|Date Posted:||Jan 10, 2011|
|Closing Date:||Feb 9, 2011|
|Number of Vacancies:||1|
|Salary Range:||As per NTA salary scale policyUSD|
|Years of Experience:||10 Years|
|Contract Duration:||Not specified|
|Possibility of Contract Extension:||No|
About Management Systems International (MSI):
Management Systems International (MSI) is a global international development firm based in Washington, D.C. providing specialized short- and long-term technical assistance. MSI is part of Coffey International Development, a global international development consulting firm. Together with Coffey ID, MSI now has more than 1,500 development professionals worldwide, a corporate presence in 11 countries and manages more than 200 projects worldwide. It currently manages more than 20 long-term projects in countries, including Iraq, Sudan, Colombia and Russia. Broadly, MSI implements a range of analytical and field projects in its core technical areas, including democracy and governance, strategic management and performance improvement, organizational capacity building, human development and natural resource management.
Company Profile: Management Systems International (MSI) is a global international development firm based in Washington, D.C. providing specialized short- and long-term technical assistance. MSI is currently hiring on behalf of United States Agency for International Development (USAID). USAID is an independent federal government agency that focuses on promoting development around the world. It works in four regions around the world: Sub-Saharan Africa; Asia and the Near East; Latin America and the Caribbean; and Europe and Asia. USAIDâ€™s work supports economic growth and trade, agriculture and the environment, education and training, democracy and governance, global health, global partnership, and humanitarian assistance.
Project/Proposal Summary: The Afghanistan Workforce Development Project (AWDP) is an 18-month, USAID-funded program to provide capacity building assistance to Afghan NGOs and businesses providing public and private sector technical and vocational education and training (TVET). The overarching goal of AWDP is to increase job placements, salaries/wages, and self-employment opportunities for Afghan men and women through the provision of market-driven skills training, business training, and linkages to credit, business development support, and job placement services.
MSI is seeking a Chief of Party to lead program implementation and oversee all technical and managerial decisions related to the AWDP project. The COP will ensure the efficiency and effectiveness of the program and the development of information and reporting mechanisms, products, and systems. He/she will work closely with the designated AWDP Contract Manager and COTR.
Duties & Responsibilities:
â€¢ Lead program implementation and oversee all technical and managerial decisions related to delivery of the project, including monitoring and evaluation systems, capacity building, and public information products;
â€¢ Serve as technical expert on workforce development, especially in business education and training;
â€¢ Provide technical guidance in relevant program areas;
â€¢ Recruit and supervise short-term U.S., third country, and local experts;
â€¢ Ensure quality oversight of all products provided by AWDP, including those from short-term experts.
â€¢ 8+ years of international development programming and management experience;
â€¢ Demonstrated technical experience in workforce development, specifically TVET and/or business education and training;
â€¢ Prior project management experience on similar scale, particularly in transitional, post-conflict, and/or Islamic countries;
â€¢ Experience in building and effectively supervising a diverse team of employees spread across an expansive region;
â€¢ Demonstrated effective interpersonal skills, pro-activeness, creative problem-solving, and ethical management;
â€¢ Prior experience working with international donors and knowledge of USAIDâ€™s policies and procedures;
â€¢ Experience in Afghanistan or conflict environment.