Chief of Party

Master's Degree   Kabul, Afghanistan Full Time 495
Date Posted:Nov 5, 2019
Reference:123xyz
Closing Date:Dec 5, 2019
Work Type:Full Time
Number of Vacancies:1
Gender:Any
Functional Area:Monitoring and Evaluation,Research/Survey,Administrative,Consulting,Agriculture
Nationality:Any
Salary Range:Salary is negotiable
Years of Experience:7 Years
Contract Duration:Open Ended
Extension Possibility:Yes
Contract Type:Permanent
Probation Period:Unspecified
Required Languages:Dari,Pashto,English

About Rahman Safi International:

Founded:  

RSI specializes in Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Systems development, and offers these services to a range of development sectors. Our innovative M&E services enable organizations to move from traditional paper-based M&E systems to basic and advanced technology-based M&E solutions. RSI’s M&E systems offer real time data for decision-making, enabling companies and NGOs to improve the quality of their development interventions.

Improved Efficiency and Reliability. Our technology-based Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) solution enables you to improve the efficiency over your existing paper-based M&E system. Our team of M&E experts can help your M&E team to conduct smartphone-based surveys, and track your beneficiaries or activities in greater detail, in real time and without redundancies or ghost participants.

Holistic Technology Based M&E Solution. We establish and implement advanced biometric technology-based M&E systems for your program. Our advanced M&E solutions help your program to move from paper-based M&E system to technology-based M&E system within a few weeks time at minimum cost.

One of our advanced solutions is our biometric M&E System, which enables you to precisely track your program beneficiaries in real time, track their participation in all program activities, and conduct as many surveys with your program beneficiaries as needed. The biometric M&E system directs the resulting data from program beneficiaries, project activities, and surveys into a dynamic dashboard, where data is linked to various performance indicators for your program as well as presented in dynamic visuals for timely decision-making.

It tracks participants’ participation in project activities using easy-to-use technology, and thus help you understand the precise treatment each participant receives. Our biometric M&E system addresses the fundamental challenges associated with the paper-based M&E system.

For example, it weeds out ghost participants and double counting. It provides automatic verification of program activities to donors and clients.

For a trial, or to see sample dashboards for other projects, please email us at: info@rsiconsultingaf.com

Job Summary:

The COP is responsible for day-to-day project management and will serve as the principal liaison to USAID . Chief of Party will be in charge of ensuring that all administrative and programmatic aspects of the project are implemented according to standards across all site offices. He/she will ensure quality oversight of all services and products provided by this contract, including those from subcontractors and short-term staff. The successful candidate will possess superb leadership skills, technical expertise, project management skills, and interpersonal skills

Skills Required:

Statistics (SPSS) Business Management Skillswriting skillProposal writingContract ManagementMonitoring & Evaluation

Requires travel to provinces:

No

Skills Description:

Duties & Responsibilities:

Programmatic

S/he will oversee all project implementation in 8 provinces and ensure that all deadlines are met in a timely manner, including the submission of up to 50 high-quality monitoring reports per month. S/he will also provide technical direction related to Monitoring & Evaluation methodologies, tools and practices, and draft tools and methodologies where necessary, and manage report writers and analysts to produce project deliverables. S/he will regularly meet with the client and respond to USAID requests as needed. S/he will be the first point of contact for USAID. 


Administrative

S/he will work closely with the admin/finance team, operations team including procurement and HR to ensure smooth implementation of the program and strict adherence to standards across eight offices in the North, East, South and West of Afghanistan. S/he will track spending and ensure that budgetary constraints are observed in line with USAID policies and the contract. S/he will invoice the client on a quarterly basis and provide pipelines, accrual information and other budgetary information to USAID as requested. 

 

 The Chief of Party reports to USAID’s COR and in-country representatives.

Job Location:

Afghanistan, Kabul

Qualifications:

Education and Skills 

·     MA degree in development, PHD is preferred,

·     M&E knowledge, or related field preferred, specifically knowledge of evaluation. Overall, M&E background is preferred with understanding of best M&E practices. 

·     Eight years progressively working experience in International development including project management, and Monitoring & Evaluation, 

·     At least 3 years experience working in Afghanistan or in similar environment with similar programs,

·     Strong knowledge of administrative/financial matters required. 

·     Fluent spoken and written English required.

·     Strong English writing and editing skills required


Job Keywords:

M&E , Interpersonal Skills , Project Implementation , English Speaking

Submission Guideline:

Please Email CV To: info@rsiconsultingaf.com