Deputy Chief of Party - USAID/Philippines Cities for Enhanced Engagement and Governance (CHANGE)

  • Senior-level, Full-time staff position
  • Posted on 19 June 2020

Job Description

The International City/County Management Association (ICMA) is seeking a Deputy Chief of Party for the anticipated USAID/Philippines-funded program titled: Cities for Enhanced Engagement and Governance (CHANGE) Activity.

CHANGE will pursue three expected results, namely:

· Objective 1: Strengthening the enabling environment for decentralization;

· Objective 2: Enhancing service delivery capacity, legitimacy, transparency and accountability of participating local governments; and

· Objective 3: Empowering citizens by increasing their participation in and oversight of local governance processes.

USAID/Philippines’ CHANGE activity will utilize a flexible and adaptive two-phased implementing mechanism that will support the priority thrust of the Government of the Philippines to support people-centered, clean and efficient governance.

The Deputy Chief of Party will work with the COP, Component Leads, and the management team to oversee project administration, operations, and monitoring and evaluation activities. The Deputy Chief of Party will work closely with the home office as well as field office management teams to ensure smooth operations and that the program focuses on achieving results. The DCOP will backstop the COP, Component Leads, and technical staff as needed. Specifically, the Deputy Chief of Party will:

  • Be Responsible for managing the daily operations of the program, including administrative and financial oversight, supervision over M&E activities, backstopping long‐ and short‐term specialists, and reporting to USAID;
  • Oversee the successful implementation of crosscutting project activities;
  • Manage program operations, including administration, logistics, procurement, budgeting, finance and compliance, property, and oversight of grants under contract;
  • Manage and oversee project support team leads for Finance, Operations, HR, and Procurement, ensuring on-schedule and on-budget implementation and compliance with ICMA and USAID policies and procedures;
  • Oversee effective monitoring, evaluation and reporting of overall project activities;
  • Collaborate with USAID, stakeholders and other counterparts such as national and local governments and institutions, other donors, NGOs, and leaders in different sectors to achieve project goals;
  • Supporting the development of the project strategic framework and work plans for program implementation to ensure the achievement of the three CHANGE component objectives;
  • Fulfill the responsibilities of the Chief of Party in his/her absence.


· Master’s degree or higher in a related field (public administration, economics, business, law, social sciences);

· 10 years of experience managing international development programs.

· Familiarity with relevant U.S government regulations

· Demonstrated experience in managing programs focused on local governance, public administration, financial management, civic engagement, governance reforms, or improvement in the delivery of public services, particularly in the Philippines or the region;

· Proven ability to lead and form constructive partnerships with and among local counterparts in government and the private sector.

· Excellent oral and written communication in English; fluency in Filipino is a plus.

· Philippine nationals are encouraged to apply.

About the Organization

The International City/County Management Association (ICMA), 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 13,000 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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