Deputy Chief of Party

Ukraine
Apply by 23 February 2018
Senior-level , Long-term consulting assignment
Posted on 22 November 2017

Job Description

Pact Overview
At the heart of Pact is the promise of a better tomorrow. A nonprofit international development organization founded in 1971, Pact works on the ground in nearly 40 countries to improve the lives of those who are challenged by poverty and marginalization. We serve these communities because we envision a world where everyone owns their future. To do this, we build systemic solutions in partnership with local organizations, businesses, and governments that create sustainable and resilient communities where those we serve are heard, capable, and vibrant.
Pact is a recognized global leader in international development. Our staff have a range of expertise in areas including public health, capacity development, governance and civil society, natural resource management, poverty, fragile states, monitoring and evaluation, small-scale and artisanal mining, microfinance and more. This expertise is combined in Pact’s unique integrated approach, which focuses on systemic changes needed to improve people’s lives.

Project Overview
Pact is recruiting a Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP) for an upcoming USAID-funded program in, Ukraine, Donbas Activity The purpose of the Donbas Activity is to promote inclusive civic identity and common civic values by addressing the divisive impacts of Russian aggression, Ukrainian ultra-nationalism, and the consequences of ongoing armed conflict. The activity will promote civic awareness, social and economic entrepreneurship, and improve democratic engagement between citizens and government institutions as well as improve community services in areas most affected by these divisive influences.

Position Purpose
The DCOP is an executive level position responsible for working with the Chief of Party (COP) and the technical team in daily operations. This includes support to meet the project’s technical objectives; manage financial resources and program staff; manage partner coordination; maintain good working relationships with host government officials, stakeholders, and local partners; manage donor reporting; and ensure high-quality delivery of services. This position is contingent upon award.

The DCOP reports to the COP.

Key Responsibilities

  • Ensure high-quality technical programming through hands-on staff supervision and partner support grounded in the program’s strategic objectives and adhering to expected technical quality and reporting requirements.
  • Contribute to project planning, including the development of annual work plans and budgets; help guide and oversee the alignment of the budget to expected results; and review annual budgets and quarterly reports.
  • Ensure the cost-effective use of resources.
  • Ensure compliance with HQ and donor requirements, policies, and regulations.
  • In coordination with the COP, serve as a liaison to relevant donors, the local government, and other stakeholders.
  • Provide training and mentoring to partners to strengthen capacity.
  • Take the lead in drafting reports, including quarterly and annual reports to USAID.
  • Help recruit and directly supervise local project staff in line with Pact HR policies; oversee the management and development of project office human resources to ensure a diverse, skilled, and productive workforce, an effective leadership team, and an organizational culture where Pact’s values are practiced.
  • Serve as Acting COP in the COP’s absence.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Basic Requirements

  • At least 8 years of experience in managing democracy and governance projects in complex environments that focus on civic awareness and building democratic engagement between citizens and government institutions.
  • Master’s degree in a relevant field, such as political science, public policy, or public administration.
  • Demonstrated experience in overseeing programmatic, administrative, and financial management functions of international development work.
  • Knowledge of the political, economic, cultural, and social context and civil society in eastern Ukraine and the issues affecting service delivery in areas affected by divisive influences.
  • Demonstrated effective interpersonal skills, creative problem-solving, and ethical management.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage and oversee multiple complex tasks simultaneously.
  • Fluency in English.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience managing large, donor-funded programs, with demonstrated capacity to create and/or maintain complex systems and procedures involving multiple implementation sites, multiple partners, and diverse staff and beneficiaries.
  • Expertise in USAID policies, procedures, and regulations, agreement compliance, financial planning and management, procurement, subaward management, and other management support areas.
  • Ability to effectively manage multi-disciplinary teams of professionals.
  • Fluency in Ukrainian.
  • Ability to provide the financial management and oversight necessary to successfully execute a large-scale program.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain strong relationships with stakeholders in Ukraine.
  • Local candidates are encouraged apply.


Pact 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, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, or other non-merit factors.

About the Organization

At the heart of Pact is the promise of a better tomorrow. The promise of a healthy life. Of a decent livelihood. Of sustainable natural resources that benefit communities. Now more than ever in its 42-year history, Pact is helping millions of people who are poor and marginalized discover and build their own solutions and take ownership over their future.
Pact enables systemic solutions that allow those who are poor and marginalized to earn a dignified living, be healthy, and take part in the benefits that nature provides. Pact accomplishes this by strengthening local capacity, forging effective governance systems, and transforming markets into a force for development.

Pact 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, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, or other non-merit factors.

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