The Deputy Chief of Party is a full-time position for an upcoming six (6) years funding opportunity that we expect USAID to release soon. The objective of the Central African Republic (CAR) Regional Peacebuilding and Anticorruption Mechanism Activity is to reduce violence and build more effective, accountable, and democratic governance systems in CAR with a focus on the community level.
Reporting & Supervision:
The Deputy Chief of Party, Programs (DCoP) will lead the programmatic detailed design, planning and implementation of the project, reporting to the CoP.
Bangui, CAR / TBC
Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
+ Provide leadership, strategic guidance, technical expertise, and management for the programmatic aspects of the project, under the overall supervision of the CoP;
+ Plan, direct. and coordinate technical activities to ensure that project goals and objectives are met, and prescribed timeframes and funding parameters are adhered to;
+ Act as the acting CoP in his or her absence.
Key Competencies Required:
+ USAID DCoP experience strongly desired. Experience in a similar role (such as project director/deputy director, project team leader/deputy team leader or country director/deputy country director for programs) required;
+ Graduate degree in a relevant field strongly desired;
+ At the absolute minimum, 7 years of relevant professional project management experience, 15 years of overall professional experience strongly desired;
+ At least 5 years of relevant experience in at least one technical field related to the project required. Longer and more diverse technical expertise strongly desired;
+ At least 5 years of relevant working experience in contexts similar to the Central African Republic required; direct experience in Central Africa strongly desired; direct experience in the Central African Republic desired;
+ Direct substantive experience of project management at or above USD 4 million a year absolutely required; at or above USD 8 million a year strongly desired;
+ At the very least, full professional proficiency in written and spoken French AND English required; fully fluent in at least one of those languages desired. Ability to independently produce high quality reports and documents in English for an external audience without the need for assistance in terms of English language;
+ Advanced command of Word, Excel and confidence and skills with technology, including web-based collaboration platforms;
+ Demonstrated track record on the duration of roles held, specifically seeing projects through for their entire duration and/or to their end date. The project is expected to last for six years and Invisible Children is looking for candidates who can credibly demonstrate an interest in overseeing the project for its entire duration.
Compensation and benefits:
Invisible Children provides a monetary and non-monetary compensation and benefits package that favorably compares to leading INGOs.
Diversity, Equity & Inclusion:
We welcome applications from all sections of society and actively encourage diversity to drive innovation, creativity, success, and good practice. We positively welcome and seek to ensure we achieve diversity in our workforce, and that all job applicants and employees receive equal and fair treatment regardless of their background or personal characteristics. These include (but are not limited to): socio-economic background, age, race, gender identity, religion, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disability, nationality, veteran, marital or indigenous status.
We define Safeguarding as “the preventative action taken by Invisible Children to protect our people, clients and the communities we work with from harm”. We are committed to ensuring that all children and adults who come into contact with Invisible Children are treated with respect and are free from abuse. All successful candidates will be subject to an enhanced selection process including safeguarding-focused interviews and a rigorous due diligence process.
Please submit your CV to [email protected]. Please include “DEPUTY CoP CAR Peacebuilding – YOUR NAME” in the subject line and indicate where you saw the job posting in your email. This is a proposal position. Invisible Children will review applications on a rolling basis. If you apply for the CoP position for this project, there is no need to also apply to the DCOP position; Invisible Children will actively review applicants with both roles in mind.
About Invisible Children:
Invisible Children is a nonprofit organization working to end violent conflict and foster thriving ecosystems in solidarity with our world’s most at-risk communities. Today, we are leveraging lessons we have learned, the expertise we have developed, and trusting relationships with communities to break cycles of violence in regions facing violent conflicts.