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DT Global is implementing the Somalia Transition Initiatives for Stabilization Plus (TIS+) Program, which is a $66.9 million, USAID-funded program that promotes good governance and community cohesion. TIS+ is implemented in Mogadishu, Lower Shabelle, and Puntland, with possible expansion to other communities across Somalia.
The primary objective of this contract is to 1) Increase confidence in governance based on equitable participation in decision making and management of community assets. Additional crosscutting objectives are to: 2) Empower community and government representatives to engage with private sector and development actors in a collaborative process for community growth; 3) Increase Somali engagement in creating a more stable future; and 4) Support inclusive, sustainable development by reducing gender gaps in stabilization and development.
The TIS+ Program requires sound leadership, strong program organizational management and excellent communication skills, as well as political and security analysis and monitoring and evaluation abilities. The Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP) will develop technical strategies for effective programming that promote stabilization efforts and oversee the research and analysis of the local political context. In this capacity, the DCOP will enhance the program’s understanding of the pressures and prospects for moving Somalia along the foundational governance spectrum from stabilization to community restoration. Furthermore, the DCOP will identify opportunities for and design programming interventions that will allow Somali communities and citizens to become change agents in the government. The DCOP will work closely with the Chief of Party, Program Implementation Director (PID), and USAID to create quick-impact program interventions that complement and lead to the development of appropriate in-kind and grant activities.
- Under the direct supervision of the COP, the DCOP will work with the PID and the M&E Unit – as well as the research and analysis supplier(s) - to provide technical leadership for stabilization delivery in Somalia.
- Program Quality Assurance: Ensure that procedures are followed for activity development, activity worthiness, activity implementation, management, monitoring, evaluation, and closing. Provide technical support and oversight of the M&E and communications on the programming modalities, technical delivery and the attainment of results.
- Field Implementation Enhancement: Oversee research and analysis activities and ensure lessons learned from these reports are integrated into program design and respond to TIS+ objectives, including Gender Equality and Social Inclusion (GESI) mainstreaming into PIKAs in conjunction with PID-led implementation.
On a daily basis, the TIS+ DCOP will:
- Work with the COP, Director of Procurement and Operations, Program Implementation Director and regional offices to improve implementation processes throughout the program.
- Serving as USAID’s COR’s primary point of contact for current information about the status of activity design and implementation.
- Oversee the research and analysis components of the program, ensuring programmatic direction and PIKA design are informed by this information.
- Oversee the integration of the cross-cutting issues into all program interventions, including monitoring and evaluation, strategic communications, gender and social inclusion (GESI), and youth engagement.
- Lead the program design efforts, together with the PID, for the rational, responsive and strategic program design through a number of small in-kind grants (PIKA) in the program areas.
- Oversee the completion of annual work plans, quarterly reports, weekly reports and key technical deliverables.
- In partnership with the Monitoring and Evaluation Manager, and with guidance from the COP, ensure that effective and comprehensive monitoring and evaluation is completed for all activity interventions, including in-kind or other grants.
- Supervise program staff in Somalia and Kenya, including the PID, Monitoring and Evaluation team and Learning and Innovation team; ensuring adherence to standards for documentation, reporting, database management and analysis.
- Other duties as assigned.
- At least five (5) years’ managing projects overseas of similar scale, scope and technical focus, with at least one of those years in a stabilization context; experience working on Somalia is a plus.
- Advanced degree (or a bachelor’s degree with an additional five (5) years’ experience managing projects, overseas of similar scale, scope and technical focus) in governance, peace-building, conflict management, social sciences, international development, international relations/affairs, business, management, political science, law or other related field.
- Demonstrated ability to work effectively with communities, civil society, local government representatives, and other stakeholders.
- Demonstrated experience in overseeing programmatic, administrative, and financial management functions, particularly for design and administration of in-kind or other grant activities.
- Previous experience working with government counterparts on complex programs. Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively in English, both verbally and in writing.
- Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work and multi-task under pressure.
The DCOP reports to the Chief of Party. This position will be based on Nairobi, Kenya, approximately 50% of the time will be spent in Somalia.
What we Value:
- Autonomy and proactivity around driving work to completion in the face of ambiguity and challenges;
- We value high-performing creative individuals who dig into problems and opportunities;
- We value individuals who are team players and interact positively with colleagues and clients;
- Demonstrated ability to identify and solve problems individually and as part of a team, while respecting individual team members’ roles, strengths, and communication styles;
- Strong organizational and communication skills, the ability to perform effectively within tight deadlines.
We thank all applicants for their interest. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
DT Global is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status, gender identity, or national origin. DT Global prohibits discriminating against employees and job applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose the compensation of the employee or applicant or another employee or applicant.
This job description is subject to change at any time.