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Position Summary :
Creative Associates International is accepting applications for Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP) for the anticipated USAID-funded Basic Education project in the Philippines.
This activity will work with the Philippine Department of Education to improve early-grade reading outcomes through improved reading instruction and delivery systems, improved access to quality materials, and increased community involvement.
The DCOP will work in concert with the Chief of Party (COP), providing sound operational management in support of activity implementation.
He or she will support the COP in all technical, operational, and management aspects of the project and ensure that all appropriate reporting requirements are met.
The DCOP will report directly to the COP and will be considered Acting COP in his / her absence.
Reporting & Supervision :
This position reports to the Chief of Party.
Expected Outcomes :
Provide operational management and leadership in coordination with the COP.
Support the COP in technical, operational and management, oversight and represent the project in the COP’s absence.
Ensure the quality and timeliness of report submissions.
Primary Responsibilities :
Oversee all program operations, including administration, human resources, procurement and logistics, IT, communications, and grants;
Coordinate the day-to-day management of operational staff in all project offices;
Support the COP in managing the project team, ensuring a technically and operationally-sound program;
Lead the development of annual work plans, milestone plans, and programmatic and operational budgeting;
Ensure the timely preparation of required reports and deliverables, including quarterly, annual, and financial reports in accordance with USAID guidelines;
Ensure project activities are meeting client expectations and that project results and accomplishments are disseminated appropriately;
Work with the COP to improve implementation processes throughout the project;
Represent the project in local, national, and international meetings and events in the absence of the COP; and
Assist in the identification, recruitment, and management of consultants, and subcontractors / subawardees.
Required Skills & Qualifications :
Master’s degree in a relevant field, with additional experience in similar types of programs;
A minimum of eight (8) years of relevant experience in program operations and management in support of large-scale international development programs, education programs preferred;
Experience with basic education projects, capacity-strengthening of school-community organizations and school development preferred;
Strong communication and interpersonal skills, and the ability to develop relations with donors and key stakeholders;
Demonstrated ability to effectively manage and build high performing teams;
Experience with USAID-funded programs preferred; and
Excellent written and spoken English required, proficiency in Filipino strongly desired.