AIR is seeking a Chief of Party (COP) to lead a five year, USAID-funded Reading Project in Zambia. “Let’s Read, Zambia” will target approximately 1.4 million students in 4,000 public and community primary schools, including Early Childhood Centers that are clustered in an estimated 400 zones in 48 districts in the provinces of Lusaka, Southern, Muchinga, Eastern, and Northwestern. The project will ensure that students attending Grades 1, 2, and 3 in Zambian public and community schools in the five targeted provinces have an opportunity to learn to read grade level text with comprehension and to write at grade level in one of the seven local official languages of instruction: Cinyanja, Chitonga, Icibemba, Kiikaonde, Lunda, Luvale and Silozi after three years of primary schooling in Grades 1-3.
The COP will provide overall technical and administrative leadership and expertise for this activity and will serve as the primary authority for all decision making related to this activity. Other responsibilities include:
• Providing overall management and implementation of the activity and reporting directly to the designated USAID Contracting Officer’s Representative (COR)
• Supervising activity implementation and ensuring the activity meets stated goals and reporting requirements
• Liaising with USAID/Zambia on management and technical matters
• Taking on a leadership role in coordination among USAID and key stakeholders, and other implementing partners
This position is contingent on funding.