Equal Access International (EAI) is an international not for profit organization (501c3) working throughout Asia and Africa. A communication for social change organization that combines the power of media with community mobilization, EA creates customized communications strategies and outreach solutions that address the most critical challenges affecting people in the developing world in the areas of peace and transforming extremism, women’s and girl’s empowerment, governance, civic participation, youth development, human rights and health.
EAI is preparing for the USAID/Philippines Initiative for Human Rights Activity which aims to increase public engagement through three inter-related objectives: 1) Building the evidence base for social and behavior change strategies, 2) Increase citizen engagement in support of human rights through social and behavior change interventions, and 3) Strengthen the advocacy capacity of communities and multi-stakeholder coalitions for the advancement of human rights. This project is anticipated to be awarded by September 30, 2019.
The Chief of Party (COP) will provide overall leadership, management and general technical direction of the activity, ensuring an integrated approach to achieving project results. The COP shall be the principal point of contact in the Philippines for procedural and substantive matters, including technical matters. S/he shall coordinate and ultimately be responsible for management and implementation of the activity. S/he shall also be responsible for ensuring quality control and the overall responsiveness of technical assistance provided under the award. S/he will be expected to proactively identify issues and risks related to activity implementation in a timely manner, and suggest appropriate adjustments.
Reporting & Supervision:
The Chief of Party will report to a Project Director based in Washington, DC.
Required Skills & Qualifications:
· University degree in a relevant field such as social sciences, public administration, or law.
· At least eight (8) years of professional experience in successfully managing policy advocacy projects of similar size and scope.
· Preferred qualifications are at least three (3) years of experience in human rights programming in the Philippines or comparable contexts.
· Successful past work in mobilizing communities and stakeholder coalitions to effect changes in democracy, rights, and/or governance.
Preferred Skills & Qualifications:
· Excellent oral and written communication skills. Demonstrated ability to think strategically and communicate his/her vision to partners and colleagues.
· Proven experience navigating complex and high-pressure operating environments.
· Demonstrated ability to establish and sustain interpersonal and professional relationships with different donors, civil society organizations, and host country government counterparts.