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Chief of Party, Ghana RING

Chief of Party, Ghana RING

ID 
2017-1397
# of Openings 
1
Posted Date 
10/2/2017
Post End Date 
12/20/2017
Category 
Field - Chief of Party/ Program Director
Country 
Ghana

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Overview

The mission of Global Communities (formerly CHF International) is to create long-lasting, positive and community-led change that improves the lives and livelihoods of vulnerable people across the globe.

 

This is an open position, not a position on a proposal.

Global Communities is seeking a Chief of Party (COP) for the 60M USAID-funded Resiliency in Northern Ghana (RING) program. This five year contract is scheduled for completion in 2019. The aim of the program is to improve the livelihoods and nutritional status of vulnerable households in targeted communities in the Northern Region of Ghana. Project activities will focus on increasing consumption of diverse quality foods, especially among women and children; improving behaviors related to nutrition and hygiene of women and young children; and strengthening the capacity of local support networks (with a particular focus on Regional Coordinating Councils and District Assembly staff and systems) to address the needs of vulnerable households.

Responsibilities

The Chief of Party provides overall leadership and technical direction for the project; oversee planning, implementation and management of the project; serve as key liaison with the donor, the Government of Ghana and implementing partners; and ensure proper reporting, financial management and compliance.

Responsibilities also include:

  • Identifying issues and risks related to RING implementation in a timely manner, and suggest appropriate adjustments.
  • Act as the key liaison with USAID/Ghana and all other counterparts, implementing partners and Government of Ghana officials involved with RING and the Feed the Future (FtF) program.
  • The position requires significant coordination skills, broad general and technical knowledge, an ability to cope with multiple interests and challenges, experience in developing countries, and skills to ensure coherence and consistency in spite of urgent deadlines

Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in international development,  public health, livelihoods, agriculture, economics, governance or a related field of study;
  • Minimum 10 years of experience implementing multi-sector development programs with strong management and coordinating skills, or at least a Bachelors’ degree and 15 years of similar experience;
  • Minimum 5 years of management experience, including direct supervision of professional and support staff and assembling teams working in multi-faceted, complex international development programs;
  • Familiarity with and commitment to addressing gender equality is also required, as demonstrated by at least 2 years of senior-level experience working on projects that addressed gender-related constraints in either the agriculture or nutrition sector;
  • Demonstrated expertise in at least one or more technical areas relevant to this program: individual/institutional capacity building, organizational development, food security, agriculture, health-nutrition, water sanitation and hygiene, monitoring and evaluation, or livelihoods;
  • Prior experience working on donor-funded development projects in Ghana or West Africa required, experience working on USAID funded projects preferred;
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with government officials and leaders at national and local levels, local NGO and community organizations, and donor community;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and strong writing and administrative skills required;
  • Fluency in written and spoken English required.