Deputy Chief of Party (Leadership Activity)

  • Senior-level, Full-time staff position
  • Posted on 17 January 2019

Job Description

World Learning is a leading international non-profit organization working to create a more peaceful and just world through education, development, and exchange. We are seeking an experienced Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP) to oversee project implementation, operations, and quality reporting for the anticipated USAID-funded Leadership Activity in Myanmar. The project seeks to provide leadership training centered around scholarships in the U.S. to improve technical skills (including but not limited to economic affairs), promote tolerance of diversity, and advance Burma’s self-reliance.

Recruitment is contingent upon successful award of the project. If you are unable to access the position on our career’s page, you can submit your CV or resume/cover letter (in English) to: syed.zaidi@worldlearning.org. Please include the post title on the subject line as well as a note explaining your qualifications for the position in the email body. Only finalist candidates will be contacted. No telephone inquiries please. Interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis and qualified candidates should apply as soon as possible.

Responsibilities:
  • In coordination with the Chief of Party, provide management, technical, and operational leadership for the program;
  • In conjunction with USAID and World Learning HQ, determine annual priorities, develop work plans, and ensure program responds to changing conditions and operating environments;
  • Assist in the oversight and monitoring of program activities and operations, and ensure reports, work plans, and other program deliverables are timely and of high quality;
  • Provide timely updates of all situational, security, and program developments;
  • Manage and supervise team of local and international staff and consultants, and set timelines and goals for team product development and implementation;
  • Mentor program teams to produce quality work and build capacity over time;
Requirements:
  • Master’s degree in a relevant field;
  • A minimum of 8 years of professional experience in the successful implementation of donor-funded higher education, participant training, scholarship management, and/or economic growth programming; with previous experience as a DCOP or senior management role for a donor-funded development project of similar size and scope, preferably in Myanmar or the region;
  • Capacity to build skills and knowledge of local staff and manage technical, programmatic, and operations teams;
  • Technical expertise in higher education scholarship management, participant training, leadership development , and social inclusion desirable;
  • Previous resident work experience in Myanmar strongly preferred;
  • Demonstrated knowledge of USAID rules, regulations, and reporting requirements;
  • Excellent communication and diplomatic skills, with a professional level of verbal and written fluency in English and Burmese; Burmese nationals preferred;
  • Commitment to inclusive programming that encourages full participation of individuals regardless of gender, disability status, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or other marginalized status.

World Learning is an equal employment opportunity/affirmative action/veterans/ADA employer, committed to increasing the diversity of its workforce.

About the Organization

Why World Learning

For more than 85 years, World Learning has worked to create a more peaceful, sustainable, and just world. Our education, development, and exchange programs help people find their voices, connect with their communities, and strengthen the institutions that form the backbone of a democratic society. With our support, these emerging leaders tackle critical global issues like poverty, conflict, and inequality.

As a thriving international nonprofit organization with impact in 150 countries, World Learning works across six major program areas. We’re hard at work improving global education to ensure schools and teachers have the tools they need to support students — including English language instruction through our TESOL teacher training. We encourage civic engagement in communities around the world, and we strengthen institutions so that they can best serve their constituencies. Our workforce developmentprograms help people cultivate the hard and soft skills they need to succeed. And we offer people-to-people exchanges for people of all ages who seek professional and academic enrichment.

All World Learning programs are grounded in five key approaches: experiential learning, leadership development, inclusive practices, innovation, and grants management. We believe in partnering with local experts, organizations, and institutions to find solutions that will truly work for each community. Together, we create the foundations for a better tomorrow.

World Learning is a member of the World Learning Inc.Opens a New Window. family, which also includes The Experiment in International Living and School for International Training.

World Learning is an equal employment opportunity/affirmative action/veterans/ADA employer, committed to increasing the diversity of its workforce.

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