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10-02-06, 08:24 PM

Description: CHIEF OF PARTY, HAITI ARD, Inc. requests expressions of interest from qualified Chief of Party (COP) candidates interested in joining ARD's proposed team for an upcoming USAID-funded project in Haiti. US citizenship and relocation to Port-au-Prince, Haiti is required. Anticipated start date is in early 2007.

The successful candidate will lead a multidisciplinary, multi-national team of full-time and short-term technical specialists and administrative support staff in planning and implementing a three to five year local governance project in Haiti.

Duties include: -- Serving as the primary point of contact with the funding organization (USAID), with Government of Haiti counterparts (national and local) and with collaborating national and local non governmental organizations; -- Responsibility for the strategic and operational design of project activities, preparation of work plans, progress reports, and performance monitoring reports; and -- Oversight and quality control of all technical deliverables, personnel management, budgeting and financial management.

Qualification: Requirements include: -- Advanced degree (minimum Masters) in Public Administration/Management, Urban Planning, Public Finance, Public Policy or other relevant fields; -- Previous senior management experience, e.g. Project Director/Chief of Party preferably with USAID-funded activities; -- Minimum 10 years experience managing public sector reform, local government, urban development, decentralization, civil society strengthening, and/or community development projects; -- Proven ability to lead/motivate a multidisciplinary team under complex conditions; -- A track record of highly successful representation and cooperation with host country governments and donor organizations, with superior diplomatic and external relationship skills; -- Excellent cross-cultural interpersonal skills and excellent personnel management ability; -- Ability to negotiate with a wide range of public/private stakeholders; -- Familiarity with project performance monitoring and evaluation systems; and -- Fluent French and/or Haitian Creole language skills.

To apply: Please email (preferred) full, current, chronological curriculum vitae (CV) to jlynch@ardinc.com. Please refer to Haiti-LG-COP in the subject line, or fax CV to J. Lynch at 802-658-4247. Applications that do not meet the minimum requirements listed above will not be considered. No phone calls will be accepted.

ARD, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Contact Information: J. Lynch
Email: jlynch@ardinc.com
Apply by: December 31, 2006