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The USAID Let’s Read Project is a 5-year, $48.9 million project in the five target provinces of Eastern, Muchinga, Southern, Northwestern and Western Zambia that works to improve reading outcomes for approximately 1.4 million children attending pre-primary (kindergarten/ECE) through to Grades 3 and provide professional development for teachers to support reading interventions in Zambian public and community schools.
The Provincial Manager (PM) will be based in Solwezi, Northwestern Province (no relocation allowances are provided for this position), and be responsible for ensuring effective implementation of all technical components of the project at the provincial level), establishing strong relationships with provincial education and other relevant stakeholders, and working closely with District Resource Center Coordinators (DRCCs), Zonal Inset Coordinators (ZICs), and Head Teachers to ensure coaching of teachers around literacy, and with Provincial Education Officer (PEO) office staff in support of the same.
Essential functions include, but are not limited to the following:
Reporting and Organizational Relationships:
The Provincial Manager reports to the Deputy Chief of Party for Implementation.
The candidate for the position of Provincial Manager shall have at a minimum the following qualifications:
Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent experience) in education or related field.
Skills and Experience:
Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of (and proficiency in) Bantu languages highly preferred.
Due to the volume of applications submitted, only finalists will be notified. No phone calls, please.
Applications submitted without a resume will not be considered.