The QED Group, LLC

Chief of Party - USAID Asia Program Cycle Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning Support Activity

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Category
Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning
Type
Regular Full-Time
Close Date
6/30/2020

Overview

QED is a global consulting firm with more than 20 years of experience providing data-driven and insightful solutions in close to 100 countries. We are passionate about transforming lives through knowledge-based solutions. Leveraging deep expertise in monitoring, evaluation, global health, and learning, we help our clients collect, analyze, visualize, and ultimately use data in more effective ways. Our work maximizes results through the use of cutting-edge technologies and innovation, organizational development, and evidence-based decision-making.
 
QED is seeking a full-time Chief of Party for an anticipated five-year USAID Program Cycle Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning Support Activity in Asia. This Activity is aimed at strengthening USAID’s program cycle systems in the Asia region and to enhance the capacity of local/regional entities in order to improve accountability and the use of empirical evidence for programming, learning, and adaptive management with a clear focus on robust evaluation design, monitoring and evaluation (M&E), collaboration, learning, and adapting (CLA), and knowledge management (KM) at all levels from a Mission’s Strategy to Project and Activity. In parallel, and on a demand basis, the Activity will provide consistently high-quality analytic products that are fully compliant with all relevant USAID policies and guidance to meet rolling program cycle needs of nearly two dozen client operating units across the region. 
 
We are seeking a qualified Chief of Party (COP) to lead this anticipated five-year activity. The position will be based in Bangkok, Thailand for the duration of the Activity. The COP will be responsible for overall activity management, quality and timeliness of deliverables, external representation, and coordination with the Client. The COP will provide a strategic vision for managing the program and will oversee activity tasks to ensure quality work and compliance with contractual obligations and results. The COP is responsible for the quality and performance of work that is performed by staff and sub-contracted to partners.

Responsibilities

1. Program Management of Planning, Implementation, and Monitoring ActivitiesDefine, gain consensus, and redefine the vision guiding implementation; identify and pursue targets of opportunity

  • Develop a work plan with team members and direct and monitor execution of activities within the work plan throughout implementation
  • Oversee the development of required deliverables essential for successful contract performance, including monitoring all Task Order work plans to ensure quality control and timely delivery of such deliverables
  • Identify issues and risks related to program implementation in a timely manner and suggest appropriate program adjustments
  • Allocate/reallocate contract resources, manage project budget, and ensure financial health for the project

2. Personnel Management

  • Motivate staff to perform effectively toward project objectives, through communication, team building incentives, and responsiveness
  • Create a positive working environment for all staff and ensure growth and professional development opportunities
  • Define personnel needs and scopes of work

3. Communications and Information Management

  • Maintain communication throughout the project with Client, team, home office, subcontractors, and other relevant project organizations
  • Make formal and informal presentations on request by Client or as needed for other parties, including government ministries, stakeholder meetings, and professional groups
    Prepare periodic reports to Client on progress towards project objectives

4. Contract Management

  • Execute contract in compliance with contract provisions
  • Manage contract and project finances (budget and funds)
  • Develop input for and guide response to audit questions and client feedback
  • Manage commodity procurement, inventory and general logistics
  • Oversee the performance of partners/sub-awardees

5. Technical

  • Provide oversight, guidance, and technical expertise
  • Ensure quality control of all technical deliverable
  • Carry out technical tasks, as required
  • Participate in effective information sharing and knowledge management

6. Other Duties and Responsibilities as Related to Assignment and Position

  • Develop and maintain systems that promote the safety and security of all team members
  • Support identification of growth opportunities in the region for QED and participate in business development as needed
  • Other duties as requested by QED Management and/or Project Director

Qualifications

  • Minimum 10-15 years of international management experience
  • Prior substantive experience as Chief of Party on USAID-funded projects for regionally based projects spanning multiple countries, with a desired emphasis in MEL
  • Advanced university degree in relevant subject areas
  • Substantial technical experience in monitoring and evaluation of international development projects, preferably for USAID
  • Experience in Asia preferred
  • Proven record of excellent management, leadership, decision‐making, communication and interpersonal skills, including being an articulate speaker and sympathetic listener
  • Excellent level of skill in written and spoken English proficiency required

How to Apply

To apply for this position please follow the following steps:

  1. Complete the online application.
  2. Attach your resume/CV.
  3. Click on this link to complete a USAID Biodata/1420 form, fill out the form, sign it, and attach/upload it to your application. 
  4. You may also include other documents such as cover letter and/or a work sample.
  5. Submit your application, resume/CV, completed biodata, and any additional documents.

Please note that applications submitted by other means; or without either a resume/CV and/or biodata may not be considered. Only finalists will be contacted; no phone calls please.

 

A submitted application to QED in response to a position on a bid or proposal, indicates your agreement to be included in our submission to the client at least on an illustrative named basis. 

 

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

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