Duties and Responsibilities:
The Chief of Party is responsible for leading and managing the overall operations of the LSA activity. The COP works closely with USAID/Liberia’s Program Office, Mission technical offices, staff and management from other USAID implementing partner operated activities, and representatives of the Government of Liberia and other international donor stakeholders to ensure that USAID’s assistance to Liberia is informed by solid empirical evidence and analysis that can be used by the Mission.
Specifically, the COP will:
- Provide overall project vision, technical leadership and management;
- Achieve program results efficiently, in a timely fashion and in compliance with USAID, US Government policies and procedures;
- Serve as the main point of contact for the contract with the USAID Mission, implementing partners, other donors, the host country’s government (Government of the Republic of Liberia “GOL”);
- Lead work planning, including contingency planning if necessary, and oversee the operations of the contract to achieve successful implementation of activities;
- Mentor local staff to enhance capacity and actively contribute expertise to the Contract’s overall CLINS and provide strategic and operational direction;
- Oversee project management systems for finance and administration, logistics, human resources and strategic operation;
- Ensure the completion of timely reports, evaluations, analyses, assessments, and deliverables that meet USAID quality control/assurance standards; and
- Ensure compliance with the terms and conditions of the Contract.
Key Qualifications and Characteristics:
The Chief of Party (COP) must have at least ten years of professional experience working with issues related to planning, design, and performance management of international development assistance programs, preferably those funded by the USG. In addition, the COP must have an advanced degree in a field relevant to development assistance, international affairs, political science, sociology, economics, statistics, business, public administration, organizational development, communications, or a closely related field.
The COP must be able to efficiently manage a complex program, including the recruitment and supervision of long and short-term staff and consultants for work required under this contract, and to interact professionally with senior Mission, Embassy, GOL officials, and other stakeholders and development actors. Prior experience working with previous U.S. government-funded programs would be preferred but is not a requirement. The selected individual must be computer literate and possess superior oral and written communications skills.
Additional preferred knowledge, skills and experience include:
- Highly developed interpersonal communication, presentation, and negotiating skills;
- Strong understanding of multi-sectoral development theory;
- Thorough working knowledge of USG operations, regulations, policies, procedures and programs desirable;
- Familiarity with the Liberian culture, society and development context or that of other similar countries in the region; and
- Experience in comparable post-conflict countries an asset.
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About the Organization
Social Impact is a global development management consulting firm. We provide monitoring, evaluation, strategic planning, and capacity building services to advance development effectiveness. We work across all development sectors including democracy and governance, health and education, the environment, and economic growth. Since 1997 we have worked in over 100 countries for clients such as US government agencies, bilateral donors, multilateral development banks, foundations, and nonprofits.