Chemonics seeks a chief of party for the anticipated USAID Afghanistan Business Environment Reform project to support reforms for an improved business enabling environment and build the capacity of institutions to promote private sector growth. The project will assist activities in identifying critical reforms, drafting and passing legislative measures and implementing regulations, improving administrative practices within implementing institutions, and increasing voluntary compliance by the private sector, and helping government agencies to help develop policies and codify and fully implement laws and regulations to provide stability and transparency to the business operating environment. We are looking for individuals who have a passion for making a difference in the lives of people around the world.
- Provide overall project leadership through strategic planning, management, and technical implementation
- Serve as Chemonics’ in-country representative to USAID by maintaining routine correspondence, ensuring that all pertinent information is disseminated appropriately and accurate records are kept of all communications with USAID
- Design and make operational, in collaboration with the project team, an annual work plan that formulates project activities, deliverables, and budget needs in accordance with the USAID annual planning cycle and assures timely disbursement of funds
- Ensure proper action is taken to maintain implementation plans and make timely and cost-effective adjustments to unforeseen and unavoidable implementation constraints and delays
- Review, edit, and ensure quality control of reports and deliverables compiled by project staff and short-term consultants for submission to the USAID contracting office representative
- Establish and develop positive relationships with host-government partners and other stakeholders
- Provide technical oversight and supervision of staff and consultants
- Ensure quality control and the overall responsiveness of technical assistance, including necessary adjustments to operations to fit the requirements of USAID and the Afghanistan government
- Coordinate and be ultimately responsible for all data collection, monitoring, report generation, evaluation, and related tasks
- Master’s degree in business administration, economics, international development, or related field
- Minimum 10 years of experience managing complex programs of similar scale and technical area, particularly in transitional, Islamic, and/or post-conflict countries
- Experience building and effectively supervising a diverse team of employees spread across an expansive region
- Experience supporting the economic counsel and ministries at the national level to develop and implement robust business environment policies and institutional reform
- Experience working with business to promote private sector participation in developing business reform agendas and implementation required
- Demonstrated leadership, versatility, and integrity
- Demonstrated management, creative problem-solving, and ethical management
- Experience working with international donors and knowledge of USAID policies and procedures
Application Instructions: Send CV and cover letter to ABERrecruit@chemonics.com by October 14, 2016. Please include “Chief of Party” in the subject line. No telephone inquiries, please. Finalists will be contacted.
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