Chief of Party, Yemen (Jordan)

  • Senior-level, Full-time staff position
  • Posted on 22 July 2020
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Job Description

Job Title: Chief of Party, Yemen (Jordan)

Department/Location: Amman, Jordan

Reports To: Home Office Project Director

Type: Regular Full-Time

Classification: This is a managerial, exempt-level position

Overview: IBTCI is seeking a Chief of Party to support a monitoring and evaluation project in Yemen that includes third party monitoring (TPM), assessments and quantitative and qualitative research of humanitarian assistance in Yemen. The period of performance is one (1) year with the possibility of extension. The position will be based in Amman, Jordan.

Responsibilities

Essential Duties/Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Provide overall management, guidance, and direction to the project team.
  • Ensure completion of all deliverables required under the contract are submitted in a timely manner.
  • Ensure compliance with all contractual requirements.
  • Provide technical guidance, administrative coordination, operations oversight for the project.
  • Build and maintain strong relationships with the client, implementing partners and other relevant stakeholders.
  • Responsible for overseeing subcontractors’ work and performance as applicable.
  • Travel is essential and may include travel to fragile and conflict-affected areas.
  • Other duties as assigned.
Qualifications

Minimum Requirements:

  • At least 10 years of progressively responsible experience related to the contract subject matter.
  • At least 5 years of experience managing teams.
  • At least 2 years of experience working in conflict zones required.
  • Previous experience managing third party monitoring projects, M&E support projects, or complex projects in a humanitarian, development, or transition context.
  • Demonstrated experience managing expatriate and local staff in humanitarian, development or transition programs in conflict zones.
  • Excellent interpersonal, time management and communication skills required.
  • Oral and written fluency in English required. Proficiency in Arabic desirable.

Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Previous experience conducting quantitative and qualitative field research in conflict zones.
  • Previous experience working on programs implemented in Yemen is highly desirable.
  • Previous experience managing sub-contractors is desirable.
  • Previous experience implementing a USAID-funded program is desirable.
  • Strict attention to detail.

Education: Master’s degree in international affairs, social science, or a related field, or a bachelor’s degree in international affairs, social science, or a related field plus an additional five years of work experience related to the contract subject matter.

Working Environment: Work is typically performed in an office environment.

Physical Requirements: This is largely a sedentary position that requires the ability to speak, hear, see, and lift small objects up to 20 lbs.

Supervisory Responsibility: This position does have supervisory responsibilities.

Travel: International travel required and may include travel to fragile and/or conflict-prone zones.

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

No phone calls please. All candidates will be acknowledged, but only final candidates for particular activities will be contacted.

IBTCI is committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity for all persons without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identification, age, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, national origin, disabled veteran or Vietnam-era veteran, or any other classification protected by applicable anti-discrimination laws. We prohibit and do not tolerate any form of discrimination or harassment. VEVRAA Federal Contractor.

If you are an applicant with a disability that requires a reasonable accommodation to complete any part of the application process or are limited in the ability, or unable to use the online application system and need an alternative method for applying, you may contact Human Resources at 703-749-0100.

About the Organization

International Business Technical Consultants, Inc. (IBTCI), a U.S. based international development consulting company established in 1987, has worked in over one hundred countries and implemented over two hundred projects. IBTCI serves government agencies, private sector companies, and several donor agencies. IBTCI specializes in Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) across many sectors including, but not limited to, conflict and crisis, democracy and governance, economic growth, education, environment, and global health.

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