Chief of Party l Enterprise Competitiveness

Chemonics, Kyrgyzstan

Skill Required:, Project/ Programme Management
Preferred Experience: 
Above 10 Years
Email for CV Submission: 
Closing Date for Applications: 
15th February, 2018


Job Description

Chemonics seeks a chief of party for the anticipated Kyrgyz Republic Enterprise Competitiveness Program. This five-year program will accelerate inclusive economic growth in small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in support of USAID/Kyrgyz Republic’s objective of accelerating the growth of a diversified, equitable economy. Specifically, the program will provide assistance tailored to particular firms to expand market-driven commercial transactions, promote innovative financial models, increase access to finance, mobilize private sector capital and resources, and improve the business enabling environment to promote SME growth. Additionally, the program is expected to operate in close partnership with the private sector to provide technical assistance to increase sales and mobilize private capital for investment in SMEs. We are looking for individuals who have a passion for making a difference in the lives of people around the world.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Provide overall project leadership, management, and technical direction, ensuring a common vision across different components and actors
  • Supervise technical and administrative staff
  • Serve as the primary liaison with USAID, the host-country government, and local and regional partners
  • Ensure that all project assistance is technically sound, appropriate, and aligned with the program’s long-term vision
  • Direct implementation of the project’s strategic long-term vision
  • Oversee work planning, performance management, and strategic communications

Qualifications:

  • Advanced degree in international development, finance, business, economic development, or a related field
  • Experience working in the Kyrgyz Republic preferred
  • Minimum of 10 years of experience in managing and implementing projects focused on enterprise development and competitiveness, improvements in access to finance, or business enabling environment reform
  • Demonstrated experience establishing market linkages, facilitating sales for SMEs, and resolving business enabling environment issues, including financial constraints, to allow firms to grow
  • Strong facilitation, communication, collaboration, and leadership skills
  • Experience with adaptive management approaches
  • Personnel and resource management, coordination, and decision-making skills along with an ability to troubleshoot
  • Demonstrated leadership, versatility, and integrity
  • Fluency in Russian or Kyrgyz preferred

Source:https://www.chemonics.com/jobs/chief-of-party-l-enterprise-competitiveness-l-kyrgyzstan-l-2017/


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