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27 Nov 2018

Education Policy Expert

Job Description

Title:Education Policy Expert

Program Overview:

Chemonics is recruiting for several technical positions for an anticipated $47-49 million USD education program in Somalia. The program will work to increase enrollment in alternative education sites, improve their safety, monitor acquisition of literacy, numeracy and socio-emotional skills amongst the learners who enroll in them, and enhance the capacity of ministries of education at multiple levels.


Chemonics seeks an experienced professional to undertake the role of Education Policy Expert for this anticipated USAID-funded program. The Education Policy expert will provide technical leadership to the overall team and report directly to the DCOP Technical. The Policy expert will be responsible for working with the government, MoE, and other donors to harmonize the assessment system, create policies conducive to accelerated education, and that data flows to the policy committees.

Qualifications & Experience:

Education Policy Expert

  • A master’s degree or higher in education, international education or other relevant area of study.
  • Experience conducting government liaison work in Somalia.
  • At least five years of experience managing activities of similar scope for educational international development assistance programs.
  • Demonstrated leadership skills in working collaboratively with other donors, government institutions, and non-profit organizations.
  • Leadership in local capacity development, including working with local partners on the ground.
  • Fluency in English required (level 4 on the Foreign Service Institute scale); Somali required.

Application Instructions:

APPLY NOW: & complete the full application, including a CV and brief cover letter by December 21, 2018. No phone calls, please. Finalists will be contacted.

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