S/he should be knowledgeable of the education sector in Morocco and monitoring and evaluation of international donor funded programs, with experience on education and reading programs preferred. Familiarity and understanding of the Early Grade Reading Assessment (EGRA) preferred. A bachelor’s degree in a relevant field required, advanced degree preferred. S/he should possess strong report writing, analytical, and communication skills. Excellent verbal and written skills in French and Arabic; English skills preferred
To apply, please send your CV and cover letter to [email protected] by March 31, 2016. Please indicate which position you are applying for in the subject line, and include the week you are available to start. CVs are being reviewed on a rolling basis, so candidates are encouraged to apply immediately. Finalists will be contacted. No telephone inquiries, please.