Chief of Party, Kosovo Adapt Activity

  • Global Communities
  • Prishtinë
  • 11/01/2023
Punë Administratë Publike Ekonomi dhe Biznes Menaxhim projekti Mjedis

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Location: Pristina, Kosovo

Reports to: Sr. Regional Director, Asia, MENA, Eastern Europe

Please Note: This position is contingent upon award and USAID approval with an anticipated start date of mid-late 2023. 

Global Communities works at the intersection of humanitarian assistance, sustainable development, and financial inclusion to save lives, advance equity and secure strong futures. We support communities at the forefront of their own development in more than 35 countries, partnering with local leaders, governments, civil society and the private sector to achieve a shared vision of a more just, prosperous and equitable global community. We work with government, non-government, private sector, and community stakeholders to promote transparency, foster accountability, and access the channels they need to make their voices heard, promote change, and realize their full potential.  

Global Communities is seeking a Chief of Party (COP) for the anticipated USAID Kosovo Adapt Activity. This five-year $13M program will increase public and private sector awareness and demand for climate smart initiatives and improve Kosovo’s capacity to adapt and implement policies that support climate change mitigation and adaptation, resulting in more resilient environment and economic sustainability for Kosovo citizens.   

The COP will lead and oversee the overall implementation of the program, including technical strategy, financial and operational leadership, and human resources. We are looking for passionate, dedicated professionals to help us build the world we envision: one of expanded opportunity, where crises give way to resilience and all people thrive. 

Responsibilities

The COP is responsible for overall program implementation, strategic vision, and outcome achievement.  The COP provides an integrated vision for the program and will manage a team of senior staff to ensure the quality, timeliness, and efficiency of all products and activities generated under the project.  S/he will utilize the principles of adaptive management to maximize impact and facilitate innovation. Finally, the COP will be responsible for communications with USAID, for publicly representing the project, and for liaising with government and other institutions/stakeholders on issues related to climate change.   

Specific responsibilities include the following:

  • Provide program leadership, direction, and supervision to meet and/or exceed donor expectations; 
  • Manage and develop staff, consultants, and partners 
  • Oversee monitoring and evaluation and use data to lead in adaptive management, achieving peak performance and facilitate innovation.  
  • optimize CLA 
  • Ensure implementation of technical interventions, optimizing  outcomes. 
  • Lead regular work plan, budget, and implementation reviews to facilitate the cost-effective and timely achievement of contract deliverables.  
  • Manage team members, including technical staff, to deliver workplan activities and results. 
  • Ensure project activities maximize impact and are completed in compliance with Global Communities, USAID rules and regulations, local laws, and donor agreement requirements.  
  • Identify opportunities to engage partners, create growth, and connect actors to find mutual opportunity and benefit.  
  • Oversee the production and submission of timely activity and financial reports to USAID, effectively and accurately communicating project progress, achievements, challenges, and utilization of funds.   
  • Meet program targets, as well as fiscal integrity of the use of program funds. 
  • Ensure establishment and maintenance of systems for project operations. 
  • Act as primary point of contact with USAID, government counterparts, and other critical in-country stakeholders. 
  • Provide inputs and quality control for written reports and oral presentations on the program. 
  • Represent Global Communities and overall program interests as necessary and appropriate. 
  • Build and maintain strong working relations with key internal and external stakeholders, beneficiaries, prime and subcontractors, suppliers, and partners. Provide effective and timely responses to inquiries and concerns. 
  • Foster good working relationships with other agencies working on similar or complimentary projects, maximizing visibility and learning. 
  • Liaise with GC colleagues to coordinate the inputs of gender and inclusion, monitoring and evaluation and other advisory inputs to provide cross-cutting support. 

Qualifications

  • Master’s degree (or equivalent) in a discipline related to international development, public administration, business, climate, or environmental science  
  • A minimum of 10 years of experience managing multi-sectoral projects with increasing responsibilities and duties in fields related to business, environment, and/or climate change; or, 
  • Bachelor’s degree in a discipline related to international development, public administration, , Climate or Environmental Science with a minimum of 12 years of experience managing multi-sectoral projects with increasing responsibilities and duties in fields related to climate change 
  • Five (5) years’ experience as Chief of Party, senior management position, or equivalent, leading implementation of large international donor programs particularly related to climate change, or related subjects. 
  • Experience in the Balkans region, with preference for recent work in Kosovo. 
  • Proven experience in a leadership position involving the administration of similarly sized, international donor-supported programs with skills in strategic planning, management, supervision, and budgeting is strongly preferred. International NGO experience is strongly preferred. 
  • High level of interpersonal, technical, and analytical skills, including a demonstrated ability to interact effectively and collaborate with a broad range of public and private sector counterparts and other key stakeholders.  
  • Demonstrated knowledge and application of relevant USAID policies and strategies, including USAID’s Democracy, Human Rights, and Government Strategy; Gender Equality and Female Empowerment Policy; Youth in Development Policy; and Collaborating, Learning, and Adapting Framework. 
  • Ability to develop effective working relationships with government officials, civil society organizations, private sector actors, implementing partners, international donors, and other stakeholders. 
  • Knowledge/experience with USAID rules and regulations required; experience managing USAID contracts preferred. 
  • Demonstrated experience and understanding of relevant local laws, regulations and policies is required.   
  • Management/supervisory experience is required. 
  • Proven ability to communicate a common vision among diverse partners and the ability to lead multi-disciplinary teams is desired.  
  • Evidence of effective communication skills, both oral and written, to fulfill the diverse technical and managerial requirements of the agreement is desired. 
  • Languages: Full Professional Proficiency in spoken and written English. Proficiency in Albanian. Serbian, or other local language desired.   
  • A passion for the mission and values of Global Communities. 

Global Communities positively welcomes and seeks applications from all sections of society.  We are committed to a work environment that respects the dignity and worth of everyone and offers equal opportunity.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment.

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