Deputy Chief of Party - USAID/Georgia Local Self-Government Strengthening Activity

  • Executive-level, Full-time staff position
  • Posted on 23 September 2020

Job Description

The International City/County Management Association (ICMA) seeks a Deputy Chief of Party to successfully and effectively implement the anticipated USAID/Georgia-funded Local Self-Government Strengthening Activity.

The Activity has four objectives, namely:

· Objective 1: National institutional capacities, legislative frameworks, and partnerships for meaningful decentralization strengthened;

· Objective 2: Subnational public administration and accountability systems improved;

· Objective 3: Subnational capacity to deliver inclusive, accessible, and citizen-responsive public services, in alignment with national standards, enhanced; and

· Objective 4: Communities engaged and empowered to hold subnational governments accountable.

The Activity has been designed to specifically (a) support central-level institutions to manage implementation of the Georgian Decentralization Strategy (Objective 1) and (b) strengthen accountability across the local governance ecosystem (including across branches of government and across governance functions) (Objectives 2, 3, & 4).

Deputy Chief of Party

The Deputy Chief of Party will be a governance expert and will provide technical leadership on the project. They will be responsible for ensuring an integrated vision among different components and actors, with a focus on achieving the results defined in the procurement.

Key job functions include:

· Support the development of the project strategic framework and work plans for program implementation to ensure the achievement of project goals;

· Manage program operations, including administration, logistics, procurement, budgeting, finance and compliance, property, and oversight of grants under contract;

· Support a broad range of activities related to good governance, public financial management, citizen engagement and government service delivery; and

· Fulfill the responsibilities of the Chief of Party in his/her absence.

· Contribute actively to improving ICMA’s efficacy and impact.

Preferred qualifications:

· Master’s degree in a relevant field (public administration, public policy, governance and development);

· 8 to 10 years of experience managing international development programs, particularly USAID-funded programs;

· Demonstrated experience in managing programs focused on subnational governance and/or decentralization, particularly in Georgia or the region;

· Excellent oral and written communication in English and Georgian is required, Fluency in Russian is a plus; and

· Ability to lead and form constructive partnerships with and among local counterparts.

About the Organization

The International City/County Management Association (ICMA), 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 13,000 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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