Chemonics seeks a Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP) – Programs for the ongoing OTI/Iraq Regional Program II (IRP II) project. The location of this long-term field assignment is Erbil, Iraq, with frequent field travel to other regions of Iraq as needed to monitor project implementation and meet with local partners.
Drawing on the recovery gains made under the first iteration of the Iraq Regional Program, IRP II seeks to increase stability in Iraq by increasing perceptions of equity and inclusion in strategic marginalized communities and reducing polarization and division among Iraqi society. IRP II will increase responsive, equitable service provision; expand livelihoods; increase opportunities for civic engagement; and counter disinformation and divisive rhetoric. The DCOP- Programs reports to the Chief of Party (COP). The location of this field assignment is Erbil, Iraq. We are looking for individuals who have a passion for making a difference in the lives of people around the world. The DCOP-Programs will have strong management, communication and leadership skills and ideally have demonstrated experience successfully operating in sensitive political and cultural contexts.
- Supervise activity development staff and other staff involved in activity development and implementation.
- Ensures appropriate implementation of program strategy.
- Ensures that procedures are established and complied with for activity development, activity worthiness, activity implementation, management, and closeout.
- Ensures that program implementation is in accordance with regulations and procedures and the specifications determined in the Task Order SOW, including monitoring grantee worthiness, ensuring that all procurement processes are perceived as transparent by beneficiary communities, ensuring fair and transparent processes, overseeing Transition Activities Pool (TAP) funds allocation, and monitoring activity implementation.
- Work with the COP, DCOP – Operations, the Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning Manager, and field-based coordinators to improve implementation processes throughout the program
- Serves as the COP and OTI CR’s (and/or the CR’s designee(s)) primary point of contact for current information about the status of activity implementation.
- In collaboration with local staff in-country, identifies program opportunities and potential local partners.
- Ensures the relevant staff use, maintain, and regularly update the Activity Database on a weekly basis, and that data is consistent and complete.
- Works with the COP, DCOP – Operations, and Program Risk and Security Director to support security of persons, information, and goods directly related to implementation of individual activities
- Serves as Acting COP, when the COP is absent from the Program
- Undertakes other duties as assigned by the COP
- At least six (6) years of relevant experience and a minimum of a bachelor’s degree or ten (10) years of experience, including experience with a donor, contractor or international NGO with some demonstrated supervisory experience
- Minimum of one (1) year of supervisory experience, preferably with culturally and geographically diverse staff, highly desired
- Experience working in developing countries is required, preferably complex, high-speed and challenging field operations
- Financial management experience, including budgeting, financial management (tracking, reporting and accounting, and procurement)
- The candidate should have experience with activity design as well as development and management of projects, preferably including both community-level and national-level activities.
- Experience developing and administering grants or small grants programs required
- The DCOP-P must have the capacity to understand and analyze national, regional, and local politics; to guide the program staff in creatively designing grants that relate to the current political environment; and to ensure that activities are appropriately implemented, monitored, evaluated, and closed-out.
- Experience working in Iraq or other Middle Eastern countries undergoing transition highly desired, but not required
- Ability to cope with and function effectively in high stress and fluid environments
- Experience with remote management in transition environments is highly desired, but not required
- Fluency in written and oral English is required
- Demonstrated working fluency or proficiency in Arabic is highly desired
Application Instructions: Please send a CV and brief expression of interest/cover letter to email@example.com by COB Friday, April 1. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Please obtain supervisor approval prior to applying. Please contact the Iraq/OTI PMU (IraqOTIPMU@chemonics.com) with any questions.
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