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Chief of Party

Organisation: Danish Refugee Council

Posted on: 10 January 2017
Application deadline: 24 January 2017

The LEADERS Consortium operating in Jordan and Lebanon is made up of six organisations dedicated to supporting people in refugee hosting communities to develop locally-owned solutions to the economic and social challenges that they face. With the support of the European Union’s Madad Trust Fund and the Regional Development and Protection Programme (RDPP), the LEADERS Consortium brings together the technical expertise and capacity of 6 agencies, including Danish Refugee Council (Consortium Lead), Save the Children, CARE, ACTED, Oxfam and the Makhzoumi Foundation. The project’s activities are centred on evidence based interventions in support of creating viable economic opportunities and wider local economic development initiatives.

On top of overall coordination, leadership and management of the LEADERS Consortium that ensures synergies and strategy alignment is built, maintained across the consortium target countries, the COP will wear the dual hat of leading the day-to-day programmatic coordination and grant management function for the Jordan LEADERS program portfolio. The DCOP under the guidance of the COP, will fulfil this role for Lebanon and both the COP and DCOP will work hand-in-hand, ensuring core project functions (implementation, coordination, quality, advocacy, government and donor representation, grant management, etc.) are both regionally aligned and meet the specific needs of the target country. While the Consortium Management Unit reports to a Steering Committee with a regional purview, the COP in Jordan and DCOP in Lebanon will coordinate and seek guidance from the country level working groups and senior management teams, including the Country Director/Head of Programs of member agencies and the country-level Technical Management Units, Advocacy Working Groups and Advisory Groups.

Under the supervision of the Steering Committee, and in close coordination with DRC’s Regional Office, DRC and Partner Country Offices’, the Chief of Party (COP) is responsible for providing vision, leadership and direction to the Consortium and its activities. She/he will supervise project implementation and ensure the project meets stated goals. The COP will ensure the consortium has a coherent strategy that responds to the requirements of people the project intends to support. Furthermore, the COP will take a leadership role in coordination and advocacy among donors, key stakeholders and implementing partners. The COP position requires diplomacy and ability to advocate on behalf, and represent a coalition of partners especially when interacting with numerous GoL/J institutions and national and county-level government officials.

The specific LEADERS representational roles for Jordan undertaken by the COP will account for approx. 60% of the work-time. The additional 40% will be in building regional synergies between countries and programmatic approaches. Many of responsibilities outlined below are specific to Jordan for the COP, however, the COP will lead the larger regional project, with a specific focus on the areas of strategy development, management of the CMU, grant management, compliance, representation, reporting and business development. Other regional duties may be assigned to the COP as and when required by the LEADERS Steering Committee.

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