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Punjab Education Program Retention and Transition Specialist

About Chemonics

At Chemonics, we promote meaningful change around the world, helping people live healthier, more productive, and more independent lives. From our founding in 1975, we have worked in more than 140 countries to help our clients, partners, and beneficiaries face difficult challenges, from political instability to limited healthcare to a lack of market infrastructure. We have helped them overcome those challenges by working together to find and implement innovative projects that achieve development impact. We are entirely employee-owned and committed to living our values of caring, excellence, innovation, integrity, and opportunity to implement efficient and effective programs that build a better future for those we serve. Please visit our website to learn more about our work.

Chemonics is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in its selection and employment practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, or other non-merit factors.

Background

Chemonics seeks a Retention and Transition Specialist for the anticipated Department for International Development-funded Punjab Education Program (PEP). PEP supports the government of Punjab, Pakistan to deliver equitable access to better quality education through a range of interventions, including technical assistance to improve program delivery, capacity building to support institutional development, and policy reform. We are looking for individuals who have a passion for making a difference in the lives of people around the world.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Lead a technical team focused on ensuring students successfully transition from primary to middle school and from middle to high school
  • Provide technical guidance on improving secondary education access, remedial learning, and informal learning
  • Coordinate with relevant government stakeholders and other teams to ensure coherence of project activities in improving education access and quality

Qualifications:

  • Advanced degree in education or relevant field
  • Mid-level professional experience in the education sector in Pakistan or similar contexts at a minimum
  • Demonstrated experience and understanding of secondary education access, remedial learning, and informal learning
  • Experience liaising with government officials and vulnerable groups, including women, children, and individuals with disabilities
  • Prior experience with DFID-funded projects highly preferred
  • Sector-specific experience in Punjab proving highly preferred
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience with improving education access and student retention
  • Demonstrated leadership, versatility, and integrity
  • Fluency in English required




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