Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP) – Finance and Operations

  • Senior-level, Full-time staff position
  • Posted on 15 November 2019

Job Description

SNV is currently seeking a Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP) – Finance and Operations for an upcoming 5-year USAID-funded Mali Global Food Security Strategy (GFSS) Implementation Project. The position is contingent upon award, with an anticipated value of $19.95 million.

The project will implement two key components of the GFSS: (1) Market Systems: Improved delivery of quality products and services and (2) Agricultural Production: Sustainable intensification of target value chains. The two activities will contribute to the principal objectives of Mali’s GFSS Country Plan: inclusive and sustainable agriculture-led growth; increased resilience of people and communities to economic, health, and climate shocks; and improved nutrition and WASH status, especially of women, adolescent girls, and children.

The DCOP – Finance and Operations will be responsible for managing the finance and administration components of the program in country by ensuring consistency with SNV standard operating procedures, policies and accounting principles, and compliance with USAID regulations. The position will be responsible for overall financial management of the project including but not limited to assisting the Chief of Party with contractual compliance; monitoring project budget and expenditures; making cash flow projections; and ensuring timely and qualitative financial reporting in accordance with USAID requirements. Primary responsibilities will also include supervision of field operations, administration, logistics, and procurement; management, delivery, and monitoring of sub-grants; supervision of program monitoring, evaluation, and reporting; and ensuring quality control and timeliness of all deliverables as required by USAID. The day to day operations will include developing and implementing financial, administrative, and personnel systems and liaising with the Chief of Party to ensure that project’s accounting, contracts, human resources, IT, and operations needs are met.

Required Qualifications
  • Ten (10) or more years of experience managing finance, operations and security for international donor-funded programs, with at least 5 years of experience working with USAID-funded projects.
  • Ten (10) or more years of experience working in developing countries, with a strong preference for experience in Mali or West Africa.
  • Five (5) or more years of progressively responsible supervisory experience, including direct supervision of professional and support staff; quality evaluation of staff performance and deliverables; and contracts/grants management.
  • Master’s degree or higher in Business, Development Management, Economics, Public Administration, Education, or a related field.
  • Thorough understanding of USAID policies and procedures.
  • Proven leadership in overall project management and a strong track record of meeting targets and deadlines for a project of similar scope and size.
  • Fluency in French and proficiency in English are required.

About the Organization

SNV is a not-for-profit international development organization. Founded in the Netherlands nearly 50 years ago, we have built a long-term, local presence in Asia, Africa, and Latin America. Our advisors work with local partners to equip communities, businesses, and organizations with the tools, knowledge, and connections they need to increase their incomes and gain access to basic services. SNV works to empower people to break the cycle of poverty and guide their own development by engaging local partners to achieve results in inclusive business, value chain development, and impact investing.

SNV USA provides innovative solutions in Agriculture, Water, Sanitation and Hygiene, and Renewable Energy to over 25 developing countries worldwide. An affiliate of SNV, we are a registered non-profit organization, connecting North American partners to sustainable global development. SNV USA has formed a number of exciting partnerships with prominent donors, such as USAID, USDOS, USDOL, UNICEF, the World Bank, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Master Card Foundation, Dubai Cares, the Clinton Global Initiative and the Ford Foundation.

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