Pact Chief of Party Jobs in Zambia

Pact Chief of Party Jobs in Zambia


Position Purpose

  • The COP will provide overall technical leadership and operational oversight for the project and will serve as the primary liaison with USAID, the GRZ, Pact headquarters in DC (HQ), and relevant project stakeholders.

  • The COP will ensure that the project’s goals, objectives, and strategy are achieved and that contractual requirements are met on time and within budget.

  • S/he is responsible for directing the entire project team and managing the critical relationship with local and international partners and other key stakeholders in coordination with partners, USAID and HQ. This position is contingent upon award.

    Key Responsibilities

  • Provide overall management, strategic direction, and leadership to the project to achieve expected project goals and results within budget and timeframe.

  • Serve as the principal liaison with USAID, responsible for reporting program results to USAID and cultivating and maintaining a positive relationship with USAID staff.

  • Ensure compliance with Pact policies and procedures, USAID, USG, and local laws, regulations, policies, and procedures.

  • Oversee project staff and help partners establish reporting and tracking systems to provide key information in an efficient and timely manner.

  • Manage
    project budget to meet expected results, ensuring cost-effective use of donor and Pact resources.

  • Ensure that Pact provides high-quality technical assistance to local partners; conduct regular monitoring and mentoring visits to local partners.

  • Ensure close coordination with other relevant in-country initiatives.

  • Hire, supervise, and mentor project staff.

    Basic Requirements

  • Advanced degree (Masters or PhD) in a relevant field, such as political science, public policy, or public administration.

  • At least 10years of senior-level management experience managing and implementing good governance or community development assistance programs in developing or transitional countries, with strong preference for candidates with experience in Zambia and other Southern Africa contexts.

  • Demonstrated track record of successfully building and effectively managing diverse teams of employees.

  • Demonstrated effective interpersonal and creative problem-solving skills.

  • Demonstrated ethical management practices.

  • Ability to develop and maintain strong relationships with governments and civil society partners.

    Preferred Qualifications

  • Demonstrated knowledge of USAID’s objectives and Journey to Self-Reliance

  • Previous senior-level management experience working on USAID-funded projects.

  • Deep knowledge of the political, social, and economic context of Zambia.

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; Pact Chief of Party Jobs in Zambia

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