The QED Group, LLC

  • Chief of Party (Vietnam)

    Job Locations VN
    Category
    Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning
    Type
    Regular Full-Time
    Close Date
    10/31/2018
  • 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 primary objective of the Support Services Contract Vietnam, MEL is to provide monitoring, evaluation and learning support services and assistance, and;

    • build the capacity of USAID/Vietnam staff, implementing partners and the Government of Vietnam (GOV) to achieve agreed upon goals and targets,
    • enhance USAID/Vietnam’s process of monitoring program performance,
    • instilling a culture of Collaborating, Learning and Adapting (CLA) within USIAD/Vietnam and its implementing partners.

    By pursuing this, USAID/Vietnam will gradually become a learning, adaptive organization that is responsive to effective development. This five-year activity will provide comprehensive monitoring and evaluation (M&E) support services, further strengthening the implementation of USAID/Vietnam’s development strategy. 

     

    Responsibilities

    • Provide overall project vision, technical leadership and management, including setting up and maintaining processes that allow for high quality and on-time deliverables.
    • Achieve program results efficiently, in a timely fashion and in compliance with USAID, U.S. Government policies and procedures.
    • Serve as the primary point of contact with USAID/Vietnam COR and Contracting Officer, other USAID/Vietnam staff, as well as with implementing partners and local stakeholders.
    • Supervise all project staff; mentor local staff to enhance capacity and actively contribute expertise to the Contract overall and provide strategic and operational direction.
    • Lead drafting of progress reports, and work planning, and oversee the operations of the contract to achieve successful implementation of activities.
    • Oversee project management systems for finance and administration, logistics, human resources and strategic operation.
    • Ensure objectives, outcomes and outputs of the activity are met and the completion of timely reports, evaluations, analyses, assessments, and deliverables that meet USAID quality control/assurance standards.
    • Ensure compliance with the terms and conditions of the Contract.

    Qualifications

    • At least ten years of professional experience working with issues related to planning, design, and performance management of international development assistance programs, preferably those funded by the USG.
    • At least 5 years of experience (out of 10 years) should be as a COP or senior field management experience such as Project Director, Regional Director or Country Director roles, demonstrating professional interaction with senior U.S. and foreign government officials.
    • Degree in a field relevant to development assistance, international affairs, political science, sociology, economics, statistics, business, public administration, or a closely related field.
    • Demonstrated ability to efficiently manage a complex program, including the recruitment and supervision of long and short-term staff and consultants for work required under the contract, and to interact professionally with senior Mission, Embassy, Government of Vietnam officials, and other local stakeholders and development actors.
    • Highly developed interpersonal, communication, presentation, and negotiating skills.
    • Strong understanding of multi-sectoral development theory; thorough working knowledge of USG operations, regulations, policies, procedures and programs desirable.
    • Vietnamese nationals are strongly encouraged to apply.
    • Familiarity with Vietnamese culture, society and the development context or that of other similar countries in the region. Knowledge of Vietnamese language is highly desirable.

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