We are currently seeking qualified Chief of Party candidates for the anticipated USAID-funded Tourism Support Activity in Jordan.
The USAID Mission Business Forecast for the USAID Jordan EDE – Tourism Support Activity identifies three technical components: 1) Policy; 2) Sectoral and Destination Tourism Support; and 3) Private Sector. The program is anticipated to promote a more competitive and inclusive tourism sector in Jordan that generates economic growth and increased investment, providing benefits especially to underserved populations including local communities, women and youth.
Position is contingent upon receipt of donor funding and will be based in Jordan.
The Chief of Party (COP) will provide overall leadership, management and general technical direction of the entire activity, ensuring an integrated vision among different Results and actors, and a focus on achieving the overall project objectives. The COP will be expected to identify issues and risks related to program implementation in a timely manner and suggest appropriate program adjustments. This individual shall act as the key liaison between USAID and all other counterparts, associations, private sector owners, implementing partners and Government of Jordan officials involved with the Activity. The COP will supervise activity implementation and ensure the activity meets stated goals and reporting requirements. The position requires significant coordination skills, and an understanding of the role that the private sector plays in developing sustainable tourism initiatives. The COP must serve as the primary point of contact with USAID with regard to day-to-day implementation and management matters relating to the contract.
Requires a bachelor’s degree degree in a directly relevant field from an accredited university, master’s preferred; or equivalent professional experience;
At least 10 years of experience in relevant management, supervisory, technical experience working with programs or business activities that are of a similar scope and/or scale to this program;
Prior experience strengthening the growth of tourism and related sectors required, with experience in Jordan or similar contexts;
Demonstrated familiarity working in the Middle East, preferably in Jordan, with ability to present complex topics to senior governmental officials;
Prior experience advancing issues of reform, improving the enabling environment, and fostering private sector investments in development (in tourism or related sectors preferred);
Well-developed leadership and people skills, including a demonstrated ability to enhance the skills and effectiveness of project staff;
Demonstrated ability to successfully manage client and stakeholder relationships, with a high level of organizational, communication and problem solving skills;
Experience in managing large scale activities, strategic planning and implementation of related activities;
Demonstrated experience in adaptive management;
Demonstrated knowledge of USAID rules, regulations, policies, and procedures as they relate to project and program compliance and reporting;
Fluency in English required, fluency in Arabic preferred.
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