Chief of Party, USAID/Bangladesh Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning Activity (MELA), Bangladesh

Apply by 10 July 2018
Senior-level , Full-time staff position
Posted on 11 May 2018

Job Description

Chief of Party, USAID/Bangladesh Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning Activity (MELA), Bangladesh

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.

Proposal Objective:

The primary objective of the Bangladesh MELA is to provide monitoring, evaluation and learning support services/assistance, and build the capacity of USAID/Bangladesh staff, implementing partners and the Government of Bangladesh (GOB). By pursuing this, USAID/Bangladesh will gradually become a learning, adaptive organization that is responsive to effective development. This five-year activity will provide comprehensive monitoring and evaluation (M&E) support services, further strengthening the implementation of USAID/Bangladesh’s development strategy.

Position Description:

SI is seeking a full-time Chief of Party (COP) to propose to our team and manage the eventual USAID/Bangladesh MELA. The COP will serve as the individual bearing primary responsibility for technical aspects of contract performance, including design and advice on methods, providing central oversight, and maintaining acceptable standards of quality for tasks assigned.

Responsibilities:

  • Manage the field office, including supervision of Bangladesh-based expatriate and Bangladesh staff.
  • Work with home office staff to identify and nominate technical specialists and consultants for short-term technical assistance to meet the objectives of the project.
  • Coordinate, as requested by USAID/Bangladesh, with USAID partner organizations, in conducting performance management support tasks in accordance with the work plan.
  • Advise and educate other partners, USAID teams, and other Contractors on policies and services offered by the project.
  • Supervise the development, implementation and reporting of performance management support activities tasks in accordance with the work plan.
  • Assure compliance with contract provisions, including annual work plans and other reports.

Qualifications:

  • Master’s or higher degree in management, organizational development, international development, social science, or a related field required.
  • Minimum of 15 years of experience in public or private sector management, administration, and planning; international development, preferably in developing countries; monitoring and evaluation; and project design required.
  • Must have at least eight years of supervisory experience.
  • Demonstrated leadership, strategic thinking and planning, management, and presentation skills.
  • Must have a strong background in project management and organizational development, and monitoring and evaluation to ensure adequate liaison with USAID/Bangladesh and provide comprehensive monitoring and evaluation support.
  • Demonstrated considerable academic experience in organizational capacity development, knowledge management as well as managing group dynamics and high-performing teams.
  • Demonstrated capacity to manage large complex programs (including subcontracts and satellite offices) in a multi-cultural environment and to provide consulting services in helping clients analyze problems, devise and adopt solutions.
  • Experience working in Bangladesh is desired.
  • Fluency in English is required.

Come join our energetic and innovative team! We offer you the opportunity to play a leading role in the growth of our company, work as part of a creative and committed team, and make a difference in the well-being of our world.

To learn more about Social Impact, please visit our website: http://www.socialimpact.com

SI is an EEO/AA/ADA Veterans Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

Only selected candidates will be contacted for an interview. Please, no phone calls.

About the Organization

SI was founded upon the growing global desire-and pressure—to make international development more effective in improving people's lives. The world's most pressing challenges-widespread poverty, HIV/AIDS, environmental degradation, civil war and conflict-call for new ways to manage societies and social and economic change. Foreign aid is increasingly a catalyst for development, and is helping to create conditions to remove people from poverty. Better policies in developing countries, improvements in aid allocation with the end of the Cold War, and learning about aid effectiveness and participation, make aid more effective today at reducing poverty than ever before. Social Impact's mission is to create dramatic improvements in the performance of organizations and programs working to enhance the social and economic wellbeing of people around the world. SI's unique approach-drawn from global "best practices" in managing positive social change—harnesses the participation, collective knowledge and commitment of diverse groups to accomplish measurable and enduring development results. SI provides a full range of innovative management consulting, technical assistance and training services to strengthen international development programs, organizations and policies. SI works across sectors to reduce poverty; improve health, education and the lives of women and children; promote peace and democratic governance; strengthen civil society; foster economic growth; and protect the environment. SI's clients include public and private aid agencies, civil society organizations and governments at various levels.

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