Chief of Party for Uzbekistan Local Governance Activity

Tetra Tech

Tetra Tech International Development (http://www.tetratech.com/intdev) is currently accepting expressions of interest from qualified candidates for a potential Chief of Party (COP) position on an anticipated U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)-funded program in Uzbekistan. This is anticipated to be a full-time position based in Tashkent.

The goal of this activity is to promote transparent, responsive, and effective local government in Uzbekistan in line with the priorities of the Government of Uzbekistan. Key areas of intervention will include:

*Development of a national decentralization strategy that lays out a vision for decentralization and roadmap for implementation.

*Improvement of the legal framework including aligning procedural, administrative, fiscal, and financial laws with decentralization laws and policies.

*Capacity building of local government bodies to provide services that meet citizen needs in a limited number of pilot local governments.

*Citizen engagement and interaction with their local representatives, including raising awareness on structure and functions of local governments and mechanisms for greater local government engagement with media, bloggers, activists in a limited number of pilot local governments.

Position Description: The COP will be the principle point of contact in Uzbekistan for procedural and substantive matters. The COP will coordinate and ultimately be responsible for all contract management and implementation. S/he will be the primary liaison with USAID/Uzbekistan on technical matters and must adjust activities and operations in response to USAID/Uzbekistan technical direction. The COP will also be responsible for ensuring quality control and the overall responsiveness of technical assistance provided under the award.

The COP’s primary responsibilities are aimed at providing overall leadership, management and general technical direction of the entire project, ensuring an integrated vision among different components and actors, and a focus on achieving the results defined in the award. This individual will be expected to identify issues and risks related to project implementation in a timely manner and suggest appropriate adjustments.

Qualifications:

* Master’s degree or higher in policy, public administration, political science, law, international relations, or a related field;

* At least ten (10) years of demonstrated, progressively responsible experience in the successful implementation of service delivery, decentralization, public financial management, transparent budgeting, public engagement, and/or institutional capacity building programs;

* Exceptional managerial skills and demonstrated experience in managing donor-funded projects of similar size and scope; USAID/USG experience preferred;

* Demonstrated ability to engage in multi-stakeholder dialogue, including sustaining partnerships and strong working relationships with donors, host country government counterparts, academic institutions, civil society, and the private sector;

* Familiarization with decentralization, service delivery, and policy and governance reform in Uzbekistan, Central Asia, or successor countries of the former Soviet Union;

* Excellent oral and written communication skills. Demonstrated ability to think strategically and communicate his/her vision to partners and colleagues;

* Proven experience navigating complex and high-pressure operating environments;

* Proficiency in written and spoke English is required. Proficiency in Uzbek language is desired.

How to apply

To be considered applicants must submit the following as part of the on-line process:

* Cover Letter

* CV in reverse chronological format

Please indicate where you saw Tetra Tech’s IDS ad posted.

Apply on-line at: https://bit.ly/COPUzbekistanLGA

Applications that do not meet the minimum requirements listed above will not be considered. Please ensure that all necessary documents are uploaded, as incomplete applications and/or corrupt files may delay processing of your application or remove you from consideration. No phone calls will be accepted.

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Closing date: 31-Oct-22