Monday, 25 June 2012


This position is contingent upon funding. Position Summary: Pact seeks a Chief of Party (COP) for an anticipated USAID program in Nigeria to strengthen civil society’s ability to influence the development and implementation of key democratic reforms at the national, state, and local levels. This position will represent Pact to USAID, local civil society organizations (CSOs), and other relevant donor organizations. The position will be responsible for providing leadership, management and administrative oversight; ensuring the project is progressing and meeting objectives; and managing staff.

• Ensure high-quality technical programming through hands-on guidance and support grounded in the program’s strategic objectives and adhering to expected technical quality and reporting requirements
• Participate in the technical and programmatic design of award and partner programs; represent Pact in negotiating with donors and partners.
• Manage all project planning responsibilities, including the production of annual workplans; guide and oversee the alignment of the budget to expected results, and review and approve annual budgets and quarterly reports
• Ensure the cost-effective use of Pact resources
• Ensure compliance with HQ and donor requirements, policies and regulations.
• Act as liaison to relevant donors and the local government
• Manage all local grantmaking mechanisms, ensuring compliance with donor regulations and Pact policy; coordinate and/or conduct monitoring visits to grantee programs.
• Provide training and mentoring to partners to strengthen capacity for technical service delivery and compliance with donor rules and regulations
• Recruit and directly supervise local project staff in line with Pact HR policies; Oversee the management and development of project office human resources to ensure a diverse, skilled and productive workforce, an effective leadership team, and an organizational culture where Pact’s values are practiced
• Advanced degree in a relevant field such as social sciences, law, and development studies etc.
• Ten years demonstrated experience in the successful implementation of international development activities, with preference given to democracy and governance activities
• Management of a USG contract instrument—five years of which shall have been in senior program management including direct supervision of professional and support staff.
• In-depth understanding of the role of civil society in development and experience in building capacity for civil society organizations and networks/coalition strengthening.
• Prior experience in awarding and managing grants to local organizations to promote democracy and governance goals.
• Must be tolerant, respectful and sensitive to Nigeria’s culture.
• Specialized Knowledge/Skills: Excellent verbal and written communication
• Proven experience navigating complex and high pressure operating environments;
• Experience developing and managing multi-sectorial, multi-donor funded program portfolios preferred.
• Nigeria experience highly desirable, Africa experience essential.
• Demonstrated ability to establish and sustain interpersonal and professional relationships with different donors, civil society organizations and host country government counterparts.
To apply for this position, please visit our website at CLICK HERE TO APPLY
Not later than 11 July 2012.

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