Chief of Party

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Colombia
Apply by 21 June 2018
Posted on 22 May 2018

Job Description

Overview

The QED Group, LLC, is a full-service international consulting firm committed to solving complex global challenges through innovative solutions. We are determined to provide all our clients with best-value services so they increase their efficiency, learning capacity, and accountability to the public in an ever more complex and interconnected world. Through Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning and Knowledge Management practice areas, QED is working to maximize our clients’ return on investment through accountability, continuous learning, and sound management.

The QED Group is preparing a proposal to USAID for an upcoming opportunity to assist the USAID/Colombia Mission with monitoring, evaluation, and learning activities. The primary objectives of the five-year MEL Activity are to provide the USAID/Colombia Mission with technical and advisory services for evaluation activities; design and implement quantitative and qualitative evaluation studies and assessments; and provide evaluation technical assistance for program development.

This mechanism will provide the Mission with a set of performance and impact evaluations for varied activities which contribute to the CDCS, thematic regional assessments and studies, and learning activities that have supported Mission programming. This position will be full time and based in Colombia.

Position contingent upon contract award.

Responsibilities

The COP will be responsible for providing the vision and overall leadership to the team; managing the Contractor’s technical assistance, training, and overall support; preparing and submitting reports requested by USAID; and coordinating USAID assistance with key counterparts.

The COP shall have principal responsibility for overall project management and technical operations to ensure that the project tasks are completed and the objectives of the project are successfully met. The COP will lead the Contractor’s team and serve as the primary point of contact with USAID with regard to day-to-day activity implementation and management matters relating to the contract. The COP will have overall responsibility for assuring that all assistance provided under the contract, whether by international or local experts/personnel, is technically sound and appropriate for the needs to be addressed; and for adequately managing and supervising the work of all experts/personnel provided under the contract.

The COP will be the primary point of contact for information on the progress and current status of all activities under the contract and will establish appropriate mechanisms to ensure that activity progress and specific implementation concerns are regularly and promptly reported.

The COP will manage the preparation and presentation of proposed implementation plans and all reports.

Qualifications
  • A Master’s Degree in social sciences, business management or other related discipline;
  • At least ten years of progressively responsible management experience, with at least five leading project management teams. At least three of these years should be in Latin America;
  • At least five years of experience in conducting evaluations and/or assessments, of similar size and scope in developing countries;
  • Strong communication, writing and interpersonal skills;
  • Excellent team management and interpersonal skills; and
  • Fluency in spoken and written English and Spanish.
How to Apply

To apply for this position please follow the following steps:

  1. Complete the online application.
  2. Attach your resume.
  3. Click on the link: Biodata AID1420-17, fill out the form, sign it, and attach/upload it to your application. You may also include other documents such as cover letter and/or a work sample.
  4. Submit your application, resume, completed biodata, and any additional documents.

Please note that applications submitted by other means; or without resume and/or biodata will not be considered.

Only finalists will be contacted. No phone calls please.

Reasonable accommodation requests will be considered on a case-by-case basis. The QED Group, LLC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and Minorities are encouraged to apply. AA//V/D.

About the Organization

The QED Group, LLC is a full-service consulting firm that provides practical solutions to social problems through sound analysis, proven management techniques, and creative implementation. We strive to use rigorous and proven methods to provide solutions to problems facing businesses and government. We are client-oriented and aim to provide total client satisfaction on every project. QED is on the General Services Administration's (GSA) Management, Organizational, and Business Improvement Services (MOBIS), Authorized Federal Supply Service Schedule Price List. This procurement vehicle allows QED to provide the highest caliber services, while making it easier for interested U.S. Government Agencies to make procurement decisions. Our GSA Contract Number is GS-10F-0405M and our Federal Supply Group is 874, Class R499. We offer the following services under GSA/MOBIS: Special Item Number 874-1: Consulting Services, Special Item Number 874-2: Facilitation Services, Special Item Number 874-3: Survey Services, and Special Item Number-4: Training Services. We are set up to accept credit card payments. Mission To provide excellence in our work and to encourage professionalism with passion. To develop innovative and effective solutions that foster efficiency. To provide solutions that encourage knowledge sharing and build partnerships across the public and private sectors. To provide a work environment that attracts, excites, and nurtures a diverse and committed staff with exceptional skills that knows how to listen and learn. Principles Client-centered, partnership-building, team-oriented, accountability for quality results, dedication to financial integrity and cost effectiveness, inspired and innovative, empowerment of others and respect for diversity, personal honesty, and promotion of a lifework balance.

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