Chief of Party
The Chief of Party (COP) is responsible for the overall technical and administrative leadership of the project. Candidates for this position must have a proven track record of designing, implementing, and successfully delivering donor-funded governance and/or conflict management projects in countries with socio-cultural, economic, and geographic contexts similar to Mexico. The COP will undertake regular assessments of the broader political environment within which the project operates to ensure adaptive management and rapid re-prioritization of activities as necessary. Other responsibilities include:
- Provide overall strategic direction and leadership to the project and responsible for ensuring that the project achieves desired results.
- Manage relationship with USAID, key Mexican government officials, and private sector leaders
- Coordinate project activities with those of other USAID and other donor initiatives.
- Supervise technical, financial, and operations management, communications, and M&E teams and ensure the quality, compliance, and timeliness of activities and deliverables.
- Oversee the participatory planning process to develop annual work plans as well as strategic plan for project deliverables.
- Law degree, or Master’s degree related to law, economics, political science, public policy, international affairs, or related field.
- Fifteen (15) years or more of work experience with progressively increasing responsibilities implementing multi-sector development programs with demonstrated strong project management and coordination skills
- At least five (5) years in a management role working directly on donor programs in Access to Justice or related legal specialty, preferably for USAID.
- Demonstrated strong leadership ability for effective project management, technical and analytical skills, personnel management, and strong interpersonal and teamwork skills.
- Ability to effectively interact with government counterparts, local organizations, and private sector executives.
- Knowledge of USAID’s Collaborating, Learning, and Adapting Framework preferred.
- Excellent interpersonal skills with proven experience facilitating dialog among high-level leaders across sectors.
- Past experience working in Mexico and familiarity with the country’s socio-economic landscape is strongly preferred.
- Professional proficiency in Spanish required. The ability to review documents written in English, such as quarterly reports or contract modifications, is required.