Energy Links Project in Central Asia: Chief of Party

Energy Links Project in Central Asia: Chief of Party
ECODIT is seeking a Chief of Party for the ongoing USAID-funded Energy Links project, which seeks to increase energy security in Central Asia by (1) increasing transparent regional energy trade, (2) improving the legal and regulatory framework and investment climate for the countries' energy sectors, (3) improving corporate governance, operations and commercialization of the energy companies, and (4) improving energy efficiency and demand side management.
The Energy Links project operates in Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Afghanistan, and Pakistan. Tajikistan, the Kyrgyz Republic, and Turkmenistan are areas of particular focus. The anticipated period of performance is October 2016-September 30, 2019. The position will be based in Almaty with frequent travel throughout project countries (except Afghanistan and Pakistan).
The COP will be responsible for managing a team of approximately 20-25 local staff, in Almaty, Bishkek, and Dushanbe offices.
  • A minimum of a master's degree in public policy, economics, engineering, law, administration, international development or other related field. Seven years additional work experience in a related field can be substituted for a master’s degree;
  • At least 10 years of progressively responsible international development experience in managing and implementing energy sector reform, markets or trade programs;
  • Prior experience and work in Central Asia or Eastern Europe is an advantage;
  • At least 10 years of progressively responsible supervisory experience, including direct supervision and performance evaluation of professional and support staff;
  • Demonstrated organizational skills and strong track record in meeting deliverables and deadlines;
  • Demonstrable professional oral presentation and concise writing skills in English;
  • Proficiency in Russian or local language is not required, however, it would be extremely advantageous to facilitate effective communication and client relationships;
  • Demonstrated ability to interact regularly and professionally with senior host government counterparts, private sector, and donors on energy sector reforms, trade, and similar issues; and
  • Experience managing USAID projects is a significant plus.
Submission Requirements:
  • Please provide a cover letter indicating:
  • Experience as a manager within USAID projects
  • How your background, experience and knowledge is relevant to ensuring your success in this assignment
  • An example of how you have addressed a particularly difficult management challenge involving technical, supervisory and operational topics.
  • If you do not have experience in the region or the Russian/local language proficiency, please describe how you would be successful in spite of these limitations
  • Please include in your CV:
  • Number of people you have supervised under each job summary
  • Your individual accomplishments in your past assignments
  • Resumes submitted without a cover letter will not be considered
This position offers an excellent opportunity for professional and career development within a reputable small business poised for significant growth. Compensation is commensurate with background and experience. Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and CV immediately on our website at www.ecodit.com. ECODIT is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Only select candidates will be contacted; no phone calls or emails please.