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Chief of Party

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from Pact
Closing date: 30 Jun 2019

At the heart of Pact is the promise of a better tomorrow. A nonprofit international development organization founded in 1971, Pact works on the ground in nearly 40 countries to improve the lives of those who are challenged by poverty and marginalization. We serve these communities because we envision a world where everyone owns their future. To do this, we build systemic solutions in partnership with local organizations, businesses, and governments that create sustainable and resilient communities where those we serve are heard, capable, and vibrant. Pact is a recognized global leader in international development. Our staff have a range of expertise in areas including public health, capacity development, governance and civil society, natural resource management, poverty, fragile states, monitoring and evaluation, small-scale and artisanal mining, microfinance and more. This expertise is combined in Pact’s unique integrated approach, which focuses on systemic changes needed to improve people’s lives.

Department

Program Delivery (PDEL) - Pact exists to help create a world where those who are poor and marginalized exercise their voice, build their own solutions, and take ownership of their future. The Program Delivery Team, contributes to realizing this purpose by: Forging smart partnerships and treating all people with dignity and respect; Applying organizational policies and regulatory compliance appropriately and consistently; Facilitating team spirit among colleagues and promoting the organization through communications; Influencing decision makers through focused, relevant communications; Continually striving to learn and share knowledge and find small ways to make the workplace more enjoyable for all; Cultivating and harvesting innovation; Contributing to the organization’s ability to think and act strategically at all times; Inspiring and spreading our desired organizational culture across the global enterprise.

Position Overview

The Chief of Party will provide technical leadership, strategic planning, and operational oversight for overall implementation of the project. S/he will serve as the primary liaison with USAID, project partners, and other relevant project stakeholders, including local government agencies. The Chief of Party will have primary responsibility for achieving and executing the project’s vision and strategy, managing critical relationships with key partners to maximize synergy and collaboration, and ensuring that all deliverables are met on time and within budget.

Key Responsibilities

The Chief of Party will provide technical leadership, strategic planning, and operational oversight for overall implementation of the project. S/he will serve as the primary liaison with USAID, project partners, and other relevant project stakeholders, including local government agencies. The Chief of Party will have primary responsibility for achieving and executing the project’s vision and strategy, managing critical relationships with key partners to maximize synergy and collaboration, and ensuring that all deliverables are met on time and within budget.

Basic Requirements

  • At least 8 years of experience managing civil society strengthening programs, including advancing youth leadership, community engagement, research and advocacy, or capacity development in a senior management role.
  • Advanced degree in a relevant field, such as political science or public policy.
  • Strong leadership, administrative, management, presentation, reporting, and communication skills, and the ability to implement projects with diverse subject matters.
  • Demonstrated expertise in civil society strengthening, developing capacity of CSOs, developing civil society networks, and supporting civil society advocacy and engagement.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain strong relationships with governments and civil society partners, especially in complex or sensitive political environments.
  • Ability to coordinate with USG and other donor programs on civil society and seek synergies and complementarities to maximize results.
  • Ability to perform at a high level and apply diplomacy skills with a wide range of stakeholders.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Knowledge of the political/social context and civil society in Central Asia.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multi-country or regional civil society programs.

Pact provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, genetic information, age, national origin, marital status, disability status, political ideology, military or protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.