Call for Resumes- USAID Philippines Basic Education Project

RTI International
Manila, The Philippines
Full time Staff

RTI International is requesting expressions of interest from senior project management and technical experts for the anticipated USAID- funded Basic Education Project in the Philippines. This activity will work closely with and support the Philippine Department of Education (DepEd) to improve education outcomes, including improved early grade reading skills of public elementary school students, and basic education and life skills enhanced in vulnerable youth, particularly in Mindanao. Positions are based in Manila. Successful candidates must possess excellent oral and written communication skills in English. Native fluency or proficiency in Filipino and other languages of the Philippines are a plus.

Chief of Party (COP) is responsible for the overall leadership, management, and implementation of the program and will serve as primary liaison to USAID, DepEd and other key education stakeholders. Qualifications: Master’s degree in education or a relevant field (Ph.D. preferred) and 12 years of experience in technical and management roles on education improvement programs.  At least 5 years of experience managing large scale donor-funded education programs in South East Asia, preferably USAID-funded. Experience working in the fields of primary education, early grade reading, curriculum development or teacher professional development preferred. 

Deputy Chief of Party, Operations is responsible for supporting the Chief of Party in the technical and administrative management of the project, serving as Acting COP as needed. Qualifications: Master’s degree in education or a relevant field with 9 years of experience in technical and management roles on education improvement programs. Experience working in the fields of primary education, early grade reading, curriculum development or teacher professional development preferred. 

Early Grade Literacy Advisor is responsible for providing technical oversight and guidance on essential components of the reading program including curriculum design, lesson planning, instructional approach, teacher professional development, materials development and distribution, classroom-level assessment and large scale assessment to develop highly effective activities in these areas.  Qualifications: Master's degree in education with a specialty in early grade reading or PhD preferred. 9 years of experience working in primary education in educational development, with specific experience in primary-level reading programs and instructional materials/curriculum development, teacher training, and literacy improvement.

Youth Life Skills and Workforce Development Lead is responsible for the design, development and implementation of market-driven training and education activities that improve the skills and competencies of at-risk groups, particularly out of school youth and youth living in conflict areas. Qualifications: Master’s degree in business, management, education or relevant field. 10 years of experience in the design and implementation of demand-driven workforce development and TVET initiatives in South East Asia or similar environments.

In addition, we are accepting expressions of interest for additional positions including: 

  • Teacher Training Specialist
  • Curriculum and Materials Development Specialist
  • ICT for Education Learning Specialist
  • Monitoring & Evaluation Specialist
  • Public Private Partnership Development Specialist
  • Finance and Administration Manager

Individuals are invited to submit a curriculum vitae (CV) with current contact information and details of relevant experience to internationaledu@rti.org. Please indicate interest in specific technical opportunities. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Closing date: 
15th October 2017