RTI International is one of the world's leading research institutes, dedicated to improving the human condition by turning knowledge into practice. Our staff of more than 5,000 provides research and technical services to governments and businesses in more than 75 countries in the areas of health and pharmaceuticals, education and training, surveys and statistics, advanced technology, international development, economic and social policy, energy and the environment, and laboratory testing and chemical analysis.
RTI International’s Governance & Economic Development (GED) Division has supported comprehensive workforce development interventions and research throughout the world for 15 years. RTI builds local capacity to design and implement tools and systems that align education and training systems with employer needs, and create employment opportunities for women, youth, and disadvantaged target groups. Our innovative approaches are based upon proven international best practices in community-based programs, youth engagement, education and training, and economic and social development. RTI’s approach is informed by continuous assessment, evidence, and learning.
RTI's Learning, Energy, and Environment for Development (LEED) Division pursues innovative approaches and builds on best practices to create the foundation for and to promote technical innovation and operational excellence in energy, environment and adult learning research and technical assistance. Working alongside global partners, public institutions, the private sector, and civil society, we help build more effective, accountable, and responsive institutions and policies at the national, regional, and local levels of government.
The LEED Division is currently accepting applications for Team Leader for an anticipated DFID-funded African Cities Research Programme in Africa. The research programme proposed will look across sectors and policy areas in any city to enable multi-sectoral understanding, planning, and disaster and risk management. The African Cities research programme aims to move away from research in specialised sector areas to looking at cities as concentrated, complicated and integrated systems. A key feature of the research in a city will be how the “political settlement”- ie the balance or distribution of power between contending social or interest groups within a city or even beyond - applies to linked problems within and across sectors. The overall goal of the programme is to generate robust new evidence on African “cities as systems” to influence policies and programmes aimed at more effective economic development and poverty reduction.
The Team Leader will be responsible for overall leadership and management of all aspects of the project’s performance, providing technical direction to the entire program, and representing the project’s activities as a whole to external audiences. She/he will ensure an integrated vision among different components and actors. This is a full-time position with residency in Africa – city to be determined.
Call for Chiefs of Party- Various USAID Workforce Development and Higher Education Programs - Africa, Asia, and Middle East
RTI International is seeking qualified Chief of Party (COP) candidates for various upcoming USAID-funded workforce development, youth development, and higher education programs in Asia, Africa and the Middle East regions. Programs are expected to focus on strengthening workforce developmentat a systemic level, creating employment opporutnities for youth, developing strong partnerships between educational institutes and the private sector, bulding positive youth development practices, ensuring curriculum enables student’s to gain work-ready and technical skills that address current and future maket needs, and improving pedagogy and administration of educational institutes (secondary and tertiary).
The COP will be responsible for leading all aspects of project performance, providing technical guidance to all tasks under the project, and representing the project’s activities as a whole to external audiences. He/She will ensure close collaboration and teamwork across project components to make sure they complement each other; and will be responsible for the day-to-day operational oversight and administration of the program.
RTI's Governance and Economic Development (GED) Division pursues innovative approaches and builds on best practices to create the foundation for and to promote democratic governance and economic development. Working alongside global partners, public institutions, the private sector, and civil society, we help build more effective, accountable, and responsive institutions and policies at the national, regional, and local levels of government.
The GED Division is currently accepting applications for Team Leader for an anticipated DFID-funded Kenya Jobs for Youth Programme. The UK will provide up to £5M over 3 years to support an innovative, market-led youth employment programme that seeks to improve economic opportunities for youth in Kenya. Through a flexible fund facility, the programme will test innovative projects that show potential for large-scale impact in creating new productive jobs for young men and women, with the ambition that proven concepts will be scaled-up either by DFID under a subsequent business case, or by other stakeholders.
RTI International is requesting applications for the Agriculture-Energy Advisor role on USAID-funded, the Beyond-the-Grid Program (BTG) under Task Order of Power Africa Indefinite Delivery project. This Task Order intends to expand affordable and reliable electricity services in East Africa, with the ultimate goal of supporting development priorities, including inclusive economic growth, security, and improved health and education outcomes.
Positions will be based in Cote D’Ivore and Kenya.
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