Deputy Chief of Party - USAID/Honduras MEL & CLA Activity Proposal

  • Senior-level, Full-time staff position
  • Posted on 4 September 2020

Job Description

The QED Group is seeking a Deputy Chief of Party candidate for the upcoming USAID-funded Honduras Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL) & Collaboration, Learning, and Adapting (CLA) Activity.

This anticipated project will assist USAID/Honduras with project and activity evaluation, performance monitoring, knowledge management, communications, and performance management support services in alignment with the USAID Automated Direct System (ADS) 201, USAID’s Evaluation Policy, and the Journey to Self-Reliance (J2SR). This activity will inform monitoring, evaluation, and learning throughout all stages of the Program Cycle, supporting USAID’s focus on adaptive management to increase developmental effectiveness, and emphasizing CLA approaches to ensure that programs are coordinated with others, grounded in a strong evidence base, and iteratively adapted to remain relevant throughout implementation.

We are seeking a qualified Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP) to join this anticipated activity to be full time and based in Tegucigalpa, Honduras for the duration of the Activity. The DCOP will partner closely with the Chief of Party to guarantee quality, efficiency, integrity, and learning throughout project duration. They will provide managerial oversight and technical guidance to the program. In addition to promoting quality, the DCOP will encourage efficiency in program delivery and compliance. This involves continually monitoring program tasks and activities against goals; minimizing duplication of personnel activities; and defining and using standard operating procedures. The DCOP is also expected to promote learning and innovation. This includes adapting tools and systems; promoting data-driven, evidence-based actions; expanding successful activities’ breadth and depth; building capacity to work in new ways; and communicating best practices to relevant parties.

This position is contingent on QED being awarded this project.


The Deputy Chief of Party will assist the COP in providing overall technical, administrative, and financial management leadership. This includes, but is not limited to:

  • Assisting the Chief of Party with contractual compliance and program management
  • Monitoring project budget and expenditures
  • Serving as Acting Chief of Party when the Chief of Party is unavailable.
  • Making cash flow projections
  • Ensuring timely and qualitative financial reporting in accordance with USAID requirements
  • Supervision of field operations, administration, logistics, and procurement
  • Overseeing the preparation and delivery of annual work plans and reports, quarterly performance monitoring reports, and other client required reporting
  • Managing, delivering, and monitoring of sub-grants
  • Supervising program monitoring, evaluation, and reporting
  • Ensuring quality control and timeliness of all deliverables as required by USAID
  • Ensuring the overall safety of office staff and short-term consultants through management of a security contract and ensuring staff strictly adhere to all security protocols
  • Coordinating the development and implementation of the project technical strategies, adapting global and regional technical resources and tools as needed for the Honduran context
  • Promoting sustainability of project activities with effective networking, coordination and linkages to other programs, partners and counterparts, capacity building of project staff, and institutional strengthening of implementing partners


  • Ten (10) or more years of experience managing finance, operations and security for international donor-funded programs, with at least 8 years of experience working with USAID-funded projects
  • Advanced university degree in relevant subject areas, preferably International Development and/or Development Management with a desired emphasis in Finance and Account, Contracts and Compliance
  • Prior substantive experience as Deputy Chief of Party, Director of Finance and Administration, or its equivalent on USAID-funded projects
  • Thorough understanding of USAID policies and procedures
  • Proven record of excellent management, leadership, decision‐making, communication and interpersonal skills, including being an articulate speaker and sympathetic listener
  • Experience in Honduras or Central America preferred
  • Spanish and English fluency required
  • The DCOP should have demonstrated ability: to assemble, quickly and effectively, and to work with and manage a highly‐skilled, interdisciplinary team; to interact with and lead a broad range of governmental and non‐governmental actors and institutions across sectors; and to implement detailed, organized, timely, accurate M&E programs

About the Organization

QED is a global consulting firm with more than 20 years of experience providing data-driven and insightful solutions in close to 100 countries. We are passionate about transforming lives through knowledge-based solutions. Leveraging deep expertise in monitoring, evaluation, global health, and learning, we help our clients collect, analyze, visualize, and ultimately use data in more effective ways. Our work maximizes results through the use of cutting-edge technologies and innovation, organizational development, and evidence-based decision-making.

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