Chief of Party, USAID WASH-FIN 2 Project Proposal


Washington, D.C., USA 🇺🇸

DAI seeks a Chief of Party (COP) for the anticipated USAID-funded global Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene Finance (WASH-FIN 2) project. WASH-FIN 2 will increase sustainable management and financing of climate-resilient water and sanitation services. It will close sector financing and service gaps through attention to four interrelated objectives of governance and public finance, service provider performance and efficiency, mobilization of finance, and advancement of global learning and partnerships. The project will be based in the Washington DC area with country-level activities in any region.

The Chief of Party will be responsible for overall strategic direction, technical leadership, and operational coordination of all WASH-FIN 2 activities. S/he should have a comprehensive understanding of issues related to managing sub-award/sub-contract programming that serves clients in developing countries supported by U.S. Government funding; strong management experience, exceptional problem solving and interpersonal skills, and experience in overseeing project financial and administrative processes. S/he will served as the lead representative and liaison for WASH-FIN 2 with USAID, other implementing partners, and other key stakeholders stakeholders, including host country governments, local partners, and financial sinstitutions. The COP will have demonstrated ability to lead complex programs and effecitively manage diverse teams, regionally dispersed teams to deliver impact. This position is contingent upon contract award and client approval.

Primary Responsibilities:

Provide overall technical and administrative leadership and expertise and serve as the primary liaison with USAID on strategic, managerial, and technical matters.

Responsible for team management and effective, efficient, and timely implementation of program interventions.

Ensure that all activities conform to the terms and conditions of the contract — including cost, schedule, reporting, and quality parameters.

Oversee funds, resources, and outputs associated with subcontracts, grants under contract, and short-term technical assistance.

Responsible for ensuring the project’s partnerships, learning agendas, and knowledge management contribute to sector learning.

Minimum Qualifications:

Master’s degree in development economics, business, international development, public policy, environmental studies, or another relevant field is required;

At least 10 years of demonstrated technical expertise, with substantial developing country context experience, in two or more of the following technical areas: sector governance, service provider performance improvement, sector financing;

At least 5 years of demonstrated experience in a management position in international WASH or other relevant development program context;

Demonstrated interpersonal, technical, and analytical skills, including a demonstrated ability to interact effectively and collaborate with a broad range of public and private sector counterparts and other key stakeholders;

Proven ability to work across different cultures and manage diverse teams to deliver impact within agreed timelines; and

Excellent written and spoken English.

16 days remaining

Apply by 10 June, 2022