EAI is preparing for the Kosovo Preventing Youth Violent Extremism project, a $10-$25 million activity funded by the United States Agency for Development. The overall goal of the activity is to reduce drivers of latent and violent extremism in Kosovo. This project is anticipated to be awarded by December 2018.
The Chief of Party will be responsible for overall project management, quality and timeliness of deliverables, external representation, and coordination with USAID COR. The Chief of Party will provide strategic vision for managing the activities and will ensure the quality of work and compliance with contractual obligations and results, and will be responsible for the quality and performance of work that is sub-contracted to other partners. S/he will be responsible for establishing an office in Kosovo, recruiting Core Staff, and managing a network of qualified professionals to serve as short term technical advisors.
Reporting & Supervision:
The Chief of Party will report to a Practice Area Director based in Washington, DC.
Required Skills & Qualifications:
- Minimum ten (10) years of relevant professional experience in a senior management position in a program of similar magnitude, preferably in the area of violent extremism, youth engagement, and conflict mitigation in Kosovo, the Balkans, or a country with a similar context.
- Ability to establish strong working relationships with a variety of stakeholders including government representatives, non-profit associations, donors, media, academic and research institutes and other legal associations.
- Previous experience managing USAID-funded programs highly preferred.
- Experience working with civil society and government systems required.
- Strong commitment to and understanding of positive youth development and its relationship to radicalization in conflict and post-conflict environments.
- Expert knowledge and understanding of issues related to violent extremism in Kosovo and the technical aspects of project design and implementation.
- Experience mentoring local staff and local organizations and transferring skills and knowledge.
- Proven success and exceptional leadership in the design, management, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation of similar-donor-supported programs, with skills in strategic planning, management, supervision, and budgeting, and preferably experience in managing complex activities involving coordination with multiple program partner institutions.
- Fluency in English, both verbally and in writing.
- Knowledge of Albanian and/or Serbian languages spoken in the Balkans highly preferred.
Interested applicants should e-mail a copy of your CV and statement of interest to firstname.lastname@example.org with the reference “Chief of Party, Kosovo Preventing Youth Violent Extremism project” in the subject line by August 31, 2018.
Kosovar Nationals are strongly encouraged to apply
EAI is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
About the Organization
Equal Access International is an international not for profit organization (501c3) working throughout Asia and Africa. A communication for social change organization that combines the power of media with community mobilization, Equal Access creates customized communications strategies and outreach solutions that address the most critical challenges affecting people in the developing world in the areas of peace and transforming extremism, women’s and girl’s empowerment, governance, civic participation, youth development, human rights and health.