Technical Specialist(s)

  • Full Time
  • Kathmandu
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Website World Education

JOB OPPORTUNITY

Technical Specialist(s)

Location: Kathmandu, Nepal

Position Category: Local hire, paid in country

Posting Date: 11/05/2021

Deadline Date: 01/31/2022

Starting Date: 06/30/2022

Description
Founded in 1951, World Education, Inc. (WEI) seeks to improve the lives of marginalized children, families, and communities in over 25 countries across Africa, Asia, the Middle East, and the United States through initiatives that link education to health, economic, social, and civic development. Our programs are implemented hand-in-hand with a network of more than 100 national and local community organizations, as well as host country governments.

World Education currently seeks candidates for a number of roles for an anticipated USAID project in Nepal, based in Kathmandu. The USAID Equity & Inclusion in Education project will support the Government of Nepal in reducing out of school children and improving learning outcomes for marginalized students. It will provide targeted support to municipalities to implement evidence based interventions that are driven by the local context in agreed upon provinces of either Province 2, Sudurpaschim, and/or Karnali. Areas of focus include: decreasing financial barriers to education, increase use of targeted non-formal education, increasing enrollment in early childhood education, increasing relevance of education; improving equitable teaching practices, and supporting schools to implement prioritized minimum enabling conditions. The anticipated duration is 5 years and anticipated budget is $10-$25 million.

This position is subject to project award, funding, and USAID approval. The USAID Equity & Inclusion in Education project is forecasted to start in June 2022, with the solicitation released in March 2022. We encourage candidates to apply early.

Responsibilities
Technical Specialist(s) will lead design, implementation, and capacity building of Government counterparts and implementing partner organizations related to specific core technical areas for the project. The Technical Specialist(s) will have advanced expertise in a particular area and ensure that the project aligns with evidence, international best practice, and best practice for the Nepal context.
Areas of technical expertise include some or all of the following: early childhood education and development; nonformal education and programming for out-of-school children; inclusive early grade learning (ECED to Grade 5); gender and social inclusion, especially related to education and inclusion of children with disabilities.

Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in a related field
  • 6-10 years of related experience, including at least 3 years in a mid-senior or leadership role for technical program design and implementation
  • Demonstrated ability to design, implement, monitor, and train others in technical program areas (e.g. ECED, inclusive education, nonformal education, GESI)
  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate with partners, Government, and other stakeholders
  • Experience leading programming among and with marginalized groups strongly preferred
  • USAID program experience preferred
  • Strong English communication skills (oral and written)
  • Fluency in one or more minority languages of Nepal a plus
  • Candidates from marginalized backgrounds encouraged to apply
  • Eligible to work in Nepal

Salary commensurate with experience.

Interested candidates should submit their resumes and cover letters online by 01/31/2022.

No phone calls please.
Principals only please.

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