Chief of Party – USAID/Indonesia Local Governance Enabling Environment (L-GEE) Program

  • Senior-level, Full-time staff position
  • Posted on 3 January 2020

Job Description

The International City/County Management Association (ICMA) is seeking a Chief of Party for the upcoming USAID/Indonesia Local Governance Enabling Environment (L-GEE) program.

Program Goal:

The purpose of the program is to improve Indonesian service delivery at the subnational level by establishing governance systems to enhance oversight mechanisms and effectively manage key service processes. With over 100 years of experience and more than 12,000 local government practitioners at the ready within our membership, ICMA is well-positioned to provide the technical expertise necessary to drive USAID results and advance the long-term success of Indonesian self-reliance in sound governance and sustainable development.


The Chief of Party will be responsible for the overall technical and managerial leadership of the entire program, ensuring an integrated vision among different components and actors, and a focus on achieving the results defined in the procurement. This individual will:

  • Be the key liaison with USAID, the Government of Indonesia, and all other counterparts and implementing organizations involved with all key aspects of the program;
  • Identify issues and risks related to program implementation in a timely manner, and suggest appropriate program adjustments;
  • Offer solutions to meet the complex challenges facing public service delivery in Indonesia.

Skills and Qualifications:

  • At least 10 years of experience in the management and implementation of local government and service delivery programs, democratic local governance and decentralization programs, and knowledge of local government strengthening, public administration, and citizen participation issues.
  • A master’s degree (or foreign equivalent) in a discipline related to government, management, city planning, city management, engineering, or foreign assistance development.
  • Prior COP and USAID experience.
  • An intimate understanding of USAID policies and procedures.
  • The demonstrated ability to work with cooperating partners in implementing a complex program in the field.
  • The proven ability to work collaboratively with donors.
  • Prior experience in Indonesia/Southeast Asia is a plus.
  • Fluency in English (spoken, written and reading).
  • Indonesian (Bahasa Indonesia) language skills are desirable but not required.

About the Organization

ICMA, the International City/County Management Association, is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization which develops tools and resources that advance professional local governance in order to create sustainable communities that improve lives worldwide. Since 1914, ICMA has implemented over 500 programs in more than 70 countries, delivering hands-on assistance by tapping into the knowledge and skillset of more than 12,500 members, who provide long-term learning, mentorship, and partnership opportunities for their counterparts in local government. ICMA performs a wide range of mission-driven grant and contract-funded work both in the U.S. and internationally, thanks to the support of federal government agencies, international foundations, and corporations.

For more information regarding ICMA’s programs and services, please visit

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