Organization: International Foundation for Education and Self Help 50 40 East Shea BLVD, Suite 260 Scottsdale, AZ 85254 Job Position Summary/Description:
The mission of the International Foundation for Education and Self-Help (IFESH) is to support African nations in their efforts to eradicate poverty, disease and inequity through self-help partnership programs.
IFESH (www.ifesh.org) is seeking an experienced and qualified Chief of Party (COP) to implement a five year conflict resolution project in Nigeria. The possible srtarting date is February 2012. Position is subject to IFESH being awarded the contract.
On behalf of IFESH, the COP will oversee and manage all aspects of the USAID-funded Conflict Halt and Negation of Growing Extremism (CHANGE) Project in Abuja, Nigeria. Major responsibilities include ensuring compliance with the CHANGE Cooperative Agreement; developing project work plans; representing IFESH at relevant meetings with government, project sponsors, NGOs/CBOs, implementing partners; and ensuring that targets are met and that staff and project resources are used effectively and efficiently.
Specific Duties and Responsibilities
• Provide overall management, strategic direction and leadership to the CHANGE project • Ensure high-quality planning through guidance and support that is grounded in the program’s strategic objectives which adheres to expected technical quality and reporting requirements • Collaborate and liaise effectively with government, project sponsors, NGOs/CBOs, and implementing partners to ensure successful coordination of the project activities • Oversee project implementation, financial management, administration, local staff recruitment, local implementing partner involvement, monitoring, evaluation and reporting at the country level. • Ensure that the project is successfully implemented and is in compliance with donor and IFESH requirements • Supervise technical, financial, and program staff • Guide and oversee the alignment of the budget to expected results • Prepare quarterly and annual progress reports • Represent IFESH headquarters at relevant meetings and forums in Nigeria.
Qualifications and Experience
• A bachelor’s and/or master’s degree in management, international development or a related field • At least ten years experience of international development project management experience • A minimum of five years experience in conflict prevention, management and resolution • Experience in managing complex projects involving multiple implementing partners • A strong team player with excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work in a challenging, fast-paced environment • Good computer, financial management and analytical skills • Strong oral and written communication skills • A practical, working knowledge of USAID rules and regulations • A good knowledge of Nigeria’s current political, social and economic landscape would be an advantage, as would previous working experience in the country • Fluency in English required, as is a valid passport.
Interested applicants sould send complete resumes to firstname.lastname@example.org