Global Communities is seeking a Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP) for the anticipated USAID-funded “Improving Governance in Haiti Initiative”. This program seeks to strengthen national and local governments to effectively manage resources and services that respond to community priorities, improve inter-governmental coordination and citizen engagement in local governance, and build citizen confidence in institutions and decentralization.
The DCOP will report to the Chief of Party. He/she will be responsible for, in collaboration with the Chief of Party, the overall administrative, financial, and operational management of the project
* Work with the COP to ensure appropriate implementation of program strategy;
* Oversee activity implementation;
* Management of the technical team;
* Liaise with Government of Haiti and civil society partners for program activities;
* Network with civil society organizations and partners;
* Support the COP and Monitoring and Evaluation and Research Manager with USAID reporting;
* Support program learning and adaptation in collaboration with the COP, Monitoring and Evaluation and Research Manager, and technical staff to improve implementation processes throughout the program;
* Serve as the COP’s primary point of contact for current information about the status of activity design and implementation;
* Act as COP when s/he is absent from the program; and,
* Perform additional tasks as assigned.
Candidates should possess a mix of strong management, administrative and communication skills (including report writing) as well as a keen understanding of governance issues.
* Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university in public policy, political science, public administration, or a relevant field is required; Master’s degree is preferred;
* A minimum of seven (7) years of relevant experience in the successful implementation of programs of similar size and scope; Ability to communicate effectively on the technical aspects of implementation with a wide variety of stakeholders.
* Proven track record in working effectively with other projects, high-level host country host government counterparts, and other international partners.
* Demonstrated broad knowledge of key government, civil society, private sector, faith-based and media actors who are potential allies or spoilers for IGHI goals, and understand the dynamics and relationships among them as well as the political economy issues affecting these areas.
* Proven experience in Haiti or similar contexts;
* Strong management and leadership skills, including the ability to mentor staff;
* Excellent oral and written communication skills in English and French; Fluency in Haitian Creole highly desired;
* Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
* Experience working in Haiti highly desirable.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
Haitian candidates strongly encouraged to apply.