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I am retained by The Financial Services Volunteer Corps (FSVC) to accept applications for the following position.

Position:           Chief of Party    

Location:         Niamey, Niger 

Start Date:        September/October 2022

Salary:              Commensurate with experience 

The Financial Services Volunteer Corps (FSVC) is seeking a Chief of Party (CoP) to successfully and effectively lead the implementation of an 18-month extension to its current USAID-funded program in Niger entitled “Sahel Human Voice in Governance” (SHIGA).  Since 2019, the goal of SHIGA has been for civil society to effectively engage the government while key government institutions are more effective in their mandate and responsive to citizen needs. The objectives are: 

  1. Civil society organizations more actively and effectively hold government accountable and build demand for target policy reforms and improve government implementation.
  2. Targeted government institutions are more accountable to citizens and more effective and transparent in their operations; and
  3. Constructive engagement spaces between citizens, civil society, and government to identify and implement targeted priority reforms are created or enhanced.

The extension includes a new and exciting Women, Peace, and Security (WPS) component, focused on increasing the contribution of women in peace, security, and governance decision-making processes, and in their household’s economy and community’s recovery and resilience to conflict and extremism. The WPS component also includes work to help public institutions (including defense and security forces) become more transparent and accountable in planning and providing gender responsive citizen services.

SHIGA activities are expected to take place in Niamey, Diffa, Maradi, Tillaberi and Zinder. The CoP will be based in Niamey, Niger.

Duties and Responsibilities:  The CoP will provide overall leadership and management of the SHIGA program and team, to achieve all program results in the most cost-effective manner possible. The CoP will bear overall responsibility for overseeing the technical, operational, and administrative aspects of the SHIGA program’s performance, maintaining high standards of quality for all deliverables, and providing direction and supervision of the work of other staff and local subgrantees.  The CoP will establish and maintain professional partnerships with local counterparts and relevant stakeholders, and represent FSVC with USAID, other USAID implementing partners operating in Niger, and local public and private sector institutions and organizations. The CoP will be responsible for the preparation of all reports to USAID, including quarterly financial and performance reports.



  • Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in a relevant field (e.g., international development, political science).
  • At least 8 years of management experience as Chief of Party, Deputy Chief of Party and/or leader of a major component.
  • At least 8 years of experience on projects funded by USAID or other international donor agencies.
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience providing strategic technical leadership for activities focused on improving governance, including building the capacity of civil society and government institutions is required.
  • Minimum of one past projects that supported the development, implementation, and monitoring of public policy initiative is a preference.
  • Experience managing relationships with high-level partner government institutions.
  • Professional experience working in complex environments preferred.
  • At least two (2) years of experience in Africa, preferably in Niger or West Africa, is required.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with ability to communicate clearly and professionally in writing and verbally to Nigerien counterparts, USAID representatives, immediate subordinates and home office staff and management.
  • Excellent multi-tasking and organizational skills, and superb attention to detail.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English is required.
  • Very Good proficiency in spoken and written French; and
  • Knowledge of USAID’s operational policies and procedures.
  • Multiple country work experience is required.

Desired Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Leadership, team building and organizational management skills.
  • Ability to routinely and effectively multi-task.
  • Ability to be proactive in assessing situations and making timely executive decisions.
  • Attention to detail while empowering senior staff, including through appropriate degrees of delegation; and
  • Ability to manage adaptively in light of new knowledge and/or changing circumstances.

A Little About FSVC:  Founded at U.S. Presidential initiative in 1990, FSVC is a not-for-profit organization that helps build sound financial sectors and governance systems in developing countries. Since 1990, FSVC has delivered technical assistance activities in over 70 countries.  These activities focus, among others, on helping governments manage their budgets more effectively and transparently, and on building the capacity of civil society to hold governments accountable. To do so, we provide objective technical assistance that focuses on sustainable, locally-owned impact. 

FSVC currently has field offices in Albania, Angola, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Eswatini, Iraq, Lesotho, Morocco, Niger, South Africa, Sudan, Tajikistan, and Tunisia. More here: www.fsvc.org.  

FSVC invites you to Join Them! They are an equal opportunity employer, committed to diversity and inclusion in our workplace. FSVC prohibits discrimination and harassment of any kind against employees, applicants or other covered persons based on race, color, sex, gender, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state, or local laws.

How to Apply: Please email a cover letter and resume, that clearly show that you meet the qualifications requirements, to recruit@internationalink.net with “Chief of Party - Niger” in the subject line.   The client also requests that you provide a list of 3 or more professional referees with contact information to complete your application documents.

Deadline for Application:   October 1, 2022