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Chief Of Party, Power Africa Data And Technical Services

Web Publication Date:7/1/2019
Job Location:Washington, DC United States

Company Information:

Resonance is an award-winning frontier market solutions firm based in Burlington, Vermont that helps a variety of donor, commercial and investor clients around the world to catalyze lasting impact. We envision a prosperous and just world of thriving markets, healthy ecosystems, and vibrant communities where business, governments and citizens work together creating a better world for all.
Resonance seeks to catalyze large-scale social, environmental, and economic change by fostering new and dynamic forms of collaboration. We do this by fostering public-private partnerships, facilitating sustainable investment, and providing deep analytical insights in frontier markets. We strive to merge strategic insight with practical on-the-ground knowledge into an integrated approach that emphasizes results.
We seek candidates who are ready to apply their analytical and problem-solving skills to some of our planet’s greatest challenges in an entrepreneurial, fun, and fast-paced environment. We are looking for passionate and committed people who can work in a highly collaborative environment to deliver results for our clients and stakeholders around the world.

Brief Description:

Resonance is seeking Chief of Party candidates for the anticipated USAID Power Africa Data and Technical Services contract. Power Africa Data and Technical Services will provide a wide range of support to advance new generation, transmission, and distribution capacity through transaction support, and to strengthen Power Africa’s partnerships across USG interagency, the private sector and development and donor organizations.
This is a full-time position based in Washington, DC, reporting to the Director, Inclusive Markets, and supervising the Power Africa Data and Technical Services team.


The Chief of Party will support and oversee all project components, objectives, and deliverables. In collaboration with USAID and other team members, the COP will be responsible for facilitating and guiding the project’s strategy and trajectory throughout its project lifespan. We seek candidate with USAID management and financial transaction experience, especially on similarly sized DC based USAID contracts.


• Minimum of ten (10) years of project management experience with a US Government foreign affairs agency, international assistance organization, or non-governmental organization
• Minimum of three (3) years of overseas field experience working in one or more developing countries
• Minimum of five (5) years of management/supervisory experience
• Demonstrated experience in private sector engagement in international development, and in developing, or supporting the development of, innovative private-sector driven approaches to development challenges
• Strong organizational skills and attention to detail with an ability to work well under pressure and manage diverse teams
• Excellent oral and written communication skills
• Ability to work effectively in a team environment and proactively work to achieve consensus on policy, project, and administrative matters
• Graduate degree in a relevant discipline from an accredited university
• Eligibility to work in US

How to Apply:

Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter, resume and three references to jobs@resonanceglobal.com. Please include “Chief of Party, Power Africa Task Order” in the email subject line, and save documents (cover letter, resume, and references) in one PDF as ‘Last Name_First Name.pdf’. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted. No phone calls please. Resonance is an Equal Opportunity Employer.