Ross Worthington
Ross Worthington Chief of Party
Last update: May 20, 2024
Ross Worthington Chief of Party
Last update: May 20, 2024
Australia, UK
English, Indonesian, Japanese
Highest Degree:
22 years
Afghanistan, Australia, Ethiopia, Ghana, Indonesia, Iraq, Kenya, Kuwait, Liberia, Libya, Malawi, Malaysia, Mozambique, Nepal, Nigeria, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Samoa, Somalia, Somaliland, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania, Thailand, Tunisia, Uganda, UK, USA, Vanuatu, Zambia
Civil Society & NGOs, Macro-Econ. & Public Finance, Anti-Corruption, Public Administration, Inst. Devt. & Cap. building, Programme & Resource Management, Decentralization & Local Development
27 Old Gloucester Street, London, WC1N 3AX, United Kingdom
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I am an accomplished expert in governance, public finance, economic governance, institutional strengthening, capacity building, stabilization and resilience and executive manager with more than 20 years of experience in public sector management, managing complex aid projects, complex public sector programs in national and sub-national governance, public finance, education, social welfare and indigenous affairs, with extensive experience in diplomacy and international relations. I have experience in leading interventions in public finance, capacity building, institutional strengthening and design, policy capacity development, HRM, economic governance, civil society capacity building, political and legislative reform among others. I have experience as Team Leader on European Union, World Bank, Australian Aid, UK Aid, USAID (Chief of Party) and multi-donor aid projects. I was a permanent member of the World Bank staff for 8 years working in governance, economic governance, civil service reform and PFM reform. My strength is managing rapid-response programs in politically sensitive reforrms (including  post-conflict areas) with a significant level of programmatic complexity with large staff and budgets.

In addition to my sound grasp of the project management cycle and extensive experience working within donor operating guidelines, I have the leadership skills to ensure rapid and efficient project startup, timely completion of activities with comprehensive evaluations and assessments, clean audit records and sustainable impact. During my various projects, I have hired, trained, and supervised up to 90 expatriate staff in a project and up to 300 local staff as well as leading small teams with much more specific objectives and smaller numbers.

I have strong verbal and written communication, multi-tasking, organizational, and prioritization skills with an ability to effectively represent projects and their interests to a diverse range of stakeholders, including government officials, civil society organizations, donors, the media, and the civil society. I creatively problem-solve, can juggle multiple priorities under tight deadlines and calmly and diplomatically deal with unexpected and sudden events impacting program operations with patience, dynamism and determination. In managing staff, I am accustomed to training and facilitating dialogue among a diverse multicultural group of individuals with various skill sets and working styles to develop cohesive and highly functional teams providing support, technical assistance and management oversight for multi-faceted governance initiatives in especially in fragile and post-conflict states e.g. Iraq, South Sudan, Liberia, PNG, Somalia, Libya and Afghanistan.