Job Title: Chief of Party
Department/Location: Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)
Reports To: Home Office Project Director
Type: Regular Full-Time
Classification: This is a managerial, exempt-level position
Overview: IBTCI is currently seeking a Chief of Party (COP) for an anticipated Central Africa Regional Third-Party Monitoring Project (CART). The purpose of this project is to establish independent, impartial, timely, responsive, contextualized, and forward-looking third party monitoring (TPM) and operational support services to Food for Peace (FFP) in the Central African Republic (CAR), the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and the Republic of Congo (ROC). CART will conduct analyses to assess the performance of FFP’s humanitarian assistance activities, as well as to understand and articulate the contextual factors to support adaptive management. The COP will provide overall management, guidance and direction and has oversight for all tasks in CAR, DRC and ROC, and is based at the CART head office in Kinshasa. The period of performance is one (1) year with the possibility of extension. This position is contingent upon award.
Essential Duties/Tasks and Responsibilities:
- Provide overall management, guidance and direction to the project team.
- Ensure timely completion of all deliverables required under the contract
- Ensure compliance with all contractual requirements.
- Ensure high quality of work products including day-to-day supervision for technical, administrative, security, financial management, and operational support teams.
- Build and maintain strong relationships with the client, implementing partners and other relevant stakeholders.
- Responsible for overseeing sub-contractor’s work and performance as applicable.
- Manage all fiduciary duties in a responsible and professional manner.
- Other duties as assigned.
Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
- Knowledge of international donor-supported humanitarian assistance, including food aid & food security, and programs for refugees & Internally Displaced People (IDPs).
- Demonstrated ability to maintain accountability on all aspects of project activities.
- Experience managing M&E subcontractors.
- A minimum of 5 years of progressively responsible experience managing large scale TPM projects or M&E support programs.
- At least 3 years of experience working in Sub Saharan Africa.
- At least 5 years of experience managing M&E activities in the complex emergency setting.
- A minimum of 5 years of experience in the design of qualitative and quantitative field-based M&E.
- Technical capability to conduct quality control on all deliverables and work products.
- Excellent oral and written communications, analytical, interpersonal, and team management skills.
- Language proficiency at a post-graduate level in French and English
Education: Master’s Degree in statistics, physical, environmental or social sciences, public health, agriculture, or a related field. A PhD degree is highly desirable.
Working Environment: Work is typically performed in an office environment.
Physical Requirements: This is largely a sedentary position that requires the ability to speak, hear, see, and lift small objects up to 20 lbs.
Supervisory Responsibility: This position does have supervisory responsibilities.
Travel: International travel required and may include travel to fragile and/or conflict-prone zones.
No phone calls, please. All candidates will be acknowledged, but only final candidates for particular activities will be contacted.
About the Organization
International Business & Technical Consultants, Inc. (IBTCI), a U.S. based international development consulting company established in 1987, has worked in over one hundred countries and implemented over three hundred projects. IBTCI serves government agencies, private sector companies, and several donor agencies. IBTCI specializes in Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) across many sectors including, but not limited to, conflict and crisis, democracy and governance, economic growth, education, environment, and global health.