Chief of Party (COP), CTIP Philippines

  • Senior-level, Full-time staff position
  • Posted on 3 May 2019

Job Description


POSITION TITLE: Chief of Party (COP), CTIP Philippines

LOCATION: Manila, Philippines and other areas TBD

DEPARTMENT: Civil Society & Education

REPORTS TO: Director, Civil Society and Education

The Chief of Party (COP) is responsible for overall leadership, technical and financial management to a deliver high-quality, results-oriented program. The COP will establish and maintain systems for program operations to ensure compliance with all donor and Winrock requirements. S/he will maintain working relationships with USAID, relevant Government of the Philippines agencies, local and international organizations and other stakeholder groups to meet program objectives.

Major Responsibilities:
  • Provide strategic and technical leadership using best practice CTIP approaches.
  • Manage the program’s annual planning process and ensure timely, high quality implementation of activities and deliverables.
  • Oversee the development and implementation of the project budget, monitor spending, and ensure that all activities are reflected in annual budget allocations, in compliance with Winrock policy and donor guidelines.
  • Maintain close and effective communications with the donor through formal reports, review and planning meetings, and informal updates on program progress.
  • Oversee development and implementation of a robust M&E system aligned with project data collection, analysis, reporting, research and learning requirements of the donor
  • Represent the project with the Government of the Philippines, NGO/INGOs, media and other stakeholder groups.
  • Provide programmatic oversight of the grant program, insuring transparency, accountability and fairness in contracting and grant implementation.
  • Hire and supervise staff using effective best practice management approaches for high performance.
  • With support from field and home office staff, prepare and submit timely and accurate program, financial, and procurement reports to USAID and Winrock;
  • Oversee the program’s sustainability strategy, including local capacity building and private sector engagement;
  • Other duties as assigned.
QUALIFICATIONS AND BACKGROUND: Successful candidates will have strong program management and leadership skills and relevant experience implementing donor-funded human trafficking or other social protection programs in the Philippines and/or Southeast Asia.

Education: Bachelor’s level degree required, in international development, management, social science, human rights, education, economic development, law, public policy, or other related field of study. Master’s degree strongly preferred.

  • Knowledge or understanding of social, economic, and political context governing human trafficking in the Philippines.
  • Demonstrated senior-level management, problem-solving and strategic planning skills
  • Knowledge of USAID or other US Government initiatives and publications is desirable.
  • Strong performance management skills, including interpersonal communication, conflict resolution and staff development
  • Strong budget and financial management skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal English skills required, with demonstrated capacity for to deliver high quality donor reports and public presentations
  • Proficiency with word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation software. Also, familiarity with use of database and management information systems for project M&E

About the Organization

Winrock International is a nonprofit organization that works with people in the United States and around the world to empower the disadvantaged, increase economic opportunity, and sustain natural resources. By linking local individuals and communities with new ideas and technology, Winrock is increasing long-term productivity, equity, and responsible resource management to benefit the poor and disadvantaged of the world.

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