Chief of Party

Chief of Party

Blumont

Bamako, Mali

Introduction:

S/he will work closely with Blumont’s Headquarters in Arlington, Virginia. The CoP is a senior leadership position and will provide overall strategic direction in the design, management, implementation and quality assurance of the project. S/he will also provide technical assistance. The CoP will be Blumont’s primary point of contact with USAID and all relevant stakeholders. S/he will collaborate with the relevant Ministries and other critical partners to provide high-level support for effective capacity building at the local level and sustainability of the project interventions. The CoP will oversee a team of experts and support staff, prepare reports and annual operating plans, align project initiatives with in-country priorities, and ensure the program is compliant with USAID and Blumont’s regulations.

Other duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Prepare strategic plans, annual and quarterly work plans, and overall management of the program in line with USAID guidelines;
  • Lead start up activities including offices establishment and team recruitment;
  • Ensure technical compliance with the agreement/contract with USAID and timely delivery of project activities;
  • Oversee the performance of project staff including Blumont’s and those of the partners/sub-awardees;
  • Ensure proper financial management, procurement, human resources and logistics management in compliance with Blumont’s policies;
  • Support the development of strong M&E mechanisms and efficient systems to feed M&E data into decision-making to ensure high quality implementation;
  • Support a rigorous approach to learning and adaptation, in consultation with USAID;
  • Establish effective communication and coordination with personnel from the government in order to implement interventions and incorporate country-wide priorities
  • Create a positive working environment for all staff and ensure fair professional growth and training opportunities for team members;
  • Represent Blumont and the project before USAID and in coordination meetings with national institutions and international donors;
  • Work with the project’s security focal person and Blumont’s regional security focal person to develop and maintain systems that promote the safety and security of all team members;
  • Support identification of growth opportunities in the region.

Qualifications and Skills:

  • Postgraduate degree in natural resources management, environmental policy, water and sanitation engineering, public administration or other relevant fields
  • Minimum of 15 years of professional experience in implementing international development projects, preferably in the fields of rural development, water management, or economic development;
  • Previous experience as CoP for large-scale projects for a minimum of five years;
  • Extensive experience overseeing work in Francophone Africa, ideally this experience would have come in the Sahel region;
  • Prior experience managing teams in Mali is highly preferred;
  • Expertise devising security plans in fragile states;
  • Strong negotiation and presentation skills and ability to build strong relationships with host governments’ institutions, local and international NGOs, and donors
  • Fluency in English and French is a must.

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