Deputy Chief of Party, Support for Higher Education

Deputy Chief of Party, Support for Higher Education

FHI 360

Kabul, Afghanistan

Position Description:

The Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP) makes manages the various technical components of the program, including subcontracts. The DCOP provides technical leadership in assuring high quality higher education and post-secondary level vocational training opportunities to equip Afghans with knowledge and skills needed to meaningfully contribute to the workforce. He or she is responsible for management of the technical activities and implementation of the project. He/she ensures that program components are results-oriented, ensures high quality deliverables, and relevant and timely reporting. This individual will have a major focus on achieving results in all areas, providing high-level technical guidance to all reading activities, and ensuring synergies and cohesion between the various result areas described above. This individual shall participate and engage in technical meetings and maintain positive relationships with officials, partners, and implementing partners. The DCOP will, at times, act as the Chief of Party (COP) in the absence of the COP.

Minimum Requirements:

  • A minimum of a master’s degree (or foreign equivalent) in the education field preferred.
  • At least ten years’ experience with technical and/or operational issues related to education, distance learning, vocational and tertiary education, policy development, partnership engagement with private sector higher education institutions and faculty professional development programs.
  • Must have at least five years of progressively more responsible supervisory work experience that involved direct leadership of senior professional and support staff, oversight and evaluation of staff performance and deliverables, and contract management.
  • Experience organizing and conducting trainings and workshops for higher education alliances required.
  • Experience overseeing design and development of academic degree programs required.
  • A strong understanding of monitoring, evaluation and learning
  • Demonstrated experience scaling up activities of similar scope, in a context similar to Afghanistan
  • Strong writing and communication abilities are essential.
  • Excellent written and oral communication in English required; fluency in Pashto and Dari preferred.

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