DEPUTY CHIEF OF PARTY

Work Location: Ethiopia - Addis Ababa
Other Possible Locations:
Expected Travel: up to 30%
Language Requirement: ENGLISH
Employee Duration: Active Full-Time
Type of Post: Accompanied - Family
Funding: THIS POSITION IS PENDING DONOR APPROVAL
Type of Contract:
Application Deadline: 5/31/18

Description

CARE seeks a Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP) for an anticipated USAID-funded project to improve resilience of pastoralist areas in Ethiopia through market expansion. This procurement is expected to be a five-year cooperative agreement in the USD $40 Million + range.

International relocation and allowances may be available for this position.

The DCOP will work closely with the Chief of Party to guarantee quality, efficiency, integrity, and learning throughout project duration. S/he will provide strategic oversight and technical guidance to, and resolve challenges in implementation of, cross-sectoral activities reflective of the program’s theory of change, logical framework, monitoring and evaluation, and relevant work plans.  In addition to promoting quality, the DCOP will encourage efficiency in program delivery.  This involves continually monitoring program tasks and activities against goals; minimizing duplication of personnel activities; and defining and using standard operating procedures.

The DCOP is accountable for establishing and maintaining strong positive partnerships and working relationships with relevant Federal and Regional Government offices. The aim of these partnerships is to establish joint planning, implementation and monitoring and evaluation and learning operations and systems.

Primary responsibilities:

  • Oversee the coordinated planning (of activities and resources) and implementation of the program and program operations in line with state-of-the art strategies, technical standards, and applicable USAID rules and regulations.
  • In collaboration with the Chief of Party, ensure the adequacy of planning, monitoring and reporting and competence for the effective scale up of program interventions to meet established programmatic and financial targets and timeframes.
  • Develop and implement systems that address food insecurity and other pertinent sectoral issues. Resolve/facilitate the resolution of technical issues.
  • Provide strategic oversight of program tasks and activities, including participating in budget discussions.
  • Promote learning and innovation.  This includes adapting tools and systems; promoting data-driven, evidence-based actions; expanding successful activities’ breadth and depth; building capacity to work in new ways; and communicating best practices to relevant parties.
  • Conduct monitoring visits to observe field activities.
  • Serve on the program’s Senior Management Team.
  • Promote quality, efficiency, integrity, and learning throughout program duration.
  • Mentor and supervise direct report/s as may be required.

 

Required skills:

  • Master’s degree in International Development, Agriculture/Agronomy, Nutrition, Water-and-Sanitation Engineering, Economics, and/or related field.
  • Minimum of 8 years of recent and progressively-challenging experience working in two or more of the following areas: Food Security, Market Development, Resilience, Natural Resource Management, Gender and Social Transformation
  • Prior management of USAID funded-programs required.
  • Proven leadership skills. Demonstrated experience recruiting, developing, and managing staff.
  • Demonstrated ability to build and maintain relationships with host governments, donors, other donor-funded projects and stakeholders, local organizations, and partners.
  • Experience managing programmatic and financial reporting requirements.
  • Previous experience in Ethiopia is required.
  • Fluency in written and spoken English. Knowledge of local languages is an advantage but not a requirement

 

 

 

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