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Technical Education Advisor

DevTech Systems, Inc. (DevTech) is an international consulting firm dedicated to development, with 35 years of experience providing advisory services and technical assistance to government, private sector, and civil society stakeholders in more than 100 countries. We are a data driven organization that specializes in informing policy making by delivering focused data-driven evidence-based analysis products and services.  DevTech core practice areas include: Economic and Data analysis, Monitoring and Evaluation, Education and Youth Development, Gender and Inclusive Development, and Public Financial Management.

Overview:

The Technical Education Advisor (TEA) will be responsible for providing technical support to active projects and business development initiatives through driving thought leadership in innovative programming that applies transformative approaches to education, facilitating learning, and monitoring and evaluation. The TEA will liaise with country offices, business development, and lead donor stewardship for specific solicitations.  When applicable, the TEA will provide technical review of work plans, budgets, and regular periodic reports. The TEA will collaborate with the Senior Business Development staff to ensure pipeline priorities are met, and with project lead to ensure project M&E plans and systems are rigorous and appropriate, that contribute to the generation of knowledge, and that learning from these projects is captured and disseminated. The TEA will be knowledgeable of global trends and best practices in education, early grade reading, monitoring and evaluation, and gender integration, and will apply this knowledge by providing input into the design of new initiatives and to the revision of existing approaches, fostering innovation and strengthening overall technical quality.

Specific Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Provide targeted additional technical support, materials adaptation and revisions for an education strategy;
  • Provide guidance and support on BD education related work: client outreach and partnership development, especially for active projects; 
  • Lead technical proposal writing;
  • Provide Input into go / no go decisions on education proposals;
  • Provide specific guidance to early grade reading education programs in Latin America, Asia and Africa.
  • Engage with donors and do outreach in support of country programs
  • Help define approach to teaming / partnering with other organizations;
  • Develop presentations at targeted client events and conferences

Qualifications & Experience Requirements:

  • Masters degree in international education, monitoring and evaluation, is required, PhD in similar areas is preferred
  • Minimum of 10 years of experience in implementing international development education programs with USAID
  • Minimum years of donor experience
  • Proposal development and technical writing experience
  • Familiarity with research/analytical skills
  • Knowledge of education strategies, including formal and non-formal education
  • Strong ability to design, implement and monitor education programs
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a team and/or to facilitate teamwork
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective partnerships and working relationships with donors and other development partners
  • Knowledge of budgeting principles
  • Experience working in developing and/or humanitarian contexts.

NOTE: This job posting should not be construed to imply that the requirements are the exclusive standards of the position nor will it be the sole basis for any subsequent employee evaluations. Incumbents will follow any other instructions and perform any other related duties as may be required by their supervisor.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, or other status protected by applicable law.

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