Chief of Party, Pastoral Areas Resilience Activity -- Ethiopia

Project Concern International

About the organization

Founded in 1961, PCI is an international non-profit organization dedicated to enhancing health, ending hunger, overcoming hardship, and advance women and girls around the world. In 2018, PCI served more than 12 million people in 15 countries across Asia, Africa, and the Americas. During the past 50 years, the organization has served millions more in 14 additional countries. PCI has five decades of experience and demonstrated impact in long-term development and community health, and 40 years of experience managing large-scale US Government (USG) grants, contracts, and cooperative agreements. It manages a portfolio of integrated programming that includes significant projects addressing reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health; food, nutrition, and livelihood security; HIV/AIDS; other diseases; water, sanitation, and hygiene; and humanitarian assistance/disaster risk reduction programs.


Provide an integrated vision for this complex, multi-sectoral project, and lead execution of inter-related activities in disaster risk management, diversification of economic opportunities, production and marketing, nutrition, and crisis response.
Provide strategic leadership through vision, continuous improvement of quality, innovation and establishing a results-driven-management system.
Mentor senior technical staff to develop standard operating guidelines, quality assurance and control systems, milestones, successful startup and efficient technical service delivery mechanisms.
Provide strategic, technical and administrative oversight for all activities to cost-effectively achieve project objectives.


Demonstrated delivery of strong results in a COP role.
Experience in Ethiopia required.
Masters or post-graduate degree in a related field.
Minimum of 15 years of professional experience, and minimum of 7 years of senior management experience, with progressively increasing responsibilities managing complex, multi-million-dollar food security, agriculture, nutrition, disaster risk reduction, and crisis response.
Experience managing complex, multi-million-dollar contracts and/or cooperative agreements funded by USG.
Demonstrated understanding of the pastoral and agro-pastoral context in Ethiopia required, with significant experience working in lowland pastoral areas in Ethiopia highly desirable.
Relevant technical expertise in food security, agriculture, nutrition, disaster risk reduction, and crisis response.
Experience working with senior government officials and building consensus among diverse actors, including NGOs (local and international), representatives of civil society, the private sector and USAID partners.
Demonstrated abilities in USAID reporting, budgeting, procurement, and project management, including monitoring and evaluation.

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