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Chief of Party

Job Responsibilities:

  • Work with local governance bodies to build their capacity and increase their awareness of obstacles to women’s economic and political participation;
  • Oversee activities to strengthen the capacity of a wide range of CSOs to more actively promote citizen interests and effectively advocate their cause;
  • Develop and implement region-specific, customized activities to increase women’s economic and political participation;
  • Maintain and expand relationships with existing local partners in governmental and non-governmental sectors as well as with other stakeholders;
  • Serve as the country representative in Sierra Leone to meet with donor officials to keep them updated on the program’s progress;
  • Ensure timely execution of project activities within allocated budget;
  • Provide regular, high-quality programmatic and financial reports;
  • Implement program initiatives through approved work plan;
  • Develop new strategies and ideas based on local conditions;
  • Implement staffing plans and policies;
  • Manage a team of local and international staff and consultants to ensure effective implementation of the program activities;
  • Represent IFES with donors, the international community and other stakeholders
  • Mentor, supervise and develop program staff.

    Qualifications:

  • University degree in social sciences, economics, political sociology or development, or relevant discipline or advanced education/certified training in procedures and training techniques and strategies, government, politics, journalism, or equivalent professional experience
  • Master’s degree in one of the above areas preferred
  • Minimum 10 years of relevant and progressively responsible professional experience in international development, local governance, women’s empowerment, capacity building or other related field
  • Proven track record with democracy and governance programming in developing countries
  • Experience living and working in West Africa preferred
  • Familiarity with monitoring and evaluation methodology
  • Excellent interpersonal/representational skills
  • Experience with USAID Regulations and the implementation of USAID-funded project activities and experience in proposal writing, budgeting, and liaising with donors
  • Proven experience managing and implementing international development programs.

    To Apply:

    You must go to http:www.ifes.org/ to the Careers section and apply online.

    Applications are only accepted in this way.

    Make sure you upload all papers together (ie. cover letter and application, etc.).

    Resumes are only reviewed and accepted if submitted through our careers page.

    How to apply:

    To Apply: You must go to http:www.ifes.org/ to the Careers section and apply online.

    Applications are only accepted in this way.

    Make sure you upload all papers together (ie. cover letter and application, etc.).

    Resumes are only reviewed and accepted if submitted through our careers page.

    For more information and application, see: IFES Jobs

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