Chief of Party - Economic Foundations for a Resilient Armenia (EFRA) RFP
Position: Chief of Party - Economic Foundations for a Resilient Armenia (EFRA) RFP/Contract
Client: Integra LLC - http://www.integrallc.com/
Location: Yerevan, ArmeniaArmenia
Integra is a small-business international development firm specializing in implementing demand-driven development analytics, monitoring and evaluation (M&E), and capacity-building projects. Our technical expertise encompasses agriculture and food security, economic growth, energy, climate resilience, environment and natural resources, and gender and social inclusion. We have provided analytical and M&E services to donor-funded projects for ten years, working across over 50 different countries, impacting millions of stakeholders, and leveraging over $1.2 billion in public and private investment for development reforms.
Integra seeks a Chief of Party (COP) to lead and manage the anticipated USAID Armenia EFRA Contract. This will be a full-time, key personnel position, pending award. The Contract will provide technical support services, build the capacity of USAID/Armenia and implementing partner (IP) staff, and lead private sector engagement (PSE) efforts.
The planned five-year activity aims to strengthen key economic actors within the public and private sectors to exercise economic stewardship and ultimately build a resilient Armenian economy. The Activity will improve Armenia's economic resilience through three lines of effort. The first will offer technical assistance, training, and other services to key partners in the Government of Armenia (GOAM) to strengthen their organizational capacity to deliver effective economic governance. The second will increase the capacity of the private sector to cooperate and collaborate on a sector level through a combination of technical assistance, training, other services, and grants under contract. The third line of effort will seek to attract catalytic investment to USAID/Armenia's priority agriculture, tourism, and high-tech sectors.
To these ends, the COP will lead and serve as part of teams that takes on the following tasks:
● Provide technical support to strengthen supporting USAID/Armenia and IPs in timely, evidence-based decision-making and learning;
● Support evidence-based project and activity design via short and long-term technical consultants to conduct stakeholders consultations, research and analysis, and sectoral and cross-cutting assessments and desk studies.
● Provide support to USAID/Armenia to improve organizational practices, business processes, and capacity for knowledge management, learning, and adaptation within USAID/Armenia’s staff;
● Deepen coordination, collaboration, knowledge sharing, and synergy within the Mission and other key Stakeholders and IPs regarding program interventions, M&E, and lessons learned.
● Provide organizational development services to strengthen leadership behaviors and build teams to ensure effective collaboration, innovation, and better impact.
● Incorporate mechanisms and tools to provide evidence to support adjustments in implementation and includes adaptive management practices and contingency plans to ensure responsive programming and uninterrupted operations.
● Develop a holistic approach that drives institution-level improvements allowing key stakeholders to plan, finance, and implement solutions to local development challenges.
● Ensure that the systems, knowledge, and skills introduced during the contract performance are properly and promptly transferred to identified and relevant local champions and actors to promote long-term sustainability.
● Exercise the broad array of approaches to private sector engagement, not all of which require the use of financial resources. Aim to increasingly support “private sector-led” efforts as industry organizations, leading firms, and other stakeholders demonstrate growing sophistication and capabilities.
● Develop the local capacity to conduct organizational change management or similar services. This could include the capacity of local firms that commercially offer change management services and the internal capacity of the government to conduct its internal change management.
● Coordinate other USAID and USG activities in economic growth, democracy and governance, and social sectors to the extent of aligning with the activity's objectives.
● Lead Integra’s team and serve as the primary point of contact with USAID for day-to-day activity implementation and management matters.
● Lead technical operations ensuring the project tasks are completed, and objectives are met.
● Prepare and submit reports and deliverables per the contract.
● Coordinate with USAID and liaise with key counterparts.
● Assure all assistance provided under the contract, whether by international or local experts/personnel, is technically sound, appropriate, and addresses the needs.
● Manage and supervise the work of all experts/personnel provided under the contract.
● Advanced degree in economics, public policy, evaluation, or another relevant discipline.
● Eight to ten years of experience assisting USAID in capacity building, PSE, and evaluations / assessments of similar size and scope in developing countries and comparable experience with learning and adaptive management.
● A track record of successfully implementing projects in Armenia or Eurasia.
● Familiarity or experience working with local or regional organizations preferred.
● Strong familiarity with USAID policies and procedures.
● Strong management, communication, writing, and interpersonal skills, including proven ability in quality assurance for technical, reporting, and other deliverables.
● Exceptional proficiency in written and spoken English.
Integra LLC has hired GRS to assist with sourcing applicants for this position. Candidates should submit a cover letter and CV to:
Patrick Shields, Search Manager
Global Recruitment Specialists "Positioning You for Success"
Norwalk, CT 06851 USA
Telephone: +1- 203-899-0499
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