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ARD Chief of Party/Deputy Chief of Party positions in East and Southern Africa

ARD, Inc.
Location: East Africa and South Asia
Apply by: August 1, 2010
Email: Ciraheta@ardinc.com 


ARD, Inc. (http://www.ardinc.com), a Tetra Tech Company, is accepting expressions of interest from qualified Chief of Party (COP) and Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP) candidates for upcoming land tenure programs in East Africa and South Asia. Candidates should possess demonstrated expertise in one or more of the following areas: land related legal/policy reform, land tenure reform, land administration, land information management systems, institutional strengthening, and alternative dispute resolution of land conflicts. Experience working on land and property rights issues of women and vulnerable groups (pastoralists, internally displaced populations, refugees, and others) would be beneficial.

Responsibilities
–Providing leadership, supervision, and technical direction to the project’s field implementation team, including subcontractor teams, and additional short-term technical assistants/resources;
–Coordinating and assuming the role of official spokesperson of project activities with donor, host country government and local counterparts, and other collaborating institutions and agencies;
–Coordinating the preparation of work plans that define the activities to be carried out under the project, progress reports on project implementation and all other major project deliverables;
–Ensuring that contractual obligations are met and that financial resources are properly accounted for;
–Preparing or approving scopes of work and timetables for the design and implementation of program activities in conjunction with work plans and in accordance with ARD policy and contractual obligations, including a smooth and timely mobilization and start-up of the technical assistance team;
–Responsible for all project reporting to the donor, including regular status updates, intermittent progress reports, as well as quarterly/annual/semi-annual reports or other deliverables as stated in the contract;
–Supervising project close out activities and seeing that equipment, local personnel, and project files are dealt with in accordance with donor and ARD policies and regulations.

Essential Qualifications
–Master’s Degree in related field;
–Minimum 7-10 years of experience implementing and managing land policy, land tenure reform, land administration and information management systems, institutional strengthening, land use planning, conflict resolution, or other related work preferably in East Africa and/or South Asia;
–Prior COP or DCOP experience on projects, with a good understanding and knowledge of USG regulations, administration, management, reporting of procedures and systems;
–Demonstrated ability to lead and manage multi-disciplinary teams;
–Demonstrated ability to address gender as a cross-cutting project theme;
–Strong interpersonal, analytical, and writing skills;
–Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines;
–Advanced computer skills required.

To apply:
Please e-mail full, current CV in reverse chronological format to Ciraheta@ardinc.com, or fax to C. Iraheta at 802-658-4247. Please refer to job code “LT East Africa/ South Asia” in the subject line. Candidates meeting the qualifications detailed above will be contacted. No phone calls, please.

ARD, Inc. is committed to diversity and gender equality in all of its operations—in the US and overseas. We strive to reflect these goals in our global mission and in our workforce. We encourage applications from women and underrepresented ethnic, racial and cultural groups. ARD, Inc. is proud to be an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

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