Chief of Party , International Development
April 18 2023
Tbilisi , Georgia
Nathan, a Cadmus Company, is a leading provider of analytic and economic consultancy services worldwide. In the past decade, we have implemented more than 120 projects in more than 50 countries leveraging our global presence in Washington DC, London, and India. From improved transparency and deeper stakeholder engagement to more effective policies and more resilient businesses, we deliver results that impact economic growth, human development, and poverty reduction. We are passionate about applying our deep analytical expertise and advanced proprietary tools to generate economic solutions tailored to our clients’ unique challenges. Nathan focuses on a range of economic development subject matter areas including Trade & Logistics; Economic Policy & Governance; Private Sector Development; Women’s Economic Empowerment; and Financial Solutions.
Nathan seeks a Chief of Party for the anticipated 5-year USAID-funded Georgia Green Transport and Logistics Program. This program will identify ways to improve the Georgian transport and logistics sectors to increase the volume and value of people and goods transiting Georgia, while decreasing the cost, time, and environmental footprint of transit systems.
Supervision and Provision of Technical Expertise
·Provide overall leadership, management, and technical direction for the project, in coordination with USAID/Georgia
·Serve as the primary liaison with USAID on strategic, managerial, and technical matters, including responsibility for making key decisions and solving programmatic challenges in a timely manner.
·Apply expert understanding and international best practices in transportation, logistics, trade facilitation, and/or emissions reductions strategies to achieve project objectives.
·Communicate clear expectations to project staff and partners and establish an operating environment that encourages integrity, honesty, open communications, and commitment to compliance with local laws, USAID rules and regulations.
·Provide general oversight of the project, including overall responsibility for the project’s operations, strategic vision, fiscal integrity, quality and timing of deliverables, and coordination with partners.
·Liaise with the Georgian government, private sector, civil society organizations, and other donors to coordinate activities and achieve the goals and objectives of the activity;
·Monitor and, in some cases, carry out technical activities (in coordination with Nathan home office), including review of deliverables and reports for USAID;
·Provide summaries of working group meetings, workshops, and trainings, and identify next steps;
·Coordinate the planning of technical activities involving Nathan’s partners with the Nathan headquarters project team to ensure that planned activities are in line with budgets and subcontracts;
·Liaise with the project team at the Nathan Headquarters office to recruit technical experts as required; and
·Other related technical and management tasks requested by USAID (and in coordination with the Nathan Home Office Team), in accordance with the scope of the activity.
·Manage and supervise the field office team, with appropriate delegation of duties to other staff members on the activity;
·Supervise the recruitment and engagement of technical experts, business partners, and administrative staff, as appropriate;
·Ensure that the activity is implemented in accordance with the rules and regulations of USAID and Nathan.
·Report regularly to the Nathan headquarters project team on project activities, deliverables, and events; key issues requiring approval from the headquarters office;
·Review all accounting statements submitted to the home office and time sheets of local consultants, if applicable; and
·Provide contributions to and manage quality control for the quarterly and annual project reports.
·Advanced degree in trade policy, trade facilitation, social sciences, international development, management, development economics, or a related field;
·Minimum 10 years of senior-level experience managing programs of a similar focus and complexity, on topics such as trade facilitation, regulatory reform, customs modernization, trade policy, and regional integration;
·Understanding of how to work with trade facilitation institutions (Ministries of trade, Customs administrations, standards and regulatory authorities, etc.) to expand and increase access to systems that enable traders to report, monitor, and advocate for the removal of NTBs;
·Familiarity with soft infrastructure (software, apps, IT systems, etc.) for electronic processing of trade documents, including National Single Window systems.
·Demonstrated experience building the capacity of trade support institutions and traders to understand international trading rules and regulations, including raising awareness among traders of how to take advantage of preferential trade agreements and supporting compliance with regional and international agreements by government institutions.
·Proven ability to work effectively with USAID mission staff, host country counterparts, and international donors; with strong emphasis placed on experience developing and maintaining working relationships across a multi-stakeholder environment;
·Demonstrated leadership in teambuilding and integrity in project management;
·Strong written, oral, and presentation skills; and
·Ability to relocate to Tbilisi, Georgia.
Desired Qualifications & SKILLS:
·Solid understanding of USAID rules and regulations governing project compliance, procurement, and financial management preferred;
·Experience working in Georgia or the South Caucasus region preferred; and
·Knowledge of the Georgia Transportation Strategy preferred.
·Familiarity with Georgian language.
Nathan is an Equal Opportunity Employer
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