• Senior-level, Full-time staff position
  • Posted on 3 December 2020
  • Port-au-Prince, Haiti
  • Closing on 2 May 2021
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Job Description

CARE seeks a Chief of Party (COP) for an anticipated USAID Resilience Food Security Activity (RFSA) in Haiti.

International relocation and allowances may be available for this position. This position is anticipated to be based in Port-au-Prince.

The Chief of Party is accountable for the overall vision and leadership of the project and is accountable for delivering results. The successful candidate should possess significant experience managing program, financial, and operations of USAID or other international food security projects.

Primary Responsibilities:

•Oversee the completion of all technical requirements, including project results and deliverables, in accordance with the project work plan.

•Build and maintain productive working relationships with USAID, project partners, and key stakeholders, including international-, national, and community-level stakeholders. Serve as the primary liaison among all project stakeholders.

•Manage the project’s operational, financial, and administrative priorities; direct the planning and budgeting processes. Create or adapt management systems in line with CARE’s standard operating procedures, ensuring consistency with project needs.

•Build partnerships among international -, national- and community-level stakeholders.

•Design and oversee an annual project cycle in accordance with USAID/BHA’s annual planning cycles.

•With staff and partners, translate project goals and objectives into implementable strategies and plans. Oversee the preparation of quarterly and annual project activity reports, M&E reports, and other deliverables, as specified in the agreement.

•Represent the project at meetings, conferences, and other fora.

•Guide team members to fulfill the project’s strategic goals and objectives.

•Manage and mentor senior staff, delegating responsibilities as appropriate. Clearly communicate expectations for staff performance.

Required Skills:

•Master’s degree in a relevant field, including agriculture, business administration, development studies, international relations, nutrition, public health or related field.

•Minimum of 10 years of progressively increasing leadership and management responsibility on donor-funded development activities of a similar size and scope.

•Previous experience in a senior management position on a USAID-funded program is required.

•Previous experience on a Title II development program (DFSA or DFAP) is required.

•Demonstrated commitment to principles of Gender Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and safeguarding (PSHEA) as evidenced in previous management positions and programming.

•Understanding and demonstrated commitment to the importance of gender and youth issues in food security programming.

•Experience managing programmatic and financial reporting requirements. Experience with maintaining high levels of quality despite demanding reporting schedules and short deadlines for deliverables. Ability to review and ensure accuracy of complex budget and expenditure formats.

•Demonstrated ability to build and maintain relationships with host governments, donors, other donor-funded projects and stakeholders, local organizations, and partners.

•Demonstrated experience in adaptive management and learning techniques.

•Demonstrated experience recruiting, developing/mentoring, and managing staff.

•Fluency in English and French is required. Fluency or proficiency in Creole is an advantage.

•Ability to travel within project areas as required

About the Organization

At CARE, we seek a world of hope, tolerance and social justice, where poverty has been overcome and people live with dignity and security.

This has been our vision since 1945, when we were founded to send lifesaving CARE Packages® to survivors of World War II. Today, CARE is a global leader in the movement to eradicate poverty. In 2016, CARE worked in 94 countries and reached 80 million people with an incredible range of life-saving programs. We also put women and girls at the center of our work because we know that we cannot overcome poverty until all people have equal rights and opportunities. We seek dynamic, innovative thinkers to further our mission. If you share our core beliefs: poverty is an injustice; poverty is solvable; and together, we have the power to end it, join us.

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