We are currently seeking a Chief of Party to support the five-year, $10-$24 Million USAID / Philippines Evidence-driven Collaborating, Learning, and Adapting Activity.
The purpose of this activity is to bolster the capacity of the USAID / Philippines mission to effectively practice and lead collaborating, learning and adapting (CLA), which has the broader goal of enhancing USAID’s development effectiveness.
The activity will generate high-level monitoring, evaluation and research evidence in relation to the implementation of the USAID / Philippines 2019-
2024 Country Development Cooperation Strategy. The activity will work with USAID staff to integrate intentional learning into USAID Philippines’ staff culture, systems and processes, including rigorous meta-
analysis and dissemination of lessons learned and good practices inside and outside of USAID - particularly those that shed light on the U.
S.-Philippines’ partnership and adaptive management requirements in the journey to self-reliance.
Provide overall project vision, technical leadership and management; achieve program results efficiently, in a timely fashion and in compliance with USAID / Philippines, US Government, and QED policies and procedures
Serve as the main point of contact for the contract with the USAID Mission, implementing partners, other donors, the host country’s government (Government of Philippines)
Lead work planning, including contingency planning if necessary, and oversee the operations of the contract to achieve successful implementation of activities
Mentor local staff to enhance capacity and actively contribute expertise to the Contract overall and provide strategic and operational direction
Oversee project management systems for finance and administration, logistics, human resources and strategic operation
Ensure the completion of timely reports, evaluations, analyses, assessments, and deliverables that meet USAID quality control / assurance standards
Ensure compliance with the terms and conditions of the Contract
The Chief of Party (COP) must have at least ten years of professional experience working with issues related to planning, design, and performance management of USAID programs
At least 5 years of experience (out of 10 years) should be as a COP or senior field management experience such as Project Director, Regional Director or Country Director roles, demonstrating professional interaction with senior U.
S. and foreign government officials
The COP must be able to efficiently manage a complex program, including the recruitment and supervision of long and short-
term staff and consultants for work required under this contract, and to interact professionally with senior Mission, Embassy, officials from the Government of the Philippines officials, and other stakeholders and development actors
Highly developed interpersonal communication, presentation, and negotiating skills
Strong understanding of multi-sectoral development theory; thorough working knowledge of USG operations, regulations, policies, procedures and programs desirable
Familiarity with culture, language, society and development context of the Philippines strongly preferred
Master’s Degree in social sciences, statistics, or related field is required.