Deputy Chief of Party - Programs, USAID/OTI, West Africa

  • Senior-level, Full-time staff position
  • Posted on 1 July 2020

Job Description

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Are you passionate about driving programs focused on foreign assistance? Do you want to be part of an organization that offers meaningful assignments and opportunities to expand your skills and expertise? At Dexis, you will experience a corporate culture of inclusiveness, fairness, and trust. You will be given the means and mentorship needed to succeed, and your creativity will be rewarded.

About the Position

Dexis is seeking a Deputy Chief of Party – Programs (DCOP-P) to support upcoming programming with USAID’s Office of Transition Initiatives (USAID/OTI) in West Africa.

This is a full-time position based in Accra, Ghana. This position is contingent upon contract award.


  • Work closely with the Chief of Party to support the technical oversight of the program, including supporting the development and implementation of the program’s Rolling Assessments, SRSs, monthly, quarterly, and annual reports, and other requests that may come in from USAID/OTI and Dexis;
  • Work closely with other senior managers to ensure that the program consistently employs the values of Dexis, ensures the highest ethical standards, emphasizes the importance of communication and team work, promotes collaboration with other donor-funded projects and activities, adheres to USAID/OTI and Dexis technical guidance, and directly contributes to the attainment of the program’s contractual deliverables;
  • Manage the development, design, and implementation of all small grant activities, taking place in and outside ofGhana. This includes taking responsibility for STTA SoWs, supporting the recruitment and selection of STTA consultants, scheduling and mobilization, field implementation, and final acceptance of the work completed;
  • Draft, edit, and make material contributions to program documents, including but not limited to provision of content to any PowerPoint presentations, reports, studies, papers, survey instruments, and other operational and MEL-related documentation as directed;
  • Maintain rigorous focus on the achievement of the program’s results;
  • Manage the implementation and coordination of all events, technical forums, conferences, and roundtables;
  • Effectively backstop and support long- and short-term consultants;
  • Represent the project and Dexis in meetings with the private and public sector stakeholders as requested by the COP;
  • Oversee and guide research and analysis of countering violent extremism (CVE) to inform programming.
  • Support Chief of Party to establish a platform of stakeholders and coordinate activities across private, public, and civic sectors working on CVE issues.
  • Other duties as assigned on an ad hoc basis by the COP.


Minimum Requirements:

  • Master’s degree, or higher, in international relations, development, economics, business administration, public administration, agriculture, or a related field;
  • Minimum of seven (7) years of relevant, progressively responsible management experience;
  • Demonstrated experience and a proven track record of implementing and/or managing small grants focused on transitional governance, conflict, and mitigation activities;
  • A combination of technical familiarity and management skills that span the subject areas covered by the program (i.e. countering violent extremism);
  • A current professional network in the most relevant ministries and offices throughout the regional scope of this project (Ghana, Togo, Benin, Niger, Guinea, and Cote d’Ivoire);
  • Demonstrated experience in effectively backstopping and supporting long- and short-term consultants;
  • A combination of technical familiarity and management skills that span the subject areas covered by the program (i.e. countering violent extremism);
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English.

Preferred Requirements:

  • Fluency in spoken and written French.
  • Prior experience supporting programs in West Africa.

Are you looking for a company that offers meaningful program assignments and opportunities to develop professional skills and expertise? At Dexis, staff are empowered to be part of the decision-making process and collaborate with colleagues and management across the company to satisfy our clients. We create transparency in our operations with our clients and employees; and we offer our people opportunities to grow and challenge themselves in meaningful ways. Dexis follows a “find a way or make a way” business directive, and we’re paving the way for innovative management solutions in the global development and security assistance arenas worldwide. As a Dexis employee you will be challenged, empowered, and mentored. That’s how Dexis goes “all in.” How will you?

If you are passionate about this opportunity, submit your application by clicking the apply for this job online button.

Only those applicants who meet the above criteria will be contacted for interview.

Dexis is an equal opportunity employer offering employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, national origin, citizenship, physical or mental handicap, or status as a disabled or Vietnam Era veteran of the US Armed Forces.

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