Chief of Party

Colombia
Apply by 29 June 2018
Posted on 5 June 2018

Job Description

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.

About the Organization

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 and Evaluation and Knowledge Management practice areas, QED is working to maximize our clients' return on investment through accountability, continuous learning, and sound management.

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