Chief of Party (Human-Centered Design Project)

US-VA-Arlington
Category
Innovations
Type
Regular Full-Time
Close Date
9/30/2017

Overview

The QED Group, LLC, is a full-service international consulting firm committed to solving complex global challenges through innovative solutions. We are determined to provide all our clients with best-value services so they increase their efficiency, learning capacity, and accountability to the public in an ever more complex and interconnected world. Through Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning and Knowledge Management practice areas, QED is working to maximize our clients' return on investment through accountability, continuous learning, and sound management.

The QED Group is preparing for a proposal for USAID’s Center for Accelerating Innovation and Impact (CII) under the Global Health Bureau. It is envisioned that the project will provide assistance to CII around accelerating impact through the development and application of Human-Centered Design (HCD) principles. The period of performance is anticipated to be three years.

 

The QED Group is seeking a Chief of Party to lead and manage the USAID/Center for Accelerating Innovation and Impact project, providing oversight on all activities. This position will be based in the Washington, DC area for the duration of the project.

 

Responsibilities

Serving as the main point of contact between the client agency and the project team, he/she must ensure effective and efficient performance for all aspects of this contract, overseeing all quality control and reporting and interact professionally with senior Bureau, Mission, Embassy, and other government officials.  

 

The Chief of Party is expected to have significant, demonstrated experience in the development and implementation of HCD activities, qualitative and quantitative evaluations, leveraging private investment, and a background in adaptive management.

Qualifications

The Chief of Party must have the following qualifications and experience:  

  • Graduate degree or higher in management, public health, international development, social science, M&E, or a related field;
  • At least twelve (12) years of work experience in a subject matter such as public health; international development; research design and implementation; M&E; and/or project design; a mix of the above experience areas highly preferred;
  • Demonstrated experience in developing and applying HCD techniques to public health challenges
  • Experience working with private sector investors or public sector financing mechanisms in health a plus
  • At least ten (10) years of supervisory and organizational management experience in a multi-cultural setting, including local capacity strengthening approaches;
  • Demonstrated experience successfully managing multi-faceted activities of similar size and scope;
  • Excellent demonstrated written and communication skills and experience;
  • Excellent demonstrated ability to effectively interact with local professionals, international donors, host government counterparts, and other implementing partners; and
  • Experience managing projects with staff located in multiple countries, highly desirable.

How to Apply

 To apply for this position please follow these steps:

1  Complete the online application

2  Attached your resume

3  Click on the link Biodata AID1420-17 complete and attached to your application. 

4  Submit your application, resume and biodata. 

Please note that applications submitted by other means; or without resume and/or biodata will not be considered.

 

Only finalists will be contacted. No phone calls please.

 

Reasonable accommodation requests will be considered on a case-by-case basis.The QED Group, LLC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and Minorities are encouraged to apply. AA//V/D.

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