Deputy Chief of Party

  • Posted on 21 November 2018
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Closing on 21 December 2018

Job Description

FHI 360 is currently recruiting for the position of Deputy Chief of Party for a USAID/Kyrgyz Republic civic organizing program. This proposed five-year project will enable horizontal and vertical networks of individuals and organizations to advocate for and bring about change across issues that resonate with local communities and increase government responsiveness and accountability in the Kyrgyz Republic.

Job Summary:

The DCOP will support the Chief of Party in overseeing project implementation and will provide technical and management leadership to the overall project. S/he will represent the project to external stakeholders including government officials and donors and will supervise project staff to ensure that project activities are completed in a timely manner and are of high technical quality. The Deputy Chief of Party will be based in Bishkek.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Provide technical and management leadership, develop technical strategies and oversee
  • the design and implementation of project activities in coordination with project technical experts.
  • Oversee the quality of all technical aspects of the project, including the management of potential subgrantees, short-term consultants and monitoring and evaluation and grant making activities.
  • Manage the preparation and presentation of work plans, M&E plans, and all reports with the Chief of Party.
  • Supervise the grants and monitoring and evaluation teams and provide quality assurance of all activities under those portfolios.
  • Establish relationships with key project stakeholders and manage donor and government partnerships in collaboration with the Chief of Party.
  • Perform other duties assigned by the COP and represents the project in the absence of the COP.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Master’s degree in international development, public administration, law, sociology or other related fields;
  • Minimum 7 years of experience required in the design, management and implementation of international development projects with a minimum of 10 years working on development activities with donors, local civil society organizations, and/or private sector foundations;
  • Demonstrated experience with USG program monitoring and evaluation activities and at least 5 years of experience with USG development programs, including USAID.
  • Demonstrated experience required in performance monitoring, tracking data quality, data management, and/or training in performance management topics;
  • Demonstrated ability to manage projects, consultants, set realistic priorities, and plan for the successful implementation of programs required;
  • Demonstrated ability to work well with others and to develop and maintain compatibility among project staff, subcontractors, consultants, and recipients of assistance required.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English, Russian and Kyrgyz required.

Availability of position is contingent upon award to FHI 360. Selection of final applicant is subject to USAID approval.

This job description summarizes the main duties of the job. It neither prescribes nor restricts the exact tasks that may be assigned to carry out these duties. This document should not be construed in any way to represent a contract of employment. Management reserves the right to review and revise this document at any time.

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