Thursday, June 18, 2009

Vacancy - USAID : Deputy Provincial Coordinator (Banda Aceh)

USAID’s Decentralized Basic Education, Teaching and Learning (DBE 2) Program seeks to improve the quality of teaching and learning in Indonesia’s public and private sector primary schools. DBE is based on successful aspects of existing efforts to improve educational quality and seeks to leverage these efforts by focusing more on teacher training and the learning environment. An intricate combination of teacher training, school-based management, classroom materials development, civic education and service learning, early childhood education, university partnerships and ICT strategies will be implemented to strengthen Indonesia’s primary education system, ensuring that Indonesian youth have the knowledge necessary to compete in the global economy.

Deputy Provincial Coordinator: Aceh

The Deputy Provincial Coordinator (DPC), will report to both the Provincial Coordinator (PC) and the DBE 2 Chief of Party (COP), will be tasked with the operational oversight of the roll-out of DBE 2 expansion and outreach activities in eighteen districts in Aceh. The DPC will also support operational activities across the five districts current project implementation. The DPC will be tasked with managing operational staff, including procurement and administration personnel. The DPC will be based in Banda Aceh and spend a significant amount of time traveling throughout the province to supervise staff and oversee expansion implementation.

Job Responsibilities

The DCP will assist the PC to implement the DBE 2 teaching and learning program in the following ways:
• Under direct supervision of the PC and COP, oversee the operations and logistics supporting targeted DBE 2 programs and activities in the expansion districts. Activities to be implemented in the nine Expansion Phase 1 districts include:
o Selection and training of DBE 2 field staff (District Learning Coordinators and Master Teacher Trainers)
o Delivery of university accredited teacher training package (Mathematics)
o Implementation of DBE 2 Interactive Audio Instruction kindergarten program
o School-based mentoring and follow-up
• Together with the PC, oversee logistical, contractual, procurement and grants related matters and administrative oversight for the project
• Oversee contracts, subcontracts and related activities to ensure that they are executed according to the established guidelines and regulations
• Ensure procurement, logistics and property are managed and administrated in accordance with projects policies, rules and regulations
• Manage contracts, procurement, grants and the administrative functions of the project
• Manage administrative staff to ensure that the implementation activities are accurate, timely and in accordance with USAID regulations and EDC policies and procedures
• Assist with the preparation of project reports and documents
• Assist in hiring and training of local staff
• Working in collaboration with the M&E Coordinator, oversee monitoring and evaluation activities focusing on program expansion
• With PC, facilitate organization of provincial best practices workshop including representatives from all districts in Aceh
• Serve as Acting Provincial Coordinator when required
• Perform other tasks as needed

Job Qualifications

• Five-ten years of experience in international development and project management
• Three-five years experience in the field of basic education, preferably in a management role
• Previous work experience in Aceh highly preferred
• Master’s degree in Education or a related field
• English fluency and Bahasa Indonesia proficiency required


• Demonstrated knowledge of Indonesian educational system, especially basic education
• Demonstrated organizational and logistical abilities. Must be able to plan, organize, and use time effectively in a fast-paced environment
• Ability to lead teams, and ability and desire to work effectively both as a team member and individually
• Self-motivated, ability to take initiative
• Computer literate, including Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint

Send a CV and cover letter to our email address: DBE2Indonesia@
Please keep attachments small. All applications due before 10 July 2009
Only short listed candidates will be interviewed
The recruitment process regardless of race, ethnic origin, gender, disability and religious beliefs

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