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Sergiy Zhgilov
Global Operations, Administration & Supply Chain Director/Manager/Advisor , Emergency Relief – Humanitarian Assistance – Stabilization – Security – Civil/Military & Public/Private Partnerships
Washington D.C. Metro Area, United States
GLOBAL PROGRAM/PROJECT/CONTRACT/GRANT PRACTICE LEADER, MBA (20+Years of US & International Training & Experience)
Costing/Pricing & Budgeting/Sourcing – Vulnerability Assessment & Risk Mitigation – Program Design & Management – Policies/Procedures Development – Procurement, Negotiation & Contracting – Operations/Administration & Supply Chain – Finance/Audit & Compliance/Reporting – Staff Managemen
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Area of Expertise:
  • Administration, Management, Accounting/Finance, Procurement
  • Capacity Building, Training, Advocacy, Political
  • Disaster, Aid, Emergencies, Relief
  • Government/Governance, Reforms
  • Trade, Finance, Economics, Cooperation, Global
Professional Experience:
- Project Fundraising/Design/Operations: Accomplished global project leader with 30+ years of headquarter, regional, and field-office experience in design & management of up to $100 million portfolio on advocacy & rule of law, SME & agriculture, food & health, capacity building & education, emergency assistance & humanitarian relief projects.
- Field & Headquarters Expertise: Supervised operations of 3 regional, 15 country and 33 field offices from the field, regional and global headquarters. Directly secured offices set up and close out in conflict and transition settings within Africa, Caucasus, Central Asia, Eastern Europe, Middle East, and the US.
- Grant/Contract & Compliance Management: Recognized for systematic and efficient administration of daily operations. Managed $10 million (average) annual budget, and led donor and federal reporting and compliance. Solid knowledge of, and experience in US Government regulations including FAR, AIDAR and OMB Circulars.
- Procurement, Supply Chain & Logistics: Offers 22 years of expertise in cost-effective management of end-to-end processes from needs assessment, acquisition, delivery & distribution to monitoring of over 5,000 commodity shipments to 100,000+ beneficiaries in 20 countries totalling to $1 billion. Successfully led the procurement and supply chain components of an agricultural project worth $200+ million.
- Strategic Leadership, Capacity Building & Representation: Well-versed in the intricacies of personnel management including hiring, performance evaluation, and training. Supervised 100+ multicultural staff, trained up to 1,000, and for three years - served as Ukraine’s country representative for the Council of Europe.
- Innovation & Process Improvement: Continuous improvement advocate; established donor and federal compliance policies and won the SanDisk Equality Award Laureate for the successful invention of a project & supply chain management system which effectively streamlined Counterpart International’s relief operations.
- Partnership Development, Security & Emergency Response: Highly effective trilingual liaison, fluent in English, Russian, and Ukrainian. Successfully built strong & sustainable partnerships with USDOS, USAID, USDOD, US Embassies, MCC, DFID, CIDA, EU, UN, local governments, the private sector and the civil society. Established sound security, emergency response and preparedness measures using experience acquired from a 14-year military operations background.
Master of Business Administration - Business/Finance Management, September 1988 – July 1992, University of Economics, Kyiv, Ukraine

Master of Business Administration - Technical, Engineering, January 1972 – February 1978, National Aviation University, Kyiv, Ukraine

Professional Development & Certification:
­- Financing for Development – Unlocking Investment Opportunities by EDX and World Bank, Washington DC, ‘17
- Mediating Violent Conflict, United States Institute of Peace, Washington DC, ‘17
­- Communication with tact and Skills, Rockhurst University Continuing Education Center, Inc., Washington, DC, ‘06
­- Arc/Info, Environmental Systems Research Institute, Redlands, CA, ‘97
­- Military Support to The Civil Authorities, US DOD/The National Interagency Counterdrug Institute, CA, ‘95
­- U.S. Disaster Planning & Management, USAID/FEMA/The Simeon Institute, Washington DC, MO, and CA, ‘94
­- Environmental Economics, The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Kyiv, Ukraine, ‘94
­- Emergency Preparedness for CEE Nations, NATO/Civil Defense of the Czech Republic, '94
­- Military Economics, Moscow Finance University, Moscow, ‘86
Affiliations and Achievements:
• Iraq Access to Justice Project (IA2J, Baghdad, Iraq, $60M, USAID)
• Higher Education Program (HEP, Kabul, Afghanistan, $30M, USAID)
• Afghanistan Vouchers for Increased Production in Agriculture (AVIPA, Kabul, Afghanistan, $240M, USAID)
• President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR/SCMS, worldwide, $100M, USAID, CDC, MCC, WB & DFID)
• Community and Humanitarian Assistance Programs (CHAP, worldwide, $100M, USAID/USDOS)
• Operation Provide Hope (OPH, NIS countries, $20M, US DOS)
• European Centre of Technological Safety (TESEC, Ukraine, Council of Europe)

Available for:
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  • Job opportunities
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    Years of Experience:
    More than 20 years
    Highest Qualification:
    English, Russian, Ukrainian
    United States
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