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POSITION TITLE: Chief of Party, Jamaica At-Risk Youth Empowerment Project LOCATION: Kingston, Jamaica UNIT: Human Rights, Education, and Empowerment REPORTS TO: Director, Child Labor, Education, and Youth POSITION SUMMARY: Winrock International is seeking a Chief of Party for the anticipated, USAID-funded Jamaica At-Risk Youth Empowerment, Civic Participation, and Workforce Readiness (EMPOWER) Activity under the YP2 APS. The purpose of this activity is to increase targeted youth’s civic engagement, strengthen their supporting environment, and bolster employment opportunities for youth. Position is contingent upon receipt of donor funding. POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES: Provide overall leadership, management, and technical direction while ensuring alignment with the project’s vision Lead strategic planning of the project, such as annual work planning; oversee implementation of workplan activities and delivery of annual targets Prepare and submit quarterly and annual reports to USAID on the progress of activities and the achievement of project results Serve as the primary liaison with USAID on strategic, managerial, and technical matters Represent Winrock to USAID, the Government of Jamaica, Jamaican counterparts, local partners, and project stakeholders Serve as liaison between USAID, government counterparts, project stakeholders, implementing partners, private sector entities, and Winrock’s Human Rights, Education, and Empowerment program unit on all project-related matters Monitor and, where necessary, modify programmatic assistance to achieve results; ensure that relevant and complementary activities are implemented effectively; identify issues and risk associated with implementation in a timely manner and guide appropriate adjustments Administer the project’s financial oversight and procedures, ensuring compliance with local labor laws, USAID regulations, and Winrock’s policies and procedures Facilitate close collaboration and teamwork, including mentorship and development of local technical and administrative staff. Participate in regular field visits to project areas to assure project progress towards activity objectives and goals. Coordinate and communicate on a regular basis with Winrock’s Home Office Other duties as assigned. POSITION QUALIFICATIONS: Education: Master’s level degree in international development, capacity development, education, social work, or other relevant technical fields required Work Experience: Minimum of ten years of technical experience in some or all of the following technical areas: social work, youth services, nonformal education, TVET, workforce development, and capacity development Prior experience with USAID operating procedures, regulations, and reporting requirements Experience leading complex international development programs is required; experience serving as a USAID Chief of Party or other management experience for efforts of similar scope, size, and complexity is preferred Demonstrated experience and knowledge of capacity development, professional development, systems strengthening, monitoring and evaluation, and collaborating, learning, and adapting Demonstrated experience in coordinating and cooperating with a wide range of stakeholders, including government officials, private sector businesses, associations, and civil society organizations Familiarity with civic engagement and youth programming; experience in Jamaica is highly desired Skills/Knowledge: Demonstrated leadership, versatility, and integrity Knowledge of USAID policies and procedures as related to project management required. Knowledge of the political, social, cultural, environmental, and development context of Jamaica strongly preferred Strong leadership, communication, and interpersonal skills, including proven ability to develop and communicate a common vision among diverse partners and lead a multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural team. Demonstrated ability to create and maintain effective working relations and coalition building among host country government personnel, stakeholders, NGO partners, and international donor agencies Strong interpersonal, writing, and oral presentation skills in English Ability to work independently and manage a high-volume workflow Computer literate in word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation software (Microsoft) Fluency in English is required. Winrock is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to providing equal employment opportunity for all people and value diversity and inclusiveness. Winrock recruits, employs, trains, promotes and compensates regardless of race, color, religion, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, age, physical or mental disability, medical condition, family care status, or any other basis protected by law. At Winrock we have a clear mission: Empower the disadvantaged, increase economic opportunity and sustain natural resources through unwavering dedication to accountability, equity, innovation, integrity and transformation. Winrock knows that its success comes from the hard work and steadfast dedication of its diverse workforce. Winrock remains committed to maintaining diversity, inclusion and equity across the entire organization

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