Deputy Chief of Party, USAID Training for Pakistan (TfP) III

Islamabad, Pakistan
Apply by 17 June 2018
Senior-level , Full-time staff position
Posted on 18 May 2018

Job Description

World Learning is a leading international non-profit organization focusing on education and workforce development. We are seeking an experienced Deputy Chief of Party (DCoP) for the anticipated Training for Pakistan (TfP) III workforce development and capacity building program funded by USAID/Pakistan. Reporting to the Chief of Party (CoP), the DCoP will manage all aspects of program operations, including reporting, contracting and administration, human resources, financial management, and work-planning. The ideal candidate will be a dynamic and seasoned manager, able to work effectively and respectfully with individuals form diverse backgrounds and experienced in the management of large, complex donor-funded activities.

Recruitment contingent upon successful award of the project. Interested candidates should submit their CV or resume and cover letter (in English) to: recruitment@worldlearning.org. Please include the “DCoP – TfP III” on the subject line as well as a note explaining your qualifications for the position. Only finalist candidates will be contacted. No telephone enquiries please. Interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis and qualified candidates should apply as soon as possible.

Responsibilities

  • Programmatic aspects of the program. S/he or his or her designee will supervise the activity development staff and other staff involved in activity development, implementation, monitoring, evaluation, and reporting;
  • Work with and assist CoP in the development of the Mission PTP, staff management, coordination with USAID and all partner organizations, TNA, planning, implementing and evaluating the results of training programs;
  • Serving as the CoP and USAID COR primary point of contact for current information about the status of grants implementation;
  • S/he will also ensure that the relevant staff use and maintain the PakInfo Database, TraiNet, and that data is consistent and complete;
  • Under the guidance of the USAID COR and Chief of Party, contributing to the design and implementation of the Assessment system at the activity level and for ensuring that all activities are monitored and assessed in accordance with the MEL Plan;
  • Serve as Acting CoP in the absence of Chief of Party.

Requirements

  • Master’s degree in human resource management / international or economic development / public or business administration/ public policy / social science or a related technical field is highly desirable;
  • Eight (8) years of experience managing operational or contractual aspects for large, complex donor-funded international development projects, with a minimum of three (3) years of experience in a leadership role in development projects of a size and scope similar to TfP III;
  • Knowledge of USAID rules and regulations, including procurement, financial administration, and M&E reporting;
  • Strong leadership, teambuilding, and management skills;
  • Commitment to inclusive programming that encourages full participation of individuals regardless of gender, disability status, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or other marginalized status.

About the Organization

Eighty years ago, a group of young Americans sailed to Germany on a cultural exchange program. They returned home with lifelong friendships, a broader understanding of the world, and the ability to empathize with people from other cultures. This was the beginning of The Experiment in International Living. It was also the beginning of World Learning.

The Experiment in International Living is still a vibrant part of World Learning today. But as global needs have grown, World Learning has grown too. Today World Learning operates the SIT graduate school, study abroad programs, and leads international development and civic activism programs throughout the world.

In 60 countries with an annual budget of over $100 million, World Learning empowers people and strengthens institutions that help people learn, grow, and thrive.

Nobel Peace Prize winners and heads of parliament have earned master’s degrees at our School of International Training. College students spend a semester abroad in our Study Abroad program. Judges, police officers and other community leaders hone their skills through our international exchanges. Activists in Myanmar learn community organizing through our international development program.

Today, more than ever, the world needs fully engaged global citizens who recognize what it means to build bridges of tolerance, respect, and understanding and have the knowledge, skills, and international experience to assume leadership positions in the world. At this moment of unprecedented, acute, international need and opportunity, World Learning is responding by re-investing in its programs, deepening their impact, and implementing a global vision for the future.

World Learning is an equal employment opportunity/affirmative action/veterans/ADA employer, committed to increasing the diversity of its workforce.

More information

JD - DCoP 5-18.pdf

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