Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Chief of Party (Protecting Human Rights Project) - Plan International (Apply by: February 09, 2016


Plan International is a global organization that works side by side with communities in 50 developing countries to end the cycle of poverty for children and their families. Plan works at the community level to develop customized solutions and ensure long-term sustainability. Our solutions are designed up-front to be owned by communities and range from clean water and healthcare programs to education projects, economic empowerment, child protection initiatives and youth civic engagement. Across program areas, Plan’s activities are guided by a Child-Centered Community Development (CCCD) approach, which is rights-based, holistic, gender-sensitive, and inclusive.

Project and Position Description

Plan International is seeking Chief of Party (COP) candidates for the Protecting Human Rights Project (PHR) in Bangladesh.  PHR is a $12.7 award from USAID which started in 2011. PHR focuses on reducing the prevalence of domestic violence and other human rights abuses including ending child marriage. The Program was extended and is now entering its sixth and final year of implementation.  

The COP will have authority and oversight over the project, including managing all activities of sub-recipients, coordinating all program-focused strategic planning and decision making, and staff management. The COP will serve as key liaison with USAID, the Government of Bangladesh implementing partners, and other stakeholders. Primary responsibilities include providing overall leadership, management, and general technical direction of the program as per USG policies, assuring an integrated vision among different components and actors, and ensuring program performance, achievement of program requirements and adherence to donor regulations.
  • Provide overall technical and managerial oversight and leadership for the project.
  • Ensure efficient management of financial resources, including the review and approval of program budgets and monitoring expenditures.
  • Supervise field operations, administration, logistics and procurement.
  • Manage project close out.
  • Oversee management, delivery, and monitoring of sub-grants.
  • Supervise program monitoring, evaluation, and reporting and ensure quality control and timeliness of all deliverables as required by the grant and donors.
  • Assure full compliance with all USAID, Plan, and other fiduciary regulations.
  • Serve as a principal liaison with Government of Bangladesh, USAID, project partners and stakeholders, and other donors to ensure effective program implementation and to build lasting relationships.

  • Minimum Master’s degree in International Development, Human Rights, Gender, or related field; Ph.D. or DrPH highly preferred.
  • Strong knowledge of Human Rights issues, rule of law system and Domestic Violence aspects within the social context of Bangladesh and/or of similar culture, social norms and practices
  • Experience managing a large child focused program for an international NGO.
  • Significant experience managing large-scale, multi-year government-funded programs. With a strong track record of successfully managing donor funded programs including previously serving as a Chief of Party in South Asia  preferred.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of similar project management including prescribed/mandatory rules and regulation and reporting requirements.
  • Demonstrated knowledge about gender and development, and demonstrated experience and proficiency in managing programs that mainstream gender.
  • Demonstrated ability to implement projects with rigorous timelines and deliverables and to track program quality through donor approved monitoring and evaluation systems.
  • Experience working and collaborating with diverse sets of stakeholders, such as local NGOs, government officials, donor representatives, local and international staff.
  • Ability to respond on short notice and plan and execute several activities at once.
  • Ability to work under pressure, as part of a team or independently, and meet deadlines consistently.
  • Proven experience hiring, training, and supervising teams of international and local staff.
  • Proven leadership, inter-personal and cross-cultural skills, and ability to build and motivate diverse teams.
  • Excellent English oral and written communication skills; knowledge of Bangla preferred.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite, including Word, Excel and Outlook.

Plan is an Equal Opportunity Employer and as such qualified female candidates are highly encouraged to apply.

Further, Qualified Bangladesh nationals, including those living in the diaspora, are additionally highly encouraged to apply.

The deadline for applications is February 9, 2016.

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