Deputy Chief of Party

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Deputy Chief of Party

  • Post Date:May 25, 2021
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  • Career Level Executive
    Qualification Master’s Degree
    Experience 10-15 Years
  • Industry Non Governmental
Job Description

Office Location: Harare, Zimbabwe
Supervisor Title: Chief of Party
New or Replacement: New Position
Full or Part-Time: Full-Time
Expected Project End Date: 8/31/2026

Position purpose

A consortium of Local Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) seeks an experienced Deputy Chief of Party for the anticipated Promoting Constitutionalism Activity. The activity aims to foster a culture of rule of law and respect for and implementation of the Constitution and the rights therein. This is anticipated to be a five-year activity.

This position is contingent upon award.

Key responsibilities

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;
  • S/he will 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;
  • S/he will 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, s/he will serve as a NGO liaison to Donor and partners in the field, including government officials and community leaders, particularly on administrative and logistical matters;
  • S/he will lead partnership coordination, including coordinating with project consortium members, Donor, and other relevant stakeholders in all aspects of project planning, implementation, monitoring and reporting;
  • S/he will 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.

Basic requirements

  • Master’s Degree from an accredited university in social sciences, political science, international development, or another relevant field;
  • At least ten years of experience in international development;
  • At least five 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.

Preferred qualifications

  • Experience with gender equality and social inclusion (GESI) and youth-focused interventions;
  • Zimbabwean nationals are encouraged to apply.

To apply

Interested individuals are required to submit an application letter and a Current CV with full contact details of at least three contactable references. Please send the CV and application letter to [email protected] specifying ‘Deputy Chief of Party’ in the subject line.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Female candidates are encouraged to apply.

Deadline: 27 May 2021