Deputy Chief of party

  • Senior-level, Full-time staff position
  • Posted on 12 September 2019
  • Zinder, Niger
  • Closing on 12 October 2019
  • Current

Job Description

SCOPE AND PURPOSE: The Deputy Chief of Party supports the Chief of Party in every aspect of leading and managing the project. S/he serves as the food security technical coordinator, with strategic oversight and supervision of the three program purpose areas (institutional development, livelihoods and production, and health, nutrition and WASH).


  • Assists in preparation of critical project documents including action plans, annual work plans progress reports, PMPs and budgets.
  • Responsible for project implementation against plans and budget.
  • Oversees responses to ad-hoc information requests from the donor, Host Government, and COP.
  • Liaises with the donor and Host Government representatives to ensure strong relationships as directed by the COP.
  • Under the leadership of the COP, supervises all administrative and financial activities as well as all knowledge learning/sharing activities.
  • Under the leadership of the COP, supervises all monitoring and evaluation activities to capture data on activities and indicators and to support staff management, identifies best practices/lessons learned and support reporting as required by the agreement with the donor.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor’s degree required in Agribusiness, Economics, Business or related field, Master’s degree preferred.
  • Minimum 8 years’ experience implementing USG projects, preferably in the areas related to NCBA CLUSA’s core focus sectors: food security and agriculture, democracy and governance, natural resource management, cooperative development, integrated women and gender initiatives, and community-based health.
  • Direct relevant experience managing a large, multi-year program, which is USG funded.
  • Proven ability to develop systems for project and program design.
  • Expertise in Organizational Development, Institutional Capacity Building and Agribusiness Management and Marketing.
  • Leadership: demonstrated ability to lead people and get results through others.
  • Experience managing project communications and compliance with NCBA CLUSA and donor regulations.
  • Management: ability to organize and manage multiple priorities.
  • Language: Fluency in French is required.
  • Problem analysis and problem resolution at a functional and strategic level.
  • High performance and strong team player.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Commitment to company mission, vision, principles, and values.
  • Excellent computer skills (Outlook, Word, Excel)

To perform this job successfully the individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or abilities required.




Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of variables in situations where complex tasks are necessary.


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, use hands to write or type, use arms to reach for items and turn head to speak and/or hear others. The employee will frequently walk, reach, stoop, push and pull up to 20 lbs. and lift to 10 lbs. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.


The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate and should remain low to moderate during normal business hours. The work environment characteristics described herein are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job within an office setting.

RELATIONSHIPS: The DCOP reports to the COP and works closely with the International Team. S/he is expected to work in a positive, professional manner with all NCBA CLUSA staff, former staff, members, potential members, vendors and the public.

About the Organization

NCBA CLUSA is the primary voice in the United States for people who use cooperatives to build a better world. By strengthening cooperatives, building resilient communities and providing economic opportunities, NCBA CLUSA, through its international and US programs, works through the cooperatives principles in more than 20 countries. Since 1916, NCBA CLUSA has shared the cooperative advantage, highlighting the impact cooperatives have in bettering the lives of individuals, families and communities. Through its advocacy program, NCBA CLUSA educations lawmakers and promotes the cooperative business model, working with public and private thought leaders.

NCBA CLUSA is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer with a commitment to diversity. All individuals, regardless of personal characteristics, are encouraged to apply; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, age, and legally protected characteristics for non-merit factors.

NCBA CLUSA is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities in all facets of employment, including the employment application and selection process. If you have a disability that affects your ability to use our online system to apply for a position at NCBA CLUSA, please send an email to Brian Gunning or call 202.383-5464.

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