Chief of Party (Timor Leste) (Methuen)


: $113,260.00 - $119,530.00 /year *

Employment Type

: Full-Time


: Government

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Cardno seeks Chief of Party (COP) for anticipated USAID PFM project in Timor Leste. The COP will provide overall strategic, managerial and technical direction for the project to help ensure its success, identify issues and risks, and suggest program adjustments during implementation in a timely manner. The CoP will be responsible for the entire program and its results, and will be required to work with various stakeholders, including high level government and USAID officials. The project is designed to build financial management capacity and improve financial management information systems in selected ministries. Responsibilities: A Chief of Partys primary responsibilities are aimed at providing overall leadership management and general technical direction for the entire project, ensuring an integrated vision among different components and actors, and a focus on achieving the results defined in the contract/cooperative agreement. This individual will be expected to identify issues and risks related to project implementation in a timely manner, and suggest appropriate project adjustments. This individual will act as the key liaison between the relevant USAID Mission/Office and all other counterparts and implementing partners involved in the project. The position requires significant coordination skills, broad general and technical knowledge, experience in developing countries and skills to ensure coherence and consistency in spite of urgent deadlines. The Chief of Party will be required to: Design and lead technical implementation of USAID priorities Ensure all services are aligned and delivered according to guidelines established by USAID and Cardno Supervise a team across a wide range of technical disciplines Liaise with the USAID Mission/Office, government stakeholders, private sector and other local partners, as required by the project, to coordinate activities and facilitate monitoring and reporting of project objectives and achievements Serve as a primary point of contact with local government officials, civil society organizations (CSOs) and other project stakeholders as needed Support efforts to increase financial transparency and accountability Review deliverables for completeness, accuracy, and continuous quality improvement Strengthen internal controls, internal audit functions, and improved procurement practices in selected ministries Participate in development of the projects strategic and operational plans, and oversee the development and successful implementation of annual work plans Lead project reporting and analysis and promote the use of strategic information Monitor project implementation, including internal and external client satisfaction, using best practices Ensure that the project consistently delivers results on time, in keeping with required deliverables Identify issues and risks related to project implementation in a timely manner, and suggest appropriate project adjustments. Qualifications: Advanced degree in an area related to PFM (Finance, Accounting, Public Administration) is required 10+ years of experience implementing and managing donor-funded projects to improve economic development and growth in transition and developing countries, with some Chief of Party/Team Leader experience Experience leading/managing a complex, multi-faceted donor-funded PFM project in a developing country context, preferably in Nepal, or other South Asian countries, or countries experience political transitions Experience with financial management information systems, budget planning and execution, internal audit and control systems, procurement systems and reforms, and public sector financial reporting Demonstrated ability to build and manage a diverse team of employees Ability to establish successful collaborative working relationships with a broad range of stakeholders, including private sector, government, local organizations, other donors, and media USAID experience preferred Demonstrated experience leading technical areas of interest, such as Economic Growth, Health, Governance, Public Finance Management, Infrastructure and Environment, and Social & Environmental Impact Management Experience in transition or developing countries preferred Excellent written and oral communications skills required Fluency in English required. >>< Associated topics: agile, cisco, digital, gs 2210, information technology project, ip, oracle, perl, server, troubleshoot * The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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