Senior Technical Specialist,
USAID/Higher Education Activity in Jordan
Proposals (Contingent on funding and donor approval of candidate)
Location: Amman, Jordan
IREX is an independent nonprofit organization dedicated to building a more just, prosperous, and inclusive world by empowering youth, cultivating leaders, strengthening institutions, and extending access to quality education and information. Founded in 1968, IREX has an annual portfolio of over $100 million, work in more than 100 countries worldwide with offices in 13 countries, and a global staff of 600.
Summary of Position:
IREX seeks qualified Senior Technical Advisor (STA) candidates for an anticipated USAID-funded higher education activity in Jordan. This activity will aim to improve the performance of core functions by higher education institutions, including student-centered teaching and learning, research, and engagement; and supporting effective and sustainable collaboration among higher education institutions, industry, and government stakeholders to improve teaching and learning, research, and innovation. Based in Amman, the STA will support the Chief of Party in the management of the program and provide high-quality technical inputs to achieve program objectives.
Only citizens of Jordan or permanent residents with work authorization will be considered. Youth leaders strongly encouraged to apply. This position is contingent on funding.
Summary of Responsibilities
Provide technical expertise across program activities ensuring coordinated higher education institutional performance improvement and effective and sustainable collaboration among higher education institutions, industry, and government stakeholders to improve teaching and learning, research, and innovation.
Direct capacity development of local Jordanian organization(s) to enable their independent receipt of donor funding for higher education institution performance improvement activities.
Required Skills and Qualifications
Jordanian citizenship or residency with work authorization is required
A master’s degree in a relevant field with a minimum of eight (8) years of professional experience in Jordan working on programs focused on higher education or local organizational capacity development; supporting USAID / other international donor-funded programs preferred; or bachelor’s degree with 10 years of relevant experience also considered.
Demonstrated technical expertise improving the performance of core functions by higher education institutions, including student-centered teaching and learning, research, and supporting effective and sustainable collaboration among higher education institutions, industry, and government stakeholders to improve teaching and learning, research, and innovation.
Tangible results in building administrative and technical capacity of local organizations.
Demonstrated success in establishing strong working relationships with higher education institutions, senior government officials, local educational organizations, industry, international donors, and other stakeholders.
Proven experience building consensus among diverse actors.
Excellent leadership and interpersonal skills including conflict resolution abilities.
Ability to communicate effectively with internal and external stakeholders, including governments, private sector, higher educational institutions, NGOs, donors, etc.
Strong representational and organizational skills.
Ability to communicate professionally and provide written reporting in English is required.
HOW TO APPLY: Please send your cover letter and resume to email@example.com with the subject title “IREX Sr Technical Specialist”