Save the Children in North Western Balkans seeks a Chief of Party (COP) based in Sarajevo for an ongoing USAID-funded project. The COP will be expected to provide strategic and operational leadership to implement our successful TABLA education program. TABLA contributes to the Bosnia and Herzegovina Education Sector Development Plan and is being implemented in full partnership with GoBiH.
The overall purpose of TABLA is to improve students’ outcomes in critical thinking and Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics (STEM) subjects. SC—in partnership with the National Education Institute Slovenia (NEIS), Foundation for Education in Action in BiH (FEiA), and Mreža za izgradnju mira (MZIM)—is taking a comprehensive and innovative approach to improving learning outcomes by strengthening teachers’ capacity, improving learning environments and encouraging reform dialogue and advocacy. This senior leadership position will build on our progress and provide overall project management, leadership and strategic guidance, representation and support to the TABLA Activity at the country, regional and international levels. The COP is accountable for Activity quality, compliance with USAID regulations and SC policies and procedures, and financial and operational management.
What You’ll Be Doing (Essential Duties)
The COP will be responsible for strategic leadership and oversight, and overall coordination and quality of the education reform project. S/he will serve as principle institutional liaison with USAID, partners, and key stakeholders. S/he will manage staff—a nationally and internationally recognized technical team—and ensure the program meets stated goals and reporting requirements, as well as ensure the quality, timeliness, and efficiency of all products and activities throughout the life of the project. S/he will ensure sound grant implementation and management by sub-grantees. S/he will strengthen the coordination and efficiency of SC TABLA team by clarifying subtasks and empowering staff to reach clear objectives. S/he will ensure the timely submission of all technical and financial deliverables to USAID.
Specifically, the COP, as a member of the Country Office’s Extended Senior Management Team, will
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