The United States Agency for International Development is seeking a qualified individual for the position of Education Program Specialist.
The Education Program Specialist will be based in the USAID/Liberia Mission in Monrovia. S/he will serve as a member of the USAID Education Team, working to support overall internal operations and to streamline and standardize processes that support more effective portfolio management. The incumbent will also interact regularly with other offices within the USAID Mission, including the Financial Management, Acquisition, and Assistance, Program and Project Development Offices. S/he will accomplish work related to the conceptualization, design, documentation, and management of development assistance projects. S/he will play a key role in data and information management and analysis and in reporting on program budgets, work plans, performance management plans and overall activity performance.
EDUCATION: The position requires a Bachelor’s Degree, Master’s Degree Preferred, in Education, International Development, Public Policy, Knowledge Management, Communications, the social sciences or other relevant field.
PRIOR WORK EXPERIENCE: Three to five (3-5) years of experience in international development, administration, project management, development communications or applied research and evaluation is required, preferably in the field of education.
WHO MAY APPLY:
U.S. Citizens, U.S. Permanent Residents (non-U.S. citizen lawfully admitted for permanent residency) and Third Country Nationals.
HOW TO APPLY:
Interested candidates should submit an application package that includes the following:
1. A clearly typed application letter which briefly summarizes why you believe you are qualified for this position;
2. Completed Optional Application For Federal Employment – Optional Form 612 (available at http://transition.usaid.gov/forms/OF612.pdf), including salary history for the prior three years;
3. Resume or CV that includes the names and contact details of three references that can attest to your work experience and professional qualifications; and
4. Sample (one document) of a previously written report, scope of work, academic article or similar work that demonstrates the candidate’s writing skills.
APPLICATIONS SHOULD BE SUBMITTED TO:
The Education Program Specialist
C/O American Embassy, Service Gate, Benson Street
NOTE: To ensure delivery by the due date it is recommended that applications be sent in an email attachment. Late applications may be considered in USAID’s sole discretion. The award of a contract hereunder is subject to the availability of funds. Applicants should include salary history for the past three years and the names and contact points (telephone/fax numbers, email addresses) for at least two references with knowledge of the applicant's prior work skills).
Last updated: August 01, 2014