Chief of Party
SoCha LLC provides independent, verifiable primary data to USAID’s Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance (BHA) and its partners regarding the outputs, outcomes, progress, quality, challenges, successes and lessons learned from activities funded by BHA in Myanmar.
- The project has the following objectives:
- Establish a process to collect, synthesize, and analyze various data concerning BHA-funded programs.
- Enhance BHA’s knowledge and oversight of ongoing programs through sharing of impartial, primary data.
- Support BHA’s implementing partners’ monitoring and oversight of ongoing programs via coordination and sharing of impartial, primary data.
- Expand BHA’s understanding of ongoing challenges and potential changes to Burma’s context with additional data and analysis.
SoCha is seeking a full-time, qualified individual to fill the role of Chief of Party (COP). The COP position will be based in Yangon and is contingent on USAID approval.
Scope of Work:
The COP will be the most senior point of contact for USAID/BHA and the IPs. The COP has SoCha’s full authority to manage the project and its subcontract partners to achieve its four objectives, allocate resources to priority initiatives, oversee the technical implementation, ensure contractual compliance, and assure the quality of deliverables. S/he will build and lead a core team that is responsive to USAID’s needs and delivers high-quality outputs under tight deadlines. S/he will lead the development of the annual work plan and, in collaboration with SoCha HO, conduct high-level data analyses, and quality assurance. The COP will ensure gender, inclusion, safety and “do no harm” principles are core aspects of implementation. S/he will promote adaptive management within the project and with BHA and IPs by implementing risk mitigation procedures under the Safety and Security Plan. The COP will be the final point of authorization for TPM team field deployment and point of contact to report irregularity findings.
Broad areas of responsibility include:
1. Communications and Information Management
2. Personnel Management
3. Contract Management
4. Management of Planning, Implementation, and Monitoring Activities
Required Skills, Education, and Experience:
- EITHER a Master’s degree in international affairs, social science, or a related field, at least eight (8) years progressively responsible experience in a relative subject matter, and at least three (3) years’ experience managing teams OR a Bachelor’s degree in international affairs, social science, or a related field with at least ten (10) years progressively responsible experience in a relative subject matter, and at least five (5) years’ experience managing teams;
- At least two (2) years of experience working on complex humanitarian emergencies;
- Previous experience managing third party monitoring (TPM) projects, Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) support projects, and/or complex projects in a humanitarian, development, or transition context;
- Previous experience designing and/or facilitating staff trainings and/or experience supporting capacity building projects in a humanitarian, development, or transition context;
- Previous experience conducting quantitative and qualitative field research in complex humanitarian emergencies;
- Previous experience implementing a USAID-funded program is desirable;
- Previous experience managing subcontractors is desirable;
- Previous experience working in sensitive contexts where an understanding of gender and social inclusion and familiarity with or experience in Protection programming including work responding to gender-based violence;
- Previous experience working on programs implemented in Myanmar is highly desirable;
- Excellent oral and written communication skills in English and, ideally, Burmese and/or other languages spoken in Myanmar;
- Excellent analytical, interpersonal, and team management skills.
How to apply:
To submit your application, kindly provide your CV using the form provided below.
Applicants will be reviewed on a rolling basis, and the position is open for immediate commencement.
Position will remain open until a suitable candidate has been identified.
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