We are currently seeking qualified Chief of Party candidates for the anticipated five-year USAID/Ukraine Youth Unity Activity. The Chief of Party will be based in Kyiv.
Summary of Responsibilities:
The Chief of Party (COP) will provide overall management, coordination, oversight and ensure that activities and sub-partners are coordinated and achieve intended results. This individual will be the key liaison with USAID, key stakeholders, and other implementing partners. Her/his primary responsibilities will be aimed at providing overall leadership management and general technical direction of the entire program, ensuring an integrated vision among different components and actors, and a focus on achieving the results defined in the contract. This individual will be expected to identify issues and risks related to program implementation in a timely manner and suggest appropriate program adjustments. S/he will supervise activity implementation and ensure the activity meets stated goals and reporting requirements. The COP position requires political savviness, as s/he will interact with numerous institutions and senior-level national and subnational level government officials. The COP will have demonstrated ability to work in complex environments and manage diverse teams to deliver impact within agreed timelines.
- Requires a master’s degree in a directly relevant field from an accredited university;
- At least 7 years of experience in relevant management, supervisory, technical experience working with programs that are of a similar scope and scale to this program;
- Demonstrated experience in civil society strengthening, positive youth development, media strengthening, or other relevant field;
- Experience in managing multi-country programs preferred;
- Experience managing complex donor-funded development programs in areas such as youth development, confidence building, civic engagement, inclusion, or related areas.
- Track record of successfully building and effectively managing diverse teams of employees;
- Ability to analyze complex, politically sensitive issues and ensure strategic program coherence in dynamic environments;
- Expertise in youth development, civic engagement, inclusion, and/or democracy development technical disciplines;
- Effective interpersonal skills, creative problem-solving, and outstanding judgement;
- Experience in Eastern Europe required, experience in Ukraine preferred;
- Demonstrated knowledge of USAID rules, regulations, policies, and procedures as they relate to project and program compliance and reporting;
- Demonstrated experience working alongside project stakeholders to deliver impact within agreed timelines;
- Fluency in English required; Russian preferred
This job description summarizes the main duties of the job. It neither prescribes nor restricts the exact tasks that may be assigned to carry out these duties. This document should not be construed in any way to represent a contract of employment. Management reserves the right to review and revise this document at any time.
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