Deputy Chief of Party

Deputy Chief of Party

Creative Associates International

Accra, Ghana

Position Summary:

Creative Associates International seeks a Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP) for the USAID-funded Partnerships for Peace (P4P) Project based in West Africa. The DCOP will support the Chief of Party (COP) to both oversee the activity from a management perspective and to provide advice and guidance directly to regional organizations, national governments and civil society organizations. The DCOP should have strong managerial, administrative and writing skills and extensive Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) experience. The DCOP is expected to have broad experience with international development that would be utilized to support achievement of P4P’s goals and objectives, as well as support for training and development of program staff. In addition, the DCOP should have subject matter expertise on both Countering Violent Extremism (CVE) theory and program implementation.

The five-year program partners and consults with stakeholders at the regional, national, and sub-national level across several West African countries, to develop a shared foundational understanding of counter violent extremism (CVE) in the region. The findings will improve institutional capacity of organizations and governments to implement more effective and coordinated CVE approaches.

Responsibilities:

  • Assist the COP in overseeing financial and administrative management, program development and implementation, as well as grant development and implementation in all project countries;
  • Ensure that the field offices maintain compliance with USAID regulations in regards to auditing requirements, implementation, procurement, financial management and overall office management;
  • Ensure that procedures are established and complied with for activity development, activity worthiness, activity implementation, management, monitoring, evaluation, and closing;
  • Serve as the COP, USAID COR and Country Activity Manager’s primary point of contract for current information about the status of activity implementation;
  • S/he will supervise the Country Representatives and technical staff involved in activity development, implementation, monitoring, evaluation, and reporting; and
  • Ensure that program implementation is in accordance with regulations and procedures and the specifications determined in the Task Order. This will include monitoring grantee worthiness, ensuring that all procurement processes are perceived as transparent by beneficiary communities, ensuring fair and transparent processes, review of financial management, and monitoring activity implementation.

Minimum qualifications:

  • At least 7 years of experience managing complex international programs, preferably in West Africa;
  • Master’s degree in international relations, international development, social sciences or a related field required. A Bachelor’s degree and 4 additional years of relevant experience may be substituted in lieu of an advanced degree;
  • Minimum of 4 years of program management experience on USAID funded projects;
  • Demonstrated knowledge of USAID rules and regulations as it pertains to grants management, procurement and financial management;
  • Demonstrated experience coordinating program activities in conjunction with high-level government officials, including USAID and other Embassy staff, host country government officials and other key stakeholders;
  • Experience building institutional capacity of host-government and civil society partners to implement program activities;
  • Ability to successfully manage and develop staff in a multi-country and multi-cultural setting, as demonstrated by past experience;
  • Ability to multi-task and deliver results in a fast-paced environment while working under pressure;
  • Fluency speaking, reading and writing in English or French, with a minimum of professional proficiency in the other.

Apply Now

Don't forget to mention IntJobs when applying.

Share this Job

More Job Searches

Africa     Africa - West     Ghana     Consultancy     Development Aid     International Relations     Creative Associates International    

© EuroJobsites 2019

EuroJobsites is a UK registered company number: 4694396 VAT number: GB 880 9055 04

Registered address: EuroJobsites Ltd, Unit 8, Kingsmill Business Park, Kingston Upon Thames, London, KT1 3GZ, United Kingdom

Newsletter | Recruit | Advertise | Privacy | Contact Us

© EuroJobsites 2019

EuroJobsites is a UK registered company number: 4694396 VAT number: GB 880 9055 04

Registered address: EuroJobsites Ltd, Unit 8, Kingsmill Business Park, Kingston Upon Thames, London, KT1 3GZ, United Kingdom

This website uses cookies to make your experience better. Continued use of this website means you accept our cookie policy.  Accept Cookies