Chemonics seeks a deputy chief of party. Chemonics International Inc., a US-based international development consulting firm, is accepting applications from qualified professionals for the USAID Iraq Renewable Energy project. The Iraq Renewable Energy project aims to provide technical assistance to the Government of Iraq to implement plans for off-grid energy, green modeling, develop sound energy infrastructure, enable energy sector reforms, and grow sustainable, secure energy markets throughout Iraq. We are looking for individuals who have a passion for making a difference in the lives of people around the world.
The Deputy Chief of Party reports to the Chief of Party.
The Deputy Chief of Party position is the second most senior position on the project and primarily responsible for programmatic aspects of the programs.
- The DCOP will closely oversee day-to-day implementation, personnel management, monitoring, evaluation and reporting for the Iraq Renewable Energy project
- Coordinating closely with and at the direction of the Chief of Party, this position will be responsible for managing programmatic representation, technical implementation, and direct supervision of the project office(s) in Iraq
- They will serve as an alternate point of contact for Chemonics and USAID and acting Chief of Party when the Chief of Party is unavailable
- They will ensure technical team has a cohesive and demand-driven strategy that leverages stakeholders’ commitment for effective result delivery
- The DCOP will work together with the component leads to identify program opportunities and potential local partners and ensure effective implementation of interventions
- Experience developing and administering grants or small grants programs required
- Liaises with local counterparts and continually assesses political dynamics that present opportunities and challenges for the project team
- Informs adaptive management for achieving expected results
- Takes lead role in work planning processes, pause, and reflect sessions, and other collaborative learning events using MEL data and political economy information to adjust the work plans and interventions as appropriate, bringing together landscape level and technical team perspectives
- Supervises component leads, short term technical experts, and technical implementation staff. Serves as an indirect supervisor for all team members in Iraq
Qualifications and Requirements
- At least five (5) years of experience working on donor-funded projects in a related role and with some demonstrated supervisory experience
- Experience working in developing countries is required, preferably complex, high-speed, and challenging field operations
- Financial management experience, including budgeting, financial management (tracking, reporting, and accounting, and procurement)
- The DCOP must have the capacity to understand and analyze national, regional, and local politics; to guide the program staff in creatively designing grants that relate to the current political environment; and to ensure that activities are appropriately implemented, monitored, evaluated, and closed-out
- Supervisory experience, preferably working with culturally and geographically diverse staff.
- Experience working in Iraq or other Middle East countries, highly desired, but not required.
- Ability to cope with and function effectively in high stress and fluid environments
- Degree in economics, energy/environmental policy, engineering, business, finance, public policy or a related field or equivalent work experience required
- Demonstrated leadership, versatility and integrity
- Fluency in written and oral English is required and demonstrated working fluency or proficiency in Arabic is highly desired, but not required
How to apply
Please send an email with your CV and cover letter attached with “Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP)” in the subject line to [email protected] by Tuesday, October 31, 2023. No telephone inquiries, please. Chemonics will contact finalists.
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