Chief of Party- Vietnam
Social Solutions International, Inc.
About the organization
Social Solutions International, Inc. (Social Solutions) is a Hispanic and woman-owned business emphasizing quality research and evaluation, training and technical assistance, and institutional support services. We are a mission-driven organization that believes that superior science can improve the world. Social Solutions is dedicated to the creation of social and health solutions to improve the welfare of underserved populations worldwide.
The USAID “Reducing Pollution” project in Vietnam will reduce environmental pollution in targeted areas through a collective impact approach. The 5-year project will provide sub-awards to local organizations to address environmental pollution challenges. Working in key urban centers, the project will provide capacity building and knowledge-sharing among local organizations, and foster a systematic strategy to ensure Collaboration, Learning and Adapting (CLA). Through the provision of technical/advisory services, small grants, and local capacity development, this activity will promote collaboration at a variety of societal levels, including local communities, social organizations, private sector enterprises, policy makers, and government authorities. This position is contingent upon award.
Provide overall leadership, technical direction and oversight of day-to-day activity management;
Actively liaise with country and development partners and effectively communicate with USAID and key stakeholders
Be responsible for efficient and effective performance (financial, operational, technical, etc.), compliant grants-management, and timely, high quality deliverables
Use appropriate judgment in the development and delivery of products and presentations aimed at different audiences, including decision-makers
Monitor program indicators, evaluate program results, and make recommendations for Collaboration, Learning and Adaption
Master’s Degree in a field related to international development, environmental pollution, urban health, or related field;
Minimum of 10 years of relevant experience with a proven track record of project leadership, programmatic accomplishment, management competence, and interpersonal skills;
Demonstrated experience implementing a multi-million-dollar development project in a developing country, preferably Vietnam;
Demonstrated experience managing subgrant that build the capacity of social organizations or civil society organizations;
Demonstrated experience in effective grant-making and grant management (managing grants for results);
Extensive experience working on USAID-funded activities;
Excellent interpersonal/diplomatic skills and cultural/political sensitivity;
Experience working in Vietnam or Southeast Asia;
Strong English writing and communication skills;
Vietnamese language skills preferred.
Equal Opportunity Employment
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