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Chief of Party, Bangladesh FTF Inclusive Access to Finance Activity
at Opportunity International

Location: Dhaka, Bangladesh


Opportunity International is seeking a Chief of Party (COP) for the anticipated USAID-funded FTF Inclusive Access to Finance Activity in Bangladesh. The purpose of the Activity is to incentivize financial institutions and non-traditional lenders to provide loans to agricultural MSMEs using blended finance. This Activity will target a range of priority populations and sectors, including women-owned agribusinesses, first-time borrowers, borrowers without immovable property or collateral, youth, ethnic minorities and indigenous populations, and climate-smart agriculture. USAID is also interested in potentially piloting rural finance initiatives to strengthen farmer resilience (e.g. crop insurance).

The COP will be responsible for overall leadership, operations, and financial management of the Activity, and is ultimately accountable for the delivery of results. The COP will oversee the implementation of activities, including of consortium partners, and work closely with USAID/ Bangladesh to ensure the quality and effectiveness of all Activity outputs and deliverables.    

This position is based in Dhaka, Bangladesh and is contingent upon award funding and USAID approval of the candidate.

  • Provide overall technical, operational, and financial leadership of the Activity

  • Serve as primary liaison with USAID/Bangladesh, the Government of Bangladesh and financial institutions, and other relevant project and sector stakeholders

  • Ensure quality control and timeliness for reports, assessments, evaluations, and other programmatic deliverables

  • Provide technical direction and oversight in the design, implementation, and monitoring of high-quality work plans, monitoring and evaluation plans, and budgets

  • Oversee all project operations, staff, and sub awardees to ensure activities are on track, and are delivered on schedule and on budget

  • Ensure adherence to USAID, project, corporate and Bangladeshi policies, and procedures governing all technical work – including cost, schedule, and quality parameters

  • Work with the award’s contracting/agreement officer’s representative to address challenges and opportunities to maximize impact and scale, minimize costs, and maximize efficiency and sustainability to achieve targeted results

  • Other related duties as assigned

  • Master’s degree in finance, business, agriculture, international development, or other relevant discipline

  • At least 10 years of experience implementing finance, private sector development, agricultural commercialization or related activities, with experience in Bangladesh a plus

  • At least 5 years of experience in a senior-level leadership position (e.g., Chief of Party, Country Director) managing donor-funded programs

  • Experience managing USAID programming and strong familiarity with USG rules and regulations

  • Knowledge of successful approaches for blended finance, banking, and/or microfinance for agribusiness or with underserved populations

  • Demonstrated ability to build relationships and collaborate with a broad range of public and private sector counterparts and other key stakeholders

  • Ability to build and motivate diverse teams with proven leadership, interpersonal, and intercultural skills

  • Excellent written and oral presentation skills in English. Bengali language skills a plus

  • Strong analytical and computer skills (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and web-based research)

  • An understanding of and a commitment to advancing the mission, vision and values of Opportunity International


Opportunity International was founded in 1971 and exists to bring about a measure of justice, dignity and purpose for families living in poverty. They do this by supporting local finance institutions that provide innovative financial solutions to empower people, create small businesses and build vibrant communities.


Opportunity International serves 12 million hardworking entrepreneurs in 28 countries around the world and have big plans for the world: a world without poverty where people can live with dignity and purpose. Clients have ambitious dreams for their futures, but lack the opportunities needed to make those dreams a reality.



Please send a cover letter highlighting your fit for the position and resume to with the subject title “Opportunity International COP”.

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