Deputy Chief of Party- Tunisia TRACE Project

Tunis, Tunisia
Apply by 6 April 2018
Posted on 7 March 2018

Job Description

Counterpart International (CPI) is seeking candidates for the position of Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP) for the anticipated five-year USAID Tunisia Resilience and Community Empowerment (TRACE) project. The program is focused on providing support to communities to reduce their risk of instability and to increase their resilience to violent extremism. This project is expected to apply a “community-led approach” in addressing​​ youth and ​community needs and building community resilience. ​The primary activity will be to support communities in​ ​creating alternative pathways for youth through activities that​ ​intentionally engage youth within their communities to​ ​promote positive outcomes.

Job Summary:

The DCOP will support the Chief of Party (COP) will be responsible for the project oversight and implementation. S/he will have a role in providing direct technical support to staff and partners. The DCOP will assist the COP with all responsibilities, including the development and implementation of the project’s vision, strategy, and technical direction, ensuring timely progress against schedules, achievement of deliverables, and quality of results. S/he will serve as the secondary institutional liaison with USAID. The DCOP will assist the COP with all aspects of program performance, both technical and managerial, and ensure that procedures are adhered to for activity development, implementation, monitoring, evaluation, procurement, budgeting, and financial accounting. The DCOP will have significant technical experience, including monitoring and evaluation, combined with strong communication skills.

We anticipate that the DCOP will be based in Tunis. The position is contingent on funding.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Assist the Chief of Party with strategic and operational planning, including work planning, and ensure project compliance with all contractual reporting and financial requirements of USAID and CPI.
  • Management of deadlines, drafting of reports, maintenance of records, and monitoring achievement of benchmarks in the contract
  • Assist the Chief of Party in creating and maintaining good working relationships with USAID, Government of Tunisia counterparts, local organizations, and other program partners
  • Provide oversight of program monitoring and evaluation (M&E), ensuring the quality of data collected and reported
  • Serve as acting Chief of Party in his/her absence
  • Manage long-term staff and short-term advisors in a respectful and transparent manner, ensuring achievement of project results

Minimum Requirements:

  • Seven years of experience managing complex international programs (implementation, logistics, budgeting, staffing), preferably those funded by USAID
  • Master’s or higher degree in a relevant field such as conflict resolution, international development, law, political science, or related social sciences
  • Experience in overseeing the monitoring and evaluation of development projects
  • Proven leadership and organizational skills to successfully manage and coordinate large and disparate work groups
  • Experience implementing and providing technical assistance to positive youth development, community development and resilience, peacebuilding and/or countering violent extremism (CVE) projects
  • Ability to develop and foster relationships with diverse local counterparts including government representatives, civil society organizations, donors, and donor-funded implementers
  • Proven human resource management skills
  • Demonstrated commitment to customer service
  • Sound knowledge of Tunisia social and political dynamics
  • Fluent spoken, written, and reading abilities in English; Fluency in French and/or Arabic

Availability of position is contingent upon award to Counterpart International. Selection of final applicant is subject to USAID approval.

No calls or emails please.

Counterpart International is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer. It is the policy of Counterpart International to provide equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.

About the Organization

Counterpart International helps people build better lives and more durable futures, community by community. We equip individuals, organizations and communities-our counterparts- to become solution creators in their own families, communities, regions and countries. We work with them in some of the world’s most challenging places to tackle social, economic, environmental, health and governance issues that threaten their lives and undermine their futures.

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