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Vice President, Governance and Public Sector Management

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Cowater International
Brief Description
Cowater International is looking for a dynamic individual to lead one of our key practice lines which seeks to strengthen governance and public sector administration systems worldwide. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to lead a team of dedicated professionals located across our offices (Ottawa, Montreal, London, and Nairobi) with responsibility for implementing development projects across the globe. Projects cover a wide range of technical areas including customs and revenue administration reform in Ethiopia and Somalia; public sector audit and accountability in Mali; budget system reform in Algeria, ethics and accountability in South Africa, and financial information management systems in Bahamas, among many others. 
As a senior leader, the Vice President combines technical and management skills with a passion for international development. Applying an entrepreneurial drive, the Vice President is responsible for business development and growth of the service line along with senior level project direction and support. 
Minimum Experience:

  • Deep experience in development project management and implementation
  • Experience with a range of development actors and donors (Canada’s Global Affairs, the UK’s FCDO, Australia’s DFAT, etc.)
  • Demonstrated senior level leadership and management experience

Essential Skills:

  • A creative and visionary mindset to drive business growth
  • A passion for international development
  • A range of technical and management skills applicable to our service lines

Language Proficiency: Working proficiency in English and French. Any additional languages would be considered an asset.

Location: Ideally the candidate would be located in one of our Corporate hubs, but the location is flexible depending on the candidate.
Candidates are encouraged to apply by February 11, 2022/as soon as possible on our Careers Page.
For your application to be considered, please upload your documents as followed: Candidate Last Name, First Name, date, Title of the Position.
We thank all applicants, however only those shortlisted will be contacted.

With more than 35 years’ experience, Cowater International is Canada’s global leader in management consulting services specializing in international development and has managed the implementation of over 800 projects in more than 80 countries around the globe. We work with governments, partner organizations, communities and civil society to design and implement sustainable solutions that generate lasting social, financial and environmental impacts. Our adaptive approach to management has led to our award-winning work and recognition as one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies in 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2021. Headquartered in Ottawa, Canada, Cowater International also has corporate offices in Montreal, Quebec; London, United Kingdom; Nairobi, Kenya; and Brussels, Belgium, in addition to project offices in a wide variety of other locations across Sub-Saharan Africa and Asia.
We thank you for your interest in building a better tomorrow with Cowater International.