Deputy Chief of Party – USAID/Indonesia Local Governance Enabling Environment (L-GEE) Program

  • Mid-level, Full-time staff position
  • Posted on 3 January 2020

Job Description

The International City/County Management Association (ICMA) is seeking a Deputy Chief of Party for the upcoming USAID/Indonesia Local Governance Enabling Environment (L-GEE) program.

Program Goal:

The purpose of the program is to improve Indonesian service delivery at the subnational level by establishing governance systems to enhance oversight mechanisms and effectively manage key service processes. With over 100 years of experience and more than 12,000 local government practitioners at the ready within our membership, ICMA is well-positioned to provide the technical expertise necessary to drive USAID results and advance the long-term success of Indonesian self-reliance in sound governance and sustainable development.


The Deputy Chief of Party will be a governance expert and provide technical leadership on the program. S/he will be responsible for ensuring an integrated vision among different components and actors, with a focus on achieving the results defined in the procurement. This individual will:

  • Support the development of the program strategic framework and work plans for implementation, in order to ensure the achievement of program goals;
  • Provide oversight of program operations, including administration, logistics, procurement, budgeting, finance and compliance, property, and oversight of grants under contract;
  • Support a broad range of activities related to service delivery, good governance, public financial management, decentralization, and civic engagement;
  • Fulfill the responsibilities of the Chief of Party in his/her absence.

Skills and Qualifications:

  • An advanced degree from an accredited university in a relevant field.
  • At least 8 years of experience in the management and implementation of donor-funded democratic governance programs in Indonesia or Southeast Asia.
  • A successful track record of working with civil society, private sector, faith-based and media actors to achieve project goals.
  • The ability to work in a dynamic environment and manage relationships with and among stakeholders.
  • A keen understanding of political economy issues that need to be considered as the program evolves.
  • The ability to communicate effectively on the technical aspects of implementation with a wide variety of stakeholders and different levels of government.
  • Experience in the hiring and supervision of host country personnel.
  • The ability to work collaboratively with other projects and international partners to further program outcomes.
  • Financial management experience, including budgeting, procurement, reporting, and accounting.
  • An intimate understanding of USAID policies and procedures.
  • Excellent communication, facilitation, decision-making, and conflict resolution skills.
  • Fluency in English (spoken, written and reading).
  • Indonesian (Bahasa Indonesia) language skills are desirable but not required.

About the Organization

ICMA, the International City/County Management Association, is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization which develops tools and resources that advance professional local governance in order to create sustainable communities that improve lives worldwide. Since 1914, ICMA has implemented over 500 programs in more than 70 countries, delivering hands-on assistance by tapping into the knowledge and skillset of more than 12,500 members, who provide long-term learning, mentorship, and partnership opportunities for their counterparts in local government. ICMA performs a wide range of mission-driven grant and contract-funded work both in the U.S. and internationally, thanks to the support of federal government agencies, international foundations, and corporations.

For more information regarding ICMA’s programs and services, please visit

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