Overview

POSITION: INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGY SPECIALIST

Chemonics International Inc, a U.S. based international development consulting firm, seeks the following long-term positions for the USAID Next Generation Early Grade Reading Activity (NextGen) in Malawi.

The $75 million activity aims to solidify and build on the contributions made to date as part of the implementation of Malawi’s National Reading Program (NRP) towards improving the delivery of high-quality early primary reading instruction in all Malawian primary schools.

We are seeking individuals who have a passion for making a difference in the lives of people around the world.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

To apply for any of the below positions, please submit a CV and application through this link:

https://app.smartsheet.com/b/form/beab4106c87f4fcbb9835c9ed356779a and select your position of interest on the form.

Please submit your application as soon as possible, as candidates wilt be contacted on a rolling basis.

This application will close on Friday, June 24th, 2022.

No telephone inquiries, please. Finalists will be contacted.

Chemonics is an equal opportunities employer and does not discriminate in its selection and employment practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, or other non-merit factors.

We are currently seeking qualified professionals for the following posts:

Information and Communications Technology Specialist

Chemonics International Inc, a U.S. based international development consulting firm, seeks an Information and Communications Technology Specialist for the USAID Next Generation Early Grade Reading Activity (NextGen) in Malawi. The $75 million activity aims to solidify and build on the contributions made to date as part of the implementation of Malawi’s National Reading Program (NRP) towards improving the delivery of high-quality early primary reading instruction in all Malawian primary schools.

We are seeking individuals who have a passion for making a difference in the lives of Malawi’s lower primary students.

This is a long-term position that will be based in Lilongwe, Malawi.

RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:

  • Contributes to the design of software platforms to be used for teacher observation and the collection of other education-related data
  • Leads the development of practical user manuals for the platform and associated ICT tools.
  • Supports planning of the rollout of tools for collecting education-related data
  • Develops training materials and support training delivery to build government education officials (district education managers, primary education advisors, etc.) capacity to use ICT tools
  • Support development of job aids and on-demand training to use ICT tools for education counterparts to use when they are new at their jobs. Assesses ICT infrastructure  needs,  formulating and directing ICT strategies, policies, and plans.
  • Provides guidance and technical assistance to the divisional ICT officers and liaises with activity stakeholders, including but not limited to private sector actors, NGOs, CSOs, government counterparts in support of ICT related interventions.
  • Contributes to project deliverables, including annual work planning; monthly, quarterly, and annual progress reports; monitoring, evaluation, and learning plan; and other relevant technical deliverables

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s degree in ICT, computer science, communications, or relevant area
  • At least five years’ relevant professional experience
  • Strong analytical skills, including experience using statistical software and data visualization applications preferred
  • Advanced level of written and oral communications skills
  • Proven experience building relationships and facilitating learning about how to improve project work preferred.
  • Experience with a USAID-funded project highly preferred
  • Demonstrated leadership, versatility, and integrity
  • Written and spoken proficiency in English and Chichewa required.