Systems Strengthening, Governance, and Localization Specialist, USAID, Center for Education

Dexis Professional Services

About the organization

- Dexis is a professional services firm that solves the most pressing social challenges in complex environments, paving the way for a more secure and prosperous world.

- Dexis embraces diversity, equity, and inclusion and strives to build and maintain a safe environment where we celebrate diverse backgrounds, treat everyone with respect, and value the unique lived experiences each person brings based on their race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, military or veteran status, national origin, age, marital status or family status and related conditions.

- At Dexis, you will experience a corporate culture of inclusiveness, fairness, and trust. You will be given the means and mentorship needed to succeed, and your creativity will be rewarded.

Duties

- Support the Center for Education in developing and disseminating a cohesive, comprehensive, strategic approach to localization in the education sector.

- Lead learning efforts to ensure best practices from the field to inform USAID’s approach.

- Serve as a thought leader on these issues within and beyond the Center for Education.

- Participate in relevant groups, task forces, and other efforts to advance the Agency’s localization agenda.

- Provide technical assistance to Missions and the Center to concurrently build public financial and other management systems to sustain local investment in education, employ effective capacity development and organizational culture change measures, and be purposeful about the accountability that communities, unions, and civil society can bring to the education sector. This technical assistance could include:

- Needs and capacity assessments of public sector entities.

- Scopes of work or other documentation related to activity design of future acquisition and assistance mechanisms, direct financing arrangements, and government to government awards.

- Analysis and recommendations for systems strengthening to build local ownership of existing activities.

- Evaluations related to systems strengthening and governance in the education sector.

(Please see the Dexis Career Homepage for a full list of duties)

Qualifications

- Bachelor’s degree and 6 or more years of relevant professional experience or Master’s degree and 5 or more years of relevant professional experience

- Broad understanding of international education development and USAID’s portfolio in basic and/or higher education

- Experience in public sector capacity building and/or local implementation in an international setting, education sector preferred

- Proven ability to advance design, management, implementation, and/or evaluation of education development strategies and programs

- Proven written and interpersonal skills in areas such as facilitation, teamwork, and communication

- Ability to obtain and maintain a SECRET level security clearance required.

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