Chief of Party (CoP)

Islamabad, Pakistan
Apply by 1 April 2018
Senior-level , Full-time staff position
Posted on 2 March 2018

Job Description

Position Overview: IBI is an international economic development consulting firm based in the United States that specializes in economic growth, public financial management, governance, and human and institutional performance improvement. Established in 1996, IBI has successfully implemented some 40 projects in over 70 countries. To learn more please visit our web site at www.ibi-usa.com.

IBI is currently looking for a Chief of Party (CoP) for an upcoming USAID-funded Women’s Economic Empowerment and Transformation (WEET) program in Pakistan. The WEET project seeks to reduce the gender gap in economic opportunity between Pakistani men and women. This project will assist women in focus areas - FATA/KP, Northern Sindh, South Punjab, and potentially Balochistan - to earn higher incomes, build support for larger economic roles in local communities, and reduce gender based violence. The CoP will be responsible for the entire program and its results, and will be required to work with various stakeholders, including high level Pakistani government and USAID officials. The project seeks to provide consulting and technical assistance to women-owned micro businesses and women workers in targeted value chains. It also seeks to strengthen the acceptance of women’s labor and social participation in local communities.

Employment Location: Islamabad, Pakistan, with travel throughout Pakistan

Period of Performance: The period of performance is three to five years.

Functional Responsibilities: The CoP will provide overall strategic, managerial and technical direction for the project to help ensure its success, identify issues and risks, and suggest program adjustments during implementation in a timely manner.

Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree or equivalent in Political or Social Science, International or Gender Studies, Business Administration, or related filed.
  • At least 7 years of substantive experience at international senior programmatic position with recognized expertise and experience in gender; particularly mainstreaming and public policy analysis;
  • Minimum of 5 years of international consulting experience on economic development and business growth programs for women
  • Previous work in Pakistan
  • Background in working with USAID or on USAID projects including having knowledge of USAID rules and regulations
  • Significant experience related to community engagement, communications and outreach, and capacity building,
  • Familiarity with micro-enterprise, the informal labor market, rural economies
  • Fluent in English
  • USAID may provide additional qualifications not listed here.

To Apply: Please go to www.ibi-usa.com/jobs and upload your resume. IBI appreciates all applications, but only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. No phone calls please.

IBI is an equal opportunity employer.

About the Organization

IBI International is a consulting and training firm dedicated to providing top quality analysis and practical, timely solutions to challenges facing governments and companies. Founded in 1996 by Dr. Lucie Phillips, IBI is a small woman-owned firm whose diverse and creative core staff is comprised of dedicated development professionals focused on solving problems in developing countries worldwide. IBI’s core principles focus on: * Results - lasting improvements for people, firms and governments * Job creation/maintenance - the engine of rapid, distributed economic growth * Poverty reduction - diminishing the still growing gap between nations’ and individuals’ prosperity * Participation and partnership - actively listening to and involving local people * Protecting biodiversity, while enabling development * Using regional planning and digital cartography to know where complementary value chains can best develop * Linking policies and grass-roots impacts * Integrity IBI launched the non-profit International Leadership Center (ILC) in March 2007. ILC is dedicated to helping organizations and individuals improve their performance through training programs. Training specialties include leadership and management training, cross-cultural skills, and designing custom programs and services to meet specialized client needs. The ILC represents a partnership between IBI and the Management Training and Development Institute (MTDI), a company with three decades of leadership, management and cross-cultural communication training. Core staff members speak and write in over a dozen languages, including English, French, Spanish, Arabic, Turkish, Kiswahili and Wolof. IBI's publishing department provides complete editorial and graphics services to meet all clients' communication needs. IBI reports can be professionally issued as books or pamphlets within weeks of completion. Please review our project experience on our website at www.ibi-usa.com. Or, contact David Colvin at dcolvin@ibi-usa.com for more information.

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