Technology, Research and Innovation for Development Program is a USAID-funded
program implemented by RTI International. STRIDE is a key component in the
Partnership for Growth with Equity (PFGE) initiative, which represents a new
framework for deepening and strengthening US–Philippines bilateral engagement
toward promoting broad‐based and inclusive economic growth. The goal of PFGE is
to assist the Philippines’ move from a low-growth path to a higher, sustained,
and more inclusive growth trajectory in line with other high‐performing
emerging economies. Its interventions are focused on the three interrelated
areas of improving regulatory quality, strengthening the rule of law, and
enhancing fiscal performance.
2013, the STRIDE program has worked with partners in government, industry and academia
to improve the research capacity and output of HEI institutions, linkages with
industry and government coordination to strengthen the Philippines innovation ecosystem
leading to inclusive economic growth.
The Deputy Chief
of Party (DCOP) will provide technical management in coordination with the
Chief of Party (COP) and other members of the project leadership
team. S/he will ensure the timely deliverables of the technical components
of the project as well as provide operational support for program activities,
ensuring close collaboration with the COP and technical leads in adherence to
the approved workplan and budget. The DCOP will also help maintain strong
collaborations with partner stakeholders and agencies.
DCOP will also be responsible for supporting the Chief of Party in providing technical
oversight to other aspects of the project, with some focus on activities that
support policy and regulatory environments in innovation. S/he will ensure seamless
coordination with technical efforts and will act as COP in the COP’s absence.
and maintain strong relationships with key stakeholders including USAID, university
faculty and officials, industry leaders, and government officials.
the COP in providing technical management of the project and its activities.
that project performance and outcomes are meeting client and stakeholder
the project in various official events and field activities particularly those
outside the National Capital Region.
and implement activities that provide policy enhancements and a supportive
regulatory environment for innovation with academic and government
and edit technical reports, presentations, official correspondence, and policy
briefs for the project activities.
manage technical team members of the project, ensuring appropriate performance
and addressing challenges as needed.
- Work with the COP, home office project team and in country team to
develop annual work plans, performance milestone plans, and associated
budgeting. Support the USAID review and approval process, with close
collaboration with the COP.
- Help ensure
that the project is adhering to USAID rules and regulations, as well as RTI
policies and procedures.
Degree with at least 10 years of related work experience or a Doctoral degree
with at least 7 years of related work experience. Educational background can be
in a relevant social science field or in the natural sciences and engineering.
minimum of 5 years of management experience in support of development projects
or innovation/research programs is preferred.
ability to build consensus and develop high performing teams.
ability to work across technical and operational areas within an academic,
business, or corporate group.
- Very strong
communication skills, both oral and written. Primary authorship experience of
official reports and publications is preferred.
- Very strong
interpersonal skills and the ability to develop excellent relations with key
local stakeholders in government, academe, and industry.
fluency; Native fluency or proficiency in Filipino and other languages of the
Philippines are a plus.
and experience with international development contracting and implementation policies
and procedures, especially with USAID, are a plus.