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Chief of Party

Amman (Jordan)

  • Organization: CAMRIS International, Inc.
  • Location: Amman (Jordan)
  • Grade: Senior - Internationally recruited position - Senior level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Project and Programme Management
    • Managerial positions
    • Public Policy and Administration
    • Democratic Governance
    • Operations and Administrations
  • Closing Date: 2019-08-18

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CAMRIS is an international development and research firm that realizes innovative solutions to development challenges through high-quality, cost-effective program and research management services. With experience working in more than 80 countries, we combine our proven systems with today’s most effective, evidence-based best practices to improve development outcomes. We apply a customized, customer-centric business approach to offer greater value to our clients.

Conflict Management Consulting (CMC) provides research, monitoring and evaluation, and technical assistance in challenging, conflict-affected and post-conflict areas. We work for international organizations, governments and civil society, deploying multinational and highly specialized teams of experts. Our staff offer in-depth thematic expertise in a number of areas, including on topics such as peacebuilding, stabilization, migration and social tensions/cohesion, and have served organizations across the Middle East, Europe, Africa and Asia.

CAMRIS and CMC seek an Amman, Jordan-based Chief of Party for the upcoming USAID Southern Syria Assistance Platform (USAID/SSAP). This will be a three-year activity to holistically assist USAID Syria in its overall monitoring, and its collaborating, learning and adapting (CLA) needs.

The USAID/SSAP mechanism has six key tasks:
* Supporting development and annual review of performance monitoring plans (PMPs), the PMP learning agenda, evaluation questions, and task calendars.
* Supporting development of a system for collecting, analyzing and reporting activity-level data from multiple implementing partners.
* Review activity-level MEL plans submitted by implementing partners and provide USAID activity managers with recommendations to address weaknesses, inconsistencies, and/or misalignment of indicators, and ensure consistency with USAID policy.
* Collect, analyze, and share context monitoring data.
* Assess baseline data collection plans and collected data, identifying gaps and proposing assessments, surveys, and other data gathering.
* Support planning and conduct of Data Quality Assessments (DQAs), including making site visits to implementing partner field offices.

This position will be based in Amman, Jordan.

It is a forecasted position and it is contingent upon contract award.*

* Provide vision and overall leadership to operations
* Ensure provision of timely, relevant, high-quality MEL services
* Provide leadership on the project by proactively engaging with USAID, implementing partners, and other stakeholders to provide effective MEL support, and to deliver high-quality services
* Identify adjustments in scope and operations to ensure that the project adapts to changes in need and context
* Provide quality assurance and responsiveness on all aspects of PMP implementation, including monitoring strategic progress, project performance, programmatic assumptions, evaluating performance and impact, and learning and adapting from evidence
* Serve as the primary point of contact to the USAID Contracting Officer and Contracting Officer’s Representative
* Ensure all USAID rules and regulations are followed
* Supervise and empower all technical and administrative project staff
* Collaborate closely with CAMRIS and CMC headquarters technical and operations staff
* Represent the Syria ART team at local, regional, and international meetings, as required
* An advanced degree (i.e. MA, PhD) in management, international relations, statistics, economics, demography, political science, or other social science field.
* At least ten (10) years of demonstrated leadership, strategic thinking/planning, and management experience, and a proven track record of programmatic accomplishment, professional achievement, and management competence.
* Experience managing complex, multifaceted, multi-year tasks and projects/activities.
* Completion of high-quality products on time and within budget.
* Success with interpersonal skills, staff supervision, and mentoring.
* Familiarity with human resource, financial management, and procurement processes.
* Thorough technical knowledge in concepts such as monitoring, evaluation methods, collaboration and learning, adaptive management, indicator development, data collection and analysis, and performance reporting;
* Exceptional proficiency in written and spoken English.
* In addition, familiarity with the Middle East region’s (and particularly Syria) development issues, and Arabic language skills, is desirable.

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