Thinking of a Career in Emergency Management?
- BY Nicole Pelette
Social Impact is a global development management consulting firm. We provide monitoring, evaluation, strategic planning, and capacity building services to advance development effectiveness. We work across all development sectors including democracy and governance, health and education, the environment, and economic growth. Since 1997 we have worked in over 100 countries for clients such as US government agencies, bilateral donors, multilateral development banks, foundations, and nonprofits.
Duties and Responsibilities:
The Chief of Party is responsible for leading and managing the overall operations of the LSA activity. The COP works 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 that can be used by the Mission.
Specifically, the COP will:
Key Qualifications and Characteristics:
The Chief of Party (COP) must have at least ten years of professional experience working with issues related to planning, design, and performance management of international development assistance programs, preferably those funded by the USG. In addition, the COP must have an advanced degree in a field relevant to development assistance, international affairs, political science, sociology, economics, statistics, business, public administration, organizational development, communications, or a closely related field.
The COP must be able to efficiently manage a complex program, including the recruitment and supervision of long and short-term staff and consultants for work required under this contract, and to interact professionally with senior Mission, Embassy, GOL officials, and other stakeholders and development actors. Prior experience working with previous U.S. government-funded programs would be preferred but is not a requirement. The selected individual must be computer literate and possess superior oral and written communications skills.
Additional preferred knowledge, skills and experience include: