• Chief of Party (Colombia)

    Job Locations CO
    Category
    Business Development
    Type
    Regular Full-Time
    Close Date
    7/31/2018
  • 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 a proposal to USAID for an upcoming opportunity to assist the USAID/Colombia Mission with monitoring, evaluation, and learning activities. The primary objectives of the five-year MEL Activity are to provide the USAID/Colombia Mission with technical and advisory services for evaluation activities; design and implement quantitative and qualitative evaluation studies and assessments; and provide evaluation technical assistance for program development.

     

    This mechanism will provide the Mission with a set of performance and impact evaluations for varied activities which contribute to the CDCS, thematic regional assessments and studies, and learning activities that have supported Mission programming. This position will be full time and based in Colombia.

    Responsibilities

    The Chief of Party (COP) will be responsible for providing the vision and overall leadership to the team; managing the Contractor’s technical assistance, training, and overall support; preparing and submitting reports requested by USAID; overseeing the evaluation and assessment reports, and coordinating USAID assistance with key counterparts.

     

    The COP will have principal responsibility for overall activity management and technical operations to ensure that the activity tasks are completed and the objectives of the activity are successfully met. The COP will lead the Contractor’s team and serve as the primary point of contact with USAID with regard to day-to-day activity implementation and management matters relating to the contract. The COP will have overall responsibility for assuring that all assistance provided under the contract, whether by international or local experts/personnel, is technically sound and appropriate for the needs to be addressed; and for adequately managing and supervising the work of all experts/personnel provided under the contract. The COP will manage the preparation and presentation of proposed implementation plans and all reports.

     

    The COP will be the primary point of contact for information on the progress and current status of all activities under the contract and will establish appropriate mechanisms to ensure that activity progress and specific implementation concerns are regularly and promptly reported.

    Qualifications

    • A Master’s Degree in social sciences, business management or other related discipline;
    • At least eight years of progressively responsible management and development experience, with at least five leading project management teams;
    • At least five years of experience related to research evaluation, statistics, and/or monitoring projects of similar size and scope in developing countries is required;
    • At least three years of experience in Latin America is strongly preferred;
    • Strong communication, writing and interpersonal skills;
    • Excellent team management and interpersonal skills; and
    • Fluency in spoken and written English is required and a good level of Spanish speaking and writing is strongly preferred.

    *Position contingent upon contract award

    How to Apply

    To apply for this position please follow the following steps:

    1. Complete the online application.
    2. Attach your resume.
    3. Click on the link: Biodata AID1420-17, fill out the form, sign it, and attach/upload it to your application. You may also include other documents such as cover letter and/or a work sample.
    4. Submit your application, resume, completed biodata, and any additional documents.

    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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