Management Systems International (MSI)

Chief of Party (Towards Inclusion and Resilience)

Management Systems International (MSI)

Job Description

Chief of Party, USAID/Indonesia Harmoni: Towards Inclusion and Resilience, Indonesia Company Profile: MSI, a Tetra Tech Company, is a Washington, D.C. 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, peace and stability, governance and anti-corruption. MSI has implemented projects in 90 countries around the world such as Jordan, Kenya, Indonesia, Syria, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Ukraine, Colombia and Mexico. As one of the leading companies in our field, MSI has partnered with organizations across all sectors of international development to support clients ranging from large bilateral and multilateral donors such as USAID, the World Bank and the United Nations Development Program to national and local governments, nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), think tanks, foundations and universities. For more information on MSI, please visit our website at Project Summary: The four-year USAID/Indonesia Harmoni activity promotes tolerance and inclusion and reduces the risks of violent extremism (VE). Harmoni supports interventions that are narrowly targeted towards communities and individuals most at risk of radicalization, with an explicit mandate to build the resilience of key Indonesian institutions – governmental, civil society, religious, and community-based – that represent the front line in preventing VE in Indonesia. As such the project focuses on at-risk communities and vulnerable population groups. The majority of Harmoni assistance is delivered through grants to Indonesian Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) and government partners, primarily at the local level. This is a full-time position based in Jakarta, Indonesia. Position Summary: The Chief of Party (COP) is expected to provide overall technical and administrative leadership and expertise, and serve as the primary liaison on management and technical matters with USAID officials in Jakarta, Indonesia, and MSI leadership in Washington, D.C. The COP will be responsible for administering and managing the implementation of the activity and has the overall responsibility for assuring that all assistance provided is technically sound and appropriate to meet activity objectives. The COP must be responsible for all aspects of Coordination and communication, including with the Indonesian government, other donors, universities, the civil society sector, and other potential implementing partners. The COP will supervise the work of all organizations (sub-grantees) and individuals engaged under the activity. The COP will have principal responsibility for overall project performance, staff and team management, and technical operations to ensure that the project tasks are completed on time and of high quality and that the client is satisfied. Responsibilities:
  • Oversee the operations and technical aspects of the program and supervise the staff

  • Supervise the work of all organizations (sub-grantees) and individuals engaged under the activity

  • Provide technical guidance, ensuring that it meets activity objectives

  • Primary liaison with USAID/Indonesia AOR and Agreement Officer

  • Responsible for all aspects of coordination and communication, including with the Indonesian government, other donors, universities, the civil society sector, and other potential implementing partners

  • Represent MSI in meetings with senior Mission and Embassy officials

  • Ensure quality control and the overall responsiveness of technical assistance provided under the contract, including necessary adjustments to operations to fit the requirements of USAID

  • A master's degree or higher in political science, conflict studies, or any other relevant social science

  • Minimum of 10 years of experience in a senior management position in development programs related to countering violent extremism (CVE) interventions, political transition, stabilization, conflict mitigation, governance and/or civil society

  • Prior COP experience preferred

  • Proven leadership qualities and excellent management skills and significant relevant experience in project management and supervising staff

  • Demonstrated skills in planning, Conflict Management, and budgeting

  • Substantial experience working on key result areas of the proposed activity, like community resilience, CVE, reintegration, or civic education

  • Demonstrated knowledge of integrating a Gender Perspective in the key delivery areas of the proposed activity

  • Previous experience managing U.S. government donor-led projects

  • Demonstrated ability to effectively manage and advance complex, politically sensitive activities

  • Understanding of the financial and logistical procedures required to manage a large activity with multiple small sub-awards

  • Demonstrated experience in managing a large, diverse team

  • An understanding of the Indonesian cultural and political context is preferred

  • Experience in South-East Asia required

  • Complete fluency in written and spoken English required and fluency in Bahasa Indonesia desired

Only candidates who have been selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls, please. MSI is an EEO/AA/ADA Veterans Employer. Reasonable Accommodations: MSI is dedicated to hiring an inclusive workforce. If you would like to request reasonable accommodations during the application process, please email with Reasonable Accommodations in the title. Our recruitment team looks forward to engaging in an interactive process to provide reasonable accommodations for candidates.  
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