Chief of Party, Kyrgyzstan

  • Contract
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • TBD USD / Year

ACDI/VOCA

Since 1963 and in 148 countries, ACDI/VOCA has empowered people in developing and transitional nations to succeed in the global economy. Based in Washington, D.C., ACDI/VOCA is a nonprofit international development organization that designs and delivers technical and management solutions in agriculture, economic growth, and resilience to promote economic prosperity and social inclusion.

Chief of Party, Kyrgyzstan

ACDI/VOCA is seeking a Chief of Party for an upcoming Green Economy Activity in Kyrgyzstan funded by USAID. The anticipated program will address climate related issues in the economy of Kyrgyzstan. The Activity will include work on a policy framework for sustainable and green solutions in the economy and the promotion of practices that contribute to a green economy within the private and public sectors.

The Chief of Party will provide oversight to programmatic and operations activities including procurement, personnel, and financial activities directly linked to this award. The program is anticipated to start in 2024 and this position will be based in Kyrgyzstan.

Responsibilities

  • Manage and supervise work of all local project staff and subcontractors and local and international consultants
  • Lead the overall strategic planning, implementation, and management of the program
  • Develop an effective integrated approach of program components, participants, government actors, private sector partners, and other stakeholders
  • Ensure quality control and timeliness of all deliverables
  • Serve as principal liaison with USAID staff, institutions, and client country partners to exchange information and develop professional relationships
  • Monitor program indicators, evaluate program results, and guide program implementation to achieve maximum impact
  • Spearhead strategy development and utilize managerial tools and frameworks to improve the ability of the team to achieve project goals successfully and sustainably
  • Facilitate the development of the program’s evolving theory of change, overseeing the implementation of the work plan and tracking progress towards core indicators and learning objectives
  • Develop systems that support collaborating, learning and adapting (CLA) approach, including establishing a culture of adaptive management
  • Mentor, coach and empower project team leads and local subcontracting partners
  • Administer the program’s financial oversight and procedures, ensuring compliance with established ACDI/VOCA’s accounting principles and USAID regulations
  • Identify issues and risks related to program implementation in a timely manner and suggest appropriate program adjustments
  • Represent ACDI/VOCA and the program to the public and donor community

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in environmental studies, economics, agriculture, business administration, international development, finance, or related field required; master’s degree preferred.
  • Minimum 10 years of experience in economic development, promoting private sector engagement, access to finance, climate change mitigation and adaptation and/or agriculture value chain development.
  • Familiarity with Kyrgyz’s commitment to reduce greenhouse gases and policies development is highly preferred.
  • Previous leadership experience for projects with similar magnitude and complexity.
  • Knowledge of and experience with USAID rules and regulations.
  • Proven ability to collaborate successfully with host-country government officials, financial institutions, international donors, and private sector stakeholders.
  • Demonstrated experience in program designs, planning and implementation of similar projects.
  • Fluency in English required. Proficiency in Russian and/or a local language is highly preferred.

Kyrgyz nationals are strongly encouraged to apply.

How to apply

Please apply online at www.acdivoca.org/international-jobs. The applications will be reviewed promptly upon receipt, only finalists will be contacted. ACDI/VOCA is an equal opportunity employer. Women, minorities and people from diverse groups are encouraged to apply. ACDI/VOCA will never request payment or charge a fee to apply for any position.


Deadline: 26 Feb 2024