Deputy Chief of Party

  • Full-time staff position
  • Posted on 2 May 2019
  • Timor-Leste
  • Closing on 1 June 2019
  • Proposal

Job Description

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.

Department

Program Delivery (PDEL) - Pact exists to help create a world where those who are poor and marginalized exercise their voice, build their own solutions, and take ownership of their future. The Program Delivery Team, contributes to realizing this purpose by: Forging smart partnerships and treating all people with dignity and respect; Applying organizational policies and regulatory compliance appropriately and consistently; Facilitating team spirit among colleagues and promoting the organization through communications; Influencing decision makers through focused, relevant communications; Continually striving to learn and share knowledge and find small ways to make the workplace more enjoyable for all; Cultivating and harvesting innovation; Contributing to the organization’s ability to think and act strategically at all times; Inspiring and spreading our desired organizational culture across the global enterprise.

Position Overview

Pact is recruiting a Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP) for an upcoming USAID-funded Strengthening Local Non-Government Organizations (NGOs) in Timor-Leste. The project will aim to strengthen the organizational, advocacy, research, networking, and financial capacity of selected NGOs in Timor-Leste, as well as to increase the demand for advocacy services, and ensure laws and policies enabling independent NGOs operations are in place to enable NGOs to provide sustainable advocacy on behalf of their constituents.

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, act as liaison to relevant donors, the host governments, 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

  • Minimum Master’s degree in a relevant field, such as political science, public policy, or public administration.
  • At least 5 years of experience in implementing technical and organizational capacity building and civil society programming in Timor-Leste or elsewhere in the region, and experience in advocacy, networking, and improving the enabling environment.
  • At least 3 years of experience in a senior management role.
  • Knowledge of the political/social context and civil society in Timor-Leste.
  • Demonstrated effective interpersonal skills, creative problem-solving, and ethical management.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage and oversee multiple complex tasks simultaneously.
  • Fluency in English and either Portuguese or Tetum.

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.
  • In-depth knowledge of USAID and/or other donor regulations, systems, and procedures.
  • 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.



Pact provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, genetic information, age, national origin, marital status, disability status, political ideology, military or protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.

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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