Deputy Chief of Party

Creative Associates International, Pakistan

Skill Required: HR and AdminProject/ Programme Management
Preferred Experience: 
3 to 10 Years
Apply By: 
Sunday, January 15, 2017 - 19:45


Job Description

The Deputy Chief of Party will be the senior program representative in Karachi and serve as the principal point of contact for all procedural and substantive matters for a donor-funded activity based project in the branch office. S/he will provide oversight of program planning, procurement plans, monitoring and evaluation, training, implementation, program staff recruitment, deployment and development, and building and maintaining relations with government officials, donor personnel, sub-contractors, and partners to ensure program goals are met.

Reporting & Supervision:

The Deputy Chief of Party reports to the Chief of Party and will supervise the Monitoring and Evaluation Officer, Operations Officer and a team of Program Coordinators.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • In close cooperation with the COP, builds and maintains relations with partner organizations, donor personnel, and vendors to ensure effective program implementation;
  • Oversees program planning, implementation and quality control;
  • Supervises the development and implementation of activities, sets targets and monitors timelines in order to ensure the timely completion and closure of activities;
  • Advises and assists a team of Program Coordinators and Field Officers in the implementation, monitoring, and evaluation of program activities;
  • Ensures that program implementation is in accordance with donor rules and regulations, and Creative’s policies and procedures;
  • Ensures that project deliverables are submitted to the client on time and in accordance with donor procedures;
  • Serves as the primary point of contact for procedural and substantive matters in the absence of the COP;
  • Coordinates with HQ on all tracker, payment and activity issues and/or needs;
  • Mentors staff and finds ways to enhance staff development;
  • Oversees implementation of project reporting and monitoring and evaluation activities; and
  • Other duties as assigned by the COP.

Required Skills & Qualifications:

  • Minimum of an advanced degree in social sciences, conflict resolution, law, political science, international development, or a related field;
  • Minimum of 6 years of demonstrated experience in the successful implementation of international development and transition activities, preferably under a USAID or DOS contract – 4 years of which shall have been in senior management including direct supervision of professional and support staff;
  • Intimate familiarity with donor rules and regulations;
  • Demonstrated experience building local and national institutional capacity to independently implement effective and accountable program activities;
  • Demonstrated experience managing significant small grants activities for an international development company or NGO;
  • Experience coordinating sensitive program activities in coordination with high-level government officials, including embassy staff, the client, host country government ministries, and other key stakeholders; and
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English.

Desired Skills & Qualifications:

  • Proficiency in Urdu, Punjabi and/or Sindhi.

Local and regional candidates strongly encouraged to apply.

This position is contingent upon donor funding.

Only finalists will be contacted. No phone calls, please.

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