Deputy Chief of Party

  • Senior-level, Field assignment
  • Posted on 22 June 2020
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Job Description

Category: Manager
Req ID: DEPUT02100
Posted Date: 2020-06-18
Schedule: Full Time
Location: Tegucigalpa, Honduras HND



Creative Associates International is a dynamic, fast-growing global development firm that specializes in education, economic growth, workforce development, democratic institutions and stabilization. Based in Washington, D.C., Creative has a field presence in more than 25 countries with a strong client portfolio that includes the U.S. Agency for International Development and the State Department, among others. Since its founding in 1977, Creative has earned a solid reputation among its clients and is well-regarded by competitors and partners alike.

Position Summary:

Creative Associates International seeks a Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP) for the anticipated USAID-funded youth workforce development, employment and inclusion opportunity in Honduras. The DCOP will provide technical and administrative leadership and expertise for the project, develop strategies, and oversee the design and implementation of technical assistance. The DCOP will assist with key administrative management and will perform other duties assigned by the Chief of Party (COP) and represents the project in the absence of the COP.

Reporting and Supervision:

The Deputy Chief of Party will report to the Chief of Party and supervise several technical project staff.

Primary Responsibilities:
  • Works under the leadership of the COP to support the technical teams in the implementation of project activities in youth workforce development and employment;
  • Provides technical direction and guidance to the technical team members, working with the COP to craft technically-sound programming;
  • Coordinates day-to-day project management and implementation of the project to ensure stated goals, objectives, and deliverables are met;
  • Supports work planning and budgeting, project management, reporting, and monitoring and evaluation;
  • Serves as a liaison with USAID/Honduras on management and technical matters, and represents the project with key stakeholders and beneficiaries, in the absence of the COP;
  • Manages technical and administrative staff in support of project outcomes; and
  • Supports project offices that may be established in other cities in the country.

Required Skills and Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree in international development, education, management, or any other relevant field is required; Master’s or interdisciplinary post graduate coursework or in communications, monitoring and evaluation methodologies, economics, law, or relevant subjects is desired;
  • At least 10 years of experience required, seven (7) of which should preferably be experience in the implementation of international development projects in a management capacity, demonstrating a combination of work experience in issues such as: life and employability skills, training, capacity building, strengthening youth leadership and engagement, and job insertion;
  • At least five (5) years of experience working in Central America is preferred; Prior work experience in Honduras is highly desired;
  • Demonstrated ability to manage consultants and staff for the implementation of programs;
  • Demonstrated ability to work well with others and to develop and maintain compatibility among project staff, subcontractors, consultants, and recipients of assistance;
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in Spanish and fluency in English required;
  • Prior experience working on USAID-funded projects and strong knowledge of USAID regulations desired;
  • Experience in working with private sector and host government officials;
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills and networking abilities; and
  • Nationals of Honduras are encouraged to apply.

Local candidates strongly encouraged to apply.

Position contingent upon donor funding.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)


About the Organization

Creative Associates International (Creative) is a dynamic and fast-growing professional services firm that specializes in international development in the areas of education, democratic transitions and stabilization in post-conflict environments. Based in Washington, D.C., the firm has field presence in 20 countries worldwide with a strong and diverse portfolio that includes global contracts with the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and other clients including the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Defense. The firm has earned a solid reputation among its clients and missions worldwide and is well-regarded by competitors and partners alike.

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