Chief of Party - Liberia

  • Senior-level, Field assignment
  • Posted on 27 November 2018

Job Description

Cardno International Development is seeking a Chief of Party (COP) for the anticipated USAID-funded Liberia Policy Dialogue Project (PDP), a four-year program. The program will engage the new Liberian Administration to analyze, formulate and implement policy, regulatory and governance (PRG) reforms that support a competitive non-rentier private sector, through an inclusive and sustainable process.

Primary Responsibilities:

The Chief of Party’s primary responsibilities are to provide the overall leadership, management and general technical direction of the entire project, ensure an integrated vision among different components and actors, and focus on achieving the results defined in the contract. This individual will identify issues and risks related to project implementation in a timely manner, and suggest appropriate project adjustments. The COP will act as the primary liaison between USAID/Liberia and all other counterparts and implementing partners involved with the project.


  • 5-10 years of experience implementing and managing similar donor-funded projects in transition and developing countries, with some Chief of Party/Team Leader experience (USAID experience preferred);
  • Demonstrated experience leading projects related to SME & private sector competitiveness, business environment reform and/or public private dialogue;
  • Master’s Degree or equivalent in a relevant field such as business, finance, economics, international relations, public administration or law. A BA/BS in a similar field is acceptable with at least 10 years of relevant professional experience;
  • Demonstrated ability to manage a diverse team of employees;
  • Able to establish successful collaborative working relationships with a broad range of stakeholders, including private sector, government, local organizations, other donors, and media;
  • Previous experience in Liberia or other English-speaking African countries preferred;
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills and fluency in English required.

About the Organization

Cardno has a 50-year history of working in partnership with developing countries to deliver solutions for sustainable development. Through the expertise of professionals operating in more than 100 countries, we investigate the causes of poverty and focus on improving the physical, economic and social infrastructure that sustains communities.

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