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DAI recruiting Chief of Party to lead Jordan Workforce Development Programme


Jordan, 23 December 2014

Scope of Work

DAI is an employee-owned global development company. For 40 years, DAI has worked on the frontlines of international development, tackling fundamental social and economic development challenges caused by inefficient markets, governments in transition, and countries suffering from instability. Currently, DAI is delivering high impact results in some 60 countries through integrated development solutions. Our clients include international development agencies, international lending institutions, private corporations and philanthropies, and national governments.

Background

USAID’s Jordan Workforce Development programme is a five‐year agreement which aims to create a competitive, demand‐driven workforce development system that leads to increased private sector employment, especially for women, youth and those living at or below the poverty line. The project is designed to achieve four key objectives:

  • Improved quality of, and enrollment in, vocational and workforce readiness training in target areas and sectors.

  • Improved effectiveness of labor market information, career counseling, mentoring, outreach, and job placement in target areas and sectors.

  • Improved workforce development for women, youth and vulnerable groups in target areas.

  • Improved enabling environment.

Responsibilities

The Chief of Party will be responsible for leading all aspects of the programme, encompassing strategic and technical direction, client relationship management, financial and administrative management, reporting and M&E requirements of the programme. Specific responsibilities include:

  • Serving as principal liaison with USAID, Government of Jordan counterparts, the Jordanian private sector and other key stakeholders;

  • Providing technical and management direction and leadership, including developing project work plans and delivering technical support to project staff;

  • Incorporating innovative approaches and building public private partnerships to achieve programme objectives.

  • Overseeing all project financial, administrative and operational matters;

  • Managing, leading and overseeing staff, consultants and subcontractors in achieving project results;

  • Ensuring compliance with all USAID and DAI rules, regulations and policies;

  • Providing accurate and timely reporting to USAID as required under the agreement;

  • Overseeing development and implementation of the Performance Monitoring Plan;

  • Coordinating programme activities with other USAID programmes and those of other donors.

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