Chief of Party - Accountable Governance for Improved Service Delivery (AGIS)

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The CoP will have a proven track record in change management, tech. assistance and capacity building and will work closely with the USAID Mission

Job Description

Cardno is seeking a Chief of Party (CoP) for the upcoming USAID funded Accountable Governance for Improved Service Delivery (AGIS) project. The CoP will lead a team of technical experts to ensure successful implementation of project activities and will be responsible for overall technical, staffing and financial management aspects of the project. The CoP position will require experience in both management and technical fields, with a proven track record in change management, technical assistance and capacity building. The CoP will work closely with counterparts in the Government of Zambia and the USAID Zambia Mission.

  • Responsible for overall management and administration of the project
  • Coordinate, lead and support the project team, providing direction, feedback, and encouraging collaboration across partners and project staff
  • Provide the vision and overall leadership to the project team, ensuring effective and efficient performance for all aspects of the contract, and overseeing all quality control
  • Serve as Cardno’s liaison to the USAID Zambia Mission, partners, and local counterparts
  • Oversee contract reporting, ensuring that all donor and Cardno financial and programmatic reporting requirements are met
  • Ensure cost-effective use of resources. Closely manage project budget to meet expected results and ensure compliance. Review and approve budgets 
  • Perform other duties as assigne

  • 15 years of experience in international development, including significant experience in management and technical roles on donor funded projects that required close collaboration with government counterparts
  • USAID experience required
  • Master’s in Business Administration, Public Administration/Management, Procurement, Accounting, Law or related field
  • Professional accounting certification (CPA or similar) is preferred
  • Strong technical expertise in public financial management, procurement policies and best practice, institutional reform, accountability and transparency, and institutional capacity building
  • Strong communication skills, both interpersonal and written
  • Proven ability to develop and communicate a common vision to stakeholders and lead multi-disciplinary teams
  • Demonstrated ability to establish and sustain interpersonal and professional relationships with donors and local counterparts
  • Experience living and working in southern Africa. Preferably in Zambia

Cardno is a professional infrastructure and environmental services company, with specialist expertise in the development and improvement of physical and social infrastructure for communities around the world. Cardno's team includes leading professionals who plan, design, manage and deliver sustainable projects and community programs. Cardno is an international company listed on the Australian Securities Exchange [ASX:CDD].
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