Jobs in USAID Funded Pakistan Reading Project Islamabad 31 October 2017.
The Deputy Chief of Party post vacant in USAID Funded Pakistan Reading Project Islamabad.
Job Title: DCOP Programs
Reports to: Chief of Party (COP)
Location: Islamabad, Pakistan
No. of Positions: 1
Closing Date: September 30, 2017
Link to Apply:
The USAID-funded Pakistan Reading Project (PRP), implemented by the International Rescue
Committee and its partners, Creative-Associates-International, World Learning, and Institute of Rural
Management, is working with the objective to support the provincial and regional departments of
education throughout Pakistan to improve the reading skills of children in grades one and two. The
project aims to achieve this goal through three distinct but interrelated-components that work in
synergy to affect the quality of early grade education: improved-classroom learning-environment for
reading, improved policies and systems for reading, and community-based support for reading in
The Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP-Programs) works under the-leadership of the Chief of Party (COP)
and supports the COP in appropriate-technical and coordination aspects of program.
§ The DCOP will oversee all aspects of project-implementation through direct supervision of its
project components. S/he will lead PRP’s program team, comprising of Technical Directors
(TDs) for Teacher Training, Policy, Supplementary Resource-Development, and Head of Office
§ The DCOP will provide support to the Chief of Party (COP) in representational programmatic,
strategic-development and quality control-duties; and liaise with USAID and government
stakeholders to respond to their informational, data and monitoring-requirements.
§ Support the management and supervision of staff.
§ Assist in the formulation of annual work plans, in cooperation with the Chief of Party, other
project staff, USAID, and the MOE.
§ Develop and deliver reports and written documentation related to technical activities to be
reported to USAID, including weekly, quarterly and annual reports.
§ Master’s degree in education or other relevant-field. Additional experience in similar type of
programs may be considered in lieu of a Master’s degree.
§ At least 12 years of relevant technical experience in program management in developing
countries and specifically in the areas under reading-program-management such as (i) policy
and system reforms for reading; (ii) teacher education reforms (pre-service and in-service) for
reading pedagogy integration; and (iii) early grade-reading learning material development.
§ Demonstrated exemplary diplomatic, management, communication and interpersonal skills to
ensure internal coherence among diverse team members, as well as relations with GOP,
donors and international community
§ Previous experience in Pakistan is highly desired.
§ Fluency in English required.
Local and regional candidates strongly encouraged to apply.
Only finalists will be contacted. No phone calls, please
§ Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.
§ Please view Equal Employment Opportunity Posters provided by OFCCP here.
The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner-discriminate against employees or applicants
because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another
employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of
other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job-functions cannot disclose the pay of
other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation
information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in
furtherance of an investigation proceeding hearing or action including an investigation conducted
by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.