The Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP) supports and collaborates with the Chief of Party (COP) to coordinate field office activities and managing the office. He/she will also oversee select program objectives, which will be determined in consultation with the Chief of Party and the Regional Director of Asia-Pacific. In addition, the DCOP will be responsible for ensuring compliance with USAID and non-US donor rules and regulations and will manage the program in the absence of the COP. This position would be based in Yangon, Myanmar with frequent travel to Naypyitaw. This position is contingent upon funding.
Master’s degree in science, public policy, international development, or related field strongly preferred.
Minimum of 10 years of relevant experience in international development, preferably in the area of democracy and governance with preference given to those with experience in the field of elections, governance, conflict mitigation and/or development. Minimum of 5 years of experience with USAID and non-US-funded activities in related program area, with at least 3 years of overseas living experience. Familiarity with political, economic and social context within assigned region. Knowledge of election administration and experience working with elections management bodies and civil society organizations.
RELATED SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE:
Technical knowledge and experience in area(s) of project focus. Broad knowledge of election administration and operations, and experience working with election management bodies in a senior advisory capacity at the national level. Solid experience in the field of civil society and inclusion program implementation in developing countries. Experience with financial tracking, forecasting and Microsoft Excel-based spreadsheets. Demonstrated leadership, national staff management, project administration and financial management skills. Knowledge of USAID and/or DFID and DFAT financial regulations and contract compliance requirements. Detailed oriented and organized. Demonstrated ability to manage staff, prioritize and handle multiple tasks and consistently meet tight deadlines. Ability to develop and manage effective local relationships by applying cultural awareness. Strong communicator, both verbally and in writing, in both English and other language(s). Collaborative, team oriented individual. Proven capacity to work well with minimal supervision. Experience in managing relationships with international donor community.
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