Deputy Chief of Party, Philippines - USAID Delivering Effective Governance for Competitiveness and Inclusive Growth (DELIVER) Project Joseph R. (Jem) Armovit
Joseph R. (Jem) Armovit is a public sector reform expert with more than 20 years of experience in the Philippines as a consultant and staff for the government and for several international institutions, including the Millennium Challenge Corporation, the World Bank, and USAID. He is currently the deputy chief of party for the USAID Delivering Effective Governance for Competitiveness and Inclusive Growth (DELIVER) project. Before joining Chemonics, Mr. Armovit helped senior government officials introduce difficult reforms in tax administration, including the attempt to transform into an independent revenue authority; tax policy ,including various amendments to the tax law; and procurement and budgeting. Prior to working in the public sector, Mr. Armovit worked in international media, including CNBC Asia, where he learned to appreciate the value of change management using effective communications strategies to create champions in and out of government and to instill a reform mindset among key stakeholders. Mr. Armovit has a postgraduate degree from the University of the Philippines, School of Economics.