Job DescriptionRTI International•s International Development Group seeks an experienced USAID project management professional, with proven expertise managing USAID-funded contracts. The Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP) will provide senior level project management support to RTI•s USAID Wildlife Asia (UWA) project, ensuring efficient, effective and responsive management of this complex regional countering wildlife trafficking (CWT) program.• The Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP) will have primary responsibility for project management and administration, under the authority and oversight of the Chief of Party (COP).
The DCOP will support the COP in all aspects of project management, and will also be expected to support technical implementation, as appropriate and needed.• As such, knowledge or experience in CWT would be beneficial. Candidate will be a key contributor to the USAID Wildlife Asia program and our Climate, Natural Resources and Water team, driving operational and technical excellence.
This position is based in Bangkok, Thailand. Some regional travel may be required. Local nationals are strongly encouraged to apply.
- Primary responsibility for oversight of day-to-day project management, including finance, operations, administration, HR, IT, procurement and logistics.
- Work closely with home office project management team, relevant business partners, and regional office business partners to manage and administer UWA in full accordance with USAID rules and regulations and RTI International protocols, procedures and processes.•
- Track and manage all project communications with USAID/RDMA and AID/W, in close coordination with COP, ensuring a high level of responsiveness to the wide range of information requests and follow-up actions requested of the project. This includes maintaining a good relationship and being responsive to USAID priorities, needs, and regular requests for information to inform portfolio reviews, respond to questions from Washington, etc.
- Assume the role of Acting Chief of Party when the COP is absent from the program.
- Primary responsibility for field office level subcontractor management, under the authority of the COP. This includes, but is not limited to, the following: 1) initial review of all subcontractor invoices and supporting documents, in coordination with relevant technical leads, for accuracy, allowability and compliance against agreed scopes of work and levels of effort; 2) rapid follow-up for any questions or issues with invoices from sub-contractors; and, 3) tracking each subcontractor burn rate against budget and obligation, in coordination with the home office.
- Assist with the identification, recruitment and approval process for local national and international consultants.
- In collaboration with the home office project management team, manage and track all international travel approval requests to RDMA
- Coordinate the preparation of annual workplans (and any subsequent revisions), quarterly and annual progress reports, and other project deliverables, as determined by the COP; lead work plan budgeting process, working closely with the home office project management team.
- Support the COP in developing partnerships with government, non-government and private institutions to help expand the USAID Wildlife Asia constituency;
- Attend and represent USAID Wildlife Asia at meetings, workshops, press conferences, training courses, and other similar events, as appropriate and directed by the COP.
Education and Experience:
- Bachelor•s degree in finance, business administration, management, or other relevant discipline required.
- Minimum 8 years• experience in donor-funded contracts and project management, assuming progressively greater responsibilities, required.
- Minimum 4 years• experience in project management, administration and contracts administration of USAID-funded contracts required.
- Experience working with donor-funded regional programs covering at least some of the UWA geographic scope (Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos and China) preferred.•
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
- Proven knowledge of USAID FAR and AIDAR regulations governing contracts and project management.
- Ability to work effectively in a multi-cultural, multi-disciplinary team.
- Fluent in written and spoken English required; fluent in written and spoken Thai strongly preferred.
- Able to work effectively with the Miscrosoft office suite (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint) and Adobe required. Experience working with QuickBooks strongly preferred.
Preference will be given to those able to live and work in Thailand without non-resident allowances.
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