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ABA ROLI Ukraine Healing & Accountability through Human Rights – Chief of Party

American Bar Association

Job Description

The Chief of Party (COP) must provide overall technical and administrative leadership and expertise and serves as the primary liaison with USAID on management and technical matters. S/he will be responsible for administering and managing the implementation of the activity and has the overall responsibility for assuring that all assistance provided is technically sound and appropriate to meet activity objectives. S/he must be responsible for all aspects of coordination and communication, including with the GoU, other donors, partners, and other USAID activities. S/he will supervise the work of all organizations (sub-grantees) and individuals engaged under the activity.


  • Leading ABA’s team and serving as primary point of contact with USAID regarding day-to-day activity implementation and management matters, especially integrating learning and adaptive management decisions in partnership with USAID at key decision points.
  • Creating and expanding working relationships with GoU and Ukrainian CSOs, particularly those serving vulnerable populations, to achieve or exceed program goals.
  • Overseeing development of realistic monitoring and evaluation plans for the program, including tools for tracking and communicating program progress and impact, and adjusting strategy based on data.
  • Applying knowledge of international development industry practices, as well as expertise in rule of law, human rights, and/or adjacent fields to design and execute international programs effectively.
  • Ensuring program compliance with ABA and USAID policies, procedures, and regulations.
  • Mentoring and training staff in strategic implementation, program management, monitoring and evaluation, and reporting through coaching and goal setting with staff.

Required qualifications:

  • Proven leadership qualities, excellent management skills and significant relevant experience in project management and staff supervision;
  • Demonstrated experience managing programs in an active war zone;
  • A Master’s degree (or higher) and 8 years work experience in a relevant thematic area, or relevant work experience of 12 years in lieu of an advanced degree;
  • Demonstrated skills in planning, adaptive management, budgeting, and communication with donors;
  • Substantial experience working on human rights, social cohesion, transitional justice, or other similar thematic areas;
  • Fluency in English (both spoken and written); professional proficiency in Ukrainian is desirable.
  • Ability to maintain physical presence inside Ukraine for 75% of working days, subject to USAID policies.

How to apply

To apply, please send your CV to [email protected] by March 11, 2024. Please include the name of the position and country (Chief of Party – Ukraine) in the subject line.

Deadline: 11 Mar 2024

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