Chief of Party

  • Senior-level, Full-time staff position
  • Posted on 10 January 2020

Job Description

Position Summary

PADF seeks a Colombia-based Chief of Party for an anticipated U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) program. This 5-year program will engage and drive local solutions to advance national-level transparency and accountability initiatives; enhance participation, collaboration, and oversight; strengthen institutions in prevention, oversight, and prosecution; promote a culture of transparency and accountability; and increase partner capacity to sustain results. The Chief of Party provides technical and administrative leadership to the project team in providing durable solutions to the challenges of corruption and serves as a primary liaison with the client, stakeholders, and partners. The Chief of Party will be the public face of PADF, the operational affiliate of the Organization of American States, and a leading provider of services and support in Colombia. Position is contingent on funding. Anticipated start date June 2020. Fluency in English and Spanish required.

  • Coordinate program activities according to the approved work plan and in consultation with USAID and key stakeholders
  • Liaise with USAID; private sector partner organizations; national, state, and local governments in Colombia; and other key stakeholders to support program activities as required
  • Manage a team of technical experts, advisors, local partners, and staff
  • Provide strategic and problem-solving guidance to the team for the completion of program activities in identified sectoral and geographic areas
  • Perform strategic, financial, and operational planning, including work planning, forecasting, training, and ensuring project compliance with all contractual reporting and financial requirements of USAID
  • Ensure that benchmarks, performance goals, and indicators are monitored and achieved
  • Lead high-quality report preparation in English and Spanish, capturing program activities, impacts related to all activities, and ensuring timely submission
  • Foster partnerships and alliances to leverage additional funds and support for program activities
  • Other duties as required
  • Ten years of experience in project management, supervision, administration, and implementation of cooperative agreement or contract requirements, including meeting deadlines, achieving targets, establishing and maintaining systems for project operations, and overseeing the preparation and submission of required reports to donor agencies, preferably in Colombia
  • Proven success serving in a leadership role for a project addressing issues related to corruption, transparency, citizen participation, or rule of law, preferably in Latin American and the Caribbean
  • Demonstrated ability to maintain working relationships with project team, partners, and stakeholders
  • Engagement in coalition building and government adoption and implementation of transparency and accountability public policies, frameworks, and other measures
  • Demonstrated experience in establishing systems and overseeing program start-up and close-out under limited time constraints
  • Professional experience with the USAID is strongly preferred
  • Graduate level degree or higher in relevant field required
  • Fluency in English and Spanish is required

About the Organization

Created in 1962 through a unique agreement between the Organization of American States (OAS) and the private sector, the Pan American Development Foundation (PADF) is an independent, non-profit organization that creates public-private partnerships to assist the least advantaged people in Latin America and the Caribbean. Having worked in every country in the region, PADF engages community-based groups, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), and the public and private sector in the process of implementing appropriate solutions for sustainable development. The Pan American Development Foundation empowers disadvantaged people and communities in Latin America and the Caribbean to achieve sustainable economic and social progress, strengthen their communities and civil society, and prepare for and respond to natural disasters and other humanitarian crises, thereby advancing the principles of the Organization of American States.

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