Team Leader

  • Senior-level, Full-time staff position
  • Posted on 28 April 2021

Job Description

Job Title: Team Leader/Chief of Party
Reports to: Programme Director
Location: Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina

General Background


The Conflict, Stability and Security Fund (CCSF) is a UK cross governmental fund which supports and delivers activities to tackle instability and to prevent conflicts that threaten UK interests. The CSSF Bosnia and Herzegovina Public Discourse Programme aims to contribute to creating sustainable and inclusive peace in Mostar. This will result in a reduction in prevalence of fear among the citizens in Mostar and its surroundings, and increase in positive attitudes towards the city and its residents.

Role Purpose

The Team Leader is responsible for addressing project objectives, and to lead the team to deliver results. This Programme will most likely begin July 2021 and will run for 3 years. A key requirement of this role is to ensure that the objectives, deliverables and outcomes are met and that the Team adheres to client (the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office) operational, commercial and reporting requirements. Therefore, experience working with the FCDO or its predecessors would be very advantageous. The Team Leader will be responsible for overall leadership, management and delivery of the programme, and will sit as part of the senior leadership team. The Team Leader will oversee all long term staff and short term experts in achieving project results. There will be a need to undertake regular assessment of the broader political environment within which the project operates to ensure flexibility and rapid reprioritisation of activities when necessary. In addition, the Team Leader will represent the programme on behalf of Chemonics and the client to government officials, stakeholders and partner organisations. Strategic leadership of the team, including technical professionals, also forms a large part of this role.

Key responsibilities

  • Managing relationships with internal and external stakeholders, whilst ensuring that Chemonics policies and best practices are always adhered to.
  • Engaging with local government, private sector organisations and key partner organisations.
  • Leading a team of technical experts to ensure the main elements of the programme are delivered accurately, timely and to budget.
  • Ensuring contractual deliverables are met, and to anticipate any delays that may occur in a timely manner, identifying risks and providing solutions
  • Regular drafting and compilation of monthly, quarterly and annual reports. Providing timely and accurate reporting to FCDO on all programme areas.
  • Overseeing all technical aspects of the project and participating, as required, in assessment, analysis, and training.
  • Managing, leading and overseeing long and short-term staff and subcontractors in achieving project results.
  • Overseeing the development and implementation of the M&E framework.
  • Ensuring good relations with donor agencies and local implementing partners.
  • Ensuring good, frequent, and direct communications with the Head Office.

Experience, Skills and Qualifications

  • Understanding of impactful and long-lasting peace-building methodologies, including the ability to act as a key interface with community leaders, local and national governments, civil society groups and the private sector
  • Previous experience with grant management and subcontractor manageme
  • A bachelors degree (or higher), in peace-building, conflict resolution, public discourse or similar disciplines. Alternatively, relevant professional experience
  • Technical expertise in local governance and institutional capacity building, and demonstrated leadership skills necessary to develop, articulate and carry out a vision for the project.
  • Proven leadership in the design, management, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of FCDO programs.
  • Proven experience of managing large scale donor portfolios.
  • Prior experience as either a Team Leader, Chief of Party, Country Director or similar, specifically with the FCDO or any of its predecessors would be desirable but not essential.
  • Established relationships with governments, civil society organisations and private sector organisations, within the Balkan region, specifically Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Culturally sensitive and aware of Balkan region countries, customs and ways of working.
  • Fluent written and spoken English is required, any other languages would be very advantageous.

***Please be advised that this role is contingent on award***

About the Organization

For us, development is more than a passion or a calling. It’s a profession. Doing it well takes experience, ingenuity, and a stubborn insistence that tomorrow’s work must be better than today’s. In nearly 70 countries around the globe, our network of 4,000 specialists delivers results. Because with decades of experience operating in the most complex social and political environments in the world, we know how to quickly mobilize resources, seamlessly adapt to change and strategically apply lessons learned across thousands of projects. We are an international development company that combines broad regional experience with technical depth and unparalleled management skill. Our portfolio covers agriculture and food security, conflict and crisis, democracy and governance, economic growth and trade, education and youth, environment and natural resources, gender equality and social inclusion, health, supply chain solutions, and water, energy, and sustainable cities. Our management systems allow us to document, measure and apply both recent innovations and proven best practices across multiple regions and sectors. We’re one of the world’s leading partners in international development because where Chemonics works, development works.

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