Overview

POSITION: LOCAL GOVERNANCE AND EDUCATION LIAISON

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:

Local Governance and Education Liaison

Chemonics International Inc, a U.S. based international development consulting firm, seeks a Local Governance and Education Liaison 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 Zomba, Malawi.

RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:

  • Liaise and coordinate with other regional team members to ensure regional and departmental coordination of NextGen activities
  • Build and maintain strong relationships with local traditional leaders, local authorities, teachers, and other key actors and stakeholders to ensure the realization of activities in addition to communication aspects
  • Develop and provide presentations to a range of stakeholders using appropriate tools
  • Assist in the collection of monitoring data related to parent and community involvement in early grade reading delivery
  • Represent NextGen in meetings and events at the regional and district level.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s degree in education, community development, communications, public policy or related field.
  • At least 5 years’ experience managing field teams and interacting with local level government including district and school education management personnel.
  • A sound understanding of the education sector in Malawi.
  • Demonstrated capacity to function as a successful community activist and a solid understanding of approaches to community mobilization, preferably around education matters.
  • Access to a network of stakeholders and the demonstrated ability to build networks and alliances with a range of stakeholders.
  • Demonstrated understanding of social equity considerations including integration of gender and disability and socio-economic sensitivity or willingness to participate in training.
  • Willingness to travel frequently throughout Malawi.
  • Demonstrated leadership, versatility, and integrity
  • Proven experience building relationships and facilitating learning about how to improve project work preferred.
  • Written and spoken proficiency in English and Chichewa.