CARE seeks a Chief of Party (COP) for the anticipated USAID-funded The Pioneers-Raedat Activity in West Bank/Gaza. The proposed program will contribute to women’s empowerment in the West Bank and Gaza by increasing women's access to leadership opportunities and enhancing the enabling environment to be more receptive for women's participation in civic, political, and economic decision making. This will be achieved through 1) enhancing women’s representation and leadership capabilities; 2) improving equitable and safe enabling environments for women; and 3) increasing the adoption of inclusive social norms and workplace rights.
The Chief of Party will be responsible for technical leadership, administrative oversight, and overall coordination of the activity. They will serve as the principal institutional liaison with USAID and key stakeholders. They will manage staff and ensure the activity achieves stated goals and results and meets reporting requirements, as well as ensure the quality, timeliness, and efficiency of all products and interventions.
This activity is a five-year $35M program.
This position is pending donor approval and funding. National and international candidates are encouraged to apply.
Specific duties and responsibilities:
- Ensure high-quality, results-oriented technical programming through hands-on guidance and support grounded in the program’s strategic objectives and approved annual workplans and adhering to expected technical quality and reporting requirements.
- With staff and partners, translate project goals and objectives into implementable strategies and plans.
- Manage operational, financial, and administrative priorities.
- Oversee program budgeting and forecasting, financial management, compliance and subgrants management.
- Oversee monitoring, evaluation, learning, and reporting to ensure the program adapts as needed to meet objectives and learning is acquired and shared broadly to maximize impact and sustainability.
- Integrate diversity, equity, and inclusion throughout program implementation while also promoting an evidence-based positive youth development approach.
- Serve as the principal liaison with stakeholders, responsible for reporting program results to stakeholders and cultivating and maintaining a positive relationship with them and local staff.
- Maintain productive working relationships with USAID clients, project partners, and key counterparts.
- Mentor and coach staff to deliver impact within agreed timelines.
- Clarify roles, delegating responsibilities to senior staff, and clearly communicating expectations for staff contribution to project activities.
- Supervise performance of all long- and short-term advisors, consultants, and staff.
- Supervise staff and partners in identifying the project’s technical assistance needs, developing suitable scopes of work, recruiting consultants, and executing technical assistance contracts.
- Create management systems and internal controls in line with CARE’s standard operating procedures, ensuring consistency with project needs.
- In conjunction with USAID and CARE, determine annual priorities, develop work plans, prepare annual reports and quarterly progress reports, and ensure program responds to changing conditions and operating environments.
- Direct planning and budgeting processes.
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Minimum of a master’s degree in development or relevant social sciences areas, preferably in gender, institutional capacity building, women’s empowerment, or women’s leadership. In lieu of a master’s degree, a bachelor’s degree and 12 years’ experience will be accepted.
· Minimum of seven (7) years of experience of progressively increasing responsibility in managing gender equality and female empowerment projects of a similar size and scope in developing countries including three (3) years serving as a COP or in an equivalent position.
· Demonstrated ability to lead and manage a diverse team, in a flexible and adaptive programming context, ensuring high performance and staff retention, to deliver impact within agreed timelines and budget.
· Experience in high level leadership positions that require excellent interpersonal, communication, technical, and analytical skills including ability to interact effectively and collaboratively and develop relationships with a broad range of counterparts and key stakeholders.
· Demonstrated expert technical knowledge in gender equality and female empowerment and leadership, including skills development, mentorship and networking, gender-based violence, national and institutional level enabling environments for women’s participation, and promoting inclusive social norms.
· Fluency in written and spoken English. Arabic language knowledge.
· At least three (3) years’ work experience in the Middle East managing systems approach programming, directly leading to sustainability of interventions and behavior change.
· Experience working on international donor-funded projects, particularly in the Middle East.
· Demonstrated commitment to principles of Gender Equity, Diversity, Belonging and Inclusion.
· Demonstrated commitment to Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Harassment (PSEAH).
· Demonstrated ability to build and maintain relationships with host governments, donors, other donor-funded projects and stakeholders, local organizations, and partners.
· Strong oral and written communication skills; excellent demonstrated interpersonal and negotiation skills.
· Experience recruiting, developing, and managing staff and teams.
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Application deadline: May 22, 2023