Chief of Party (USAID/Zambia)

  • Senior-level, Full-time staff position
  • Posted on 23 September 2020
  • Lusaka, Zambia
  • Closing on 15 October 2020
  • Proposal

Job Description

DevTech Systems, Inc. (DevTech) is an international consulting firm dedicated to development, with 35 years of experience providing advisory services and technical assistance to government, private sector, and civil society stakeholders in more than 100 countries. DevTech has extensive experience delivering technical assistance in Public Financial Management, domestic resource mobilization, macro-fiscal policy, policy analysis, improving the business enabling environment, and promoting export development and investment support.

DevTech is seeking a Chief of Party (COP) to lead the USAID/ Zambia Revenue Mobilization for Equity and Growth Activity (ReMEG). The proposed activity will help Zambia improve domestic revenue mobilization and expand the fiscal space for public spending and investments in service delivery and poverty reduction. The activity will engage both government and non-government stakeholders to build capacity in tax policy analysis, improve tax compliance and administration, and strengthen the tax culture in a manner that facilitates private sector growth and accountability relationships between taxpayers and the Government of Zambia. The four objectives are as follows:

1) Tax and Non-Tax Revenue Administration and Compliance Improved

2) Tax Policy Strengthened

3) Public-Private Dialogue Enhanced

4) Enhanced capacity to address other fiscal policy and management priorities as they emerge

The CoP will be responsible for leading and managing the overall contract and for the performance of all project tasks and deliverables. The COP will work closely with USAID/Zambia’s Program Office, USAID implementing partners, national and local government officials, and local CSOs. This is a full-time position based in Lusaka, Zambia for a duration of 5 years. The position is contingent upon contract award and funding.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • An advanced degree (i.e. MA, PhD) in management, international relations, economics, or a related field.
  • At least ten (10) years of demonstrated leadership, strategic thinking/planning, and management experience, and a proven track record of programmatic accomplishment, professional achievement, and management competence;
  • Familiarity with USAID or comparable international development organization (ex. DFID, AusAid)
  • Fluency in written and spoken English
  • Demonstrated experience managing complex, multifaceted, multi-year tasks and projects/programs;
  • Successful routine completion of high-quality products on time and within budget;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills;
  • Demonstrated experience supervising and mentoring staff;
  • Familiarity with human resource, financial management, and procurement processes;
  • Thorough technical knowledge in domestic resource mobilization, tax policy, tax administration, public financial management, service delivery, and civil society organization (CSO) engagement; and
  • Experience managing collaboration and learning, capacity building, indicator development, and performance reporting.

Preferred Qualifications:

· Experience working in Zambia or in Eastern or Southern Africa

About the Organization

NOTE: This job posting should not be construed to imply that the requirements are the exclusive standards of the position nor will it be the sole basis for any subsequent employee evaluations. Incumbents will follow any other instructions and perform any other related duties as may be required by their supervisor.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, or other status protected by applicable law.

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