Crown Agents USA, Inc. (CA-USA) is seeking a Chief of Party for the USAID/Zimbabwe Governance & Growth Project located in Harare, Zimbabwe. This is a long-term project position that is available immediately.
Crown Agents USA
We are change agents for greater global prosperity, delivering practical innovations in economic governance and trade; humanitarian solutions and food security, health systems, monitoring, evaluation, and learning; and, supply chain as a partner of the US Government.
As a subsidiary of Crown Agents Limited, we leverage the expertise, resources, and network amassed from over 180 years of international development experience. Crown Agents works in 100+ countries, with on-the-ground presence in more than 35 and 13 permanent corporate offices in Africa, Asia, and Latin America. We are wholly owned by a nonprofit foundation, allowing us to combine corporate agility with a commitment to reinvesting our profits in transforming lives.
Located in Washington, DC and incorporated in 1998, Crown Agents USA provides technical assistance and support to clients such as the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC), the U.S. Department of State (DoS), and the U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA).
In 2012, Weidemann Associates, a small business with monitoring and evaluation expertise and a track record of successfully serving USAID and other donor agencies for 28 years, became part of the Crown Agents USA family. The Crown Agents family also includes Greenshields Cowie (GSC), a subsidiary which specializes in delivering goods and commodities in challenging environments, particularly in the immediate aftermath of natural disasters and conflict, where fractured systems are the most threatening to supply-chain performance. As an industry leader in final mile logistics, GSC’s core business over the last 10 years has been movement of goods into Africa, Asia, and the Middle East.
The USAID/Zimbabwe Governance and Growth Project will contribute to more equitable economic growth through stronger public policies. The activity will improve the business enabling environment and the investment climate through strengthened advocacy capabilities of non-government entities, stronger evidence-based policy dialogue between the Government and citizens, and implementation of reforms that will promote more inclusive and broad-based socio-economic growth. The activity will also encourage increased transparency and accountability of the Government of Zimbabwe (GOZ) and more effective economic governance.
- Provide technical leadership, overall project management, and quality assurance oversight.
- Lead project planning process in coordination with the Zimbabwe and Home Office teams to ensure project objectives are met
- Act as main point of contact for USAID/Zimbabwe, Private Sector Association and NGOs that are key stakeholders in improving economic growth and policies/regulations in improving the business enabling environment
- Work in close coordination with partner-country officials to identify, assess, and fill technical gaps
- Supervise expatriate and local short-term experts, with an eye to ensuring completion of tasks and successful achievement of objectives
- Liaise with and advise senior-level partner-country officials and stakeholders
- Advanced degree in Economics, Business, Law, or related field required
- 15 or more years of combined experience leading team preferably on policy reform and economic governance, as well as previous experience working in Zimbabwe
- Experience with public financial management, economic growth initiatives, or Public Private Dialogue in Zimbabwe or a similar economic/political environment
- Experience leading project start-up, project planning, and overseeing budget allocation to meets objectives of donor-funded projects
- Demonstrated experience of successful coordination with multiple and diverse stakeholders
- Excellent communication and reporting skills, verbal and written, required
- Past long-term experience as Chief of Party, Team Leader, or equivalent on donor-funded projects highly preferred
- Fluency in English required
Visit our website at www.crownagentsusa.com for more information about our company. No phone calls, faxes or walk-ins please. Crown Agents USA is an Equal Opportunity Employer and affords equal opportunity to all qualified applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, marital status, veteran status, disability or any other status protected under local, state or federal laws.
Crown Agents USA will provide reasonable accommodations to applicants with qualified disabilities in accordance with the ADA. If you require a reasonable accommodation for our application process, please contact our Recruiting department directly. Requests will be kept confidential and shared strictly on a need-to-know basis only.