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Dexis is seeking Chief of Party (COP) candidates to support anticipated programs to be awarded under the USAID Office of Transition Initiatives (OTI) SWIFT 5 IDIQ and other expected stabilization sector opportunities currently under development. Successful candidates will be placed on a roster so they can be rapidly engaged and/or placed as opportunities arise worldwide.
The COP is responsible for field management of the Task Order and maintaining strong in-country relationships with USAID/OTI and other counterparts. Under the guidance and overall technical direction of the Country Representative (CR), the COP ensures development of strategies and impactful activities that achieve program objectives, while overseeing all aspects of implementation. The COP is also responsible for overall compliance with USAID rules and regulations; maximizing efficiency through the appropriate allocation of program resources; ensuring that program systems are fast, flexible, and compliant; creating a culture that embraces the one team approach, adaptive management, and learning; ensuring a high capacity and well-functioning field team; and making key decisions and solving problems, while also maintaining operational and program integrity. The COP will be expected to have a strong grasp of local political, legal, security, and economic contexts.
· Responsible for field management of the Task Order and the in-country relationship with USAID/OTI.
· Under the guidance and overall technical direction of CR, ensure development and implementation of strategies and impactful activities that achieve program objectives.
· Effectively allocate resources, oversee the development of streamlined and efficient systems, make key decisions, and provide creative solutions, while ensuring program integrity, secure operations, and that overall program direction is guided by the Task Order Contracting Officer’s Representative and CR.
· Engage in all aspects of program management; ensure field adherence to established policies, procedures, and guides, such as the field procurement manual, field finance manual, and activity manual addendum.
· Under the guidance of the CR and/or their designee(s), contribute to the design and implementation of M&E systems.
· Develop familiarity with, and maintain daily usage of, the USAID/OTI Web Based Database, and ultimately responsible for ensuring that data is current, consistent, and complete.
· Manage, oversee, and report on project progress and quality of performance; lead the completion of field-based deliverables, such as semi-annual reports.
· In collaboration with and under the guidance of the OTI, engage in ongoing strategic and political contextual analysis and oversee program mapping efforts
· Supervise key positions, such as the Deputy Chief of Party – Operations and the Deputy Chief of Party Programs; ensures a high capacity and well-functioning field team.
· Create a culture that supports the one team approach, adaptive management, and the well-being of both expatriate and national staff.
· Bachelor’s degree or higher in international relations, development, economics, business administration, public administration, or a related field.
· Minimum of ten (10) years of progressively responsible management experience; at least three (3) years of which must be in a fragile or transitioning context.
· Minimum of eight (8) years of relevant work experience and a Master’s degree or ten (10) years of relevant work experience and a Bachelor’s degree.
· Experience with small grants programs that provide rapid assistance in response to emerging windows of opportunity.
· Experience in the hiring, supervising, and training of host country personnel.
· Financial management experience, including budgeting, financial tracking, reporting, and accounting.
· Experience with activity design, development, and implementation.
· Experience with monitoring, evaluation, and learning on quick impact programs.
· Supervisory experience working with culturally and geographically diverse staff.
· Excellent oral and written communication skills in English.
· Demonstrated experience and knowledge in establishing systems and overseeing program start-up under limited time constraints.
· Experience with remote management in transition or insecure environments.
· Experience working in countries undergoing political transition.
· Expertise in one or more of the following technical programmatic areas: countering violent extremism, peace processes, transitional justice and/or reconciliation, conflict resolution, citizen security, media, polling/surveys, governance, electoral assistance, small-scale infrastructure, communications, small enterprise stimulus, civil society engagement, livelihoods, protection, and/or reintegration.
· Past representational experience with host governments, other donors, and civil society and demonstrated success with inter-agency coordination and joint programming.
· Professional proficiency in other languages, such as Arabic, French, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish.
Dexis is on a mission to help solve today’s most pressing global political, social, and economic challenges and create a world where all people are safe and prosperous. As a Dexis employee, you will be challenged, empowered, and mentored. Our motto is “find a way or make a way” — that’s how Dexis goes “all in.” How will you?
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Only those applicants who meet the above criteria will be contacted for interview.
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