International City/County Management Association
Posted Job
8 months ago

Chief of Party – USAID/Zambia District Governance Strengthening Program

We are seeking a Chief of Party for the upcoming USAID/Zambia District Governance Strengthening program.

Project Goal: The purpose of this program is to help Zambia build up a local system of governance capable of responsive service delivery to drive USAID results and advance Zambian self-reliance. With over 100 years of experience and more than 12,000 local government practitioners at the ready within our membership, ICMA is well-positioned to provide technical expertise and build capacity at the sub-national level.


The Chief of Party will be responsible for the overall technical and managerial leadership of the entire program, ensuring an integrated vision among different components and actors, and a focus on achieving the results defined in the procurement. This individual will:

  • Be the key liaison with USAID, the Government of Zambia, and all other counterparts and implementing organizations involved with all key aspects of this project
  • Identify issues and risks related to program implementation in a timely manner, and suggest appropriate program adjustments and
  • Offer solutions to complex governance challenges in Zambia.

Skills and Qualifications:

  • S/he will have at least 10 years of experience in the management and implementation of local government and/or service delivery programs, democratic local governance and decentralization programs, and knowledge of local government strengthening, public administration, and citizen participation issues.
  • S/he will be fluent in English (spoken, written and reading).
  • S/he will have demonstrated the ability to work with cooperating partners in implementing a complex program in the field.
  • Prior COP and USAID experience.
  • Prior experience in South/East Africa is a plus.
  • Proven ability to work collaboratively with donors.
  • S/he will have a master’s degree (or foreign equivalent) in a discipline related to government, management, city planning, city management, engineering or foreign assistance development.

About the Organization:

ICMA, the International City/County Management Association, is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization which develops tools and resources that advance professional local governance in order to create sustainable communities that improve lives worldwide. Since 1914, ICMA has implemented over 500 programs in more than 70 countries, delivering hands-on assistance by tapping into the knowledge and skillset of more than 12,500 members, who provide long-term learning, mentorship, and partnership opportunities for their counterparts in local government. ICMA performs a wide range of mission-driven grant and contract-funded work both in the U.S. and internationally, thanks to the support of federal government agencies, international foundations, and corporations.

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