Pyxera Global is a nonprofit organization based in Washington, DC. For over a quarter-century, we’ve created groundbreaking partnerships between the public, private, and social sectors, leveraging the unique attributes of each to create shared value and innovative solutions to complex challenges.
We work across thematic social areas, including circular economies, equity in healthcare, small business growth, and bridging the digital divide. Our initiatives include a wide range of methodologies, including enterprise development, skills-based employee engagement and designing impactful corporate social responsibility strategies, and community partnership efforts that transform lives and livelihoods.
Pyxera Global endeavors to practice environmental sustainability and elevate diversity and inclusion within and outside our organization. Learn more about our commitments.
INNOVATE is a five-year activity supported by USAID and implemented by Pyxera Global. It is designed to further develop and promote the ecosystem for innovative enterprises rooted in Belarus by engaging private-sector stakeholders to formulate and execute an integrated set of strategies to broaden and deepen the ecosystem for innovative Belarusian entrepreneurship. The Pyxera Global INNOVATE team is searching for a Chief of Party (CoP) to oversee the planned program through August 2025.
PROFILE AND DESCRIPTION
The Chief of Party will have at least ten years of demonstrated experience managing and supporting complex donor-funded development programs. This experience should be paired with deep technical expertise in economic growth, innovation, and entrepreneurship development, proven experience collaborating with a diverse set of stakeholders to ensure sustainability and alignment with strategic objectives, and agile leadership in navigating complex and dynamic sociopolitical environments through all stages of the project pipeline—from facilitating the design of a sustainable, multi-sectoral strategy to managing implementation to monitoring and evaluating outcomes for quality and compliance. Experience in managing USAID-funded initiatives is required.
The CoP will provide overall leadership management and general technical direction for the program, working closely with partner individuals, organizations, and teams of technical experts to ensure integration, coordination, innovation, and impact across all program operation lines. The CoP will directly oversee field-level activities to ensure program goals are achieved and will assume responsibility for award management; implementation; communication with USAID and international grant recipients; and inquiry response. This position is full-time and based in Vilnius, Lithuania.
A key principle of INNOVATE is local ownership of the activity and its outcomes. For this reason, preference will be given to local candidates from Eastern and Central Europe.
Note: This is a key personnel position, and hiring is contingent upon USAID approval of the applicant’s candidacy.
KEY POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES
KNOWLEDGE & SKILL REQUIREMENTS
Please email a resume/CV and letter of interest detailing specific and relevant expertise to [email protected]. Please write “INNOVATE COP” in the subject line of your email.
Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. This vacancy is open until filled.