Deputy Chief of Party

Creative Associates International, Pakistan

Skill Required:, HR and AdminProject/ Programme Management
Preferred Experience: 
3 to 10 Years
Closing Date for Applications: 
16th January, 2017

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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