Deputy Chief of Party

  • Full-time staff position
  • Posted on 21 May 2019
  • Central Asia
  • Closing on 20 June 2019
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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 (COP) for an upcoming USAID-funded Regional Civil Society Programin Central Asia. The project will aim to strengthen civil society organizations across Central Asia, with a focus on Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan, to better represent the interests of citizens and act both as an effective partner and, when necessary, hold the government accountable for being responsive to citizens’ needs and interests. The DCOP will work with the Chief of Party 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.

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, 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 6 years of experience in a senior management role on civil society strengthening programs, including advancing youth leadership, community engagement, research and advocacy.
  • Advanced degree in a relevant field, such as political science or public policy.
  • Strong leadership, administrative, management, presentation, reporting, and communication skills, and the ability to implement projects with diverse subject matters.
  • Demonstrated expertise in civil society strengthening, developing capacity of CSOs, developing civil society networks, and supporting civil society advocacy and engagement.
  • Demonstrated ability to establish strong working relationships with government officials, CSOs and other donors especially in complex or sensitive political environments.
  • Ability to perform at a high level and apply diplomacy skills with a wide range of stakeholders.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Knowledge of the political/social context and civil society in Central Asia.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multi-country or regional civil society programs.



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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