CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER (M/F) Grade F

Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) (DUPLICATE)
Cote d Ivoire
Apply by 15 June 2018
Executive-level , Full-time staff position
Posted on 22 May 2018

Job Description

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER (M/F) Grade F

DEPARTMENT/OFFICE/MISSION: Millennium Challenge Account Côte d’Ivoire (MCA-CI)

JOB NUMBER: 001/MCA-CI

JOB POSTING: May 18, 2018

ENDING DATE: June 15, 2018

COUNTRY: Côte-d’Ivoire


ORGANIZATIONAL FRAMEWORK AND REPORTING LINES

Established in 2004, the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) is a US Government bilateral aid program for low-income countries selected based on performance indicators. The purpose of the program is to partner with countries that achieve satisfactory performance in three key areas: 1) good governance in public affairs management, 2) creation of an environment conducive to private initiative and 3) commitment of the State to invest significantly in the social sector. The US Government assistance is provided to beneficiary countries as grants to implement a given country investment program known as ”Compact Country” or ”Compact”.

The Government of Côte d’Ivoire and MCC signed a Grant Agreement in Washington DC on November 7, 2017 for a total amount of US $524.74 million. Such Grant, for the Ivorian people, will allow the fulfilment of two (02) major projects:

  1. Skills for Employability and Productivity Project (US $155 million) which aims to improve the employability of Ivorians and to increase the productivity of the private sector by boosting quality and relevance as well as access to basic and technical skills needed by the private sector;
  2. Abidjan Transport Project (US $292 million) which aims to increase the competitiveness of Abidjan as the country’s growth pole by enhancing the mobility of goods and people and reducing traffic in the central corridor of the city which connects the port to the northern, eastern and western parts of the country.

Millennium Challenge Account Côte d’Ivoire (MCA-CI), created by Ordinance No. 2017-820 of December 14, 2017, is responsible for the implementation of the Compact on behalf of the Government of Côte d’Ivoire, and will act as an independent management body in implementing the Compact Côte d’Ivoire Program, whose objective is to generate inclusive economic growth and reduce poverty through investments in the projects presented above.

MISSION

Under the supervision and Direction of the MCA-CI Board of Directors (“the Board”), the Chief Executive Officer of MCA-CI will have the following main tasks:

  • Establish, lead and manage the Millennium Challenge Account-Côte d’Ivoire (MCA-CI);
  • Implement the Compact through an efficient integration and effective operation of the core program and related support functions;
  • Ensure the implementation of the Environmental and Social Management System as well as Gender and Social Integration;
  • Manage, as the primary representative of MCA-CI, relationships with the MCA Board of Directors, the Government of Côte d’Ivoire, the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) and other key stakeholders.

DUTIES

Under the supervision and Direction of the MCA-CI Board of Directors, the Chief Executive Officer will lead the following:

  • Management of MCA-CI under the supervision of the Board of Directors:
  • Advise and support the Board in setting and delivering strategic priorities of the Compact;
  • Lead an effective implementation of the Côte d’Ivoire Compact through a clear vision, strong leadership and high ethical standards
  • Report to the MCA-CI Board on a regular basis to inform the Board of progress, key issues, and risks related to the design and implementation of the Compact program
  • Ensure the preparation, approval by the Board, implementation, and continual improvement of the MCA-CI Environmental and Social Management System.
  • Provide overall support, direction, guidance and leadership for the organization to deliver the Compact projects in accordance with the Compact objectives and its requirements.
  • Ensure conformance to MCC requirements, such as but not limited to, environmental, social and gender requirements in all Compact activities;
  • Serve as a champion for the establishment and implementation of the Social and Gender Integration Plan (SGIP) to be maintained throughout the life of the Compact as required by the MCC Gender Policy
  • General Secretary of the Board of Directors:
  • With the assistance of the General Counsel, develop and implement procedures for the meetings of the Board;
  • Ensure that Board meetings and actions comply with the requirements of the Compact, all related agreements and the relevant governing documents of the MCA-CI ;
  • Ensure that all necessary and appropriate records are produced and maintained by the MCA-CI.
  • Day-to-day management of MCA-CI:
  • Competitively recruit a strong Management team of Executive Directors and other Directors to carry out the implementation of Compact projects using a risk-based approach to project management;
  • Relay broad guidance from the Board back to the MCA-CI Management Team to shape and/or reshape the strategic approach of the MCA-CI;
  • Establishes, with support from the Executive Directors of the MCA-CI, the structures, systems, and strategies that will drive the operation of the MCA-CI and ensure that the relevant projects and activities are designed and delivered on time and within scope as defined in the Compact.;
  • Establish, with support from the Management Team, the relevant projects and activities to be designed and delivered on time and within scope as defined in the Compact, using a risk-based approach to project management;
  • Develop a culture for high quality work at MCA-CI by ensuring the recruitment of a Quality Assurance Team to ensure quality across the organization;
  • Ensure all Projects are delivered/executed on time, within the budget of the Compact Program;
  • Develop objective and result-focused performance measures for each Executive Director in order to evaluate progress towards timely delivery of key milestones of the Compact projects and activities;
  • Establish a vision and a business perspective, an effective management of Human Resources in the execution of the Compact Program, advise and integrate all the functions of the MCA-CI through a program and operational support;
  • Develop a culture for high quality work at MCA-CI by ensuring the recruitment of a Quality Assurance Team to ensure quality across the organization;
  • Ensure all Projects are delivered on time, within budget and with a high degree of quality;
  • Ensure the development and regular update of the MCA-CI Quality Assurance Manual in conformance with Compact requirements;
  • Sets a zero-tolerance culture for fraud and corruption within the MCA-CI;
  • Sets a zero-tolerance culture for occupational-related mortalities.
  • Representation of MCA-CI and relations with public and/or private partners:
  • Represent the Board and the MCA-CI to the general public, key stakeholders including the donor community, civil society, the private sector, and other constituencies;
  • Ensure proper and timely communication across government entities and the public at large as it relates to the management of traffic deviations during the Compact period;
  • Liaise between the Government of Côte d’Ivoire, through MCA-CI, and the MCC by ensuring that perspectives are shared in order to align expectations among key stakeholders and beneficiaries.

APPLICANT PROFILE

Education:

MBA or Master (BAC+5/7) in civil engineering/project management or other infrastructure and education related field

Experience:

The candidate should have:

  • Proven experience as CEO or in other high level/senior managerial position;
  • Experience in developing and implementing vision and strategies for complex project implementation with a focus on infrastructure projects;
  • At least 10 years’ experience in management of large projects in the region;
  • Demonstrated understanding of gender and social inclusion approaches and experience with meeting the environmental, gender, social, and health and safety requirements of international development projects;
  • Previous experience with other donors delivering projects of similar nature;
  • Proven experience in managing a business or non-profit institution.

Technical competencies

  • Have an entrepreneurial mindset with outstanding organizational and leadership skills;
  • Have analytical abilities and problem-solving skills;
  • Possess excellent communication, representational, and public speaking skills;
  • Demonstrate excellent interpersonal skills and high ethical values;
  • Inspire trust and have proven negotiation skills;
  • Demonstrate dynamism and adaptability to a multicultural environment;
  • Be able to work under pressure and manage stress.

Specific skills for the position

  • Excellent business and performance, multi-dimensional team and public relations management;
  • Practical knowledge in budgeting and financing development projects;
  • Perfect knowledge of the planification processes of complex infrastructure projects;
  • Be familiar with diverse business functions (Human Resources, Management, Accounting and Finance, Commercial and Marketing);
  • Be familiar with the IFC Performance Standards.

Core competencies:

  • Leadership
  • Dynamic and experienced leader with significant corporate management or non-for-profit institutional experience and a proven track record for effective team management;
  • Results-driven leadership;
  • Ability to inspire confidence.

Consensus builder

  • Ability to build consensus and relationships among executives, partners, and the workforce;
  • Meet the various department’s views and perspectives
  • Drive change; Demonstrate taste for challenge
  • Ability to adapt strategy and objectives.

Deliver Results

  • Add value by constantly looking for a better way to get more impactful results;
  • Set challenging stretched goals for the MCA-CI;
  • Understand the various department’s views and perspective by asking probing questions to address unmet needs;
  • Identify and propose solutions to mitigate and manage risks

Linguistic & computer knowledge:

  • Be able to effectively communicate both orally and in writing in English and / or French, with a working knowledge of the other language.
  • Knowledge of a local language is desirable
  • Have excellent computer knowledge (office and software)

APPLICATION FILE

  • A detailed Resume (CV) of the required profile
  • A dated and signed Cover Letter with salary expectations
  • Copies of diplomas
  • Three (3) professional and three (3) academic references
  • An updated criminal record not dating more than three (3) months.

POSITION-RELATED ENVIRONMENT AND BENEFITS

  • Large responsibilities and decision-making capacity in a largely autonomous way;
  • A compensation package at the most attractive levels of compensation systems around the world;
  • Excellent working conditions in a positive, satisfying, dynamic and user-friendly international environment;
  • For very ambitious future career prospects, wide possibilities for improving knowledge and skills in all areas;
  • Frequent trips across Côte d’Ivoire and many training or professional trips to MCC headquarters in USA, particularly during forums that bring together many CEO.


NOTICE TO CANDIDATES

§ In accordance with its gender policy, MCC strongly encourages female applicants; § No fees will be paid to MCA-Côte d’Ivoire or any of its agents at any stage of the recruitment process (application, interview, processing, training fees or other);§ MCE guarantees that no person complying with the requirements of the offers posted on its website and appearing in other channels may be unfairly dismissed from the recruitment process;§ Only candidates with defined profiles and valid documents will be retained for interview. If you are interested in participating in a program to reduce poverty and increase the income of more than 11,300 million Ivorians, join us by filing your application on our recruitment platform www.mce-afrique.net/recrutementmca-ci or in a sealed envelope with the indication « APPLICATION FOR THE POSITION OF CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER OF MCA-CI» at La Maison des Chefs d’Entreprise (MCE) head office located at 32 rue des Alizés-Zone 4C or at its secondary office in Plateau, Boulevard de la République, opposite of Félix Houphouët Boigny Stadium, Immeuble AVS, 2e Etage Porte 26/27, no later than Friday, June 15, 2018 at 6pm GMT.

For further information or in case of difficulties to apply, send an email to support-mca-ci@mce-afrique.net or contact us on: (00225) 21 35 17 91; GSM: (00225) 74 20 03 82/04 00 02 50.

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