Chemonics

Deputy Chief of Party (Programs)

Chemonics

Job Description

Chemonics seeks a deputy Chief of Party-programs (DCOP-P) for the Transition to New Sudan (TNS) project funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Office of Transition Initiatives (OTI). TNS supports the Sudanese government to consolidate Sudan’s democratic transition, fostering independent media, and strengthening the engagement of civil society in the transition process. The project launched in August 2020 with a base implementation period of three years and possibility of two additional option years. As a member of the Senior Leadership team, the DCOP-P will lead the project team responsible for analyzing problem sets, identifying interventions, developing a wide range of small and medium-size grant and Technical Assistance activities, and then ensuring quick and effective implementation of these activities. This position will be based in Khartoum, Sudan, and the successful candidate will be expected to make a minimum commitment of 18 months in the position. We are looking for individuals who have a passion for making a difference in the lives of people around the world.

Responsibilities include:
  • Lead a team of more than 10 program development, grants, and procurement staff in the identification, development, and implementation of a wide range of grants-under-contract and technical assistance activities
  • Provide day-to-day guidance, mentoring, and problem-solving skills, working in full partnership with the chief of party (COP) and OTI country team
  • Work with key government and non-governmental counterparts to identify priorities and resolve development and implementation challenges
  • Ensure compliance with USAID and other regulations on complex tasks and resolve issues and challenges in a timely and effective manner
  • Mentor their team, fostering their development as professionals and preparing the best performers for higher-level positions on this or other projects
Qualifications:
  • Minimum six years of relevant work experience
  • Minimum two years of field experience on an OTI or similar project, including supervisory experience leading and mentoring host-country teams
  • B.A. in international development, peace studies, or related field required, with a relevant M.A. preferred
  • Demonstrated experience leading the development of Small Grants to achieve larger stabilization and transition goals, with a preference for developing and implementing grants under the OTI model
  • Demonstrated experience contributing to development, assessment, and adaptation of dynamic transition strategies, objectives, and specific interventions in a fast-paced and flexible manner
  • Demonstrated experience working collaboratively with clients, project leadership, and host-country counterparts at senior levels in government and in non-governmental organizations
  • Demonstrated experience leading donor-funded efforts in complex and politically sensitive transition or stabilization contexts, with a preference for Sudan, the Arabic-speaking world, and/or East and Southern Africa
  • Demonstrated leadership, versatility, and integrity
  • Fluency in written and spoken English required; fluency in written and spoken Arabic preferred
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