USAID Project Management Specialist (Education)

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  • Ouagadougou
Objet de l'annonce: 
USAID Project Management Specialist (Education)
(Position is open to all Burkina nationals and
those eligible for permanent residence and authorization to work in Burkina Faso)
The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) is the leading U.S. Government agency responsible for the U.S. foreign development assistance with the twofold purpose of furthering America's interests while improving lives in the developing world. USAID carries out U.S. foreign policy by promoting broad-scale human progress at the same time it expands stable, free societies, creates markets and trade partners for the United States, and fosters good will abroad. Spending less than 1 percent of the total federal budget, USAID works in over 100 countries to:
Promote broadly shared economic prosperity; Strengthen democracy and good governance; Protect human rights; Improve global health, Advance food security and agriculture; Improve environmental sustainability; Further education; Help societies prevent and recover from conflicts; and Provide humanitarian assistance in the wake of natural and man-made disasters.
VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT # :  Ouaga-2021-023 FSN/11
USAID Project Management Specialist (Education) - FSN-11
The USAID Project Management Specialist (Education) will serve as USAID Burkina Faso office (USAID/Burkina)’s advisor on the global USAID Education Policy, the USG International Basic Education Strategy and the USAID/Burkina basic education and higher education programs. S/he reports to the Director, Office of Education. S/he occupies a key position within the Office. The incumbent provides programmatic support for a variety of on-going activities in the country. This position provides high-level professional advice and assures the effective management of the Education portfolio of activities including donor coordination, Government of Burkina Faso (GOBF) liaison, and strengthening collaboration across various activities to support various activities at USAID/Burkina.

The incumbent participates as a key member of the USAID/Burkina Education Office and closely liaises with other technical offices to analyze perspectives, trade-offs, and ways of wielding strategic influence in the sector. S/he is able to present a composite view of the sector on short notice and to work under pressure. The incumbent should be highly motivated, capable of working independently and as part of a team. S/he must have a working knowledge of the entire Burkina Faso program portfolio and keep abreast of key issues that arise in all programs. S/He maintains working relations with all implementing partners, liaises with key Embassy officials on Mission reporting as required, and ensures normal functioning of the office programs in absence of the designated managers. On a regular basis, the incumbent meets with senior GOBF officials to discuss on-going programs, issues, and potential future collaboration.

The complete position description listing all of the duties and responsibilities may be obtained under Career section of US Embassy website at

CLOSING DATE August 4, 2021
Applicants must submit the following documents to be considered:
  • A cover letter
  • An AID 309-2 form (form can be found on this website):
  • A detailed resume
  • 5 References
  • Copies of relevant degrees
  • Relevant work attestations and Certificates
All the above-mentioned documents are REQUIRED , must be prepared in ENGLISH, and should be addressed as follows: Attention of the Recruitment team, email at [email protected]

NOTE: Please include the Reference of the Vacancy Announcement you are applying for.
Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.
Date limite de validité: 
CLOSING DATE:  August 4, 2021