The COP’s responsibilities include reporting to USAID and playing a leading role in interacting with senior- and management-
level Government of Pakistan (GoP) officials. The COP will lead coordination with USAID / Pakistan, USAID implementing partners and other key stakeholders on a regular basis.
The COP must be experienced in thinking and working politically and being able to respond to changing political / economic priorities.
The COP will be based in Islamabad, Pakistan with periodic in-country trips.
An advanced degree (Master’s or higher) in social sciences, international development, public administration, business administration, or another relevant field.
A minimum of 10 years professional experience in development at a senior program management level, including direct supervision of professional and support staff.
Prior service as a USAID Chief of Party and with projects of comparable scale and complexity strongly preferred.
At least 5 years developing country work experience, with experience in Asia preferred and experience in Pakistan strongly preferred.
Demonstrated experience in working effectively with national and sub-national governments and entities in developing contexts, and in managing complex activities involving coordination with multiple partner institutions.
Experience in delivering all or some of the substantive activities anticipated to be the focus of the project SOW such as : governance, citizen participation, accountability, and transparency.
Proven exceptional leadership in the design, management, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of donor-supported programs of comparable size and complexity, with skills in high level strategic visioning and leadership.
Strong communication skills, including interpersonal and in written and oral English.
Rules, regulations, and reporting requirements.
Demonstrated ability to implement projects with rigorous timelines and deliverables and to track program quality through monitoring and evaluation systems.
Proven leadership, interpersonal, and cross-cultural skills, with the ability to build and motivate diverse teams.
Strong communication skills, including interpersonal and in written and oral English