Chief of Party

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Published on 01.08.2019


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Position : Chief of Party

SNV seeks a Chief of Party (COP) for an anticipated USAID-funded Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene in Schools project in Ghana.

The Chief of Party (COP) will provide overall leadership, management, and general technical direction for the entire program, ensuring an integrated vision among diverse components and actors, and focusing on achieving the desired results. The COP will be responsible for overall activities of sub-recipients and leading program-focused strategic planning and decision-making. The COP will work closely with USAID and will be a key liaison with implementing partners and other stakeholders. He or she will be based in one of our project offices in Accra or elsewhere in Ghana, and will be expected to travel within the country.

SNV offers a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package, per international standards.

Required profile for job ad : Chief of Party
  • Minimum of 10 years’ experience in designing and implementing donor-funded water delivery and sanitation projects.
  • Minimum of ten (10) years of work experience in developing countries, preferably in Ghana or West Africa.
  • Minimum (5) years of successful experience as Project Director or Chief of Party of donor-funded technical assistance teams for projects greater than $10 million in developing countries.
  • Previous experience in a senior technical or management position on a USAID-funded project.
  • Master’s degree or higher in Business, Development Management, Economics, Public Administration, or other related field.
  • Demonstrated experience in progressively responsible supervisory positions, including direct supervision of professional and support staff; quality evaluation of staff performance and deliverables; and contracts/grants management.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to hold staff accountable for doing their jobs.
  • Fluency in English required, knowledge of local languages highly desired.
  • Previous experience in a senior technical or management position on a USAID-funded project
Job criteria for job ad : Chief of Party
Job category:
Production, maintenance, quality
Public buildings and works professions
Industry, production, manufacturing and other
Services other
Employment type:
Permanent contract
Region :
Ashanti - Brong Ahafo - Central - Eastern - Greater Accra - Northern - Upper East - Upper West - Volta - Western
Experience level:
More than 10 years
Educational level :
Number of Position(s):1

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