Deputy Chief of Party, Yemen

  • Mid-level, Full-time staff position
  • Posted on 14 November 2019

Job Description

This position is an unaccompanied post and will be based in Aden with the possibility of later moving to Sana’a or another northern governorate. This position reports to the Chief of Party (COP).


The Deputy Chief of Party will support the Chief of Party in managing the program activities and providing technical leadership for program design and implementation, specifically community-based development and conflict management.
* Provides technical leadership for program design and implementation
+ Leads local Global Communities team and local partners to engage communities during program implementation
+ Pilots stabilization activities and identifies effective to manage conflict and prevent a resurgence of violence
+ Builds capacity of formal and informal local community leaders, organizations and networks to meet constituent and community needsCarries out regular contextual analysis action-oriented learning across YCST interventions to support adaptive management.
* Assist the Chief of Party
+ Supports strategic and operational planning and ensures project compliance with all contractual USAID and Global Communities reporting and financial requirements
Assists in creating and maintaining strong working relationships with USAID, local authority counterparts, local CSOs, and other program stakeholders
Serves as acting Chief of Party in his/her absence
* Program support
+ Manages YCST program staff to ensure the program is achieving its objectives
+ Performs day-to-day management of program implementation, deadlines, reports, and program milestones
+ Makes key decisions and solve problems under tight deadlines while ensuring operational and program integrity
* Other duties as assigned

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Strong knowledge of USAID policies, procedures, and reporting requirements required

Demonstrated skills and experience working closely with and supporting local communities in complex and challenging environments

Demonstrated ability to work successfully with a variety of stakeholders, including donors, local government, civil society, and private sector

Fluency in written and spoken English required; proficiency in written and spoken Arabic preferred

Prior experience in remote team management


Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field with a minimum of 8 years of work experi-ence or Master’s degree preferred, with a minimum of 5 years of work experience.

Experience in a senior position on USAID programs strongly preferred.

Minimum of five years of experience which includes progressively increasing experience manag-ing and implementing community engagement programming in complex, fast-paced and political-ly sensitive contexts

Experience in a conflict or post-conflict area

Minimum of three years of experience supervising staff

Prior experience in Yemen or other countries in the Middle East is preferred

Equivalent combination of experience and education

About the Organization


Yemen Communities Stronger Together (YCST) is a three-year, multi-million US Dollar, a community-led program funded by USAID and implemented by Global Communities (GC) in seven governorates in Yemen (tentatively in Aden, Lahj, Abyan, Taiz, Sana'a, Ibb, and Dhamar). The purpose of YCST is to support local-level initiatives that mitigate conflict, strengthen social cohesion, and promote the peaceful resolution of differences. To reach its goal, YCST will engage communities in an inclusive approach through Participatory Action for Community Enhancement (PACE) Mode to identify and implement service delivery and conflict mitigation projects, build the capacity of formal and informal local leaders, organizations, and networks to serve as neutral arbitrators and peace builders that can meet community and constituent needs that will serve to reduce localized conflicts, and provide stability. The program will also carry out regular and action-oriented learning and contextual analysis
across all interventions to support adaptive management and enhanced outcomes.

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