Chief of Party (Asia Futures)

DC
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 anticipated USAID/Asia’s Technical Services Activity, (Asia Futures). The Asia Futures activity is a Washington-managed contract designed to bolster USAID regional policy objectives in Asia. With an expansive mandate to operate across the continent, this multidisciplinary initiative aims to create resilient, equitable, and prosperous societies underpinned by strong democratic institutions. The Asia Futures activity is structured around three primary objectives, to be implemented in collaborations with private sector, governments, and civil society. They are (1) Fostering Sustainable, Inclusive, and Transparent Economic Growth and Workforce Development, (2) Strengthening Democratic Institutions to Support Good Governance, Human Rights, and Inclusive Development, and (3) Improving Resilience to Health and Climate Threats.

Responsibilities
The COP will provide management oversight of the activity and act as the primary point of contact with USAID about day-to-day implementation and management matters relating to the contract. The COP will ensure quality control over all project operations and performance targets, ensuring that deliverables outlined in the contract are completed to quality standards and in a timely and cost-effective manner. The COP must also have overall responsibility for assuring that all assistance provided under the contract is technically sound and appropriate for the needs to be addressed. The COP will provide guidance to senior technical staff.

Minimum Qualifications
  • At least ten (15) years of demonstrated relevant experience within an international development context, and a demonstrated ability to create and maintain effective working relations with international organizations; US Government agencies; and NGO partners, private sector partners, impact investors, and host country governments (including senior government officials) in low- and middle-income countries; 
  • Minimum of five (5) years of demonstrated senior-level leadership experience (e.g., Chief of Party, Project Director, Senior Technical Advisor, Deputy Director) for economic growth, democracy and governance, and/or climate resilience programs of similar magnitude and complexity; and
  • Experience working in Asia region, Central Asia, South Asia, or Southeast Asia
  • Master’s degree in economic development, governance, climate resilience, international development, or a related field
  • Experience partnering with the private sector to advance development outcomes or mobilize finance for development
  • Experience in strategic planning and ability to use innovative approaches to solve complex problems
  • Fluency in English oral and written communication.
Preferred
  • Prior experience working with ASEAN, APEC, SAARC, and BIMSTEC
  • Understanding of USG Asian-region strategies.

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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