Deputy Chief of Party (Operations)

  • Senior-level, Long-term consulting assignment
  • Posted on 22 May 2020
  • Manila, Metropolitan Manila, Philippines
  • Closing on 21 June 2020
  • Proposal

Job Description

At WSP, we are driven by inspiring the right people to be part of our future-focused business objectives. Our devotion to teamwork has allowed us to build communities and expand our skylines. Here at WSP, anything is within our reach and yours as a WSP employee. Come join us and help shape the future! WSP (formerly Louis Berger) is currently initiating a search for Deputy Chief of Party (Operations) for the upcoming USAID Cities for Enhanced Governance and Engagement (CHANGE) project in the Philippines. CHANGE will focus on strengthening transparent, accountable and responsive local governance in cities across the Philippines through 1) strengthening the enabling environment for decentralization; 2) enhancing service delivery capacity, legitimacy, transparency and accountability of participating local governments; and 3) empowering citizens by increasing their participation in and oversight of local governance processes. The DCOP (Operations) will be based in Manila, Philippines with frequent in-country trips. Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Manage a project operations’ support system that empowers technical staff to manage their technical assistance efforts.
  • Provide management support to the COP to ensure full compliance with contract requirements, USAID and WSP policies, and Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR).
  • Oversee the establishment of proper field policies and procedures which allow for effective administrative functions (e.g. financial management; HR; contracts and grants management; procurement; and facilities and logistical support).
  • Recruit, train, and manage the Operations, Procurement, Finance and Administrative staff, and establish systems in accordance with USG and WSP policies, rules and regulations.
Talent is the essence of meeting our client’s objectives, goals and challenges. If this sounds like a fit for you, we’d love to have that first discussion of you joining our team. Minimum Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting, business administration or related field.
  • A minimum of 7 years of experience managing, in increasing roles of responsibility, finance, procurement, contracts management, logistics and/or human resource related matters for international development activities of similar dollar value.
  • Demonstrated supervisory experience.
  • Experience in managing donor-funded procurements and subcontracts/grants.
  • Professionally proficient and fluent in written and spoken English.
  • Exercise responsible and ethical decision-making regarding company funds, resources and conduct and adhere to WSP’s Code of Conduct and related policies and procedures.
  • Proven track record of upholding workplace safety and ability to abide by WSP’s health, safety and drug/alcohol and harassment policies.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Donor project experience in the Philippines strongly preferred.
  • Familiarity with USG financial reporting and compliance requirements and USG grant management preferred.

About WSP USA WSP USA is the U.S. operating company of one of the world’s leading engineering and professional services firms. Dedicated to serving local communities, we are engineers, planners, technical experts, strategic advisors and construction management professionals. WSP USA designs lasting solutions in the transportation, buildings, energy, water and environment sectors. With nearly 9,500 people in 150 offices across the U.S., we partner with our clients to help communities prosper. WSP provides a comprehensive suite of benefits including medical, dental, vision, disability, life, and retirement savings focused on a providing health and financial stability throughout the employee’s career. At WSP, we want to give our employees the challenges they seek to grow their careers and knowledge base. Your daily contributions to your team will be a key piece in our meeting client objectives, goals and challenges. Are you ready to get started? As a federal contractor and recipient of federal funds, WSP USA is a drug free workplace and Equal Opportunity Employer - Race/Age/Color/Religion/Sex/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/National Origin/Disability or Protected Veteran Status

This position is contingent upon WSP being selected for a contract or program we are currently pursing. This position is subject to and contingent upon client approval of candidates put forth for consideration by WSP.

About the Organization

WSP is an internationally recognized consulting firm that provides engineering, architecture, program and construction management, environmental planning and science, and economic development services. We are a devoted and trusted partner to federal, state, and local government agencies; multilateral institutions; and commercial industry. To this diverse client base we bring strategic vision and an entrepreneurial spirit, developing innovative solutions to some of the world’s most challenging problems. Integrated Development (ID), a division within WSP, offers a multi-disciplinary approach to international development.

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