Chief of Party

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Action Against Hunger USA
Monrovia, Montserrado, Liberia
Published 23 days ago

Action Against Hunger is a global humanitarian and development network founded in 1979 dedicated to ending world hunger. We have a vast global reach and operate as an international network comprised of four independent operational home offices led by teams in France, India, Spain, and the United States and four enabling business lines in Canada, England, Germany, and Italy. We also have a Regional Office for West and Central Africa located in Senegal and a Horn and East Africa Regional Office located in Kenya. We work in nearly 50 countries around the world with a focus on Africa, Latin America, Asia, and the Middle East, prioritizing food assistance efforts, ongoing health and nutrition learning, and facilitating the integration of emergency and development responses by working with a wide selection of stakeholders. Our multi-sectoral response encompasses nutrition and health, water, sanitation, hygiene (WASH), food security and livelihoods (FSL), protection, mental health and psychosocial support, and disaster risk reduction.

Summary of position

Action Against Hunger USA seeks an experienced Chief of Party (COP) for the USAID/Liberia Countywide Sanitation Activity. Under this activity, USAID/Liberia seeks sustainably eliminate open defecation in five counties (Montserrado, Bong, Nimba, Lofa, and Grand Bassa), moving everyone in those counties who currently practices open defecation to basic level of sanitation through programming to accomplish the results of improved Sanitation Governance, Key Sanitation Behaviours Adopted, Sanitation Markets Strengthened and Financing for Sanitation Increased.

 The COP will be responsible for technical leadership and the overall management and operations of the Countywide Sanitation Activity. Working with Action Against Hunger Country Office and Headquarters staff, and under the direction of the Action Against Hunger – Liberia Country Director, the COP directly represents the Liberia Countywide Sanitation Activity program with USAID, the Government of Liberia, participating community-based organizations and other USAID implementing partners. As appropriate the COP will liaise with other donor-funded programs. The COP supervises all project staff and partners, including technical and financial teams. CoP will ensure compliance with USAID and Action Against Hunger policies and procedures. CoP will identify risks related to program implementation and ensure adaptive management and solutions are implemented in order to meet Project objectives.

 This position is contingent upon award and will be based in Monrovia, Liberia.

  • Oversee overall team management, guidance, direction, and management of the administrative and technical aspects of the project.
  • Ensures that project performance objectives and mandates are implemented in a timely fashion and meet donor’s requirements. 
  • Provide collaborative leadership and complementarity among an expert consortium of multi-disciplinary partners. 
  • Serves as the Project’s main point of contact to USAID, host country government agencies and partners, and counterparts. Cultivates and strengthens positive, productive relationships with all the stakeholders.  
  • In collaboration with the Project Management Team, establishes and maintains financial and grants operations, ensuring compliance with Action Against Hunger’s policy and USAID award provisions. 
  • Conducts monthly reviews to ensure accountability of all project activities as well as the accurate and timely reporting of programmatic and financial deliverables. 
  • Support the development of monitoring, evaluation, and learning plans and implementation mechanisms to accurately reflect project goals and objectives. Ensures systems are established to measure accomplishments, track work in progress and use of project resources, and evaluate impact of services provided by implementing partners. 
  • Establishes and oversees healthy relationships with sub-recipients, resource partners, private sector partners, and collaborators (including other USAID implementers) to create synergy and ensure that project responsibilities are carried out in accordance with donor requirements and regulations. 
  • Works with Project staff and team members’ long-term advisors to design and operationalize an annual project planning cycle based on comprehensive, integrated annual project workplans and budgets. 
  • Actively participates in relevant technical advisory/working groups and professional forums representing Action Against Hunger.  
  • Works successfully with Action Against Hunger’s Headquarters financial, technical, and operations officers by providing accurate and timely reporting and updates on the project progress. 
  • Bachelors degree required, advanced degree preferred, in business, public health, engineering, public administration, governance, or other relevant field.
  • At least ten years of professional experience in related field, such as WASH, private sector engagement, financing, local governance, preferably with experience with market-based sanitation.
  • Relevant management, supervisory, and technical experience working with programs that are of a similar scope and scale to this program.
  • Demonstrated leadership, effective organizational development, partnership-building, managerial, teambuilding and communication skills on complex projects.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in complex environments and manage diverse teams to deliver impact within agreed timelines across a broad geographic area.
  • Proven ability to coordinate with government stakeholders, businesses, and civil society organizations.
  • Strong critical thinking and problem-solving skills to plan, organize, and manage resources for successful completion of projects
  • Demonstrated knowledge of United States Government rules, regulations, policies, and procedures as they relate to project and program compliance and reporting.
  • Extensive experience in working in developing countries, preferably in West Africa.
  • Excellent spoken and written communication and presentation skills in English.
  • Willingness to support Action Against Hunger’s Mission.
  • Ability to work and reside in Liberia highly preferred
  1. Supervisory Responsibilities
  • Direct line management the other project key staff.
  • Gender Equality Commitments  
  • Foster an environment that supports values of women and men, and equal access to information.
  • Provide a work environment where women and men must be evaluated and promoted based on their skills and performance.
  • Respect beneficiaries’ women, men, children (boys and girls) regardless of gender, sex orientation, disability, religion. race, color, ancestry, national origin, age, or marital status. 
  • Value and respect all cultures. 
  •  Fiscal Responsibility
  • Along with the Finance and Administrative Director, the COP will oversee the project budget, track progress against spending, and ensure compliance with USAID rules and regulations.
  •  Physical Demands
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to sit for long periods and to concentrate on work, including typing, and turn out heavy volumes of work accurately, within short time frames under stressful situations in the context of a moderately noisy office with many interruptions. Must be able to proofread own work accurately so that only minor corrections are needed on an infrequent basis.
  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  •  Working Conditions, Travel and Environment
  • The duties of the job require regular job attendance at least five days per week. Must be available to work outside normal office hours or on the weekends as required.
  •  Must be able to travel as required for standard domestic and international business purposes. While performing the duties of this job in the field, the employee may be exposed to precarious settings under high security risks and/or very basic living conditions and outside weather conditions, as well as to infectious diseases. 
  • We provide equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees & qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, ancestry, national origin, age, handicap, disability, marital status, or status as a veteran. Action Against Hunger-USA complies with all applicable laws governing nondiscrimination in employment.
  • Female candidates and Liberia nationals are encouraged to apply
  • All candidates should apply online at Action Against Hunger-USA provides all staff with an attractive salary & benefits package.
  •  We provide equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees & qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender-identity, ancestry, sexual orientation, national origin, age, handicap, disability, marital status, or status as a veteran. ACF-USA complies with all applicable laws governing nondiscrimination in employment.

Action Against Hunger is a global humanitarian and development network founded in 1979 dedicated to ending world hunger. We have a vast global reach and operate as an international network comprised of four independent operational home…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Job Type
  • Start Date
    December 1, 2021
  • Education
    4-Year Degree Required
  • Professional Level


Competitive Benefits

Competitive Benefits


Monrovia, Liberia

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