The QED Group, LLC

  • Chief of Party (Peru)

    Job Locations PE
    Category
    Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning
    Type
    Regular Full-Time
    Close Date
    10/31/2018
  • Overview

    The QED Group is preparing a proposal to USAID for the upcoming Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning for Sustainability (MELS) opportunity to assist the USAID/Peru Mission as well as support the South American Regional (SAR) portfolio and client missions – USAID/Brazil and USAID/Paraguay in these areas. The primary objectives of the five-year MELS Activity are to provide technical and advisory services in planning, designing, conducting, disseminating, and learning from monitoring and evaluation of the Mission’s portfolios, in order to improve the achievement and sustainability of USAID’s development outcomes. In addition, this activity will support strengthened capacity in MEL among Government of Peru, USAID/Peru, and implementing partner (IP) staff.

     

    This position will be full time and based in Lima, Peru.

    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
    • 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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