The International Rescue Committee


Over 80 years ago, Albert Einstein helped create the International Rescue Committee. Today, we are a leading humanitarian and development organization working in more than 40 countries and 26 U.S. cities to help people whose lives and livelihoods are shattered by conflict and disaster to survive, recover and gain control of their future. 


Position Summary:


IRC is seeking a Chief of Party (COP) for a USAID-funded three-year project in Libya to improve entrepreneurship skills and business opportunities for targeted groups within the country, including vulnerable Libyan women and youth. The COP will be responsible for ensuring that the proposed project is implemented in accordance with the cooperative agreement, USAID regulations, and internationally recognized quality of assistance standards. The COP will work closely with IRC country program, regional, and HQ leadership to ensure that the project is implemented in accordance with IRC policies and principles. In addition, the COP will be the primary representational link with USAID staff and will liaise with the Mission to provide project updates, discuss strategies, obstacles, performance plans, and progress against targets. The COP will liaise with USAID agreement officers, technical support staff, partner organizations, outside contractors, and implementers of other USAID-funded initiatives as required. The COP will represent the project to all key stakeholders, government officials, and donors at coordination fora and other related meetings. The COP will ensure that project initiatives achieve the expected results of the Economic Acceleration Program.


This position is contingent on the IRC being awarded funding and is anticipated to begin in Spring 2021.


Job Responsibilities:


  • Provide strategic and technical leadership and direction, define and implement activities to achieve the greatest impact toward project goals and objectives;

  • Develop, review, and monitor in coordination with key project staff, annual work and performance plans to ensure long-term and short-term priorities are on track;

  • Oversee technical direction and project delivery to ensure activities are in line with the performance framework and meet all standard operational policies and procedures;

  • Oversee the Deputy COP in managing local partners and providing financial and operations support that optimizes resources through sound budgets, consistent financial tracking, and timely submission of reports to the donor;

  • Report to USAID through both formal and informal debriefings, annual and semi-annual reports;

  • Maintain active and cooperative relationships with all key stakeholders, including government officials, project partners, other implementing agencies, and related institutions;

  • Represent the project and the organization in public and ensure distribution of information about project achievements and lesson learned;

  • Support project staff by creating and maintaining a work environment that promotes teamwork, trust, mutual respect, and empowers staff to take responsibility.

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