Marketing and Private Sector Liaison Officer, PRESTIJ

International Amman, Jordan


Description

ABOUT IREX: 

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. 

 

SUMMARY OF POSITION: 

IREX seeks a qualified Marketing and Private Sector Liaison Officer to support a five-year USAID-funded project, Pre-Service Teacher Education in Jordan (PRESTIJ). Working with stakeholders including the Queen Rania Teacher Academy, PRESTIJ will support universities to improve pre-service teacher education, and assist the Government of Jordan (GOJ) to develop and implement teacher education reforms and address gender disparities in teaching.   

Under the supervision of the technical managers, the Marketing and Private Sector Liaison Officer will support PRESTIJ to engage private sector stakeholders across all program activities and provide critical marketing inputs to the development of university recruitment campaigns and a nationwide campaign to raise the profile of the teaching profession  

 

SUMMARY OF RESPONSIBILITIES:  

  • Support the technical team in all aspects of program implementation to ensure timely and accurate completion of deliverables including technical assistance to universities and the GOJ 
  • Under the supervision of the technical managers, liaise with key stakeholders and support the development of sustainable, mutually beneficial private sector partnerships that raise the profile of the teaching profession 
  • Provide technical inputs into the development of university recruitment campaigns and a nationwide information campaign to raise the profile of the teaching profession 
  • Support the technical team and partners in the production of accurate and nuanced technical assessments with a particular focus on marketing and private sector engagement capacity   
  • Contribute to and manage the production of program deliverables including reports, technical products, training materials, handbooks, templates and guides, including content development, formatting and proof reading 
  • Support the technical managers in the effective support and management of subcontractors  
  • Track and analyze work plan activity, progress toward project objectives and track and analyze project indicator data 
  • Provide administrative support to the technical team including budget tracking, preparation of consultant scopes of work and contracts 
  • Track program expenditures and develop and monitor program budgets 
  • Represent the project publicly  
  • Includes travel throughout Jordan 
  • Other administrative and programmatic duties, as assigned. 

 

QUALIFICATIONS, SKILLS, AND EXPERIENCE 

  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant field (e.g. business, marketingmedia or related fields); Masters preferred 
  • At least 3 years of experience working in a marketing and/or private sector development role, preferably with experience working with the GOJ or education sector  
  • Demonstrable ability to identify and engage professionally with private sector organizations to find mutually beneficial opportunities to engage and invest  
  • Demonstrable ability to contribute technical inputs to information campaigns and/or recruitment efforts 
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills with demonstrated cross-cultural sensitivity 
  • Professionalism in written correspondence and report writing, excellent presentation and oral communication skills in Arabic and English 
  • Experience creating, managing and monitoring program workplans and budgets preferred 
  • Ability to work in a positive, solutions-oriented way independently and collaboratively with others on a team 
  • Familiarity with USAID contracts preferred; experience supporting and managing subcontractors preferred 
  • Experience working with monitoring and evaluation systems preferred 
  • Strong computer skills and proven track record in the advanced use of modern communications tools, internet, email, social media, and teleconferences 
  • Detail-oriented with ability to multitask and adjust priorities in a fast-paced working environment in order to adhere to strict deadlines. 

Please upload a file that includes a resume and a cover letter that includes your salary range requirements. 

 

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