27 Nov 2018

Deputy Chief of Party

Job Description

Title:Deputy Chief of Party

Program Overview:

Chemonics is recruiting for several technical positions for an anticipated $47-49 million USD education program in Somalia. The program will work to increase enrollment in alternative education sites, improve their safety, monitor acquisition of literacy, numeracy and socio-emotional skills amongst the learners who enroll in them, and enhance the capacity of ministries of education at multiple levels.

Role:

Chemonics seeks an experienced professional to undertake the role of Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP) for this anticipated USAID-funded program. The DCOP is responsible for both programmatic and operational oversight, including but not limited to technical leads, consultant oversight, procurement, grants, logistics, finance, and compliance. S/he may provide oversight for the overall operations of the programmatic teams, lead the finance, operations, grants and procurement staff, and spearhead cost-share efforts. The DCOP will report directly to the project’s COP.

Qualifications & Experience:

Deputy Chief of Party

  • Master’s degree in management, international development, or field related to this project and position preferred
  • Minimum 8 years of professional experience in international development preferred, ideally with experience in complex, fast paced, and challenging operating environments
  • Experience on a USAID-funded project with large-scale procurement required, preferably in education
  • Demonstrated experience and knowledge in establishing systems and overseeing program start-up under limited time constraints as well as program close-out is highly desired, but not required
  • Proven success working in team environment and supervising, mentoring, and supporting local and expatriate staff.
  • Experience managing day to day operations of a large-scale project in Somalia and/or relevant context. Remote supervision experience preferred.
  • Strong interpersonal and oral/written communication skills
  • Demonstrated leadership, versatility, and integrity
  • Experience developing and administering grants or small grants programs is highly preferred
  • Fluency in written and oral English required; Somali required

Application Instructions:

APPLY NOW: https://chemonicsesaf.formstack.com/forms/saql_live & complete the full application, including a CV and brief cover letter by December 21, 2018. No phone calls, please. Finalists will be contacted.


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