Chief of Party

Chief of Party

RI - Relief International

Manila or Mindanao, Philippines

POSITION SUMMARY:

Relief International (RI), an international relief and development agency with cross sectoral programs bridging relief and development, is currently recruiting a Chief of Party (COP) for an anticipated multi-year, USAID-funded Water and Sanitation Program in the Philippines. The position is contingent upon award of funds. The COP is responsible for overall program management, supervision, administration and implementation of a USAID-funded five-year program to improve water security of water-stressed communities in Mindanao.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES:

  • Serve as the primary point of contact with USAID/Philippines with regard to day-to-day implementation and management matters relating to the program agreement;
  • Ensure quality control of overall program implementation;
  • Oversee and manage all staff in Philippines working for the program, including short or long-term consultants;
  • Oversee and ensure quality implementation of teaming partners and other actors involved in the program;
  • Ensuring monitoring, evaluating and documenting civil society support projects toward meeting project;
  • Ensuring that activities are on track, including developing and implementing solutions as necessary;
  • Providing overall guidance and direction focusing the program team on achieving agreed targets and long-term strategic objectives;
  • Establish and maintain systems for program operations in accordance with RI policies and procedures;
  • Provide guidance to staff on all issues related to program implementation;
  • Ensure that team members on the program are effective and efficient to ensure program success, and provide feedback to staff for optimal performance;
  • Oversee that key program activities are achieved per program budget, timeline and donor requirements;
  • Oversee the preparation and submission of technical and financial reports to USAID;
  • Maintain effective communication with donors and other organizations operating in Philippines, for coordination and partnership opportunities;
  • Participate in NGO sector coordination groups and identify areas for coordination and collaboration;
  • Maintain effective communication with RI’s HQ regarding program implementation;
  • Perform other duties as needed.

QUALIFICATIONS & REQUIREMENTS:

This position demands a dynamic individual with a demonstrated ability to achieve results in a demanding and fast paced environment.

  • Master’s degree in a relevant field or Bachelors degree with commensurate work experience;
  • Minimum of ten years professional experience in lead management implementing development programs related to civil society building in developing countries;
  • Solid background and knowledge of USAID Rules and Regulations;
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, public speaking, and strategic planning skills required;
  • English required, and working knowledge of Tagalog is strongly preferred;
  • Demonstrated ability to manage and guide large staff with appropriate cultural sensitivity;
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple priorities, deadlines, tasks efficiently;
  • Experience working in post-conflict environment a plus;
  • Experience working in Philippines and/or South East Asia and Pacific region a plus;
  • Excellent time management skills and resourcefulness with strong attention to detail.

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