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Chief of Party / Country Director - Armenia

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September 1, 2020
March 1, 2020

The Financial Services Volunteer Corps (FSVC) is seeking a Chief of Party to effectively and successfully lead the implementation of an expected 5-year, US$4-10 million USAID-funded program to support anti-corruption reform. The proposed program will strengthen integrity systems to reduce opportunities for corruption and reinforce public demand for improved governance and accountability by 1) improving integrity systems and implement specific transparency and accountability reforms to minimize corruption risks in public sector institutions and 2) supporting civil society watchdogs to hold accountable the government entities that are mandated to undertake corruption prevention and oversight measures.

FSVC is a not-for-profit organization that helps build sound financial sectors in developing countries. The premise of FSVC’s work is that sound financial infrastructure is essential to support private entrepreneurship, promote job creation, attract foreign investment and create conditions that promote lasting economic growth. 

The anticipated program in Armenia focuses on strengthening anti-corruption framework, enhancing national budget accountability and building the capacity of civil society organizations (CSOs), core areas of work for FSVC. FSVC has worked with ministries, Parliaments, supreme audit institutions and CSOs across Africa and the Middle East to improve public financial management, and government accountability and transparency. Other core areas of FSVC’s work include developing central bank capabilities, strengthening commercial banking systems, building capital markets, improving access to finance for small businesses, and combating money laundering and the financing of terrorism. FSVC has regional field offices in Niger, Albania, Angola, Kenya, Tajikistan, Somalia and Tunisia.

Key job functions include:

·        Manage all field aspects of technical assistance delivery, including activity design, execution, post-activity follow-up, and reporting to funders;  

·        Manage completion of all activities and deliverables in line with approved work plan;

·        Oversee operations of an FSVC office in Yerevan;

·        Develop and maintain productive relationships with key local counterparts, USAID and other relevant technical assistance providers;

·        Liaise closely with FSVC HQ staff to ensure effective program implementation and management;

·        Actively seek business development opportunities in the region, as needed; and

·        Contribute actively to improving FSVC’s efficacy and impact. 

Successful applicants will be dynamic, results-oriented team players, with outstanding execution skills and the proven ability to work both independently and in a highly collaborative environment. They will also be proactive and innovative thinkers, with the proven ability to execute new initiatives, particularly in developing countries. In addition to the qualities listed above, the preferred qualifications for successful applicants will include:

Preferred qualifications:

·        Master’s degree in a related field;

·        10 years of experience managing international development programs, particularly USAID-funded programs;

·        Demonstrated experience in managing programs focused on managing, anti-corruption frameworks, CSO strengthening activities, government accountability through stronger public policy reform, advocacy, civil society engagement and capacity building, and public-private sector dialogue, particularly in Armenia or the region;

·        Demonstrated ability to establish productive relationships with senior government officials, the private sector, civil society, and donor community;

·        Proven leadership, management and interpersonal skills;

·        Experience working in Armenia or in the region is highly preferred;

·        Knowledge about political, socio-economic aspects of Armenia is preferred;

·        English language fluency required, with excellent written and oral communications skills; Armenian competency is an advantage.

The Financial Services Volunteer Corps (FSVC) is seeking a Chief of Party to effectively and successfully lead the implementation of an expected 5-year, US$4-10 million USAID-funded program to support anti-corruption reform. The…

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How to Apply

For consideration, please email a cover letter and resume to hr[at].org and include “Chief of Party – Armenia” in the subject line. Submission Deadline: March 1, 2020. Please note: Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.  

For consideration, please email a cover letter and resume to hr[at].org and include “Chief of Party – Armenia” in the subject line. Submission Deadline: March 1, 2020. Please note…

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