CARE seeks a Chief of Party for an anticipated USAID-funded Multi-Year Emergency Food Security program (EFSP) in South Sudan.
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 in managing the program, financial, and operations of USAID or other international donor-funded projects.
This position is subject to project award and funding and will be based in Juba, South Sudan. International relocation and allowances may be available.
- 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 at the international, national and sub-national levels. Serve as the primary liaison among key 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.
- Design and oversee an annual project cycle in accordance with USAID’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. Report against the project’s targets.
- Represent the project at high-level meetings, conferences, and other fora.
- Guide team members to fulfill the project’s strategic goals and objectives.
- Supervise and mentor senior staff, delegating responsibilities as appropriate. Clearly communicate expectations for staff performance.
- Advanced degree in a relevant discipline (development studies, international relations, agriculture, nutrition, public health, business administration or related field) from an accredited academic institution.
- Minimum of 10 years of progressively responsible experience in international development as Chief of Party, Deputy Chief of Party, or senior management experience on large food security or emergency-related projects.
- Experience with three or more of the following: food security; securing livelihood; economics and market systems, resilience building; Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR); Gender and Social Inclusion (GESI); M&E; and operations research.
- Experience managing USAID cooperative agreements and/or contracts as well as the implementation of donor priorities including localization preferred.
- Experience managing complex activities involving coordination with multiple program partner institutions.
- Experience managing required programmatic and financial reporting requirements. Experience with M&E is a plus.
- Demonstrated skills building and maintaining relationships with host governments, donors, other donor-funded projects and stakeholders, local organizations, and partners.
- Strong oral and written communication skills; excellent demonstrated interpersonal and negotiation skills.
- Experience recruiting, developing, and managing staff and teams.
- Fluency in English is required; knowledge of local/regional languages is a plus.
- Previous experience in South Sudan is an advantage but not a requirement.
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.