Chief of Party
Ghana: Accra, Cape Coast, Obuasi and 3 other cities
Must have highly developed oral and written communication skills and be an expert listener; strong interpersonal skills to negotiate and work with foreign experts, managers, government and non-government officials, local staff, and target populations; must be comfortable with engaging with people from other countries in a variety of different communicative modes (verbal, non-verbal, and written); attuned to others through strong active listening skills, ability to related professionally and communicate effectively with staff, consultants, governance committee, and outside contacts; ability to forge a mutually respectful and productive partnership with existing development agencies, businesses, human services, and government agencies in Ghana and the US; ability to respond appropriately and with sensitivity to the cultural differences present among the organization’s service population; computer literate in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel; fluency in English required, proficiency in regional languages a plus.
Must have a strong command of reasoned, measured decision making based upon analyzing the pros and cons of each potential decision to be made. Ability to evaluate socioeconomic and physical challenges in foreign environments. Ability and desire to learn the project, think strategically, and operate tactically. Ability to learn quickly and multi-task and prioritize in a complex, demanding atmosphere. Solid experience in monitoring and evaluation, data collection/analysis, and strategic planning and reporting.
Solid leadership skills including persuasion/negotiation skills and ability to problem solve; Ability to protect the confidentiality/privacy of others, and company documents and records; excellent organizational and planning skills a must; capacity to work independently, prioritize and meet deadlines, monitor multiple projects and follow directions and attention to detail; creative self-starting abilities, dependability, ability to work under pressure, and undertake and be responsible for all issues which might arise in the course of carrying out the project requirements.
- Human Resources
- Political Science & Politics
- Public Administration & Government
- Social Work
- Sustainable Development
- Master’s degree in international affairs/development, project
management, agriculture or related fields; 15 years of progressively senior international
experience implementing development programs; Demonstrated Team Leader of Chief of Party
experience; three to five years of USDA and/or USAID experience, including knowledge of best
practices, guidelines, tools, and resources for monitoring and evaluation; experience working
abroad, preferably in Africa; comprehensive knowledge of project management; strong
analytical skills; strong computer skills (Microsoft Office, internet, database management);
strong organizational and prioritization skills; ability to work both independently and with a
team; demonstrated ability to work well with persons of different backgrounds; ability to travel
throughout Ghana, with overnight stays; demonstrated skill in program development and
This Program is open to
American, European, Canadian, South African, Australian, Kiwi, Worldwide, British, Asian and Irish Participants.
Application Process Involves
- In-Person Interview Required
- In-Person Interview when Feasible
- Letters of Reference
- Phone/Video Interview
Post Services Include
- Re-Entry Debriefing at Home
- Exit Debriefing Abroad