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Deputy Chief of Party

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Pact
Location: Myanmar
Last Date: June 10, 2011

Position Summary: Pact seeks a Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP) for an anticipated five-year, USAID-funded project to promote humanitarian assistance in central Myanmar. Recruitment is contingent upon successful award of the project. The DCOP will work directly under Pact’s Chief of Party and share the responsibility for: day-to-day implementation; managing national staff and consultants; developing and maintaining good working relationships with host government officials, civic participation organizations, local community-based organizations, and other stakeholders; and providing technical assistance and direction to the program.
 

Specific Duties and Responsibilities:
The Deputy Chief of Party must demonstrate dynamic leadership and a spirit of flexibility, adaptability and collaboration under challenging conditions. Specific responsibilities fulfilled in collaboration with the Chief of Party/Team Leader may include:
• Oversee program implementation and logistics for all components of the humanitarian program including rapid roll-out; supervision of day-to-day field office activities; and working with the COP to manage field staff, subcontractors and consultants.
• Oversee grants, financial management and procurement;
• Supervision of program monitoring, evaluating, and reporting;
• Serve as a Pact liaison to USAID and partners in the field, including government officials and community leaders.
• Coordinate with appropriate stakeholders in all aspects of project planning, monitoring, and implementation;
• Perform other duties as assigned;
• Perform all work safely and maintain a safe working environment.


Qualifications:
• Demonstrated experience in development assistance project implementation and management;
• Strong financial and operational skills with ability to demonstrate initiative, self-motivation and a commitment to lead and work with a diverse team
• Strong English language skills; preference for candidates with Burmese language skills.
• Experience with monitoring and evaluation and communicating best practices preferred;
• Previous exposure to a humanitarian assistance projects a plus;
• Subgrant or small-scale infrastructure development management experience preferred;
• Experience working on multiple USAID or donor-funded projects. Strong knowledge of USAID policies and regulations.
• Experience working on humanitarian or development assistance in SE Asia preferred.
 

Education and Experience Requirements:
• Advanced degree in relevant field;
• 7-10 years progressive experience in managing and administering USAID or donor-funded development assistance projects overseas.
 

Please go to www.pactworld.org  and complete an online application.

Disclaimer: This job description summarizes the responsibilities assigned to the position; however it does not contain an all-inclusive list of responsibilities. Periodically, employee(s) will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties requested by their supervisor. This document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise. Employment at Pact is a voluntary ”at will” relationship

 

 

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