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.