Job DescriptionRTI’s Governance and Economic Development (GED) Division pursues innovative approaches and builds on best practices to create the foundation for and to promote democratic governance and economic development. Working alongside global partners, public institutions, the private sector, and civil society, we help build more effective, accountable, and responsive institutions and policies at the national, regional, and local levels of government. We believe an integrated approach using cross-sectoral strategies•incorporating service delivery and the social sectors, such as health and education•achieve the best results. Our goal is to help build more effective, accountable, and responsive institutions and policies at the national, regional, and local levels of government.
The GED Division is currently accepting applications for Deputy Chief of Party for an anticipated USAID-funded youth and community resilience support activity in Tunisia. This project will be designed to strengthen community resilience to counter violent extremism in selected geographic areas. The activities will have a community-led approach to identify community needs and build community resilience. The project would aim to support communities in creating alternative pathways for youth through activities that emerge from the community-led workshops, intentionally engaging youth within their communities to promote positive outcomes. This position will be a full-time role based in Tunis, Tunisia.
The DCOP will report to the Chief of Party. He/she will be responsible for supporting project leadership in the management of project operations and overall technical implementation. Candidates should possess a mix of strong management, administrative and communication skills (including report writing), as well as a keen understanding of youth and community resilience issues.
Duties and Responsibilities
- Oversee, in collaboration with COP, the project•s technical and operational. Provide leadership to develop, implement, and monitor the work plan.
- Oversee specific technical program areas as agreed with COP.
- Interface with both USAID and other counterparts regarding the overall direction of the project in the absence of the COP.
- Establish and maintain cooperative relationships with key stakeholders, including government counterparts, grantees, and implementing partners.
- Liaise regularly with COP and senior technical staff on management and decision-making.
- Work closely with COP, technical staff, pertinent RTI regional and home office staff and appropriate USAID staff when necessary to ensure project resources are effectively and efficiently budgeted, analysed, disbursed, monitored and reported in achieving project objectives.
- Directly supervise and mentor assigned project staff.
Required Skills and Qualifications:
Education and Experience
- Master•s Degree in International Relations, International Development, Education or Training, or related area.
- A minimum of 9 years• experience in management of USAID and/or other donor-funded community resilience, youth empowerment, and civil society strengthening components projects with at least 3 years in a senior-level management position.
- Experience in youth involvement and empowerment methodologies and/or community development, (experience in Tunisia or neighbouring countries highly preferred.)
- Experience managing teams of technical and managerial staff.
- Previous experience with USAID-funded programs, and fluency with USAID policies and procedures related to procurement and operations.
- Experience in Tunisia highly preferred.
Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills and Ability
- Technical expertise in one or more of the following: youth involvement or empowerment projects or methodologies, community development, countering violent extremism.
- Excellent track record of good interpersonal, supervisory, leadership, and managerial skills.
- Verbal and written fluency in French and English, along with strong communications, interpersonal, and presentation skills.
- Demonstrated team player with effective cross-cultural interpersonal skills; able to develop and communicate a common vision among diverse partners and lead multidisciplinary teams.
- Ability to resolve sensitive and complicated work issues with senior high-level country counterparts, donor representatives, and senior-level staff.
- Ability and willingness to live in Tunisia and travel frequently within the country.
- Additional proficiency in Tunisian Arabic will be preferred.
Position is contingent upon award and funding.
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