Chief of Party at Global Communities, Senegal

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Deadline: Ongoing

Global Communities is currently seeking applications from the eligible applicants for the post of Chief of Party in Dakar, Senegal.

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The Chief of Party will be responsible for project activities and staff, technical leadership, and administrative oversight of the program.

The mission of Global Communities is to create long-lasting, positive and community-led change that improves the lives and livelihoods of vulnerable people across the globe.

Key Jobs Responsibilities

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The Chief of Party will perform the following functions-

  • Provide vision, leadership, strategic management and oversight of program implementation.
  • Manage and provide mentoring and professional development support to project staff, with emphasis on building capacity of national staff.
  • Ensure the highest quality of project monitoring, evaluation, reporting, and communications.
  • Assume financial accountability and ensure compliance with Global Communities and USAID rules and regulations, particularly with respect to financial and grant management.
  • Provide technical assistance to local government and CSO partners.
  • Serve as primary liaison to USAID, local and national governmental authorities, local nongovernmental organizations, community organizations, and other donor organizations.

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must have-

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  • Bachelor’s degree is required while a Master’s degree or higher in public policy, public administration, political science, law, international development, or in a closely related field is preferred.
  • Prior experience as a Chief of Party/Country Director or equivalent leadership position managing a USAID or U.S. Government funded program of equivalent size and scope.
  • Minimum of ten years of civil society or governance field experience, preferably in Senegal or West Africa.
  • At least five years of progressively responsible experience in managing donor-funded programs addressing improvement of local government performance, capacity building, public administration, decentralization, government accountability, citizen participation, and/or other related areas.
  • Experience forging and strengthening relationships with government counterparts, local organizations, and other donor organizations required.
  • Experience in gender integration and social inclusion of women, youth, ethnic and religious minorities, and other marginalized communities.
  • Strong multicultural, interpersonal, communication and supervision skills.
  • Proven ability to work at the highest levels with government and non-government partners.
  • Knowledge of USAID rules and regulations, and previous experience in managing complex USG or bilateral donor-funded projects with sub-grants portfolio strongly preferred.
  • Professional level speaking, reading, and writing in English and French are required. Fluency in local languages preferred.

How to Apply

Applicants must submit their applications through online process.

For more information, please visit Global Communities.

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