USAID International Relief & Development (IRD) Project Jobs – Chief of Party

Organisation: International Relief & Development (IRD)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
About IRD:
International Relief & Development has an upcoming five year $25
million – $75 million USAID Uganda Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH)
Program.  The overall goal of USAID’s WASH program in Uganda is to
accelerate sustainable improvement in water and sanitation access and improve
hygiene behaviors in the target districts. To accomplish that requires the
Contractor to execute tasks which contribute to five distinct outputs:
  • Increase use of
    improved household sanitation;
  • Strengthen national
    and district water and sanitation governance;
  • Expand key hygiene
    behaviors at home, school and health facilities;
  • Improve management of
    small town water supply and sanitation services.
Job Summary: The Chief of
Party will oversee the project, liaise with USAID and other donors as well as
Implementing Partners, provide technical vision and guidance, and ensure that
quality standards and schedules are met. The COP will manage overall contract
requirements, including staffing and cost, and quality control of all work performed
under the contract.
Key Duties and
Responsibilities: 
  • Serve as the primary focal point of
    contact between USAID and IRD.
  • Provide technical guidance and mentoring
    to staff, particularly in program evaluations.
  • Ensure effective and timely performance of
    all deliverables, overseeing quality control and reporting, and adhering
    to the USAID branding and marking plan for the task order.
  • Manage the field operations, including,
    but not limited to: procurement, financial management, logistics,
    inventory and budgeting with the client.
  • Ensure that safety and security protocol
    is followed for operations.
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience: 
  • The applicant must hold a Master’s degree
    in a related field.
  • A minimum of ten years’ experience in
    international development, including experience and/or technical knowledge
    in designing, managing and evaluating multi-million dollar development
    projects.
  • At least five years’ experience as a COP
    or senior field management experience such as Project Director, Regional
    Director or Country Director roles leading teams on large WASH projects in
    developing countries with funding from USAID or other international
    donor-funded entities.
  • Past exposure and experience in Eastern
    and/or Southern Africa, preferably Uganda.
  • Demonstrated experience working with
    senior USAID officials.
  • Prior experience managing a project in a
    difficult operating environment.
  • Excellent English writing skills and
    speaking ability.
How to Apply: 
All suitably qualified and interested candidates are encouraged to
Apply Online by Clicking on the web link below.

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