Chief of Party – Bosnia and Herzegovina

International Business & Technical Consultants, Inc.

About Us

International Business & Technical Consultants, Inc. (IBTCI), a U.S. based international development consulting company established in 1987, has worked in over 100 countries and implemented over 300 projects. IBTCI serves government agencies, private sector companies, and several donor agencies. IBTCI specializes in monitoring, evaluation, research, and learning (MERL) and institutional support across many areas and sectors including, but not limited to, conflict and crisis, democracy and governance, agriculture, economic growth, food security, education, environment, and global health.

Job Title: Chief of Party – Bosnia and Herzegovina

Department/Location: Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Reports To: IBTCI Home Office/Project Director

Type: Regular Full-Time

Classification: Exempt

Category: Proposal

Clearance Required: N/A


IBTCI is seeking an experienced Chief of Party (COP) for an anticipated multi-year Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning Activity in Bosnia and Herzegovina. The purpose of the USAID MEL Activity is to provide monitoring, evaluation, and learning (MEL), and collaborating, learning, and adapting (CLA) support services to USAID/Bosnia’s technical offices and implementing partners. These services will strengthen performance management by generating a technical evidence base to guide the Mission’s programming.

This position is contingent upon USAID award and will be based in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina. Local applicants and ex-patriates are encouraged to apply.


Essential Duties/Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Develop and execute overall project strategy and work plan and achievement of project results.
  • Direct and monitor implementation of activities within the work plan, ensuring that activities are performed to a high professional standard, effectively implemented, and fulfilling donor and IBTCI’s requirements.
  • Maintain relationships with USAID/Bosnia and other regional USAID leadership, national and international partners, and other key stakeholders through frequent consultation.
  • Ensure that all program deliverables are of high quality and met in a timely fashion.
  • Ensure and oversee a clear technical strategy for the project and guarantee that technical excellence permeates all project activities.
  • Provide managerial oversight to ensure compliance with all donor- related, IBTCI, and program-specific policies and regulations.
  • Supervise and mentor all senior management staff.
  • Ensure effective communication across the entire project with team and relevant stakeholders.
  • Participate in international research networks, meetings, and select technical working groups as appropriate to represent the project and ensure collaboration with relevant technical work.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Minimum Requirements:

  • At least 15 years of experience in MEL, with demonstrated project management responsibility.
  • 10+ years of senior-level experience in managing USAID-funded large and complex MEL research and research utilization projects preferred.
  • Excellent donor management skills with demonstrated public relations, policy development, project management, and diplomacy skills required.
  • Previous experience as a Chief of Party and/or Project Director for a USAID activity.
  • Demonstrated ability to foster and maintain collaborative partnership arrangements through both formal, financial relationships (e.g. prime and sub relationship) and non-financial collaborative relationships.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of USAID policies and programs.
  • Demonstrated strategic planning, team leadership, and capacity building experience.
  • Demonstrated experience in leading and managing complex projects that are strategic in nature and national/international in scope.
  • Excellent management, communication, and organization skills are required.
  • Must be able to read, write, and speak fluent English; Bosnian language skills are a plus.


  • Master’s degree related to Monitoring, Learning and Evaluation, international development; management; economics or other relevant social science.

Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Previous experience as a Chief of Party and/or Project Director for a USAID activity implemented across multiple countries.
  • Strong expertise implementing or researching MEL technical areas.
  • Excellent understanding of the processes and goals of applied research and/or implementation.
  • Strong understanding of program learning and knowledge utilization throughout the life of research studies, from conceptualization to scale-up; demonstrated understanding of Collaboration, Learning, and Adaptation (CLA).
  • Excellent leadership and adaptive management skills and ability to build collaborative relationships with a range of partners and stakeholders.
  • Proven track record of project management, cost containment, and client satisfaction.
  • Strong time-management, multi- tasking, and organizational skills.
  • Strong negotiator and collaborator who strengthens professional relationships.
  • Strong critical thinking and problem-solving skills to plan, organize, and manage resources for successful completion of projects.
  • Ability to build positive local working relationships with local communities, district government officials, international normative bodies in-country (WHO, UN, etc.), and where appropriate, donor representatives.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.

Working Environment: Work is typically performed in an office environment.

Physical Requirements: This is largely a sedentary position that requires the ability to speak, hear, see, and lift small objects up to 20 lbs.

Supervisory Responsibility: This position does have supervisory responsibilities.

Travel: Travel within Bosnia and Herzegovina may be required.

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

About the Organization:

IBTCI has been in business since 1987. We specialize in Monitoring, Evaluation, Research & Learning (MERL), Institutional Support (IS), Financial & Risk Management (FRM), Supply Chain Management & Procurement (SCMP); Social & Behavior Change (SBC) and Capacity Building. We provide these services across many sectors including, but not limited to, agriculture, resilience & food security, conflict & crisis, democracy & governance, economic growth & trade, education & human capacity development, energy & infrastructure, environment & climate change, global health & WASH and humanitarian and disaster assistance. At IBTCI, our colleagues are encouraged to collaborate and be part of the solution while getting the tools and guidance needed to grow and support our clients’ missions.

IBTCI is committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity for all persons without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identification, age, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, national origin, disabled veteran or Vietnam-era veteran, or any other classification protected by applicable anti-discrimination laws. We prohibit and do not tolerate any form of discrimination or harassment. VEVRAA Federal Contractor.

If you are an applicant with a disability that requires a reasonable accommodation to complete any part of the application process or are limited in the ability, or unable to use the online application system and need an alternative method for applying, you may contact the Talent Acquisition team at [email protected] (Do not send your resume to this account, for consideration please apply in our career page,

How to apply

Deadline: 16-Feb-24

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