Chief of Party , Zambia



ICF is currently seeking expressions of interest from qualified experts in biodiversity conservation and climate change to fill a Chief of Party (CoP) position for an upcoming USAID-funded project that is based in Washington, D.C. but supports 5 regional offices and staff in over 20 countries.


Hiring for this position is contingent upon funding.


Responsibilities:

Provides overall leadership, management and general technical direction of the entire program;
Ensures an integrated vision among different components and actors, and a focus on achieving the results defined in the contract;
Identifies issues and risks related to program implementation in a timely manner, and suggest appropriate program adjustments;
Leads a team of technical experts and sub-contractors.

Qualifications


Qualifications:

At least 10 years of work experience in a closely food security-related field (especially agriculture, agricultural economics, early warning, economics, emergency response, food security assessment, geography, planning, public health, and rural development)
Individuals proposed shall have at least a Bachelor’s Degree (or equivalent)
5 years of senior-level experience in managing a complex activity in multiple countries, including managing a large, dispersed staff and substantial budgets.
At least 5 years of work experience abroad.

Preferred Skills/Experience:

Master’s Degree of educational attainment, and French and/or Spanish language skills of the FS 2+ level or greater preferred
Demonstrated success managing international development assistance projects at a Chief of Party or equivalent level.
Working routinely with clients to develop presentations and then present to high level government officials.
Showing a mix of technical and practical, in-county experiences.            
Professional Skills:
A proven record of excellent management, leadership, decision-making, and interpersonal skills, including being an articulate speaker and sympathetic listener.
Demonstrated ability: to assemble, quickly and effectively, and to manage a highly skilled, interdisciplinary team; to interact with and lead a broad range of governmental and non-governmental actors and institutions across sectors; and to design and implement detailed, organized, timely, accurate monitoring and evaluation programs.
Demonstrated excellent writing and presentation ability, as well as experience in successfully leading an intercultural team in a development context.
Excellent analytical skills.
Fluency in English.


About ICF International
If you want to work on the leading issues of the day, if you want your work to reflect your passion in life, if you truly want to make the world a better place, then you want to work at ICF International.

Whether ensuring efficient use of energy resources, protecting the environment for generations to come, supporting cancer and HIV/AIDS patients and returning veterans, helping improve the education of American youth, delivering results in emergency preparedness, or breaking ground in any number of today’s issues, ICF works in the topics that lead the news.

We have a passionate commitment to our work and to helping our clients achieve their objectives. We combine technical expertise with world-class analytics. We provide room for entrepreneurial thinking and grass-roots innovation to achieve compelling results for both our clients’ projects and our own company. All our work is done in a professional, collegial, and intellectual environment that allows individuals the latitude they need to perform work that parallels their passions. Since 1969, ICF has been serving government at all levels, major corporations, and multilateral institutions. More than 4,500 employees serve these clients worldwide. ICF's website is http://www.icfi.com.

ICF offers an excellent benefits package, an award winning talent development program, and fosters a highly skilled, energized and empowered workforce.

ICF is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity at all levels.

(EEO/AA – Minorities/Females/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities)

For a listing of other career opportunities at ICF, please visit our Career Center at www.icfi.com/careers
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