Chief of Party - Iraq IMEP

  • Senior-level, Field assignment
  • Posted on 19 April 2019

Job Description

Job Title: Chief of Party-Iraq IMEP

Department/Location: Conflict, Crisis and Governance/ Iraq

Reports To: IBTCI Project Director

Type: Regular Full-Time

Classification: This is a managerial, exempt level position and is not eligible for overtime pay.

Overview: International Business & Technical Consultants, Inc. (IBTCI) is seeking an experienced Chief of Party (COP) for the USAID Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA) and Office of Food for Peace (FFP) Iraq’s Monitoring and Evaluation Program (IMEP), working in all provinces of Iraq with possible travel to countries such as Turkey, Kuwait, Jordan, Lebanon, and the United Arab Emirates. IMEP aims to establish a third-party monitoring system to provide the OFDA and FFP with high-quality data to assess the current status of relief programs and inform future programming decisions based on lessons learned. The Chief of Party will oversee M&E activities, manage M&E staff, and liaise with the OFDA, FFP and partners to ensure timely and high-quality submission of project deliverables.

Responsibilities

Essential Duties/Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Provide overall technical guidance and management to M&E staff.
  • Report project status to USAID.
  • Be the main point of contact for USAID, home office and other IPs.
  • Provide overall operations oversight.
  • Regulate and maintain overall project compliance with the contract.
  • Oversee the completion of all deliverables under the SOW.
  • May be required to be in-country to perform the essentials duties of this position.
  • Manage all fiduciary duties in a responsible and professional manner.
  • Travel is essential and may include travel to fragile and conflict-affected areas. An average of 25%-35% travel for project implementation and/or project management duties. Percentages may vary depending on IBTCI business needs.
  • Ability and willingness to safely enter and exit a larger, armored SUV vehicle that is several feet off the ground without assistance, while wearing body armor and/or a heavy flak jacket.
  • In case of an emergency situation, must be able and willing to “duck and seek cover”, which may require the individual to exit the vehicle, unaided, and hurriedly seek shelter elsewhere, as needed, in the event of a roadside emergency.
  • Other duties as assigned.
Qualifications

Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Previous experience in managing or implementing large scale third party monitoring projects, USAID-funded programs, or large scale M&E support projects, ideally in humanitarian themes such as WASH (water sanitation and hygiene), health, logistics and relief commodities, shelter, protection, and food assistance programs.
  • Previous project management experience, the ability to prepare concise written materials, and adhere to deadlines.
  • Previous experience conducting quantitative and qualitative field research in conflict zones.
  • Previous work experience in Iraq or the region is desirable but not essential.
  • Previous experience managing sub-Contractors is desirable.
  • Previous experience implementing a USAID-funded program is desirable.

Minimum Requirements:

  • At least ten (10) years of monitoring and evaluation experience, with at least five (5) years of experience managing teams, and at least two (2) years of experience working in conflict zones.
  • Previous experience managing large scale third party monitoring projects, or large scale M&E support projects.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, analytic skills, interpersonal skills, and team management skills.
  • Ability and willingness to safely enter and exit a larger, armored SUV vehicle that is several feet off the ground without assistance, while wearing body armor and/or a heavy flak jacket.
  • In case of an emergency situation, must be able and willing to “duck and seek cover”, which may require the individual to exit the vehicle, unaided, and hurriedly seek shelter elsewhere, as needed, in the event of a roadside emergency.
  • Oral and written fluency in English required

Education: Master’s degree in International Affairs, Social Science, or a related field.

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 Responsibilities: This position does have supervisory responsibilities.

Travel: Travel is essential and may include travel to fragile and conflict-affected areas. An average of 25%-35% travel for project implementation and/or project management duties. Percentages may vary depending on IBTCI business needs.

No phone calls please. All candidates will be acknowledged, but only final candidates for particular activities will be contacted.

IBTCI is committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity for all persons without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, national origin, disabled veteran or Vietnam-era veteran, or any other classification protected by applicable anti-discrimination laws. We prohibit and do not tolerate any form of discrimination or harassment.

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 two 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.

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