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Chief of Party - USAID Europe

Date:  Jun 23, 2022

Wiesbaden, DE

Company:  Black & Veatch Family of Companies

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Company : B&V Special Projects Corp.  

Req Id : 57667 

Job Title : Chief of Party - USAID Europe  

Location : DEWIESBADE 

Business Unit Sector : SPC-GMGNE-FED RESOURCES 

Opportunity Type : Staff 

Relocation eligible : Yes 

Full time/Part time : Full-Time  

Project Only Hire : Yes 

Visa Sponsorship Available: No 

Job Summary

The Black & Veatch Federal Business is grounded in history and engineering the future. We have 100+ years of experience supporting the Federal government and are dedicated to employing talented and passionate professionals. Our vision is to be the greatest infrastructure solutions provider delivering top tier and high quality design and engineering services to the Federal government. Our primary areas of focus include: Architecture/Engineering (A/E) and Classified Design Services, Construction Services, Environmental Services, and Integrated Services.

Black & Veatch is recruiting for a Chief of Party (CoP) for an anticipated five-year USAID Program to identify and assess investments in energy assets in target countries in Eastern Europe (Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Georgia, Kosovo, Moldova, North Macedonia, Serbia, and Ukraine). The overall goal of the Investments in Developing Energy Assets (IDEA) program is to focus on improving regional energy supply security, reliability and efficiency through supporting investments in all segments of the energy sector, including heat and power generation facilities, transmission and distribution networks, renewable sources, demand side improvements, and water supply and sanitation infrastructures.

The Chief of Party will need to be based in Wiesbaden, Germany.

Key Responsibilities

The Chief of Party (CoP) will ensure the program achieves all technical, schedule, cost, safety and quality requirements of the program. The COP will manage the program, liaise with USAID Missions in target countries and other Stakeholders as well as Implementing Partners, provide technical vision and guidance. The CoP will manage overall contract requirements, including staffing, cost, assessments of investments, and quality control of all work performed under the contract.

Supervise senior technical and administrative staff; represent (primary point of contact) the program with USAID, host governments, and stakeholders; serve as the strategic guide for program activities within all sectors – ensuring the program meets all required targets and anticipated results; oversee development and implementation of administrative and operational procedures; strengthen finance, operations.

Management Responsibilities

Acts as a project manager. Among responsibilities is management of a project team. The individual comprising this team may vary by project.

Preferred Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in engineering or business.  Minimum of 10 years of international development experience in managing and implementing large infrastructure and/or investments projects. At least 7 years of successful experience as Project Director or Chief of Party of large donor-funded technical assistance teams for projects of similar magnitude and complexity.   At least 10 years of progressively responsible supervisory experience, including:
•    Direct supervision of professional and support staff.
•    Experience in building and effectively supervising a diverse team of employees.
•    Quality evaluation of staff performance and deliverables.
•    Contract management.
Prior experience in designing, assessing, or implementing infrastructure investment programs in the region is highly desirable. Excellent interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to hold staff accountable for quality outputs and results as well as communication with external stakeholders such as governments, donors, etc. Professional fluency in English is required.  Ability to interact regularly and professionally with senior host-government counterparts on policy and other strategic planning issues. Demonstrated organizational skills and strong track record in meeting deliverables and deadlines. Demonstrated team building and management skills.
Competent with written Communications, Priority Setting, Planning, Making Presentations, Delegation, Directing Others, Informing, Listening, Dealing with Ambiguity, Customer Focus, and Building Effective Teams. Master’s degree, Chartered or Professional Engineer.
US citizen or green card holder highly preferred.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor of science degree.


All applicants must be able to complete pre-employment onboarding requirements (if selected) which may include any/all of the following: criminal/civil background check, drug screen, and motor vehicle records search, in compliance with any applicable laws and regulations.


None specified

Work Environment/Physical Demands

The Chief of Party will need to be based in Wiesbaden, Germany.

Work Environment: Typical office/home office environment.  Physical Demands: Sitting, talking, grasping, hearing, keyboard input, driving, seeing, writing, reaching, stooping, crouching, walking, standing for extended periods of time. 

Salary Plan

PMT: Project Management

Job Grade


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