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Chief of Party (COP), USAID Liberia Strategic Analysis (LSA) Activity, Liberia

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Chief of Party (COP), USAID Liberia Strategic Analysis (LSA) Activity, Liberia

Social Impact (SI) is a Washington, DC-area international development management consulting firm. SI’s mission is to improve the effectiveness of international development programs in improving people’s lives. We provide a full range of management consulting, technical assistance, and training services to strengthen international development programs, organizations, and policies. We provide services globally in the areas of monitoring and evaluation, strategic planning, project and program design, organizational capacity building, and gender and social analysis. SI services cross-cut all development sectors including democracy and governance, health and education, the environment, and economic growth. SI’s clients include US government agencies such as USAID, the Millennium Challenge Corporation, the US Department of State, bilateral donors, multilateral development banks, foundations, and non-profits.

Proposal Objective:

SI is pursuing an anticipated multi-million dollar five-year USAID-funded Liberia Strategic Analysis Activity with the goal to provide an innovative degree of analytical and advisory services to USAID/Liberia’s Office of Program and Project Development (PPD) and Development Objective (DO) teams in support of the Mission’s project design, performance monitoring and evaluation, and operational learning and adapting. The project’s objectives will assist the Mission in its ability to:

(a)identify the lessons learned from past experience; (b) better understand the complex Liberian development context (including institutional norms and behaviors affecting project results) through advanced research, surveys, data collection and analysis; and (c) adapt its programs to this information and analysis.

The project will establish a support unit in Monrovia to assist the Mission in strengthening its management of key aspects of the programming cycle, specifically strategic planning; project design; performance monitoring and evaluation; and institutionalized learning and adaptation.

Position Description:

SI is seeking a full-time Chief of Party responsible for leading and managing the overall complex operations of the LSA project. The COP will work closely with USAID/Liberia’s Program Office, Mission technical offices, staff and management from other USAID implementing partner operated activities, and representatives of the Government of Liberia and other international donor stakeholders to ensure that USAID’s assistance to Liberia is informed by solid empirical evidence and analysis and that can be used by the Mission. The position will be for the duration of the five year project. 

**Please note: Liberian citizens are encouraged to apply.**

Responsibilities:

  • Serve as SI’s representative in Liberia and will be responsible for leading and managing the overall operations of the LSA Activity.
  • Efficiently manage a complex program, including the recruitment and supervision of long and short-term staff and consultants for work required under this contract.
  • Oversee project management systems for finance and administration, logistics, human resources and strategic operation.
  • Interact professionally with senior Mission, Embassy, Government of Liberia (GOL) officials and other stakeholders and development actors.
  • Achieve program results efficiently, timely and in compliance USAID, US Government policies and procedures.
  • Serve as the main point of contact for the contract with the USAID Mission, implementing partners, other donors, the host country’s government GOL.
  • Lead the work planning, including contingency planning if necessary, and oversee the operations of the contract to achieve successful implementation of activities.  
  • Mentor local staff to enhance capacity and actively contribute expertise to the contract overall and provide strategic and operational direction. 
  • Provide expertise on the project’s learning, knowledge and adaptive management driven, and analytical activities.
  • Ensure the completion of timely reports, evaluation, analyses, assessments, and deliverables that meet USAID quality control/assurance standards.
  • Ensure compliance with the terms and conditions of the contract.

Qualifications:

  • At least ten years development professional experience working with issues related to planning, design, and performance management of international development assistance programs, preferably those funded by the USG.
  • Masters or Ph.D. in a field relevant to development assistance, international affairs, political science, sociology, economics, business, public administration, organizational development, communications, or a closely related field.
  • Highly developed interpersonal communication, presentation, and negotiating skills.
  • Strong understanding of multi-sectoral development theory.
  • Thorough working knowledge of USG operations, regulations, policies, procedures and programs desirable.
  • Familiarity with the Liberian culture, society and development context or that of other similar countries in the region.
  • Fluency in English (Level 4) with superior oral and written communication skills.
  • Experience in comparable post-conflict countries an asset.
  • Experience working with previous U.S. government programs would be preferred.

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.

To apply and be considered, please submit your CV here:  

 

 http://chc.tbe.taleo.net/chc02/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=SOCIIMPA2&cws=1&rid=204

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How To Apply

To apply and be considered, please submit your CV here:  

 

 http://chc.tbe.taleo.net/chc02/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=SOCIIMPA2&cws=1&rid=204