Institutional Development Lead

Job Description
The primary role of the Institutional Development Lead is to support USAID SCHEP (Sustainable Cultural Heritage Through Engagement of Local Communities Project) in building a strong Jordanian Heritage Community of Practice by formalizing connections and synergies between Cultural Heritage Resources (CHR) institutions, professionals, universities, and local community members. The lead will facilitate the building of local and global capacity for CHR organizations, facilitating strategic planning and implementation, expanding shared online resources, and sharing of skills and knowledge through conferences, workshops, and programs. The Institutional Development Lead reports to the Chief of Party, and supervises and is supported by the Institutional Development Assistant.

  • Work closely with the Chief of Party (COP) and Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP), responsible for management and implementation of strategies, relationships with relevant institutions, and strengthening the community of practice
  • Ensure implementation of an effective and efficient online portal in cooperation with partners and stakeholders
  • Oversee the proper implementation of Jordan Heritage Strategy
  • Oversee and coordinate workshops and conferences related to generating an enabling environment
  • Supervise staff as assigned, providing regular professional support and coaching
  • Supervise, manage, and design the scholarship, fellowship, and internship programs and workshops

Qualifications and Experience
  • University degree in archaeology, cultural heritage management, Organizational Development, Human Resources, Public Administration, Economics, or a related field. A Master’s Degree is desirable.
  • Minimum 5 years of experience in working with public sector institutions, organizations, development and HR development
  • Ability to track trends and developments in long-term strategies
  • Previous proven experience in conducting needs and institutional assessments, in developing policies, formal strategies and strategic plans.
  • Strong relationship management skills with both internal and external stakeholders.
  • Basic understanding of measurement and evaluation methods to demonstrate success of programmatic endeavors
  • Excellent team building, project management, group facilitation, and communications skills
  • Experience in cultural heritage management and capacity building is strongly desired
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills (English and Arabic).