Chief of Party
Company: RTI International
Location: Port-au-Prince, Haiti
Start Date: May 20, 2012
Posted On: Apr 20, 2012
Chief of Party at RTI International
RTI is recruiting candidates for a large, three-year value chain and enterprise development project in Haiti. The Local Enterprise and Value Enhancement (LEVE) project will increase employment in Haiti through support to MSMEs and the value chains in which they operate. The project will focus on the three development corridors of Cap Haitien, Saint-Marc, and Port-au-Prince, and primarily target three sectors (construction, apparel and textiles, and agribusiness) for broad-based employment generation.
The Chief of Party (COP) will provide leadership in the design, management, implementation and overall quality assurance of the project. In this role, s/he will be RTI’s primary point of contact with the project funder and national government counterpart agencies, collaborating extensively and meaningfully and providing high-level support for effective local capacity building.
Duties & Responsibilities
• Oversee technical, administrative and financial operations for the project (e.g., operations, compliance, reporting, and implementation) in coordination with the RTI Home Office.
• Lead implementation of activities in accordance with applicable laws and regulations.
• Provide technical leadership and quality assurance in the design, delivery and evaluation of technical assistance, capacity building and assessment work.
• Establish and maintain productive relationships with key stakeholders, the private sector and relevant public sector organizations.
• Coordinate USAID/Haiti assistance with key national and local government counterparts and other non-governmental partners.
• Provide direct technical assistance to government counterparts, as appropriate and required.
• Provide direct managerial oversight to all staff, consultants and NGO partners.
• Ensure the timely and quality completion of all technical, financial and contractual deliverables, including those related to work and implementation planning, performance monitoring, technical and expense reporting.
• Masters Degree or higher in Economics, Business, International Development or related field.
• More than 10 years of senior-level management experience; superior management and interpersonal communication skills
• Minimum 15 years of relevant experience managing large-scale international donor-funded private sector development projects
• Demonstrated ability to foster productive relations with private sector businesses to promote public-private linkages, financial institutions for access to finance, and government personnel and agencies, non-governmental organizations, donors and other stakeholders for successful implementation.
• Experience with donor (USAID, DFID, AusAID, etc.) project management policies, procedures and reporting requirements.
• Demonstrated understanding of Haitian context
• Fluency in English and French; Haitian Creole highly desirable.
To learn more about RTI and our work in international development, please visit www.rti.org/idg. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted; RTI is proud to be an EEO/AA employer M/F/D/V.
About RTI International
RTI International (RTI) is one of the world's leading independent, non-profit research institutes, dedicated to improving the human condition by turning knowledge into practice. Founded in 1958, RTI now has on-going operations in more than 50 countries, over 3,000 staff worldwide and annual revenue of over $700 million. RTI provides cutting-edge research and technical assistance in a wide range of areas including agriculture, SME finance and development, work force development and global value chains, business environment, impact evaluation, innovation, survey research and statistics. Our experts frequently collaborate across technical areas to utilize the breadth of our institutional capacity and provide superior services to our clients. These include the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), Millennium Challenge Corporation, World Bank, U.K. Department for International Development, foreign governments, private clients, and others.