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Chief of Party

Job Profile

Mott MacDonald is seeking applicants for the role of Chief of Party for the anticipated five-year Bangladesh Shekhar Jonno Pori (“Read to Learn”) activity. The primary purpose of the activity is to provide direct technical assistance to the Bangladeshi government and its sector-wide Fourth Primary Education Development Program (PEDP4), schools, and teachers to improve early grade reading outcomes.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate, and take positive steps to create an inclusive culture.

Job Description

The Chief of Party will be responsible for management, technical leadership, administrative oversight, and overall coordination of the activity. S/he will serve as principal institutional liaison with USAID and key stakeholders. S/he will manage staff and ensure the program meets stated goals and reporting requirements, as well as ensure the quality, timeliness, and efficiency of all products and activities generated under the program.

Candidate Specification

  • Master’s degree in education, international development, or a relevant field is required; PhD preferred
  • At least 10 years of managerial experience of education programs with a demonstrated track record leading large, complex programs to successful outcomes
  • Previous experience as a Chief of Party, preferably under a USAID-funded project
  • Knowledge of teacher professional development systems, reading education, and communication engagement preferred.
  • Extensive experience with stakeholder engagement, including international donors and local government, and the ability to develop partnerships with local government, private sector, and the wider international community
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Familiarity with USAID tools and methodologies to improve education outcomes
  • Knowledge of the education sector in Bangladesh or South Asia preferred.
  • Fluency in written and spoken English required; proficiency in Bengali strongly preferred
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