Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP)

  • Posted on 4 March 2021

Job Description

***This position will close on Friday, March 12, 2021 and is available to citizens of the Republic of North Macedonia.***

Cardno International Development (Cardno ID) is seeking candidates for Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP) for the USAID funded, Cardno ID managed five year $6.6M contract to build the public financial management capacity of North Macedonia’s Local Government Units (LGUs) to increase their own-source resources, access external funds, and enhance their budget execution rate in compliance with central government requirements. SRMA will work with LGUs and the Government of North Macedonia (GoNM) to accomplish four objectives: 1. Local Government Own-Source Revenues Increased; 2. More External Funding Accessed; 3. LGUs’ Budget Execution Rate Increased; 4. Decentralization Process Enhanced. Private sector engagement, gender and social inclusion, financing for self-reliance, long-term sustainability, and innovation are core pillars of Cardno’s approach to SRMA’s implementation.

The role
The Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP) will support the Chief of Party (COP) in daily SRMA management and oversight of staff and partners, serving as Acting COP in the COP’s absence. S/he will support oversight of the technical implementation and use of project funds and will provide leadership and technical direction for achieving specific objectives as assigned by the COP. S/he will support the COP in overseeing performance of USAID SRMA subcontractors, partners, and collaborators and in cultivating productive relationships with USAID, other donors, and Government of North Macedonia counterparts at all levels. S/he will oversee all activities related to Private Sector Engagement and Capacity Building interventions to strengthen capacity at local and national levels. The DCOP will play the role of facilitator to build the eco-system of good governance at both local and central level. This position reports directly to the COP of USAID SRMA. The position requires significant coordination skills, technical knowledge, and experience to ensure coherence and consistency in urgent deadlines. Experience in developing countries, particularly experience in Balkans, is preferred.

By the end of Year 2, based on performance evaluation and USAID approval, the DCOP is expected to transition to COP and take on the SRMA COP responsibilities. This anticipated transition contributes to Cardno’s sustainability strategy for 100% local leadership and will ensure that the technical and institutional knowledge gained through SRMA implementation remains in the country.

Desired Qualifications for the DCOP:

  • A Master’s degree in public administration, finance, international relations or other related field and 10 years of senior management experience with progressively increasing responsibilities managing development projects;
  • Proven success in working with non-donor actors to mobilize/leverage resources for development activities preferred;
  • Experience working with senior government officials and building consensus among diverse actors;
  • Experience managing complex USG contracts and agreements preferred;
  • Experience in public financial management and/or decentralization;
  • Proven history of promoting sustainability in development activities;
  • Familiarity with local context and decentralization efforts in North Macedonia preferred; and
  • Fluency in Macedonian and English required.
  • Position is open to Macedonian nationals.

About the Organization

Cardno Emerging Markets USA, Ltd., is part of Cardno’s Emerging Markets Division with international development assistance companies in Brisbane, Brussels, Jakarta, Melbourne, Nairobi, Oxford, Port Moresby, and Washington, DC. Cardno Emerging Markets USA, Ltd. was formerly Emerging Markets Group, Ltd. and brings nearly a 30-year history serving the objectives of bilateral and multilateral donors and private clients. The Emerging Markets Division brings together a broad range of experience and talent; a rich history of innovation, passion and commitment to international development and an established reputation for high quality demand and client driven services. Cardno’s Emerging Markets Division manages more than $750 million in current contracts and grants, brings together over 90 years of collective experience, and engages over 3,700 professionals in more than 100 countries. Cardno’s Emerging Markets Division currently implements over 130 projects globally.

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