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Chief of Party - Kenya Primary Education Evaluation and Assessment Program

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Last update: Apr 16, 2024 Last update: Apr 16, 2024


Deadline: May 15, 2024 Deadline for applications has passed
Location: Kenya
Job type:Contract, 12 months +
English English
Work experience:Min 15 years
Date posted: Apr 15, 2024
Expected starting date: Sep 3, 2024


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Education Development Center (EDC) is a global nonprofit that advances lasting solutions to improve education, promote health, and expand economic opportunity. Since 1958, we have been a leader in designing, implementing, and evaluating powerful and innovative programs in more than 80 countries around the world.  

EDC promotes equity and access to high quality education and health services and products that contribute to thriving communities where people from diverse backgrounds learn, live, and work together. We support an inclusive workplace culture that embraces many perspectives and broadens our understanding of the communities we serve, enhancing and enriching our work.   

Job Description

Project Description

The purpose of the Activity is to strengthen accountability and resilience across the Ministry of Education (MOE) and other relevant semi-autonomous government agencies (SAGAs) through improved collection, integration, and use of education data and technology.

Position Description

The Chief of Party (COP) shall be responsible for the overall management and implementation of the project and work together with the designated USAID Contracting Officer’s Representative (COR). The COP shall supervise project implementation and ensure the project meets stated goals and reporting requirements. The COP will take a leadership role in coordination among USAID, key stakeholders, and other implementing partners. The COP position requires political savvy and close coordination with USAID, as the individual will interact with numerous GOK institutions and senior-level national and County government officials.


The candidate for the position of Chief of Party shall have at a minimum the following qualifications:


A master’s degree in education, social sciences, or a relevant field to education programs from an accredited university.

Skills and Experience:

  • At least 15 years of experience in managing teams and implementing education programs in developing countries, preferably in the implementation of a national scale reading program of similar technical complexity.
  • Demonstrated experience in USAID funded programs that include strategic leadership and proven track record in designing, implementing, and managing program activities.
  • Expertise in organizational development, institutional strengthening of government, non-government, and community-based organizations.
  • A proven ability to identify and negotiate partnership opportunities and experience managing sub-partners.
  • Exemplary management, supervision, communication, and interpersonal skills to ensure internal coherence among diverse team members and productive relations with the GOK, donors, and the international community.
  • Ability to write, communicate, and prepare contractual documents and reports clearly in English.


Professionally proficient and fluent in written and spoken English.

Additional Information

Due to the volume of applications submitted, only finalists will be notified.  No phone calls, please.

EDC is committed to enhancing the diversity of its workforce and ensuring an equitable and highly inclusive work environment. EDC is a smoke-free workplace, and offers a supportive work environment, competitive salary, and excellent benefits. Women, minorities, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.