Chief of Party - West Africa Municipal WASH

Senior-level , Full-time staff position
Posted on 13 July 2018

Job Description

We are seeking a Chief of Party for the upcoming USAID West Africa Municipal WASH program.

Project Goal: To strengthen the ability of municipal governments and urban water and sanitation service providers to expand and improve sustainable equitable water and sanitation services through enhanced financial viability, operational reliability and transparency in Benin and Cote d’Ivoire. Working with the national and regional institutions, the USAID/West Africa Municipal Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH) activity shall support city governments and utilities to professionalize services, fill critical needs, and reach unserved populations.


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 Governments of Benin and Cote d’Ivoire, and all other counterparts and implementing organizations involved with all key aspects of this project;
  • identify issues and risks related to program implementation in a timely manner, and suggest appropriate program adjustments and
  • offer solutions to complex governance challenges in Benin and Cote d’Ivoire.

Skills and Qualifications:

  • S/he will have at least 10 years of experience in the management and implementation of water and sanitation and/or service delivery programs, democratic local governance and decentralization programs, and knowledge of local government strengthening, public administration, and citizen participation issues.
  • S/he will be fluent in both English and French (spoken, written and reading), and have demonstrated the ability to work with cooperating partners in implementing a complex program in the field.
  • Prior COP and USAID experience
  • Prior experience in West Africa is a plus.
  • Proven ability to work collaboratively with donors.
  • Education Requirements: S/he will have a master’s degree (or foreign equivalent) in a discipline related to government, management, city planning, city management, engineering or foreign assistance development.

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