- Master’s degree in Education, Economics, Public Administration, Business Administration, International Development, or a related field;
- At least eight years of relevant experience including at least 5 years as a COP or senior manager of projects of similar scope and complexity, preferably with USAID as funder.
- Experience working preferably in Central Asia or a similar setting;
- Demonstrated experience and/or understanding of positive youth development (PYD) principles, the youth employment, vocational education, entrepreneurship systems;
- A proven record of excellent management, leadership, decision-making, and interpersonal skills to ensure internal coherence among diverse team members and sub- recipients;
- Professional fluency in English in both written and oral communication required. Russian or Uzbek proficiency preferred.
- Excellent presentation and negotiation skills and experience.
- Confident networking ability; demonstrated track record of creating and maintaining productive working relationships across government, private sector, and academia.
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