Chief of Party (COP)

Social Impact (SI)

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Social Impact (SI) is a Washington, DC-area International Development Management Consulting Firm.  We provide a full range of innovative program evaluation, management consulting, technical assistance, and training services to strengthen international development programs, organizations and policies.  Our global services are in the areas of democracy and governance, health and education, agriculture, the environment, and economic growth

We seek the services of a Chief of Party (COP)

 

Job Title: Chief of Party (COP)

 

Job Location: Accra, Greater Accra

 

Job Summmary

  • To provide vision, direction, and overall leadership to the team in all areas of this contract including technical assistance, financial oversight, training, and overall support. This is a full-time position through September 2019

 

Job Description

  • Serve as the Contractor Representative in Ghana and will be responsible for the activities of all long and short-term personnel
  • Work closely with USAID/Ghana’s Contracting Officer’s Representative (COR) for smooth implementation of the Activity
  • Meet with USAID on a regular basis and represent the project before USAID/Ghana, MOE, GES, implementing partners and other stakeholders
  • Establish and maintain relationships with key stakeholders, including government officials, NGOs and community groups for smooth implementation
  • Mentor, support and supervise 8 project staff and directly manage the key technical team
  • Facilitate the development of annual project work plans and budgets and ensure the timely submission and quality of all project reports, materials, and publications, compliant with the contract agreement
  • Ensure necessary program planning, development, resource availability and management activities function smoothly and efficiently
  • Ensuring accurate and timely management of finances, approve all expenses and sign off on monthly financial reports to headquarters
  • With contracts team, ensure SI and USAID procurement policies and guidelines are followed
  • Ensure program implementation in line with the contract and USAID rules and regulations

 

Qualifications and Requirements

  • A Master’s Degree (or foreign equivalent) in social sciences or other related discipline
  • Minimum ten (10) years of progressively responsible experience in Monitoring and Evaluation and project management of programs of similar scope and requirements in developing countries, preferably five (5) of those 10 years would be experience gained in Africa implementing international donors-funded programs 
  • Previous experience in the education sector with an understanding of the technical elements of country wide policy on literacy, numeracy and teacher retention a plus
  • Previous experience working closely with host country ministries and their staff a plus
  • Previous experience as project director or similar positions with a strong reputation for developing excellent collaborative working relationships with counterparts, other contractors and international organizations and donors 
  • Strong communication, writing and interpersonal skills are required
  • Fluency in spoken and written English is required

Summary

Company

Social Impact (SI)

Job Level

Executive (Director/CEO/CFO/COO)

Location

Greater Accra Region

Specialization

NGO

Job Type

Full-Time

Minimum Qualification

MBA / MSc

Preferred Years of Experience

10 - 15 years