The IRC began working in Jordan in 2007, providing assistance to refugees from Iraq. With the onset of the Syrian civil war in 2012, the IRC scaled operations to meet mounting needs in both camp and non-camp settings. Today, the IRC delivers emergency and long-term services – including integrated health and protection, economic support, and education – to refugees and vulnerable host communities across Amman, Irbid, and Mafraq, and Zarqa governorates. Prioritizing sustainability and long-term impact, the IRC engages civil society organizations (CSOs), government, and other key stakeholders in partnerships and capacity strengthening.
The IRC seeks a Chief of Party (COP) for the anticipated five-year, multi-million dollar USAID Survivor’s Access to Protection from Domestic Violence Activity (SAPDVA). The project will aim to advance women’s rights, enhance access to quality protection services, and expand social services to women who are at-risk of and/or victims of domestic abuse. This will be achieved by: 1) enhancing screening, reporting, protection and litigation services provided by national stakeholders; 2) supporting the availability and quality of services provided by national stakeholders; and 3) supporting systemic improvement in policy implementation and multi-stakeholder coordination to advance the protection framework.
The COP will be responsible for ensuring the proposed project is implemented in accordance with the terms of the USAID award (awarding mechanism to be determined), USAID regulations, principles of IRC, and internationally recognized quality of assistance standards. The COP will be the primary representational link with USAID staff. The position will be based in Amman, Jordan.
Recruitment is contingent upon successful award of the project, and selection of final applicant is subject to USAID approval.
• Responsible for the overall leadership, planning, implementation, administration, and financial management of the project, as well as the achievement of all impact goals and objectives.
• Oversee the development, review, and monitoring of yearly work plans, project strategy documents, implementation measures, knowledge management, and sustainability efforts to ensure long- and short-term impact goals are achieved.
• Manage project staff and consortium partners to ensure proper implementation, reporting, financial management, and compliance.
• Report to USAID through formal and informal debriefings, annual and semi-annual reports, etc.
• Serve as the primary liaison with USAID, the Government of Jordan (GOJ), and other relevant stakeholders to ensure activities complement ongoing initiatives, adhere to country and global standards, and represent best practice in the prevention of violence against women and girls (VAWG).
• Represent the project and organization in regional, national, and international fora, including technical conferences and policy briefings, and share information about project achievements and lessons learned within the organization and wider development community.
• Minimum 10 years of experience designing, implementing, and managing large, complex projects that work to further women’s rights and address VAWG and other protection issues.
• Minimum three years of senior project leadership experience on USAID activities; previous experience as COP of USAID-funded programs preferred.
• Significant previous experience working in protracted crisis and development contexts, preferably in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) and/or Jordan.
• Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain productive working relationships with a wide network of partners and stakeholders, including CSOs and women-led organizations.
• Demonstrated ability to liaise with senior government officials, dignitaries, executives of NGOs, and senior members of the donor community.
• Strong understanding of VAWG as a human rights violation, interrelated vulnerabilities, and the relationship with other forms of intersectional oppression.
• Experience working to incorporate issues of government accountability, transparency, and equity in protection and health programs, including gender, ethnicity, and disability inclusion.
• Demonstrated experience in policy dialogue and reform working with government and civil society organizations; knowledge of protection related policy frameworks in Jordan is desirable.
• Capacity to work well under pressure, and the ability to communicate appropriately and effectively cross‐culturally is critical.
• The candidate must be fluent in English; fluency in Arabic preferred.
• Master’s degree in international development, global health, or related field is required.