Deputy Chief of Party

Crown Agents

Washington, DC, US

Crown Agents USA, Inc. (CA-USA) is seeking a Deputy Chief of Party for the Climate Economic Analysis for Development, Investment and Resilience (CEADIR) USAID Activity located in our Washington, D.C. office. 

Our Business

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 provides direct assistance, management consulting, and human and institutional development for public and private sector clients in customs and trade facilitation, public financial management, procurement, logistics, and health systems strengthening. 

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.

Project Description

CEADIR helps governments, the private sector, and civil society make the business and economic case for investing in climate change mitigation and adaptation. With CEADIR assistance, developing countries can assess, implement, and scale up low-carbon, climate-resilient development. CEADIR clients have access to global best practices and innovative tools for sound analysis of and investment in adaptation, clean energy, and sustainable landscapes. CEADIR also supports Low Emission Development Strategies (LEDS) and NAPs (National Adaptation Plans) and helps mobilize financing from private and public sources. CEADIR is managed by the Global Climate Change (GCC) and Economic Policy Offices (EP) of the Economic Growth, Education, and Environment (E3) Bureau. The funding ceiling is $19.3 million, including central resources and buy-ins from USAID missions and offices. CEADIR’s period of performance extends through September 2018. An overview of the project is available at


The DCOP will contribute to overall project leadership, strategic guidance, and managerial and technical oversight with responsibility for achieving cost effective, timely, contractually compliant project results and impacts. The DCOP’s responsibilities for this program will also include but are not limited to the following tasks:

  • Support the Chief of Party and Sub-task order Activity Managers in attaining project goals and objectives by providing technical advice and direction when appropriate.
  • Support day-to-day planning, design and operations of project and technical teams to ensure effective project implementation.
  • Prepare and/or assist in the preparation of reports and documents to USAID and project partners.
  • Provide technical leadership especially in sustainable landscapes management, with a focus on forestry/land use mitigation actions and financing
  • Manage selected project activities and interdisciplinary teams particularly in sustainable landscapes and private sector engagement in resilience


  • Master’s degree plus 12 years or relevant work experience or Ph.D. plus 10 years of relevant work experience, in the fields of Economics, Environmental Science/Management, or a related discipline.
  • A combination of management and technical experience with donor funded economic growth or climate change projects, preferably with USAID.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage large, complex, professional teams as part of global support tasks and regional/country activities.
  • Demonstrated understanding of and previous collaboration with USAID’s Global Climate Change Office.
  • Field experience in Africa, Asia and/or Latin America with REDD+ and sustainable land use management, private and public sector initiatives to create climate resilient development
  • Experience and expertise in renewable energy, energy efficiency, and climate change adaptation are also desirable.
  • Technical knowledge of climate change finance as it relates to clean energy, sustainable landscapes, and/or adaptation.
  • Excellent communication, technical and reporting skills.
  • Speaking and writing fluency in English with Spanish or French required.
  • Ability to live and work in the United States.

Application Process

To apply to this position, please email your CV to [email protected].  Include your name, along with “13-67B – Deputy Chief of Party”, in the subject line.  Visit our website for more information about our company. No phone calls, faxes or walk-ins please. Crown Agents USA is an Equal Opportunity Employer and affords equal opportunity to all qualified applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, marital status, veteran status, disability or any other status protected under local, state or federal laws.

Crown Agents USA will provide reasonable accommodations to applicants with qualified disabilities in accordance with the ADA. If you require a reasonable accommodation for our application process, please contact our Recruiting department directly. Requests will be kept confidential and shared strictly on a need-to-know basis only.