Deputy Chief of Party
- Post Date:April 1, 2021
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- Career Level ExecutiveQualification Master’s DegreeExperience 10-15 Years
- Industry Non Governmental
Job ID: 2021-1603
# of Openings: 1
Pact seeks an experienced Deputy Chief of Party for the anticipated USAID/Zimbabwe Citizen Engagement for Accountability Activity. The activity aims to strengthen a culture of political and civic engagement in Zimbabwe by promoting greater and more effective citizen participation in governance processes at multiple levels with an eye to improved, citizen-driven development. This is anticipated to be a five-year activity. This position is contingent upon award.
- The Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP) will oversee program implementation, operations and logistics for all components of the program including rapid roll-out; supervision of day-to-day implementation of activities; and working with the Chief of Party (COP) to manage project staff, subgrantees, and consultants.
- Serve as the project’s senior technical expert for civil society capacity development, working directly with consortium members, subgrantees, and other stakeholders to realize the project’s objectives in this area.
- Work closely with the MERL Manager to ensure that all project deliverables are met and delivered in a timely and efficient manner.
- In coordination with the COP, the DCOP will serve as a Pact liaison to USAID and partners in the field, including government officials and community leaders, particularly on administrative and logistical matters.
- Lead partnership coordination, including coordinating with project consortium members, USAID, and other relevant stakeholders in all aspects of project planning, implementation, monitoring and reporting.
- Support the COP in carrying out highly adaptive and politically-smart program interventions that are based on continuous learning and feedback from key project stakeholders.
- Master’s Degree from an accredited university in social sciences, political science, international development, or another relevant field.
- At least ten (10) years of experience in international development.
- At least five (5) years of experience as a DCOP or in a comparable managerial position on international donor projects.
- Demonstrable experience in building the capacity of civil society organizations to be more effective and transparent.
- Strong knowledge of the political, social, and economic context of Zimbabwe.
- Experience working on teams for USAID contracts and/or cooperative agreements.
- Knowledge of USAID rules, regulations and policies.
- Track record of effectively managing a diverse team of employees and partners.
- Demonstrated ability to work in complex environments and work with and between different stakeholders.
- Demonstrated ability to implement highly adaptive and contextually aware program interventions.
- Demonstrated skills in problem solving and consensus building.
- Fluency in English and at least one other local language.
- Ability to travel within Zimbabwe internationally when health and safety concerns regarding COVID-19 diminish.
- Experience with gender equality and social inclusion (GESI) and youth-focused interventions.
- Zimbabwean nationals are encouraged to apply.