Chief of Party

Near East Foundation, Morocco

Skill Required:, Project ManagementTraining and Capacity Building
Preferred Experience: 
Above 10 Years
Closing Date for Applications: 
7th December, 2020

Job Description

Position Description

The Chief of Party is a key member of the Near East Foundation team in Morocco.  The Chief of Party will oversee the project to improve livelihoods of citizens in the Marrakech-Safi region by improving sub-national participatory governance and promoting economic development. Working within NEF’s regional program structure, the CoP will lead a team of technical and project management specialists in project delivery. The CoP is responsible for overall leadership, administration, operations oversight, and management of the ISED activity.


  • Provide overall team management, technical direction, administrative coordination, and financial and operations oversight
  • Serve as primary project representative and contact point for USAID and client relations
  • Work collaboratively with the project team and partners and coordinate closely with USAID to develop overall project strategy and direction and to develop and implement annual program work plans and performance milestones plans
  • Work closely with the NEF program development team and other NEF teams to ensure a smooth and rapid start-up of the program
  • Oversee the timely and quality completion of all program technical and financial deliverables and reports (including quarterly, annual, and M&E reports) in accordance with the agreement and USAID guidelines
  • Adapt management systems in line with NEF standard operating procedures


  • Bachelor’s degree in international development, international relations, business management, public administration or other relevant fields of study
  • 10 years minimum of relevant work experience with development organizations implementing economic development, livelihoods, governance, and/or capacity building projects
  • Prior experience managing USAID projects and demonstrated knowledge of USG rules, regulations, policies, and procedures
  • Experience in effective people and team management, including implementation of code of conduct, safeguarding and anti-corruption measures
  • Experience in managing the safety of staff and assets
  • Understanding of the concepts behind, and practical application of, humanitarian and development codes and standards such as Core Humanitarian Standard on Quality and Accountability
  • Fluency in both English and French
  • Ability to pass a comprehensive pre-employment background check


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