USAID Jordan Enterprise Support Activity (JESA)

Location: Worldwide
Job Code: 150
# of openings: 1

Description

Location : Amman, Jordan

Program/Position Summary:

Making Cents is recruiting for a Chief of Party for an anticipated USAID-funded Jordan Enterprise Support (JES) activity. The project will support the private sector and the Government of Jordan (GOJ) to overcome growth impediments. The goal is that Jordan's private sector firms, specifically micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs), become more competitive through improving productivity, profitability, strategic planning for growth, and increasing sales and employment where feasible. In addition, it is expected that JES will support improvements to the business enabling environment to facilitate access to markets as well as to support investment facilitation to encourage the shift from the informal to formal sector.

 This position is contingent upon contract award.

Jordanian citizens are strongly encouraged to apply. 

Responsibilities

  • Overall project leadership, management, technical direction, oversight and quality
  • Maintain relationships with USAID and key local stakeholders
  • Provide strategic oversight and technical direction for the project
  • Oversee all technical and management inputs to ensure achievement of project objectives
  • Lead work planning and financial planning and provide quality control of all deliverables 
  • Serve as the primary point of contact with USAID and key stakeholders, including GOJ counterparts and the private sector
  • Oversee all project operations, staff and subcontractors

Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in international development, economics, or other relevant field
  • At least 10 years of progressively responsible management experience in international development, with previous experience as a Chief of Party on a USAID project preferred 
  • Expertise and experience working with the private sector in Jordan
  • Understanding of Jordan’s business environment and barriers to MSME growth 
  • Excellent interpersonal and negotiation skills, and the ability to collaborate with the GOJ and key local stakeholders
  • Strong oral and written communication skills 
  • Strong leadership, team building, and mentorship skills
  • Fluency in English and Arabic

Company Background:

Making Cents is a results-driven women-owned small business founded on the principles of social entrepreneurship. Since our founding in 1999, we have been fostering human potential and promoting economic opportunities for disadvantaged populations around the world. We have implemented more than 130 projects in over 60 countries to date and are a trusted partner to public- and private-sector clients who benefit from our expertise and broad industry exposure. 

To Apply:    

Submit resume and cover letter online through “Join Our Team” under the Contact section of  www.makingcents.com .  Applicants are encouraged to apply early as interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis.

Making Cents International is an equal opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and does not discriminate in its selection and employment practices. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, age, or other legally protected characteristics.





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