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The purpose of the Education Support Initiative is to recruit, hire and maintain technical, professional, operational, and support staff that supply services to the United States Agency for International Development’s (USAID) Education Office and education sector. It includes full-time positions as well as short- and medium-term consultants.
USAID/DRC’s Education Office requests an international development candidate with a ‘can-do’ attitude to work independently and alongside dedicated team members and key donor partners on topics that include women’s empowerment and gender programming, literacy and numeracy, and emergency responses. The candidate will engage with roughly four (4) implementing partners, may conduct a limited number of site visits alongside USAID staff to identify solutions to the Administration and mission’s critical challenges. The candidate will help build the Office’s skills and knowledge through two (2) interactive workshops. The ideal candidate should have experience designing interventions that incorporate targeted gender approaches, literacy and numeracy, and/or engagement with private sector and faith-based networks, which the team has already begun.
Tasks & Responsibilities:
Background tasks/implementation review: Review and assess:
- USAID/DRC’s language of instruction work to date
- USAID/DRC’s engagement with civil society organizations and associated grants programs
- Avenues toacceleratethe Global Partnership for Education in DRC, as well as opportunities for USAID to better complement the GPE mission
Activity design: Review opportunities and challenges for:
- Working with high-performing teacher training institutions in Kinshasa, Lubumbashi, and surrounding areas, including on literacy and numeracy
- Identifying an approach to bolster and support girls and women, including future teaching professionals who are in theDiplome + 6(D6) pedagogy track (secondary education only), on a range of professional development topics
- An Inclusive Education Pilot, including
- Leverage existing technical resources and local best practices to support adolescent girls transitioning from primary to secondary school in urban centers, including promulgating the Code of Good Conduct in schools and among community leaders, as well as engaging institutions, leaders and citizens on human rights and SGBV prevention
- esigning a partnership around inclusive education, including with indigenous forest peoples
- Identify innovative ways to support education programming and USAID Administrations priorities
- Identify ways to mobilize private and public sector resources and local partners, including faith-based organizations
- Identify associated evaluation or research needs
Facilitation: Alongside 1-2 USAID staff, including the Director, lead an initial and final internal workshop for USAID and our closest partners to gather feedback and then socialize the final recommendation on the above
- Policy memo (~2 pages) on each subject (teacher training, women empowerment, and inclusive education) with strengths and weaknesses; due within the first 2-3 weeks of consultancy.
- Draft of ~20 page new activity design
- Draft design should include but not limited to:
- Expected Results; Theory of Change; Focus of Activities; Geographic Scope; Target participants;
- Separate results framework; Assumptions; Minimum expected outputs; Illustrative Indicators
- Coordination and Partnerships
- Cross Cutting Principles
- Activity, Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning
- Final version of ~20 page new activity design which incorporates missions feedback; this will be an iterative process, with feedback loops in place
- Strategic recommendations (verbal or PowerPoint) – due within 4-5 weeks of the consultancy
- Two ½ day workshops; workshop dates are to be determined toward the end of the consultancy
*Dexis will determine due dates for all deliverables in consultation with USAID.
Required Experience and Qualifications:
- Must be proficient in both French and English
- Knowledge of current USAID strategic priorities and systems preferred
- Must be available from April 2019-May 2019; 6 weeks in country at Kinshasa, DRC
- Minimum of 10-15 years of experience working in the area of international educational development, ideally some of which overseas
- Minimum of a Master’s degree in international education, education policy and planning, education administration, economics, or related field
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Only those applicants who meet the above criteria will be contacted for interview.
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