Deputy Chief of Party Technical - USAID Burma RITA

  • Senior-level, Full-time staff position
  • Posted on 9 February 2021
  • Yangon, Myanmar
  • Closing on 11 March 2021
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Job Description

Job Description


Deputy Chief of Party Technical


DAI is seeking to hire a DCOP – Technical for its five-year USAID Responsible Investment and Trade Activity (the Activity) in Myanmar. The Activity will work with a broad range of international and domestic private sector firms and civil society actors to promote civilian ownership of the Myanmar economy. Through a facilitative and ecosystem-strengthening approach, the Activity helps increase responsible trade and investment in Myanmar, and supports firms operating in or entering the market in Myanmar to improve corporate governance, business transparency, and competitiveness. The Activity contributes to USAID’s Development Objective 2 “Inclusive economic growth strengthened” and Intermediate Result 2.2 “Responsible and transparent private sector expanded,” as well as to USAID’s Private Sector Engagement Strategy, Indo-Pacific Strategy, and the Integrated Country Strategy. The Activity’s objectives include:

  • Increase fair and responsible trade and investment in Myanmar.
  • Improve corporate governance, business transparency, access to finance, and competitiveness of local firms.
  • Promote economic integration, investment, and trade for the benefit of Myanmar citizens living in non-urban areas (i.e., outside of Yangon and Mandalay).
  • Empower women to participate in the economy more fully.

The DCOP – Technical is a full-time position based in Yangon and will report directly to the Activity’s Chief of Party (COP). The DCOP – Technical will support the COP to develop a strong fact-based strategy and implementation of the program and lead a team of Myanmar professionals and international consultants to achieve the Activity’s objectives. The DCOP – Technical will be responsible for the day-to-day management of technical staff and provide mentorship and training to staff in the areas of investment, trade, corporate governance, and access to finance. He/she will collaborate closely with the Director of Partnerships and Inclusion to ensure gender integration, work in non-urban areas, and execution of the Activity’s Investment and Technical Assistance Facility (ITAF) is efficient and effective. The DCOP will provide guidance into the design and management of the grants and subcontracts and progress reporting, and ensure the overall quality of technical assistance. The DCOP – Technical will contribute to knowledge management and monitoring progress of activities against targets.

Minimum Qualifications

The successful candidate must be a private investment or enterprise development professional with a minimum of 12 years of senior management experience in many of the following areas in small and medium sized companies: direct investing (equity and debt), buy/sell side transactions, improving competitiveness, promoting exports and market access, innovative/blended finance, capacity building, corporate finance advisory, corporate restructuring, operational improvements, corporate governance, finance and control systems, financial and operational due diligence, and/or management consulting in developing countries across a variety of industrial sectors. Other qualifications include:

  • Master’s degree in economics, finance, business, or other related field.
  • Experience with emerging market investment funds, international donor-funded projects, international finance institutions, or development finance institutions.
  • Substantial South and Southeast Asia work experience in frontier/emerging markets.
  • Demonstrated results in incorporating gender equality and/or women’s economic empowerment programming into investment or development projects.
  • Demonstrated success in mentoring and training nationals toward improving their knowledge and technical skills and assuming more project management responsibilities.
  • Strategic planning work in an emerging markets context.
  • Excellent English oral and written communication skills.

Application Instructions

Position is open to Myanmar nationals, U.S. citizens, and third-country nationals. If interested in the position, submit CV and one-page cover letter to the link below. Applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible; interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis. Due to the volume of applications that we receive and the urgency to fill positions, only shortlisted applicants will receive notifications on next steps.

About the Organization

DAI Organization and Values

DAI is a global development company with corporate offices in the United States, the United Kingdom, the EU, Nigeria, Pakistan, and Palestine, and with project operations worldwide. We tackle fundamental social and economic development problems caused by inefficient markets, ineffective governance, and instability. DAI works on the frontlines of global development, transforming ideas into action—action into impact. We are committed to shaping a more livable world.

DAI and its employees are committed to confronting racism and holding ourselves accountable for positive change within the company and in the communities, cultures, and countries in which we live and work. DAI is committed to attracting and retaining the best employees from all races and backgrounds in our continued effort to become a better development partner.

DAI upholds the highest ethical standards. We are committed to the prevention of sexual exploitation, abuse, and harassment as well as other ethical breaches. All our positions are therefore subject to stringent vetting and reference checks.

DAI is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer with a commitment to diversity. DAI does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, parental status, veteran status, or other non-merit factor.

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