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 three 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.
Job Title: Chief of Party
Department/Location: SEAD/Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Reports To: Project Director
Type: Regular Full-Time
Classification: This is a managerial, exempt level position and is not eligible for overtime pay.
Overview: IBTCI is currently seeking a Chief of Party for a proposal for the five-year Ethiopia Performance Monitoring and Evaluation Service (EPMES) Activity. The purpose of EPMES is to provide a wide range of services to USAID Ethiopia to effectively monitor program performance and operational context; evaluate the performance and results of USAID Ethiopia programs; and to learn and adapt for improved effectiveness.
Essential Duties/Tasks and Responsibilities:
The Chief of Party will provide overall vision, leadership, and guidance for the project. S/he will be responsible for overall project management to ensure that IBTCI’s services are completed on time per the expectations of the client and that the objectives of the project are successfully met. The COP will lead IBTCI’s team and serve as the primary point of contact with the U.S. Government regarding day-to-day project implementation and management matters relating to IBTCI’s contract.
These duties will entail:
- Overall responsibility for ensuring that all services provided under the contract, whether by international or local experts/personnel, are technically sound and appropriate for the needs to be addressed;
- Providing overall leadership and strategic direction for the project, managing the preparation and presentation implementation plans and all reports;
- Managing and supervising the work of all experts/personnel provided under the contract, thereby ensuring efficient and effective performance on all aspects of the project;
- Overseeing all quality assurance, control, and reporting;
- Serving as the primary point of contact for information on the progress and current status of all activities under the contract and establishing appropriate mechanisms to ensure that activity progress and specific implementation concerns are regularly and promptly reported;
- Coordinating and collaborating with donor clients, implementing partners, and stakeholders;
- Representing the project and IBTCI with senior U.S. Government staff, implementing partners, and government officials;
- Adhering to U.S. Government, IBTCI, and local government rules, regulations, and standard operating procedures;
- Ensuring the financial health of the contract and managing all fiduciary duties in a responsible and professional manner;
- Other duties as assigned.
- At least ten (10) years of progressively responsible experience in managing multi-million dollar international development programs;
- At least three years prior experience as a COP on a USAID-funded award;
- At least five (5) years of progressively responsible experience related to monitoring, evaluation, and learning;
- Demonstrated ability in conducting quantitative and qualitative field research in Ethiopia and/or East Africa;
- Excellent interpersonal, time management and communication skills required;
- Oral and written fluency in English required.
Education: A graduate degree in international affairs, social sciences or related field is required.
Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
- Demonstrated background in capacity development, learning, and developing host country systems is desirable.
- Utilization of Geographic Information System (GIS), web-based reporting and database management in programmatic monitoring, coordination, and evaluation.
- Remote management experience a plus.
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 Responsibilities: This position has supervisory responsibilities.
Travel: Travel in and around Ethiopia is essential. Regional travel may be necessary.
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.
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