Chief of Party- Rural Water and Water Resources Management

  • Posted on 3 February 2021
  • Washington, D.C., District of Columbia, United States
  • Closing on 5 March 2021

Job Description

Overview of the Position

Social Solutions is seeking a Chief of Party (COP) for an anticipated global WASH Research and Learning Activity (Research 2 – Rural Water and Water Resources Management) to be based in Washington DC (or possibly remote).

Responsibilities
  • Provide vision, leadership, guidance and direction for all research and learning activities
  • Oversee the design and implementation of learning agendas, research tools, knowledge management, and training and capacity-building activities
  • Provide managerial, contractual, and financial oversight of the Activity
  • Serve as primary point of contact with USAID’s Contracting Officer’s Representative (COR)
  • Oversee and coordinate technical guidance to USAID and WASH implementing partners
  • Provide quality assurance and responsiveness on all aspects research design, data collection, analysis, reporting, and learning
  • Anticipate needs for, and manage, short-term technical assistance and consultants
Qualifications
  • Master’s degree required in environmental studies, water resources management, public health, or social sciences, PhD a plu
  • At least 10 years of professional experience in water, sanitation & hygiene, with an emphasis on rural water issues and projects in a global contex
  • Expertise in implementation research including both quantitative and qualitative research method
  • Demonstrated ability to engage stakeholders including implementing partners, researchers and policy advisor
  • Knowledge of USAID or other global development funders, project director or COP experience a plus Strong time management, organizational and communication skills, and exceptional attention to detai
  • Excellent written and spoken English

About the Organization

Social Solutions International, Inc. is a woman and minority-owned company. Social Solutions emphasizes quality research and evaluation, training and technical assistance, and institutional support services. We are a mission-driven organization that believes that superior science can improve the world. Social Solutions is dedicated to the creation of social and health solutions to improve the welfare of underserved populations worldwide.

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