Chief of Party – Anticipated Kosovo Program for Non-Majority Communities Project

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Global Communities
Apply by 31 December 2012
Senior-level , Long-term consulting assignment
Posted on 21 August 2012

Job Description

Global Communities, formerly CHF International, is an international non-profit organization that works closely with communities worldwide to bring about sustainable changes that improve the lives and livelihoods of the vulnerable.

Global Communities is seeking a highly skilled and experienced Chief of Party to lead an anticipated USAID-funded Non-Majority Communities Project in Kosovo. The project has been designed to foster non-majority communities’ participation in Kosovo’s institutions and society. The objectives of this project will:

  1. Create tangible and sustainable avenues for constructive partnership between: (a) non-majority and majority communities; and (b) the Government of Kosovo (GoK) and non-majority communities, to enable long-term inter-ethnic interaction and ensure that the key needs of non-majority communities are met.
  2. Improve economic opportunities in targeted municipalities.
  3. Increase the efficiency and capacity of targeted municipal administrations to respond to the needs of all their citizens.

The Chief of Party will be responsible for the day-to-day operational and technical oversight of all programmatic activities from implementation through close-out; be responsible for management of field office and staff; oversee fiscal integrity, quality and timing of deliverables; maintain and expand relationships with existing local partners in the donor, governmental and non-governmental sectors as well as with other stakeholders; and ensure that project activities are implemented according to the project design, work plan and donor requirements.


  • Masters degree required from an accredited university in a relevant field of study, such as Political Science, Public Policy, Public Administration, International Development or related discipline.
  • At least 10 years of senior-level experience leading and directing international development projects as a country director/chief of party or deputy chief of party; experience managing USAID-funded projects strongly preferred.
  • Excellent team-building and interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to develop staff capacity in cross-cultural settings.
  • Demonstrated ability to engage in and maintain strategic partnerships, excellent collaborative relationships with NGO and government entities, international NGOs and donors.
  • Strong management and supervisory skills; achieving results and meeting deadlines.
  • Significant experience implementing public-private partnerships, community mobilization, economic development and/or livelihoods recovery programs.
  • Experience in managing highly visible and politically sensitive projects.
  • Proven success in dealing with complicated partnerships and skills in prioritizing major strategies and critical relationships.
  • Knowledge of EU standards and requirements a plus.
  • Nuanced understanding of current social, political and economic circumstances in Kosovo required; previous experience working in Kosovo or the Balkans preferred.
  • Fluent written and spoken English; knowledge of Kosovo local languages preferred.