Deputy Chief of Party

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Deputy Chief of Party

  • Post Date:March 30, 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

An International Non-Governmental Organization (INGO) seeks an experienced Deputy Chief of Party for the anticipated 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.

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 INGO 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 on or before Monday the 5th of April 2021. Please send the CV and application letter to [email protected]

The INGO is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in its selection and employment practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, citizenship status, genetic information, matriculation, family responsibilities, personal appearance, credit information, tobacco use (except in the workplace), membership in an employee organization, or other protected classifications or non-merit factors.