Chief of Party

DT Global, Tunisia

Skill Required:, Project/ Programme ManagementTraining and Capacity Building
Preferred Experience: 
Above 10 Years
Closing Date for Applications: 
16th November, 2020

Job Description

Built on the strengths, knowledge, and 50+ years of experience from AECOM International Development, Development Transformations, and the Global Peace and Development Charitable Trust, we have a global ecosystem – including a non-profit partner, the DT Institute – working together to develop cutting edge solutions to the world’s most pressing challenges. With corporate offices in the USA, Spain and Australia, in addition to project field offices in over 90 countries around the world, DT Global implements projects funded from a wide array of clients, including USAID, EU, DFAT, NC, MFAT, DFID and other public and private stakeholders. We value learning, research, and rapid program adaptation in response to changing realities on the ground. Together with our global team of experts, we are building technical capabilities across sectors in order to deliver high-quality interventions and transform lives around the world.

DT Global is seeking a Chief of Party (COP) for an anticipated USAID program in Tunisia.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Provide overall project leadership, management, and technical direction
  • Supervise technical and administrative staff
  • Extensive knowledge of USAID Regulations and Compliance.
  • Serve as the primary liaison with USAID, the host-country government, and local and regional partners
  • Ensure that all project assistance is technically sound, appropriate, and aligned with the program’s long-term vision
  • Oversees work planning, performance management, and strategic communications
  • Work with HQs to make sure that the project is executed according to the vision of all stakeholders.


  • Advanced degree in international development, international affairs, economic development, or a related field preferred
  • Experience working in Tunisia or MENA preferred, but not required
  • Ability to analyze complex, politically sensitive issues and ensure strategic program coherence in dynamic environments
  • Minimum of 10 years of experience in managing and implementing development projects of similar size and scope, preferably in a conflict or post-conflict environment
  • Demonstrated experience collaborating with civil society organizations to identify community needs
  • Demonstrated experience liaising and collaborating with host government institutions
  • Demonstrated experience in civil society and governance programming
  • Demonstrated experience working to build the capacity of local NGOs, Associations, Think Tanks, and other local organizations
  • Demonstrated ability to work and liaise with advocacy campaigners, watchdog organizations, and global governance process organizations
  • Strong facilitation, communication, collaboration, and leadership skills
  • Experience with adaptive management approaches
  • Personnel and resource management, coordination, and decision-making skills along with an ability to troubleshoot
  • Experience with small grants
  • Demonstrated leadership, flexibility and resourcefulness.

Highly Desired Qualifications:

The following qualifications are highly desired but not required:

  • Demonstrated experience and knowledge in establishing systems and overseeing program start-up under limited time constraints
  • Demonstrated experience liaising effectively with high level, host country government officials and civil society leaders
  • Demonstrated experience and knowledge in overseeing program close-out
  • Demonstrated proficiency in French.


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