Position Summary: Crown Agents is seeking to expand our network of highly experienced COP candidates who are able to rapidly deploy in response to political events, natural disasters, and other transitional periods. A strong COP candidate will be client-oriented, have strong management and leadership skills, including the ability to mentor staff, and be flexible to changing needs and priorities.
- Responsible for making key decisions and solving problems in short time frames while ensuring operational and program integrity.
- Provide management, oversight, and reporting of Contractor progress and quality of performance in meeting the activity undertakings in this program.
- Serve as the Contractor‘s designated person for overall management of the in-country relationship with USAID/OTI.
- In close consultation with the USAID/OTI Country Representative (CR), responsible for providing oversight of grant activities, including supervision of program staff, ensuring appropriate grant design, ensuring that procedures are established and complied with for grant development, grant worthiness, grant implementation, management, monitoring, evaluation, and grant closing.
- Under the guidance of the CR, responsible for contributing to the design and implementation of the M&E system at the activity level and for ensuring that all activities are monitored and evaluated.
- Ultimately responsible for ensuring that relevant staff maintain the OTI Activity Database, and that data is consistent and complete.
- Relevant experience serving as Chief of Party and in other management roles on USAID-funded projects; Prior OTI experience is strongly preferred.
- Minimum of 4-6 years of experience supervising complex, high-speed and challenging field operations in developing countries.
- Experience with grant management, preferably in-kind and small grants.
- Technical expertise in democracy-building and conflict resolution programs, including community development, capacity building, elections support, legislative strengthening, and media.
- Experience working in developing countries is required, preferably in a fragile or transitional environments.
- Demonstrated experience and knowledge in establishing systems and overseeing program start-up and close-out under limited time constraints.
- Experience in the hiring and supervising of host country local personnel.
- Financial management experience, including budgeting; financial management (tracking, reporting and accounting); and procurement.
- Experience with activity design, development, and implementation.
- Excellent client relationship skills.
About the Organization
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.