Chief of Party

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Published on 11.10.2019

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Website: https://www.pactworld.org/
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Position : Chief of Party

Reporting to the Sr. Regional Director, Africa, the Chief of Party will be responsible for technical leadership and the overall management and operations of the activity. She/he will supervise high-quality project implementation, with a focus on achieving the USAID/Liberia goals and Development Objectives, and ensure the project meets stated goals, expected results, and reporting requirements. The COP will take a leadership role in coordination of all activities across all relevant parties, including: USAID, the Government of Liberia, key stakeholders, and implementing partners. She/he will also oversee all project staff and sub-partners to results-oriented planning, leadership, and coordination of project activities and products.

Key Responsibilities

  • Ensure high-quality, results-oriented technical programming through hands-on guidance and support grounded in the program’s strategic objectives and approved annual workplans, and adhering to expected technical quality and reporting requirements.
  • Lead the technical and programmatic design of award and partner programs; represent Pact in negotiating with donors and partners.
  • Serve as key representative to USAID; responsible for all communications with AO/R, other USG officials, responses to USAID requests, etc.
  • Act as a liaison to and ensure effective relationships with relevant donors, GoL, sub-partners, and other key stakeholders such as education institutions, youth groups, and demand-side private sector entities (such as employers and industry leaders), ensuring strong cooperation and collaboration.
  • Lead all project planning responsibilities, including the production of annual workplans and budgets and performance monitoring plans (PMPs), ensuring alignment of the budget to expected results and ensuring cost-effective use of Pact’s resources.
  • Review and approve annual budgets and quarterly reports, ensuring they are completed and submitted in a timely manner.
  • Ensure compliance with USAID and Pact HQ requirements, policies, and regulations.
  • As relevant, manage all local grantmaking mechanisms, ensuring compliance with donor regulations and Pact policies; coordinate and/or conduct monitoring visits to grantee programs.
  • Provide and/or ensure the provision of training and mentoring to partners to strengthen their capacity for technical service delivery and compliance with donor rules and regulations.
  • Recruit and directly supervise local and international project staff in line with Pact human resource (HR) policies; oversee the management and development of project office HR to ensure a diverse, skilled, and productive workforce, an effective leadership team, and an organizational culture where Pact’s values are practiced.
Required profile for job ad : Chief of Party

Basic Requirements

  • A minimum of an advanced degree (Masters or PhD) in livelihoods, education, or social sciences;
  • A minimum of eight years of experience leading international donor assistance projects, preferably for USAID funded programs;
  • A minimum of ten years of experience working in education and training with demonstrated experience in implementing programs improving workforce readiness and uptake for youth;
  • Demonstrated ability through previous experience in strong leadership and management skills to effectively and efficiently implement complex and politically sensitive international projects through evidence and data driven decision making;
  • Demonstrated ability through previous experience to establish and maintain productive working relationships with a wide network of partners and stakeholders, including international organizations, NGO partners, Government Institutions, private sector entities, and USG Agencies;
  • Demonstrated knowledge of and experience with working with the USG; and
  • Excellent interpersonal, writing, and oral presentation skills in English.
  • Professional experience in developing countries is required, Liberian work experience preferred.
Job criteria for job ad : Chief of Party
Job category:
Management
Production, maintenance, quality
R&D, project management
Industries:
Health, pharmacy, hospitals, medical equipment
Services other
Social, public and human services
Employment type:
Permanent contract
Region :
International
City :Monrovia
Experience level:
5 to 10 years
Educational level :
Master
Number of Position(s):1

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