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Chief of Party, Humanitarian Assistance

Location: Myanmar
Last Date: June 10, 2011

Position Summary: Pact seeks a Chief of Party (COP) for an anticipated USAID humanitarian program in Myanmar (Burma). Recruitment is contingent upon successful award of the project. The COP will serve as one of several senior international staff for Pact on the ground, and interface directly with USAID. S/he will also be responsible for: meeting the project’s objectives; managing national staff; and developing and maintaining good working relationships with host government officials, local and international partners, local community groups, and other stakeholders. The Chief of Party will be responsible for implementing a strategic and multi-sectoral humanitarian program in Myanmar.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities:

The Chief of Party must demonstrate dynamic leadership and a spirit of flexibility, adaptability and collaboration under challenging conditions. Specific responsibilities may include:
• Rapid roll-out and supervision of field office activities. This includes hiring and management of field staff, subcontractors and consultants, detailed workplanning, technical training and mentoring of staff as required, and other standard implementation activities;
• Oversight of financial management and procurement;
• Planning, quality assurance and supervision of program monitoring, evaluating, and reporting;
• Oversight of design and implementation of capacity-building activities with partners, beneficiary groups and other stakeholders;
• Technical leadership and oversight of program activities
• Oversight of delivery, management, and monitoring of subgrants;
• Serving as Pact liaison to USAID and partners in the field;
• Coordination with appropriate stakeholders in all aspects of project planning, monitoring, and implementation;
• Performing other duties as assigned;
• Performing all work safely and maintaining a safe working environment.


• Demonstrated experience in project implementation and management;
• Experience managing staff and ability to coach and mentor team members;
• Working knowledge of donor regulations, including USAID rules and regulations;
• Experience managing a consortium of international NGOs
• Previous exposure to a diversity of livelihoods and long term disaster recovery interventions;
• Experience working on livelihoods, food security, microfinance, maternal child health, water/sanitation & hygiene, general disaster recovery, or other community-based development programs in Myanmar or similar environment;
• Subgrant management experience preferred;
• Experience with monitoring and evaluation best practices preferred;
• Fluent English language skills, both written and spoken.

Education and Experience Requirements:

• Master’s degree preferred (or equivalent work experience) in relevant field;
• 5-10 years (of which 3 are in a leadership position) progressive experience in activities related to natural disaster recovery, livelihoods development, health and/or disaster risk reduction;
• 5-10 years (of which 3 are in a leadership position) progressive experience in international development project management;
• Minimum 3 years’ experience working in a developing country; past work experience in the region or Myanmar preferred.

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Disclaimer: This job description summarizes the responsibilities assigned to the position; however it does not contain an all-inclusive list of responsibilities. Periodically, employee(s) will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties requested by their supervisor.This document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise. Employment at Pact is a voluntary ”at will” relationship


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