Position Title: Chief of Party

Position Type: Full-Time (based on contract award)

Work Location: Tbilisi, Georgia


ME&A seeks a Chief of Party for the anticipated USAID-funded Financial Innovation Program (FIP) in Georgia. The purpose of the USAID Financial Innovation Program (FIP) is to support the deepening of the financial market outside of the banking sector and to link Georgian businesses to diversified investment capital. This will be accomplished by a. strengthening the financial market regulatory environment and intermediary institutions and leveraging innovations in financial technology; b. stimulating the market for equity/quasi-equity instruments and tailored financial products and services for Georgian businesses; c. supporting Georgian businesses to access the fit-for-purpose financing.

The Chief of Party (COP) is responsible for the management of all contract activities within the Core Component. The COP will need to coordinate with the USAID missions, public and private sector stakeholders, and other partners in the Georgia region. The Chief of Party (COP) is responsible for overall implementation, results, and management of the FIP project. S/he will be the key point of contact with USAID's mission regarding day-to-day coordination, implementation and management matters related to the contract. S/he establishes and maintains constructive relations with stakeholders, counterparts and others in the donor community throughout the project lifecycle and oversees a team of experts and support staff. The COP leads quarterly and annual reports and annual work plan preparation and oversees technical implementation. S/he ensures that project initiatives align with USAID Georgia mission and needs, ensures the program's timely success and compliance with USAID and ME&A regulations. The position also requires a significant background in financial market regulatory environment, with emphasis on diversified investment solutions outside of the banking sector.


  • The Chief of Party will provide a recommendation for a management structure which identifies Key Personnel as well as all other expected project staff, including identification of roles/responsibilities and skill sets for each and their respective level of effort.
  • The COP will be responsible for all aspects of the Core Component, including technical, administrative, management and operational.
  • As the primary point of contact with USAID, the COP will be responsible for coordinating and otherwise communicating with USAID, for timely submission of all written reports and other deliverables, and for ensuring quality control and overall responsiveness to meeting the objectives of the program.
  • S/he serves as a critical team member or leader in a project unit, mentoring individuals, and collaborating closely with other management staff for effective supervision of at least one complex project.
  • The individual will negotiate and collaborate with host government officials, other USAID activities, local organizations, private sector representatives, local community leaders, and other stakeholders.
  • Manage contracts and internal controls, monitor project progress and the achievement of results, and meet all contract deadlines including reporting requirements and therefore experience in these areas must be reflected in the candidate's work history.


  • Graduate degree (MBA, MA, PhD, JD, etc.) in business, economics, law, or an area relevant to at least one of the three technical IRs in this SOW from an accredited institution.
  • At least 5 years of experience with technical expertise in financial market regulatory environment, financial sector stability, and access to finance.
  • Significant experience and knowledge of the financial market in the Georgia region, key investment institutions and private enterprise access to more diversified investment resources
  • At least 3 years of experience in managing or implementation of economic growth projects, preferably with a donor institution.
  • Ability to manage and motivate subordinates in a local or international setting
  • Demonstrated ability to manage relationships with local partner organizations that achieve the desired results.
  • Experience in working collaboratively and effectively with local national staff, USAID and other donors, host government counterparts, and other relevant stakeholders on project implementation.
  • Experience in managing a multi-component economic growth project in a transition environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to prepare the deliverables associated with this contract, including
  • Annual Work Plans, Annual Reports, Budgets, and reporting to USAID on results.
  • Fluent in English and at least one other official language of Georgia.

All applications and CVs must be submitted in English.

ME&A, Inc. is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class. ME&A will make reasonable accommodations in compliance with Title VII of the Civil Rights Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. For our EEO Policy Statement and a copy of our EEO Policy Statement and information on your EEO rights under the law.

ME&A is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all applicants

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