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Project Director, UUTI Activity - Suva, Fiji

About American Councils for International Education

The world’s most successful institutions and determined nations work with American Councils for International Education through cultural exchange, language training, and professional development. Since 1974, our educational portfolio has grown to include 148 countries important to national security, prosperity, and peace. Our programs are backed by thorough research to ensure their quality and integrity. Our participants represent a spectrum of learners, from high school through the postdoctoral and professional level. To date, we have built a community of more than 100,000 alumni, including national leaders, ministers, members of parliament, ambassadors, and CEOs.

Duties

Provide overall leadership, management, and technical direction for the in-country (Fiji/Kiribati) components of the project while ensuring an integrated vision and strategy among different components and actors;

Work jointly with MCC and American Councils’ D.C.-based staff to develop and implement project strategies;

Oversee administration of the project and fiscal management to ensure all activities and expenditures comply with both American Councils and MCC policies;

Manage a team of local and international staff; lead the preparation of strategic plans, work plans and budgets, and staffing plans;

Provide D.C. office with finance reports monthly, and budgets every six months; monitor all outgoing and incoming funds;

Support Technical Lead in implementation of Fiji camps and teacher training as needed;

Develop and implement Pre-Departure Orientations and facilitate visa interviews and processing for students traveling to U.S. for camps and academic year;

Oversee continued establishment of American Councils office in Fiji, ensuring compliance with project requirements and local law;

Manage all general office administrative matters such as negotiating contracts; security; risk mitigation; and oversee hiring practices and performance review of staff in line with project requirements;

Represent American Councils in individual consultations, public appearances, program orientations, funder meetings, and meetings with potential and existing partners;

Qualifications

Able to work in Fiji and travel to Kiribati 30% of time;

Master’s degree in Education, Economics, Public Administration, Business Administration, International Development, or a related field;

At least eight years of relevant experience including at least 5 years as a manager of projects of similar scope and complexity;

Experience working preferably in Pacific Islands or a similar setting;

Demonstrated experience and/or understanding of positive youth development (PYD) principles, language acquisition, ICT skill development, and/or cross-cultural workplace skills development;

A proven record of excellent management, leadership, decision-making, and interpersonal skills to ensure internal coherence among diverse team members and partners;

Professional fluency in English in both written and oral communication required;

Experience studying in a U.S high school preferred;

Excellent presentation and negotiation skills and experience; and

Confident networking ability; demonstrated track record of creating and maintaining productive working relationships across government, private sector, and academia.

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