Deloitte seeks Chief of Party candidates in preparation for an anticipated USAID WASH Project to be implemented in Cote d’Ivoire and Benin. USAID/West Africa (WA) will work with the African Water Association (AfWA), and the new activity- the West Africa Municipal Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) project to support city governments and utilities to professionalize services, fill critical needs, and reach unserved populations.
The COP will provide comprehensive expert technical oversight and guidance in all aspects of the program, including monitoring and evaluation, and reporting to USAID. This is anticipated to be a full-time position, based in Abidjan, Cote D’Ivoire, for the full life of project.
*Provide the overall leadership, strategic guidance, vision, and management to staff for successful project implementation;
*Work closely with technical and administrative staff to ensure the integration of all technical areas as well as strong collaboration with donors and local counterparts;
*Meet contractual obligations, produce deliverables and targets, and achieve project results as specified by USAID;
*Provide quality control of products prepared by the team and provide technical guidance to partners;
*Communicate/work with key stakeholders at regional, national and municipal levels.
*Advanced university degree (minimum Master degree level) in one of the disciplines relevant to the following areas: Public Health, Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Geology, Hydrology, Sanitation Engineering, WASH related Economics or a field relevant to urban WASH related development assistance.
*Deep understanding of, and experience working in, the urban WASH sector, particularly focused on activities related to policy, governance, institutional capacity building and utility strengthening in West Africa; experience working in Cote d’Ivoire and/or Benin preferred;
*Minimum 10 years of experience implementing development projects
*A demonstrated track record of progressively responsible managerial experience implementing donor projects with similar complexity; USAID contract management highly preferred;
*Demonstrated experience working with municipal governments as well as development agencies and organizations, high-level government officials, civil society leaders, community leaders, and project beneficiaries;
*Demonstrated understanding of the business and investment challenges and opportunities that emerging markets present, and a passion for using market-based approaches to solve complex development problems.
*A positive attitude and willingness to adaptively manage projects and partners in complex environments.
*Excellent writing and communication skills.
*Fluency in written and spoken French and English