Chief of Party – Syria Economic Enabling Environment

  • Contractor
  • Remote
  • TBD USD / Year
  • Blumont profile

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Blumont is looking to identify and collaborate with a Chief of Party (COP) for the anticipated USAID Economic Enabling Environment in Non-Regime Areas program in Syria. The ideal candidate is an experienced senior manager who will lead the overall management for the project, which aims at creating a transparent and efficient economic governance ecosystem in Syria. This will be a full-time position, based at a dedicated Blumont office in the region, with possible travel into and around Syria. The COP will be a creative and flexible leader and will need to be adept at remote management of the activity, taking into consideration the logistical requirements in Syria’s dynamic environment. This position and the minimum qualifications are contingent upon final USAID solicitation requirements and award of the program.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Prepare strategic plans, annual and quarterly work plans, and overall management of the program in line with USAID guidelines
  • Lead start up activities including offices establishment and team recruitment
  • Ensure technical compliance with the agreement/contract with USAID and timely delivery of project activities
  • Oversee the performance of project staff including Blumont’s and those of the partners/sub-awardees
  • Ensure proper financial management, procurement, human resources and logistics management in compliance with Blumont’s policies
  • Support the development of strong M&E mechanisms and efficient systems to feed M&E data into decision-making to ensure high quality implementation
  • Support a rigorous approach to learning and adaptation, in consultation with USAID
  • Establish effective communication and coordination with personnel from the government in order to implement interventions and incorporate country-wide priorities
  • Create a positive working environment for all staff and ensure fair professional growth and training opportunities for team members
  • Represent Blumont and the project before USAID and in coordination meetings with national institutions and international donors
  • Work with the project’s security focal person and Blumont’s regional security focal person to develop and maintain systems that promote the safety and security of all team members
  • Support identification of growth opportunities in the region.

Qualifications and Skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree in economics, or a comparable degree is required. Master’s Degree or higher preferred in economics, international development, business administration, or a related field is highly desirable
  • At least 10 years of experience in international development, including experience and/or knowledge in designing and managing multi-million-dollar development projects
  • At least 5-8 years of experience as a COP or senior field management experience such as project Director, Regional Director or Country Director Roles
  • Demonstrated experience in professional interaction with senior U.S. and foreign government officials
  • Strong experience in managing a similar project in a conflict/post-conflict environment, primarily remotely
  • Demonstrated capacity to manage large complex programs (including subcontracts, remote offices and satellite offices) in a multi-cultural environment. Experience working in Syria, Iraq, Jordan, Turkey or the Middle East preferred
  • Ability to coordinate and communicate among implementing partners, the USG, coalition partners, other donors, and Syrian stakeholders
  • Strong understanding of the Syrian context highly preferred
  • Fluency in written and spoken English required and knowledge of Levantine Arabic is strongly preferred.
  • Locals and host country nationals including Syrian, Iraqi, and Jordanian Nationals are encouraged to apply.

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Deadline: 30 Jun 2024

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