Deputy Chief of Party Democratic Republic of Congo

  • Senior-level, Full-time staff position
  • Posted on 3 December 2019

Job Description

Job Title: Deputy Chief of Party

Department/Location: Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)

Reports To: Chief of Party

Type: Regular Full-Time

Classification: This is a managerial, exempt level position and is not eligible for overtime pay.

Overview: IBTCI is currently seeking a Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP) for DRC for the anticipated Central Africa Regional Third-Party Monitoring Project (CART). The purpose of this project is to establish independent, impartial, timely, responsive, contextualized, and forward-looking third party monitoring (TPM) and operational support services to Food for Peace (FFP) in the Central African Republic (CAR), the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and the Republic of Congo (ROC). CART will conduct analyses to assess the performance of FFP’s humanitarian assistance activities, as well as to understand and articulate the contextual factors to support adaptive management. Working closely with other team members, the DCOP for DRC will provide technical guidance and management oversight on tasks related to emergency and non-emergency activities in the DRC. The DCOP is based in the Kinshasa office. The period of performance is one (1) year with the possibility of extension. This position is contingent upon award.

Essential Duties/Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Provide technical guidance and management oversight to the Contractor’s team on all tasks related to DRC for both emergency and non-emergency activities.
  • Work closely with the Senior Monitoring & Evaluation Advisor (SMEA).
  • Responsible for oversight to ensure the timely production of Third Party Monitoring (TPM) plans, data collection tools, and report production.
  • Manage all fiduciary duties in a responsible and professional manner.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Familiarity with issues related to the implementation of humanitarian assistance activities for refugees, and Internally Displaced People (IDPs), food aid, and food security in Sub Saharan Africa.
  • Supervisory experience, including technical and administrative management of subcontractors.
  • Previous experience working on humanitarian assistance programs in DRC or ROC is highly desirable.

Minimum Requirements:

  • 7 years of progressively responsible experience related to the contract subject matter.
  • At least 5 years of experience managing teams working on TPM projects, or large scale Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) support projects.
  • Previous experience conducting quantitative and qualitative field research in the emergency setting.
  • At least 5 years of experience providing technical guidance on food security, income generation, and diversification, maternal and child health and nutrition, WASH, conservation agriculture, value chain, natural resource management, disaster risk reduction, and/or youth and gender engagement.
  • Language proficiency at a post-graduate level in French and English.
  • Technical capability to oversee quality control on TPM and analytical work products
  • Excellent oral and written communication, analytical, interpersonal, and team management skills.
  • Travel is essential and may include travel to fragile and conflict-affected areas. An average of 25%-35% travel for project implementation and/or project management duties is anticipated. Percentages may vary depending on IBTCI business needs.

Education: Bachelor’s degree in statistics, physical, environmental or social sciences, public health, agriculture, or related field. A master’s degree is highly desirable.

Working Environment: Work is typically performed in an office environment.

Physical Requirements: This is largely a sedentary position that requires the ability to speak, hear, see, and lift small objects up to 20 lbs.

Supervisory Responsibilities: This position does have supervisory responsibilities.

Travel: Travel is essential and may include travel to fragile and conflict-affected areas. An average of 25%-35% travel for project implementation and/or project management duties is anticipated. Percentages may vary depending on IBTCI business needs.

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

IBTCI is committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity for all persons without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, national origin, disabled veteran or Vietnam-era veteran, or any other classification protected by applicable anti-discrimination laws. We prohibit and do not tolerate any form of discrimination or harassment. We are an E-Verify Employer. VEVRAA Federal Contractor.

If you are an applicant with a disability that requires reasonable accommodation to complete any part of the application process or are limited in the ability, or unable to use the online application system and need an alternative method for applying, you may contact Human Resources at 703-749-0100.

About the Organization

International Business & Technical Consultants, Inc. (IBTCI), a U.S. based international development consulting company established in 1987, has worked in over one hundred countries and implemented over two hundred projects. IBTCI serves government agencies, private sector companies and several donor agencies. IBTCI specializes in Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) across many sectors including, but not limited to, conflict and crisis, democracy and governance, economic growth, education, environment, and global health.

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