Chief of Party

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Bosnia and Herzegovina
Apply by 22 June 2017
Posted on 27 May 2017

Job Description

IESC – the International Executive Service Corps – is a US based not-for-profit based in Washington, DC. Consistent with our 50-year history and mission, we apply private sector solutions around the world to improve standards of living, create and preserve jobs, and help enterprises grow. We strive to leave behind sustainable businesses, robust institutions, knowledgeable and skilled people, and thriving communities.

IESC maintains a focus on supporting private enterprise with specific commitment to the growth and sustainability of small and medium enterprises. We have worked in partnership with local individuals and companies in 130 countries – often with the generous support of USAID - designing, implementing, managing and evaluating a wide range of market driven solutions along the entire value chain of a company or industry.

In preparation for an anticipated USAID funded program focused on SME competitiveness and expanding market access in the wood, metal and textile/apparel sectors in Bosnia and Herzegovina IESC is accepting applications for the Chief of Party (COP) position.

The COP’s responsibilities include:

  • Supervise and oversee all technical, operational, financial aspects of the activity
  • Liaise with USAID/Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Ensure overall technical quality control and an integrated vision across all program elements
  • Manage technical & management staff, mentor young professionals interested in business
  • Serve as main point of contact for government counterpart(s), other donors, and stakeholders to ensure program is leveraging other initiatives as effectively as possible, avoiding duplication of efforts
  • Provide technical support to SMEs and support the implementation of grants
  • Serve as an internal guide/resource for program staff to integrate gender into all activities

Required qualifications:

  • Proven leadership, management and team building experience
  • Strong working knowledge in one of the target sectors and understanding of local and international markets and SME development
  • Proven ability to develop and communicate a common vision among diverse partners and the ability to lead multi-disciplinary teams and ability to liaise with high-level public and private stakeholders
  • Evidence of strong communication skills, both interpersonal and written, to fulfill the diverse technical and managerial requirements of the program
  • BiH citizenship and deep understanding and knowledge of Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • A minimum of 7 years of experience in fields related to the successful implementation of this program such as enterprise/SME development, economics, trade, private sector capacity development, workforce development
  • An advanced graduate degree in a related field of study, e.g. Business Management, Enterprise Development

About the Organization

The International Executive Service Corps is a Washington, DC-based non-profit organization with a focus on private sector growth. We support and catalyze the development of private enterprises, business support organizations, financial institutions, and public institutions. For nearly 50 years, IESC has been promoting stability and prosperity through private enterprise development. We design, implement, manage and evaluate economic growth programs under contracts and cooperative agreements with organizations like the U.S. Agency for International Development, the Millennium Challenge Corporation, the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the U.S. Department of State as well as for private companies and foreign governments. To ensure sustainable employment opportunities, generate increases in sales, and facilitate economic growth, we provide an array of services through each of our five practice areas: - Trade and Enterprise - ICT and Applied Technologies - Financial Services - Tourism - Public Sector and Business Enabling Environment Over the years, we’ve implemented more than 25,000 short-term projects and 200 programs in 130 countries.True to our mission— Promoting Prosperity and Stability through Private Enterprise — we’re proud to have created more than one million jobs all across the globe.

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