The QED Group, LLC

  • Chief of Party - USAID Amazon Knowledge and Learning Platform

    Job Locations PE
    Knowledge Management
    Regular Full-Time
    Close Date
  • 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.


    We are currently seeking a Chief of Party to support the USAID/Peru Amazon Knowledge and Learning Platform. The overall objectives of the five-year program are to 1) support the adaptive management of USAID programs under the Amazon Vision, and 2) improve knowledge and evidence for the conservation of Amazon biodiversity and climate change mitigation services.


    The Chief of Party will:

    • Be responsible for leading and managing the overall Knowledge and Learning platform and provide overall project vision, technical leadership and management with ultimate responsibility for achieving program results efficiently, timely and in compliance with USAID I USG and QED policies and procedures.
    • Serve as the main point of contact for the contract with the USAID Mission, other donors, the host government and the QED home office.
    • Work closely with USAID/Peru's Office of Environment and Sustainable Development, national and regional stakeholders and implementing partners.
    • Lead the work planning process and overseeing its implementation by working through motivated, mentored expatriate and local staff and helping to set up project management systems for finance and admin, logistics, HR, security, etc.
    • Ensure the completion of timely reports and deliverables that meet USAID and QED’s acceptable quality control and assurance standards.
    • Ensure compliance with the terms and conditions of the contract agreement, QED’s project and financial management systems, and USAID's rules and regulations.


    • A minimum of a Master’s degree in an appropriate inter-disciplinary area such as applied Social Sciences, Organizational Sciences, Natural Sciences, or Management and Evaluation;
    • A minimum of 15 years of relevant experience, preferably a significant amount in international settings in planning, coordinating and driving complicated, dynamic and demanding organizational change and capacity development efforts;
    • Considerable experience in leading and managing high-performing cross functional teams working in complex and dynamic environments;
    • Technical experience in conservation, biodiversity, knowledge management and learning, adaptive management, and/or online community engagement;
    • Significant expertise in information communication technologies and/or monitoring, evaluation and learning is desirable;
    • Experience working or living in South America, Peru, and/or the Amazon Basin;
    • Demonstrated leadership, strategic thinking/planning, management, and presentation skills;
    • Demonstrated ability to prioritize and handle multiple assignments simultaneously, proactively seek and take action on opportunities;
    • Strong multi-cultural, inter-personal and supervision skills;
    • Fluency in Spanish and English. Proficiency in Portuguese a plus.

    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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