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Palladium Group   |   Nairobi, Kenya   |   Log in or register to see the closing date

Chief of Party

  • Post-graduate education
  • General management, leadership
  • Executive (director)
  • Full Time
  • Permanent
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Job Summary

The COP will be responsible for the technical and administrative excellence of the activity. S/he will report to Palladium's Home Office Project Director, and will serve as the primary contact for USAID.


• Lead technical direction and strategy development for implementation of the project (including drafting project work plans), and ensure an integrated vision across components and partners.

• Ensure overall quality and cost effectiveness, and establish and maintain robust and adaptive knowledge management and M&E systems.
• Ensure effective use of resources, on-time delivery of project activity reports and partner deliverables, and overall compliance with USAID regulations and Palladium policies and procedures.
• Work with staff to recruit, hire and manage staff and consultants as needed to carry out activities.
• Work in partnership with Home Office Project Director, engaging in frequent, routine communication so that the home office is aware of both progress and potential issues, and solicit assistance and input as needed to ensure that performance meets or exceeds technical and financial contractual requirements.
• Manage subcontractors, both international and local, to ensure that their performance meets or exceeds technical and financial contractual requirements.
• Serve as the key liaison between USAID, host-country counterparts, project partners, and Palladium.
• Support implementation of Palladium's security protocols and provide leadership in handling security-related issues. Address local staffing and personnel issues related to security.

General Information

Salary rangeNot specified
Additional informationNot specified
Contract type: Permanent
Job type: Full Time
Location: Nairobi
Area of work: General management, leadership
Seniority: Executive (director)

Job Requirements

Required education: Post-graduate education
Required relevant work experience: 10 years
Required skills: Project monitoring and evaluation (M&E); Business strategy; Partnerships; Talent management and planning; Management of financial resources; Quality control and supervision
Required languages: English (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent)

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