Chief of Party

Posted Date 4 months ago(10/12/2017 2:22 PM)
Regular Full-Time


Company Profile:

International Business & Technical Consultants (IBTCI), Inc., a U.S. based international development consulting company, established in 1987, has worked in over one hundred countries and implemented over two hundred projects.  IBTCI serves government agencies, private sector companies, and several donor agencies.  IBTCI specializes in Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) across many sectors including, but not limited to, conflict and crisis, democracy and governance, economic growth, education, environment, and global health.


Position Overview:

IBTCI is seeking an experienced full-time COP for a third-party monitoring USAID OFDA, FFP Somalia Monitoring & Learning Project (SMLP), working out of Nairobi, Kenya with travel to Somalia. The purpose of this contract is to verify and provide independent confirmation of humanitarian aid programs in Somalia. The ideal candidate is a skilled development and humanitarian assistance professional with previous experience serving in a similar COP role. The anticipated start date is early October 2017 and is dependent upon USAID approval of the selected COP key personnel candidate. Position reports to the Home Office Project Director.


Essential Duties/Tasks and Responsibilities:  

  • Completion of all deliverables required under this project.
  • Responsible for overall compliance with the contract.
  • Provide overall management, guidance, and direction to the project team.
  • Oversee the completion of all deliverables required under this project as well as overall compliance with the task order.
  • Provide overall management of the project team, including technical guidance, administrative coordination, operations oversight, and client relations.

Programmatic/technical responsibilities:

  • Lead the development of the Annual Work Plan.
  • Lead quality control/quality assurance for all products/deliverables for the client.
  • Lead the development and coordination of external training, presentations, and workshops.
  • Lead the development and management of an online data platform for the client.
  • Serve as the primary liaison with client personnel based in the US Embassy in Kenya.
  • Serve as a contributing writer for all deliverables as needed.

Contract management/compliance responsibilities:

  • Ensure overall contract compliance.
  • Supervise a team of approximately 30 staff and subcontractor personnel.
  • Manage subcontractor and consultant financial, contractual and compliance issues.
  • Manage the technical issues for the subcontractor responsible for the online data platform.
  • Directly supervise the DCOP and Finance Manager.
  • Ensure compliance to IBTCI global policies and establish additional standard project implementation and operations procedures and schedules as needed.
  • Manage the project field office budget, financial reporting, local procurement and vendor purchase orders.
  • Oversee staff and subcontractor security in Kenya and Somalia.


Minimum required experience:

  • At least ten (10) years of progressively responsible related experience, with at least five (5) of those years managing teams and two (2) years working in conflict zones required.
  • Previous experience managing third-party monitoring projects, M&E support projects, or large-scale evaluations required.
  • Excellent or oral and written communications skills, analytic skills, interpersonal skills and team management skills required.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Must have excellent oral and written communication skills, analytic skills, interpersonal skills, and team management skills.
  • Demonstrated experience conducting quantitative and qualitative field research in conflict zones.
  • Previous experience working on programs implemented in Somalia preferred.
  • Proven experience managing sub-contractors is desirable.
  • Previous experience implementing similar USAID-funded programs, desirable.

Education:  Bachelor’s degree in International Affairs, Social Science, or related field required.  Master’s degree preferred.


Working Environment:  Work typically performed in an office environment.

Physical Requirements: This is mostly a sedentary position that requires the ability to speak, hear, see, and lift small objects up to 20 lbs.

Supervisory Responsibility:  This position has supervisory responsibilities.


Travel:  International travel required.


No phone calls, please.  All candidates will be acknowledged, but only selected finalist will be contacted to move forth in the recruitment process.


IBTCI is committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity for all persons without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, national origin, disabled veteran or Vietnam-era veteran, or any other classification protected by applicable anti-discrimination laws.  We prohibit and do not tolerate any form of discrimination or harassment.



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