Job DescriptionPosition Summary
RTI’s Governance and Economic Development (GED) Division pursues innovative approaches and builds on best practices to create the foundation for and to promote democratic governance and economic development. Working alongside global partners, public institutions, the private sector, and civil society, we help build more effective, accountable, and responsive institutions and policies at the national, regional, and local levels of government.
The GED Division is currently accepting applications for Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP) for an anticipated USAID-funded governance support activity in Haiti to support the government of Haiti, civil society, and the private sector in addressing core governance challenges to effectively respond to citizen needs. This position will be a full-time role based in Haiti.
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. •Candidates should possess a mix of strong management, administrative and communication skills (including report writing) as well as a keen understanding of governance issues.
- Oversee, in collaboration with COP, project operations, finance and procurement, communications, human resources, and security. Provide leadership to develop, implement, and monitor the work plan;
- Interface with both USAID and other counterparts regarding the overall direction of the project in the absence of the COP;
- Establish and maintain cooperative relationships with key stakeholders, including government counterparts, grantees, and implementing partners;
- Manage, supervise, and mentor the program•s operational, administrative, financial, and support staff;
- Liaise regularly with COP and senior technical staff on management and decision-making;
- Work closely with COP, technical staff, pertinent RTI regional and home office staff and appropriate USAID staff when necessary to ensure project resources are effectively and efficiently budgeted, analysed, disbursed, monitored and reported in achieving project objectives.
Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills and Ability
- Advanced degree in public administration, political science, urban planning or other relevant field, or equivalent experience and certifications and a minimum of 9 years• experience in management of development assistance programs; at least 6 years• experience working to strengthen state and local governments. Experience in Haiti highly preferred.
- Previous experience with USAID-funded programs, and fluency with USAID policies and procedures related to procurement and operations.
- Demonstrated experience and strong knowledge of state and local government operations, and the ability to work with subnational institutions to develop and implement project activities.
- Excellent track record of good interpersonal, supervision, leadership and managerial skills;
- Verbal and written fluency in French and English, along with strong communications, interpersonal, and presentation skills.
- Demonstrated team player with effective cross-cultural interpersonal skills; able to develop and communicate a common vision among diverse partners and lead multidisciplinary teams.
- Ability to resolve sensitive and complicated work issues with senior high-level country counterparts, donor representative and senior-level staff.
- Ability and willingness to travel frequently within Haiti.
- Additional proficiency in Cr•ole will be preferred.
Position is contingent upon award and funding.
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