We are seeking a Chief of Party for the upcoming USAID Improving Governance in Haiti Initiative.
Project Goal: Foster the foundation for a social contract in which Haitian citizens hold government accountable for more transparent governance and the provision of essential services, and public officials (both elected and appointed) are more responsive to all of their constituents.
Project Objectives. The project will support activities to improve local government capacity to effectively and efficiently manage and mobilize resources and deliver services to their citizens; promote accountability, transparency and rule of law through greater civic engagement between citizens, private sector and local and central governments; enhance inter-institutional relationships, coordination and communication on policy and budget issues and institutionalize public administration policies, procedures and regulations. Candidates that have experience in one or more of these areas and who meet the minimum qualifications identified below are encouraged to apply.
The Chief of Party will be responsible for the overall technical and managerial leadership of the entire program, ensuring an integrated vision among different components and actors, and a focus on achieving the results defined in the procurement. This individual will
- be the key liaison with USAID/Haiti, the Government of Haiti, and all other counterparts and implementing organizations involved with all key aspects of this project;
- identify issues and risks related to program implementation in a timely manner, and suggest appropriate program adjustments and
- offer solutions to complex governance challenges in Haiti.
Skills and Qualifications:
- S/he will have at least 10 years of experience in the management and implementation of democratic local governance and decentralization programs and knowledge of local government strengthening, public administration, and citizen participation issues.
- S/he will be fluent in both English and French (spoken, written and reading), and have demonstrated the ability to work with cooperating partners in implementing a complex program in the field. Fluency in Haitian Creole a plus.
- Prior experience in Haiti is a plus.
- Proven ability to work collaboratively with donors.
- Education Requirements: S/he will have a master’s degree (or foreign equivalent) in a discipline related to government, management, city planning, city management or foreign assistance development.
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