Chief of Party

Reference
VAC-30791
Contract Type
Full-Time
Industries
Consulting & Project Management
Location
Bridgetown
Salary
Salary Negotiable
Date Posted
29/01/2019
Expiry Date
26/02/2019
IBTCI is seeking a Chief of Party (COP) for its Eastern and Southern Caribbean Monitoring and Evaluation Support Services (ESC MESS) project, located in Bridgetown, Barbados.

Job Title: Chief of Party
Department/Location: Bridgetown, Barbados
Reports To: Home Office Project Director
Type: Regular Full-Time
Classification: This is a managerial, exempt level position and is not eligible for overtime

 

Overview:

IBTCI is seeking a Chief of Party (COP) for its Eastern and Southern Caribbean Monitoring and Evaluation Support Services (ESC MESS) project, located in Bridgetown, Barbados. The COP will be responsible for hands-on M&E technical work and providing the vision and overall leadership to the project team.

 

Essential Duties/Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for overall project implementation, management and technical operations in the field.
  • Ensure all project tasks are completed on time and project objectives are met successfully.
  • Serve as the primary point of contact with USAID regarding day-to-day activity, implementation and management matters related to the contract.
  • Ensure all assistance provided is technically sound and appropriate for the needs to be addressed.
  • Manage the work of all experts/personnel provided under the contract, and lead the field team.
  • Coordinate all activities related to evaluation services, ensuring production and completion of quality reports in conformance with all task orders.
  • Serve as the primary point of contact for progress and current status of all activities under the contract.
  • Establish appropriate mechanisms to ensure that activity progress and specific implementation concerns are regularly and promptly reported.
  • Manage the preparation and presentation of implementation plans and all reports.
  • Required to be in-country to perform the essentials duties of this position.
  • Manage all fiduciary duties in a responsible and professional manner.
  • Other duties as assigned.

 

Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Previous experience in performance and impact evaluation designs, methodologies and practical applications, including baseline data collection methodologies.
  • Working knowledge of global and regional development indicators/indexes.
  • Familiarity with USAID’s objectives, approaches and operations, particularly related to evaluations, is a plus.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

 

Minimum Requirements:

  • At least 10 years of progressively responsible management experience is required, including some experience with USAID funded M&E projects.
  • 10 years of experience conducting evaluations and/or assessments in developing countries.
  • At least 5 years of experience leading project management teams.
  • Must have appropriate technical knowledge of M&E related to the identified technical areas required.
  • Oral and written fluency in English required.

 

Education: Master’s degree in social sciences, business management, international development, economics, political science, public administration or related field required.

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: Travel is essential and may include travel to fragile and conflict-affected areas. An average of 25%-35% travel for project implementation and/or project management duties. Percentages may vary depending on IBTCI business needs.

 

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

 

We are an equal opportunity employer. Prospective employees will receive consideration without discrimination of race, creed, religion, gender, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, or veteran status. We are an E-verify employer.

 

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