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Chemonics seeks a Chief of Party and Deputy Chief of Party/Senior Technical Advisor for a five-year USAID-funded Community and Municipal Governance Initiative (CAMI) that seeks to strengthen the legitimacy, effectiveness, and accountability of local self-governments (LSGs) in the Kyrgyz Republic. This activity will identify legitimacy-effectiveness gaps facing LSG bodies, and improve their ability to execute the devolved functions enumerated by the Kyrgyz Republic Law on Local Self-Government. The program will advance LSGs’ competency and capacity through mechanisms that will function independent of future USAID funding. We are looking for individuals who have a passion for making a difference in the lives of people around the world.
  • Provide overall leadership and management for the activity’s overall approach, design, implementation, administration, operation, accountability, and results
  • Collaborate and coordinate with LSGs and their communities, as well as with GoKR LSG-oriented entities and emerging LSG consulting firms
  • Liaise with U.S. government-funded and other donor-funded programs, as well as other local development partners to coordinate activities and facilitate monitoring and reporting of program objectives and achievements
  • Advanced degree from an accredited university in a relevant field of study, such as political science, public policy, public administration, and international development, or demonstrated relevant equivalent training and experience
  • Proven track record of at least 15 years of progressively responsible professional experience with donor-funded governance projects
  • Demonstrated understanding of local government management, finance, and operations
  • Proven success in establishing and maintaining relationships with a broad range of  stakeholders, achieving results and meeting deadlines
  • Demonstrated capacity to transfer information and knowledge to external partners, stakeholders, senior officials and the donor community
  • Fluent written and spoken English skills, Russian and/or Kyrgyz proficiency preferred
  • Be responsible for the activity’s day-to-day operations, including overseeing work planning, performance management, and strategic communications
  • Incorporate the Kyrgyz Republic’s community and governance norms in the design and delivery of assistance
  • Build partnerships with key stakeholders including local implementing partners, government officials and USAID
  • Collaboratively create and implement a strategic, long-term programmatic vision
  • Supervise technical and administrative staff
  • Degree from an accredited university in a relevant field of study, such as political science, public policy, publicadministration, and international development, or demonstrated relevant equivalent training and experience
  • Proven track record of at least 10 years of progressively responsible professional experience with governanceprojects in similar settings in Central Asia, the former Soviet Union, or Eastern Europe, experience in the KyrgyzRepublic preferred
  • Demonstrated technical and management proficiency on similar governance projects in similar settings in CentralAsia, the former Soviet Union, or Eastern Europe, experience in the Kyrgyz Republic preferred
  • Demonstrated experience working with host-country institutions, donors and non- governmental organizations to promote local governance reform, particularly in a post- Soviet environment
  • Proven success in establishing and maintaining relationships with a broad range of stakeholders and promulgatingreforms in similar settings in Central Asia, the former Soviet Union, or Eastern Europe, experience in the KyrgyzRepublic preferred
  • Fluent spoken and written skills in Russian and English, Kyrgyz proficiency preferred
Application Instructions:
All interested candidates should send a resume/CV to [email protected].

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