Deputy Chief of Party

Creative Associates International, Senegal

Skill Required:, Project/ Programme Management
Preferred Experience: 
3 to 10 Years
Closing Date for Applications: 
31st January, 2018

Job Description

Project Description:

The Equitable Access to Education in Southern Senegal project aims to provide increased equitable access to education to girls and boys aged approximately 9 to 16 living in the crisis-affected Casamance regions (Ziguinchor, Sedhiou, Kolda) and Kedougou region. It is a five-year project.

Position Summary: The Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP) works under the leadership of the Chief of Party (COP) and supports the COP in appropriate technical and coordination aspects of program.

Reporting & Supervision: This position reports to the Chief of Party (COP).

Primary Responsibilities:

  • The DCOP will oversee all aspects of project implementation through direct supervision of its project components.
  • The DCOP will provide support to the Chief of Party in representational, programmatic, strategic development and quality control duties.
  • S/he will liaise with USAID and government stakeholders to respond to their informational, data and monitoring requirements.
  • Support the management and supervision of staff.
  • Assist in the formulation of annual work plans, in cooperation with the Chief of Party, other project staff, USAID, and the MOE.
  • Develop and deliver reports and written documentation related to technical activities to be reported to USAID, including weekly, quarterly and annual reports.

Required Skills & Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in education, management or other relevant field. Additional experience in similar type of programs may be considered in lieu of a Master’s degree.
  • At least 8 years of relevant experience in progressively responsible technical or managerial roles in developing countries and specifically in the areas of education.
  • At least 4 years of experience in a management role.
  • Demonstrated exemplary management, communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Previous experience in West Africa is highly desired.
  • Working proficiency in English and in French is required.


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