Chief of Party; Nigeria

Nigeria
Apply by 11 February 2018
Senior-level , Full-time staff position
Posted on 12 January 2018

Job Description

Crown Agents USA, Inc. (CA-USA) is seeking a Chief of Party for the anticipated USAID/Nigeria State-to-State Project.

Crown Agents USA

We are change agents for greater global prosperity, delivering practical innovations in economic governance and trade; humanitarian solutions and food security, health systems, monitoring, evaluation, and learning; and, supply chain as a partner of the US Government.

As a subsidiary of Crown Agents Limited, we leverage the expertise, resources, and network amassed from over 180 years of international development experience. Crown Agents works in 100+ countries, with on-the-ground presence in more than 35 and 13 permanent corporate offices in Africa, Asia, and Latin America. We are wholly owned by a nonprofit foundation, allowing us to combine corporate agility with a commitment to reinvesting our profits in transforming lives.

Located in Washington, DC and incorporated in 1998, Crown Agents USA provides technical assistance and support to clients such as the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC), the U.S. Department of State (DoS), and the U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA).

Project Description

The purpose of the State-to-State project is to increase the effectiveness, accountability and transparency of selected state and local governments in Nigeria.

Specific Responsibilities

  • Provide technical leadership, overall project management, and quality assurance oversight of the project;
  • Serve as the main point of contact for USAID/Nigeria, the Government of Nigeria, and other project stakeholders;
  • Supervise expatriate and local short-term experts, with an eye to ensuring completion of tasks and successful achievement of objectives; and
  • Liaise with and advise senior-level partner-country officials and stakeholders.

Qualifications

  • Master’s degree or higher in Business Administration, Public Administration, Public Policy, Law, or related field required;
  • Experience in public financial management, local governance, economic growth initiatives, policy reform, decentralization, and/or public private dialogue in Nigeria or a similar economic/political environment preferred;
  • Minimum 10 years of relevant experience leading complex projects with budgets greater than $30 million;
  • Experience managing technical components in education, WASH, and/or primary healthcare preferred;
  • USAID Chief of Party experience highly preferred;
  • Recent work experience in Nigeria or similar country context required; and
  • Fluency in English required.

Crown Agents USA is an Equal Opportunity Employer and affords equal opportunity to all qualified applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, marital status, veteran status, disability or any other status protected under local, state or federal laws.

Candidate must be able to demonstrate legal right to work in the United States.

Crown Agents USA will provide reasonable accommodations to applicants with qualified disabilities in accordance with the ADA. If you require a reasonable accommodation for our application process, please contact our Recruiting department directly. Requests will be kept confidential and shared strictly on a need-to-know basis only.

About the Organization

Our Business

Crown Agents is an international development company employing over 600 personnel worldwide with a presence in more than 40 countries, subsidiaries in 11 countries, and permanent staff working on the ground in 22 corporate offices in Africa, Asia Latin America, Japan, the United Kingdom, and the United States. Crown Agents Agents provides direct assistance, management consulting, and human and institutional development for public and private sector clients in procurement, logistics, health systems strengthening, customs and trade facilitation and public financial management.

Crown Agents USA (CA-USA), the U.S. incorporated subsidiary of Crown Agents, provides direct technical assistance, capacity development, and procurement services to stimulate economic growth, establish good governance, and improve health outcomes across the developing world. Since its incorporation in the United States in 1998, CA-USA has provided technical assistance services and support to U.S. Government agencies and international organizations such as the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC), the U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA), Department of State (DOS), and the Gates Foundation.

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