About Invisible Children
Invisible Children is a non-profit organization working to end violent conflict in the world’s most vulnerable and isolated communities. Invisible Children. We exist to end violent conflict and foster thriving ecosystems in solidarity with our world’s most at-risk communities. Today, we are leveraging the lessons we have learned, the expertise and the trusted relationships we have developed with to break cycles of violence in regions facing violent conflict.
Chief of Party is a full-time position for an upcoming five (5) year award solicited through USAID. The objective of the Central African Republic (CAR) Regional Mechanism for the Consolidation of Peace and the Fight against Corruption The activity is to reduce violence and build more effective, accountable and democratic governance systems in the CAR.
You and your career:
If you are a problem solver, collaborator and doer, and have expertise in conflict resolution, peacebuilding, we are interested in hearing from you. We are a learning organization and provide opportunities for growth from the start. We pride ourselves on giving you the freedom, resources and guidance to chart a fulfilling career.
Reporting & Monitoring:
The Chief of Party (CoP) will serve as the primary liaison with USAID and will report to the Head Office Project Director. He/she will be responsible for providing vision and overall leadership to the team; manage the Contractor’s technical assistance and will assume primary responsibility for the overall management of the project. He/she will have overall responsibility for ensuring that all assistance provided under the contract, whether provided by international or local experts/staff, is technically sound and appropriate to the needs to be addressed. He/she will be the main point of contact for obtaining information on the progress and status of all activities under the contract and will establish appropriate mechanisms to ensure that the progress of activities and specific implementation issues work are regularly and promptly reported. He/she will be expected to drive an innovative and integrated technical approach to program implementation, which focuses on long-term change and sustainable impact.
Main tasks and responsibilities:
· Provide overall leadership, strategic direction, vision and management to staff and the entire project team, including staff, consultants and partner organizations.
· Plan, direct, and coordinate technical and operational activities to ensure that project goals and objectives are met, and that prescribed timelines and funding parameters adhere to USAID regulations and Invisible Children policies.
· Provide overall technical and administrative leadership to the project implementation team, including the development of strategies, budgets, work plans, MEL plans and reports.
· Lead the team on financial performance management and budget creation and monitoring, to understand and explain performance to USAID and internal management. Management issues and staff responsible for finance, procurement, personnel, IT and compliance with donor regulations.
· Ensure strategic and functional integration of all technical areas as well as collaboration with donors, private sector and other implementing partners.
· Coordinate with other local USAID representatives, USG projects, headquarters as well as other development partners to ensure collaboration, integrated approach and complementarity of interventions.
· Responsible for meeting contractual obligations, producing deliverables and objectives, and achieving project results as specified by USAID.
· Provide a strategic vision on the sustainability and resilience of the program.
· Ensure that interventions reflect high technical quality and are consistent with the scope of work of the project.
· Fluent writing, report writing and presentation skills in English and French.
Key skills required:
· Advanced degree in international relations, data analysis, political science or related field.
20+ years of experience in community protection and community resilience, conflict transformation, data analytics, good governance and/or humanitarian programming is required.
· Program experience is a must with experience as a Chief of Party on a USAID-funded project or other donor-funded development project.
· Experience in managing large budgets (>5M$ annually) and monitoring financial performance; experience in human resource management, operations and support functions.
· Experience in community building and partnership building.
· Demonstrated knowledge and experience with USAID or other donor planning and reporting systems, operations, programming, and structure.
· Experience managing and leading technical and administrative teams for complex development projects.
· Effective written and oral communication skills.
· Professional and diplomatic attitude and conduct with all stakeholders.
· Ability to anticipate, respond and adapt quickly to changing requirements and competing demands.
· Ability to take initiative and/or react independently to situations.
· Fluent written and spoken French/English required.
**Diversity, Equity and Inclusion – **We welcome applications from all walks of life and actively encourage diversity to drive innovation, creativity, success and best practice. We welcome and seek to ensure the diversity of our workforce; and that all job applicants and employees receive equal and fair treatment, regardless of background or personal characteristics. These include: (but not limited to) socio-economic background, age, race, gender identity, religion, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disability, nationality , veteran, marital or aboriginal status.
**Protection -**We define protection as “the preventive action taken by Invisible Children to protect our employees, customers and the communities we work with from harm”. We are committed to ensuring that all children and adults who come into contact with Invisible Children are treated with respect and free from abuse. All successful applicants will go through an enhanced selection process that includes safeguard-focused interviews and a rigorous due diligence process.
How to register
Please send your resume and cover letter no later than June 16, 2022 to [email protected] Please include “Chief of Party Central African Republic Regional Mechanism for the Consolidation of Peace and the Fight against Corruptionin the subject line and indicate where you saw the job posting in your email.