Deputy Chief of Party

Deputy Chief of Party

Creative Associates International

Kabul, Afghanistan

Position Summary:

Creative Associates seeks a Deputy Chief of Party (COP) for an upcoming USAID-funded economic growth program in Afghanistan focusing on integration of internally displaced people, returnees, former militia fighters, women and youth into the economy in rural and peri-urban areas of Afghanistan. The overall goal of the program is to increase jobs for target populations in rural and peri-urban areas. The DCOP supports the Chief of Party (COP), acts for the COP as needed, and carries out any other tasks assigned by the COP to ensure proper management of the Contract.

Reporting & Supervision:

The DCOP works under the leadership of the COP and supports the COP in appropriate technical and coordination aspects of program.

Expected Outcomes:

Seamless management of all operational aspects of project implementation including finances, office administration, human resources, security, procurement, local subcontractors, and grants (if required) in compliance with Creative and U.S. Government policies and procedures.

Strong technical contributions to program activities and results.

Primary Responsibilities:

The DCOP will oversee all aspects of project implementation through direct supervision of its project components, as directed by the COP.

  • The DCOP will provide support to the Chief of Party (COP) in representational programmatic, strategic development and quality control duties; and liaise with USAID and government stakeholders to respond to their informational, data and monitoring requirements;
  • Support the management and supervision of staff;
  • Assist in the formulation of annual work plans, in cooperation with the Chief of Party, other project staff, USAID, and the Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan; and
  • Develop and deliver reports and written documentation related to technical activities to be reported to USAID, including weekly, quarterly and annual reports, and all relevant project deliverables.

Required Skills & Qualifications:

  • At least a Masters’ degree in business, economics, international development, agriculture, trade, or other relevant field (or, alternately, a bachelor’s degree in a relevant field and five (5) additional years of relevant experience);
  • Minimum 10 years implementing complex economic growth assistance projects in developing countries; of which five (5) years was overseas in a management position that involved supervising staff, and of which one (1) year must be working experience in/on fragile or post-conflict states;
  • Minimum five (5) years’ experience in value chain development, agricultural and non-agriculture value chains, private sector development, MSMEs strengthening, trade facilitation, export promotion, agriculture, or related field, ideally in support of donor-funded programming;
  • Previous experience in the private sector, particularly agriculture, agribusiness, export, trade, marketing, or other related sectors highly preferred;
  • Experience effectively integrating gender and youth programming into development programs;
  • Experience working collaboratively with host country governments and the local private sector, and coordinating activities with those of other donors;
  • Experience managing culturally diverse teams and working with counterparts from other cultures; and
  • Excellent oral and written English language communication skills; local Afghan language fluency highly desired.

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