Chief of Party, Civil Society
Location: Kyiv, Ukraine
Last Date: July 15, 2008

Job Description

Pact values and supports a diverse work environment.

Position Summary: Pact seeks applicants from qualified candidates for a Chief of Party position, responsible for direct implementation of a civil society strengthening program in Ukraine. The COP will coordinate and oversee the work of the Pact team and provide technical assistance in organizational development to local CSO partners. S/he will also ensure compliance with all USAID programmatic, financial and other requirements. The COP bears responsibility for coordinating and integrating the different elements of the project, adapting the program design as appropriate, establishing and maintaining a close partnership with USAID and other USG actors, and facilitating communication among a diverse set of stakeholders.

Core Values: Pact employees embrace the following core values as representatives of the institution:

• all people have a right to participate in decisions affecting their lives
• gender equity is mandatory for social transformation
• resources are allocated in a transparent manner, guided by accountability to our clients and Pact’s role as steward of resources intended for the poor
• diversity in background, gender and age strengthen our capacity to be wise managers of public and private funds
• teamwork and collaboration shape our day-to-day working relationships
• innovation and risk taking to achieve impact and broad scaleable results drive strategic priorities
• gathering and sharing information are primary roles for all employees
• staff growth and advancement are a priority, including training and professional skills building to increase knowledge and competence and to stay abreast of new developments, especially in technology
• a healthy balance between work and life outside of work must be maintained for work satisfaction and fulfillment

Specific Duties and Responsibilities:

A. Program Leadership and Management
• Serve as team leader charged with the day-to-day execution of the project.
• Coordinate the development, implementation and reporting on all work plans.
• Provide, coordinate or arrange all technical assistance and administrative support activities under the project.
• Ensure that all project deliverables are met in a high quality and timely fashion.
• Ensure compliance with all donor-related, Pact, and project-specific policies.
• Supervise and mentor technical and management staff.

B. Capacity Building and Sub-grant Management
• Supervise and coordinate the sub-grant management process, including:
• Managing the sub-grant cycle from pre-award to close-out
• Assessing the programmatic potential of proposed grants
• Assessing organizational development issues and training needs of the grantees
• Establishing and maintaining procedures for the awarding and monitoring of institutional, consultant and pilot activity subgrants made under the project.
• Establishing and overseeing monitoring procedures for all subgrantee activities.

C. Finance/Personnel/Administration
• Coordinate with Pact Ukraine finance and administration staff to ensure that policies and procedures are clearly communicated to staff, and are respected
• Provide financial and administrative information as required.
• Review financial reports to ensure accuracy and completeness.
• Ensure compliance with all donor-related, Pact, and project-specific policies.

D. Liaison/Coordination
• Represent the project with the donor office in the assigned country.
• Represent the project with current and potential donors, the government of the assigned country, UN agencies, non-governmental organizations, and others working in the assigned country.

E. Other

• Perform other duties as assigned.
• Perform all work safely and maintain a safe working environment.

• Strong leadership and communications skills
• Demonstrated ability to design programs and carry-out CSO training activities
• Demonstrated ability to lead a consortia and manage relations with US and host-country governments
• Consensus-building, strategic envisioning, and creative problem-solving skills
• Fluency in Russian and/or Ukrainian preferred

Education and Experience Requirements:
• Master’s Degree or equivalent in international development, law, political science, public policy, management, conflict management or related field
• A minimum of six years management experience as Chief of Party, Director (or position of similar responsibility) in complex development environments (experience in the NIS preferred)
• Experience in a wide range of organizational capacity development activities as described above in the description of the program
• Experience in multiple sectors of civil society strengthening such as legal rights education, civil society legal and regulatory environment, international laws and best practices, local government engagement and cooperation, media
• Experience in overseeing the implementation of financial and grant-making systems to responsibly manage USAID funds


This job description summarizes the responsibilities assigned to the position; however it does not contain an all-inclusive list of responsibilities. Periodically, employee(s) will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties requested by their supervisor.

This document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise. Employment at Pact is a voluntary ”at will” relationship.

To Apply: Please visit our website at and fill out an online application. No phone calls please

Title: Chief of Party, Civil Society
Department: Programs
Supervisor: Senior Technical Advisor, Democracy and Governance
Location: Kyiv, Ukraine
Effective Date: July 15, 2008


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