Chief of Party, USAID ObirodhRoad to Tolerance

Management System International, Bangladesh

Skill Required:, HR and AdminProject/ Programme Management
Preferred Experience: 
3 to 10 Years
Closing Date for Applications: 
13th February, 2017

Job Description

Chief of Party, USAID Obirodh—Road to Tolerance, Bangladesh

Company Profile:

MSI, a Tetra Tech Company, is a Washington, DC metro area international development firm with a 35-year history of delivering development results across the world. Our core expertise is in the fields of monitoring and evaluation (M&E), institutional development, public sector management, governance and anti-corruption. MSI implements nearly 100 projects in 90 countries around the world such as Jordan, Morocco, Lebanon, Syria, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Colombia, and Mexico. As one of the leading companies in our field, MSI has partnered with more than 80 organizations across all sectors of international development with clients ranging from large bilateral and multilateral donors such as USAID, the World Bank and the UNDP to national and local governments, NGOs, think tanks, foundations and universities. For more information on MSI, please visit our website at

Proposal Summary:

The Obirodh—Road to Tolerance activity will: a) research and understand the drivers of violent extremism (VE) in Bangladesh, b) partner with local organizations to pilot countering VE activities, c) challenge the narratives of VE organizations, and d) continuously evaluate and learn in order to improve interventions. Based upon the findings of Obirodh's core analyses, multiple streams of projects will be further solicited in the areas of: 1) identity (preservation of the “moderate middle,” tolerance, and pluralism), 2) women and girls, with a particular focus on combating gender-based violence, 3) youth opportunities and activism, and 4) human rights and legal advocacy.

Position Summary:

MSI is seeking qualified Chief of Party (COP) candidates with expertise in countering violent extremism and conflict mitigation. The COP will be responsible for providing overall leadership and management of the program, as well as administrative, financial and technical oversight. S/he will be responsible for ensuring the completion of all tasks and objectives designated by USAID.


  • Oversee technical and managerial components of the project, including management of local staff.
  • Provide strategic management vision, leadership, and skills to ensure effective and efficient performance for all aspects of the project.
  • Serve as the main point of contact among USAID, the government of Bangladesh, counterparts and non-governmental stakeholders on program communications and technical implementation activities.
  • Work with USAID/Bangladesh technical office personnel to design any required research/analyses/evaluation tools, pilot CVE activities and counternarrative efforts.
  • Assure professional quality and timeliness of all written and oral products and reports produced by the project for USAID or other stakeholders as may be required.
  • Responsibility for final delivery of all project results to USAID on time and within budget.


  • Master's degree in international development, political science, international relations, public/business administration or relevant field.
  • Ten (10) years of experience leading the implementation and management of large international development projects in the areas of democracy and governance or countering violent extremism.
  • Experience leading research and analysis teams preferred.
  • Professional experience in Bangladesh.
  • Experience related to conflict analysis, prevention, management, and mitigation.
  • Familiarity with USAID rules and regulations (ADS, FAR).
  • Track record of providing deliverables on time and within budget.
  • Strong leadership and communication skills and ability to manage and be flexible in difficult and challenging circumstances; prior CoP experience preferred.
  • Fluency in spoken and written English.

Only candidates who have been selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls, please.

MSI is an EEO/AA/ADA Veterans Employer.

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