Chief of Party - West Bank Trade, Investment and Finance Activity

Ramallah, Palestinian Territory, Occupied
Full Time
Senior Manager/Supervisor
Kaizen, A Tetra Tech Company (Kaizen) is an incubator for innovative, scalable solutions that address emerging market challenges and opportunities. Our proven solutions catalyze locally driven development and spur sustainable entrepreneurship and investments. We leverage existing knowledge, new technologies, local peer networks, and innovative business models to support local reforms that are sustained through market forces.

Since our inception, we have provided support to more than 200 government, private-sector, and non-profit organizations in emerging markets worldwide. We have created solutions that achieve outcomes across a broad range of sectors including education, health, finance, agriculture, governance, economic growth, energy and environment, and water.

Kaizen is seeking a Chief of Party (COP) for the USAID/West Bank and Gaza (WBG) Trade, Investment and Finance (TIF) Activity, which aims to increase trade, exports, and GDP and position the Palestinian economy in the West Bank and Gaza for growth. TIF’s primary focus areas include expanding markets for Palestinian products, ensuring compliance with international standards, and supporting policy reforms. TIF aims to attract both local and foreign direct investments (FDI) to the WBG. Furthermore, through targeted interventions in the financial services sector, TIF will seek cost-effective ways to enhance access to finance and financial services, ultimately contributing to achieving financial inclusion in the WBG. TIF will be a five-years $45 million activity based in the West Bank.

Responsibilities
The COP is responsible for leading all aspects of Contract performance, providing technical guidance to all tasks under the Contract, and representing the Contract’s activities as a whole to outside audiences. The COP is responsible for leading the strategic planning of the program, including annual work plans; ensuring close coordination with USAID COR and implementing partners, as well as Palestinian counterparts; and being responsible for the day-to-day operational oversight and administration of the program.
The COP must be a highly qualified development professional with a demonstrated ability to successfully lead and manage challenging economic development projects, as this Activity operates in a highly nuanced and sensitive environment.

Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree in economics, business, trade, finance, or another relevant field.
  • Fifteen (15) years of international development experience, including eight (8) years working on private sector development in a developing country context.
  • Direct experience with managing and implementing donor-funded economic development activities of similar scale.
  • Experience leading teams to achieve development outcomes and business results.
  • Experience leading a donor-funded economic growth activity in conflict/post-conflict environment.
  • Fluent oral and written English is required.
Preferred
  • Master’s degree in a relevant field.
  • Experience working in Middle East on economic growth activities.
  • Fluency in oral and written Arabic.

For candidates applying for positions based in Kaizen's office in Washington, DC, we utilize career.place to mitigate bias in the recruitment process. Upon submitting an application, candidates will receive an email from career.place, prompting them to go through the anonymous screening. In order to be considered for a role, candidates must respond to career.place and proceed with the application. We do not currently use career.place for project positions outside of the United States.

At Kaizen, A Tetra Tech Company, we find strength in our diversity. We are committed to creating and sustaining an inclusive working environment in which everyone has an equal opportunity to fulfill their potential. We know that we can only do development differently if we are open to and inclusive of new and unique perspectives. We encourage candidates of all abilities, ages, gender identities and expressions, national origins, races and ethnicities, religious beliefs, and sexual orientations to apply. Further, we urge parents and non-parents, married and unmarried, those from different or non-traditional educational backgrounds, and persons of all other diverse identities or experiences to apply. Kaizen is an equal opportunity employer.

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