Chief of Party- El Salvador
Social Solutions International, Inc. (Social Solutions) is a Hispanic and woman-owned business emphasizing quality research and evaluation, training and technical assistance, and institutional support services. We are a mission-driven organization that believes that superior science can improve the world. Social Solutions is dedicated to the creation of social and health solutions to improve the welfare of underserved populations worldwide.
Overview of the Position
Social Solutions International is recruiting a Chief of Party (COP) for an anticipated USAID-funded civil society and media strengthening program in El Salvador. The goal of this program is to build the capacity of select civil society organizations (CSOs) and independent media in terms of organizational development, evidence-based decision-making, financial capacity, networking capabilities, and advocacy with both constituents and governmental stakeholders. The media strengthening component is anticipated to focus on increasing understanding the function of a free press in a vibrant democracy. Support will be provided through a combination of technical support, training, and financial support through a small grants program.
The COP, to be based in San Salvador, will play a lead role in interacting with USAID, senior government officials, other donors, and leaders of participating CSOs and media organizations. The COP is responsible for making major implementation decisions and reporting to USAID.
Provide overall leadership, technical direction and oversight of day-to-day activity management;
Actively liaise with country and development partners and effectively communicate with USAID and key stakeholders;
Be responsible for efficient and effective performance (financial, operational, technical, etc.), compliant grants-management, and timely, high quality deliverables;
Use appropriate judgment in the development and delivery of products and presentations aimed at different audiences, including decision-makers;
Provide guidance and support to technical teams and partners;
Supervise national and international activity staff and consultants, maintain a culture of collaboration, teamwork, and compliance.
A Master’s degree and at least 10 years of experience, preferably in managing NGO strengthening, governance, and/or international development activities
A minimum of 5 years of experience in civil society and/or media capacity building and grants programs
Demonstrated ability to establish productive relationships with senior government officials, the private sector, civil society, and donor community
Proven leadership, management, communication and interpersonal skills
Experience working in El Salvador preferred, experience in Central America required
Working proficiency in English and Spanish required
Social Solutions International offers competitive salaries and comprehensive benefits. Please submit your resume online at www.social solutions.biz. Please also cite PCDN as the source of the posting in your application.
Social Solutions is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, protected veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other characteristic protected by law.