The International City/County Management Association (ICMA) is seeking a Deputy 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 Deputy Chief of Party will be a governance expert and will provide technical leadership on the project.
- S/he will be responsible for ensuring an integrated vision among different components and actors, with a focus on achieving the results defined in the procurement.
This individual will:
- Support the development of the project strategic framework and work plans for program implementation to ensure the achievement of project goals
- Manage program operations, including administration, logistics, procurement, budgeting, finance and compliance, property, and oversight of grants under contract
- Support a broad range of activities related to good governance, public financial management, citizen engagement and government service delivery; and
- Fulfill the responsibilities of the Chief of Party in his/her absence.
Skills and Qualifications:
- Advanced degree from an accredited university in a relevant field.
- At least 8 years of experience in the management and implementation of donor-funded democratic governance programs in Zambia, Tanzania, or similar environment in Sub-Saharan Africa.
- Successful track record of working with civil society, private sector, faith-based and media actors to achieve project goals.
- Flexible approach for working in a dynamic environment and managing relationships with and among stakeholders.
- Keen understanding of political economy issues that need to be taken into account as project evolves.
- Ability to communicate effectively on the technical aspects of implementation with a wide variety of stakeholders and different levels of government.
- Proven ability to work collaboratively with other projects and international partners to further project outcomes.
- Experience in the hiring and supervising of host country local personnel.
- Financial management experience, including budgeting; financial management (tracking, reporting, and accounting); and procurement.
- Understanding of USAID policies and procedures.
- Excellent communication, facilitation, decision-making and conflict resolution skills.
- Fluency in English required.
About the Organization:
The International City/County Management Association, ICMA, 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.
How to Apply
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