EF is seeking an experienced international development professional to serve as the Chief of Party for an anticipated USAID Civil Society Program in Georgia. The new program will provide a wide range of technical support options and resources to promote inclusive civil society practices and initiatives and enhance the long-term sustainability and self-reliance of the civil society sector in Georgia.
The Chief of Party (COP) will be responsible for overall technical and management oversight and will ensure the successful implementation of all aspects of the program. The successful candidate will have demonstrated knowledge and understanding of the latest developments impacting the civil society sector in Georgia and will have the ability to engage with multiple stakeholders, including the non-governmental organizations at the local, regional and national level, relevant government institutions and the media, among others.
Employment is contingent upon successful award of the project. Interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis and qualified candidates should apply as soon as possible.
Georgian nationals are strongly encouraged to apply.
- Provide technical direction and strategic oversight to ensure the integrity and quality of the project delivery
- Lead annual work planning, including strategic engagement with key stakeholders such as leading civil society organizations, relevant government institutions and local partners, to solicit their input into the planning process
- Serve as the primary point of contact for USAID and project partners. Maintain productive working relationships with all stakeholders
- Supervise responses to donor reporting requirements, including quarterly and annual program reports and other deliverables as specified in the cooperative agreement
- Deliver high-level presentations as needed to project stakeholders, including USAID, EF senior management and in-country counterparts
- Oversee all project operations and staff as well as financial planning and budgeting processes in collaboration with EF HQ management and technical staff
- Technical expertise in democracy and governance programming with a focus on civil society strengthening
- Minimum ten years of relevant experience managing international development programs in a similar position
- Deep familiarity and understanding of USAID policies and procedures
- Proven track record working collaboratively with local stakeholders, including civil society organizations, government officials and the media
- Demonstrated exceptional abilities in exercising good judgement, creative problem solving and dynamic hands-on management
- Strong knowledge and familiarity of working in Georgia
- Master’s degree in international development, international affairs, political science, public policy or other relevant areas of study
- Fluency in English is required; proficiency in Georgian is preferred
To apply, please send resume and cover letter with “COP-GECS” in the subject line.
No phone calls, please.
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