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Chief of Party

About Kaizen
The Kaizen Company is an incubator for innovative, scalable solutions that address emerging market challenges and opportunities. Our proven solutions catalyze locally-driven, organizational and institutional performance improvements, and shift the development model into one that is bottom-up and ongoing. We leverage existing knowledge along with new technologies and innovative business models to support local reform that is sustained through market forces.

The Kaizen Company is seeking a Chief of Party (COP) for an anticipated four-year project based in the Middle East.

Position Summary

The Chief of Party will require experience in leading an organization, in both management and technical fields, with a proven track record of programmatic accomplishment, professional achievement, management competence, and interpersonal skills. Expected responsibilities include:

  • Coordinate with relevant government ministries and senior level government officials in capacity building efforts related to school planning and infrastructure.
  • Serve as primary liaison with USAID COR and Contracting Officer.
  • Ensure quality control and overall responsiveness of technical assistance provided under the contract, including necessary adjustments to operations to fit the requirements of USAID.
  • Supervise team of local staff and short-term national and international consultants

Qualifications

  • At least ten years of experience working leading projects in developing countries, preferably including experience in the Middle East.
  • An advanced university degree in relevant subject areas, preferably in Capacity Building, International Development, or other related fields.
  • A proven record of excellent management, leadership, decision-making, and interpersonal skills.
  • Middle East Experience strongly desired.
  • Arabic skills preferred.
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