Chief Of Party, International Development

January 23 2019
Liberia

Background:

Nathan is a private international economic and analytics consulting firm that works with government and commercial clients around the globe to deliver practical solutions and achieve lasting results. Whether building frameworks for economic growth or navigating regulatory hurdles, securing infrastructure financing or evaluating and assessing disputes, Nathan’s experts serve as trusted partners, offering clients the analysis, technical advice, and strategies they need for sound decision-making. Known for both technical and service excellence, Nathan has corporate offices in the US, UK, and India and more than 25 program offices around the world.


Job Description:

The aim of this activity is to strengthen policy-making capacity within the Government of Liberia (GOL) and facilitate the design and implementation of specific reforms to promote private sector-led, broad-based economic growth and development.

As the project’s key point of contact with USAID, Government of Liberia and other stakeholders, the Chief of Party will coordinate technical assistance activities with field staff, short-term consultants, and Nathan home office personnel. The Chief of Party will oversee overall project operations including project management, administration, oversight, reporting, financial and contractual obligations, contractor progress, and performance monitoring and evaluation.

 Supervision and Provision of Technical Expertise

  • Liaise with the Liberian government, civil society organizations, business groups, and other donors as needed to coordinate activities and achieve the goals and objectives of the activity;
  • Monitor and, in some cases, carry out technical activities across the range of activities under the program (in coordination with Nathan home office), including review of deliverables and reports for USAID;
  • Support the planning, design, and implementation of technical activities in Liberia, including the drafting of work plans and terms of reference, organization, and participation in technical working group meetings;
  • Provide summaries of working group meetings, workshops, and trainings and identify next steps;
  • Liaise with the project team at the Nathan Headquarters office to recruit technical experts as required; and
  • Other related technical and management tasks requested by USAID (and in coordination with the Nathan Home Office Team), in accordance with the scope of the activity.

Program Management

  • Manage and supervise the field office team, with appropriate delegation of duties to other staff members on the activity;
  • Supervise the recruitment and engagement of technical experts, business partners, and administrative staff, as appropriate;
  • Ensure that the activity is implemented in accordance with the rules and regulations of USAID and Nathan Associates;
  • Report regularly to the Nathan headquarters project team on project activities, deliverables, and events; key issues requiring approval from the headquarters office;
  • Review all accounting statements submitted to the home office and time sheets of local consultants, if applicable; and
  • Provide contributions to the quarterly and annual project reports.

Qualifications:
  • Master's degrees or higher in in International Economics, Project Management, Governance, International Development, Institutional Development, Business, or equivalent in fields directly related to the activities to be undertaken in this program.
  • A minimum of 10 years’ experience working in international development in any of the fields stated
  • under education requirement;
  • At least 8 years’ experience as a COP or in a comparable managerial position on major international donor projects implementing policy or governance programs in developing countries with complex national level policy issues, preferably post-conflict countries;
  • Demonstrable managerial skills, coordination skills, and strong technical knowledge across a broad range of policy reform areas;
  • Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal skills with evidence of ability to productively interact with a wide range and levels of organizations (government, private sector, NGOs, implementing partners and other donors);
  • Solid understanding of USAID rules and regulations governing project compliance, procurement, and financial management preferred;
  • Experience working in Liberia preferred; and
  • Fluency in English.