Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP) Job in Uganda at RTI International

RTI INTERNATIONAL IS RECRUITING FOR THE FOLLOWING JOB POSITIONS for the USAID/Uganda School Health and Reading Program, a five-year, USAID-funded program that aims to improve early grade reading outcomes for children in primary grades and collaborate with the government of Uganda to develop sustainable health education systems that support national HIV/AIDS prevention efforts.
RTI is an independent organization dedicated to conducting innovative, multidisciplinary research that improves the human condition. With a worldwide staff of more than 4,000 people, RTI offers innovative research and development and a full spectrum of multidisciplinary services. Universities in North Carolina founded RTI in 1958 as a centerpiece of the Research Triangle Park.
Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP) will provide will play an integral role in overseeing financial and administrative activities and providing managerial supervision for all aspects of the program.
S/he will provide guidance and support to financial, administrative and support staff to implement program components, including support for early grade reading and mathematics instruction, teacher training, HIV/AIDS education, district support, and social advocacy initiatives.
The DCOP will interface with both USAID and other counterparts regarding the overall direction of the project in the absence of the COP.  S/he will oversee general office operations, financial management, monitoring and evaluation, communications, and information technology support.
Provide oversight to budgets, grants, operational plans, reporting, and procedural and financial compliance.
The DCOP will establish and maintain cooperative relationships with key stakeholders, including government counterparts. S/he will be accountable for the timely submission of all required contractual deliverables and expected results.
·         Master’s or higher degree education, business administration, or  in a related field; 12 years of experience in education program implementation, early grade learning, teacher professional development and/or district and school management support programs;
·         Demonstrated experience supporting Ministries of Education to improve their education systems, working in the education or human capacity building sector for education management and service delivery;
·         Experience as a senior-level manager of similar education programs; Prior experience and familiarity with donor project management policies, procedures and reporting requirements, particularly USAID.
How to Apply
All positions are expected to be based in Kampala, Uganda and require fluency in English and excellent interpersonal, communication and team work skills. Please email cover letter and CV to  by July 29, 2012. Applicants must include the POSITION TITLE in the subject line of their email. To learn more about RTI and our work in international development, please visit . Only short-listed candidates will be contacted; RTI is proud to be an EEO/AA employer M/F/D/V.
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