Chief of Party (COP)

About the role

Project Description

The overall goal of the upcoming Fiscal Accountability Strengthening activity in Ghana is to strengthen the capacity of oversight institutions and both the integrity system and the public financial management mechanisms that can contribute to resolving the broader accountability challenges to support improvement in the delivery of services. The Activity is also intended to strengthen district assembly and civil society oversight of district financial operations and responsiveness, as well as geo-spatial planning systems for revenue generation in 10 districts in Northern Ghana.

Position Description

The Chief of Party (COP) will be responsible for technical leadership, administrative oversight, and overall coordination of the project. The COP will serve as the principal institutional liaison with USAID and key stakeholders. The COP will manage project staff and ensure that the project meets stated goals and reporting requirements, as well as ensure the quality, timeliness, and efficiency of all products and activities generated under the activity. The COP should have demonstrated ability to work with multiple stakeholders and manage diverse teams to deliver impact within agreed timelines and budget. They will ensure the project complies with award terms and conditions, USAID policies and regulations, and that systems are in place to mitigate risk of fraud, waste and abuse. The COP will take a leadership role in coordination with USAID and key stakeholders.

Ghanaian nationals/U.S Citizens are encouraged to apply.

About you

Qualifications The candidate for the position of Chief of Party shall have at a minimum the following qualifications:

Education A Master’s degree (or foreign equivalent) in economics, public financial management, development studies, public administration or a related field from an accredited university.

Skills And Experience

  • A minimum of 10 years of progressively responsible experience in public financial management, implementing internationally funded development programs, or other relevant technical area;
  • At least 8 years of experience working on USAID-funded projects and strong knowledge of USAID rules and regulations;
  • At least 7 years in a senior management or leadership position;
  • At least 5 years of experience in the governance sectors in Sub-Saharan Africa, preferably in Ghana;
  • Experience leading policy dialogue, strategic planning and implementation efforts;
  • Strong management skills, leadership qualities, interpersonal skills, cross-cultural skills, and written and oral presentation skills;
  • Demonstrated ability to organize program work teams, to collaborate with a wide range of stakeholders, and to liaise as needed with USAID and other stakeholders to ensure the smooth implementation of the project;
  • Demonstrated experience in management and oversight of programs that are of a similar scope, size, and complexity to this activity;
  • Demonstrated experience and knowledge of capacity development and professional development is preferred; and
  • Prior work experience in Sub-Saharan Africa preferred.

Language Fluency in English is required.

About us

You’ll be working with Crown Agents which is a high impact social enterprise passionate about transforming the future for millions of people. Since our creation in 1833 we have worked across the globe to improve public services and drive economic growth. Our expertise is finding new solutions to difficult problems for clients in the areas of health, governance, economic growth, humanitarian action and supply chain services. We work with and train leaders at local, national and international level to achieve lasting change drawing on our insight and experience.

About what's on offer

Crown Agents offers a competitive benefits package.

How to apply

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