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County Team Lead – Liberia Education Systems Strengthening Activity

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  • Job type:
    Full Time
  • Posted:
    7 months ago
  • Category:
    Education & Health
  • Deadline:
    October 9, 2023

Job Description

County Team Lead – Liberia Education Systems Strengthening Activity

FHI 360 is a global development organization, with a rigorous, evidence-based approach to human development. Our team of professionals includes experts in health, nutrition, education, economic development, civil society, environment, and research. FHI 360 operates from 70 offices with 4400 employees in the United States and around the world. Our commitment to partnerships at all levels and our multi-disciplinary approach allows us to have a lasting impact on the people, communities and countries we serve by improving the lives of millions of them. We are currently seeking qualified candidates for the position of County Team Lead for the USAID-funded Liberia Education Systems Strengthening Activity (the Activity). This position will be based in Monrovia.

Project description

The 5-year Liberia Education Systems Strengthening Activity works in partnership with the Ministry of Education (MOE) to address system-wide constraints and increase the MOE’s capacity to provide decentralized and inclusive education, monitor progress, and sustain improved learning outcomes for all children and youth. The activity will support the MOE to improve education data systems, resource management, and accountability across Montserrado, Margibi, Lofa, Nimba, Bong, and Grand Bassa counties. The activity will target education officials and professionals at the central, county, district, and school level with its capacity development interventions with the end goal of improving education outcomes for children and youth.


County Team Leads – co-located in CEO offices (either Montserrado or Bong)

  • Lead county-level activities, in coordination with the ESSA Senior Management Team (SMT). This includes:

o Work plan and County Education Plan development and implementation

o Data collection and performance monitoring, coordination and communication with CEOs o Oversight of subcontractor and grant activities and staff to ensure a unified approach o Coordination of Problem Driven Iterative Adaptation Approach 1(PDIA) and 2Governance Performance Index (GPI) activities

  • Provide oversight for three counties and supervise the PDIA/GPI and Data Officers based in each county
  • Facilitate learning and knowledge sharing among counties and across levels through meetings, workshops, and reports
  • Provide technical assistance and coaching to CEOs and other county education officials on topics such as education data, resource management, accountability systems, and PDIA

1 An approach to solving complex problems that involves continuous learning and adaptation. 2 The Governance Performance Index (GPI) is a tool that will be used to assess Government capacity and performance at the county level

  • Contribute to the activity’s learning agenda and reporting requirements by documenting and disseminating best practices, lessons learned, and success stories from the county level


  • Bachelor’s degree (Master’s preferred) in education, international development, public administration, social sciences or related field. Three to five years of experience in implementing or supporting governance or capacity development programs in education or other sectors
  • Experience in working with government officials and other stakeholders at different levels of the education system
  • Demonstrated knowledge and skills in applying PDIA or similar adaptive management approaches Experience in conducting surveys or assessments using quantitative or qualitative methods Familiarity with MEL or EMIS frameworks and tools in the education sector
  • Strong leadership, communication, and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work effectively with diverse teams and stakeholders
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications

Applicants must be prepared to work in any of the six counties. We offer competitive compensation and a package of exceptional benefits. Please visit the FHI 360 Career Center at http://www.fhi360.org/careers for a list of all open positions.

FHI 360 is an employer with equal opportunity and affirmative action. FHI 360 is committed to providing equal employment opportunities regardless of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, age, disability or veteran status in policies, programs, or activities.

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