Deputy Chief of Party, North East Syria

  • Mid-level, Full-time staff position
  • Posted on 12 June 2019
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Job Description

Overview

Global Communities is seeking a Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP) Director to oversee the day to day operations of a large scale US Government (USG)Task Order in North East Syria (NES). The DCOP will be responsible for the daily management and oversight of programming, operations, and finance and administration of the Task order, including managing community development activities, and activities in support of rebuilding livelihoods and restoring access to essential services for conflict-affected Syrians. S/he will oversee the management of cross-border and Syria field offices and operations. In collaboration with the Chief of Party, the DCOP will be responsible for strategic, technical and operational aspects of the Task Order programming. The DCOP is an experienced, dynamic and proactive senior manager that has tangible experience working on conflict and transition programming. This position reports to the Chief of Party (COP).

Responsibilities

* In collaboration with the COP, oversee the strategic direction and management of the Task Order.
* Day to day management of the relevant Syria field offices and cross-border management offices, including oversight of program, operations, finance, and administrative functions.
* Overall management of the Task Order implementation, ensuring that contract deliverables are met in accordance with approved budgets and work plans.
* In collaboration with the COP, representation to relevant local authorities, government officials, and administrative departments.
* Proactive representation and coordination with other NGOs and stakeholders in Syria.
* Maintain updated awareness and analysis of political and conflict contexts in the Area of Operations (AO), countrywide and regionally
* Day to day management of all international and local staff in the AO, ensuring that staffing is appropriate to the needs of the program
* Ensure that emergency response, resilience, and stabilization activities are timely, data-driven, efficient, well-coordinated and monitored and evaluated
* Oversee donor reporting, including timely and accurate submission of programmatic and financial reports
* Oversee and manage security in the AO and ensure coordination with the safety and security department and the COP to determine the risk level and the acceptable access routes and implementation locations
* Ensure 100% compliance with all donor regulations and internal policies
* All other duties as assigned

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

* Demonstrated understanding of conflict, transition, stabilization, and/or resilience programming.
* Demonstrated understanding of US donor regulations and experience in managing and implementing large-scale USG Contracts.
* Excellent oral and written communication skills, coordination skills, analytic skills, interpersonal skills, team management skills
* Demonstrated ability to work effectively, both independently and in a team environment, in an atmosphere of multiple projects, shifting priorities, and deadline pressures.
* Fluency in English required; fluency in Arabic strongly preferred.
* Previous experience managing expatriate and local staff in conflict zones
* Previous experience in the Middle East strongly preferred
* Prior experience with programs implemented in Syria required
* Previous experience managing sub-contractors preferred

Qualifications

* A Masters’ Degree or Bachelor’s degree in international affairs, social science, or a related field preferred
* At least 10 years of progressively responsible experience in the humanitarian, development, or transition field. Within the 10 years of experience, at least 8 years of experience managing USG contracts or assistance awards, and at least 5 years of experience working in conflict zones
* Equivalent combination of education and experience

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