FHI 360 Chief of Party Jobs in Rwanda

FHI 360 Chief of Party Jobs in Rwanda


  • We are currently seeking qualified candidates for the position of Chief of Party for an upcoming USAID-funded opportunity in Rwanda entitled the Schools and Systems Activity: LEARN. This position will be based in Rwanda – in Kigali or field offices in the project’s target states – and is contingent upon award. 

    Project Description

  • The anticipated Rwanda Schools and Systems Activity: LEARN will strengthen the education system to enable all pre-primary and lower primary school and classroom environments to be of high quality, inclusive, and focused on learning of foundational reading skills. Specifically, the anticipated five-year activity will improve learning outcomes by focusing on increasing Kinyarwanda literacy skills of boys and girls through primary 3 (P3) through four intermediate results:

  • Pre-primary education system enhanced to develop, promote and improve emergent literacy,

  • Lower primary reading classroom instruction improved,

  • School environments improved for increased lower primary reading outcomes, and

  • Education systems management strengthened for improved literacy outcomes. The Schools and Systems Activity will include a focus on learning for children with disabilities to ensure project approaches reach all children.

    Position Description

  • The Chief of Party is responsible for the overall implementation and oversight of the project, including: managing the annual work plan and budgeting process; creating/maintaining an effective project management team; overseeing an effective monitoring and evaluation system; and coordinating activities and sub-grantees to achieve results. This individual will be the primary liaison with the funder (USAID), key stakeholders, and other implementing partners.

  • Her/his primary responsibilities are to provide overall leadership, management oversight, and technical direction for the program, ensuring
    an integrated vision across components and actors, with a focus on achieving the results defined in the contract.

  • The Chief of Party will be expected to identify issues and risks related to program implementation in a timely manner and suggest appropriate program adjustments.

  • S/he will supervise activity implementation and ensure activities meet stated goals and reporting requirements.

  • The Chief of Party will have demonstrated ability to work in complex environments, across different cultures, and manage diverse teams to deliver impact within agreed timelines.

    Required Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in education, public administration, international development, or related field from an accredited university; Ph.D. or Ed.D. is highly preferred.

  • Minimum 12 years of experience in similar education intervention activities, and experience managing complex international donor-funded development activities in challenging environments.

  • Strong knowledge of, and commitment to, gender and social equity issues in education.

  • Relevant management, supervisory, technical experience working with programs that are of a similar scope and scale to this program.

  • Demonstrated leadership, effective organizational development, partnership-building, managerial, teambuilding and communication skills.

  • Demonstrated ability to work in complex environments, across different cultures, and manage diverse teams to deliver impact within agreed timelines across a broad geographic area.

  • Proven ability to coordinate with government stakeholders, as well as non-governmental organizations.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of United States Government rules, regulations, policies, and procedures as they relate to project and program compliance and reporting.

  • Experience in the education sector in Rwanda or the region strongly preferred.

  • Fluency in English required; fluency in French preferred.

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; FHI 360 Chief of Party Jobs in Rwanda

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