Save the Children International
Save the Children is seeking a Deputy Chief of Party (DCoP) for an anticipated five-year USAID-funded Disaster Risk Management activity in Ethiopia. The program will enable timely anticipatory and early action to preempt crises and reduce the impact of shocks in Ethiopia by strengthening disaster risk management (DRM) planning and preparedness, improving DRM coordination, and enhancing resource mobilization and management. The activity will also strengthen gender in emergencies (GiE) capacity, increase private sector engagement in DRM, and expand local organizations’ capacity to engage in DRM. The proposed program will be an integrated, multi-sectoral development program and will align with other USAID-funded programs in country.
The DCoP will establish and manage systems to ensure a coherent and high-impact approach across all program activities and themes. They will ensure that activities are appropriately layered, sequenced and integrated at all stages of the intervention, and will develop tools and procedures to guide the implementation of DRM planning and programming, monitoring outputs and outcomes and ensuring course corrections as required. In addition, the DCoP will work closely with the technical and operations team to ensure strong complementarity between private sector entities and complementary activities.??
Hiring is contingent upon successful award of the project and USAID approval of the proposed candidate.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Create, and monitor the use of tools to ensure integration, cohesion, and alignment with key stakeholders, including private sector engagement with DRM and resilience best practices. Train and coach team members as needed.?
Establish and implement a layering and sequencing strategy to ensure that each activity in the intervention is timed and implemented in a way that builds towards overall desired planning, preparedness and resilience impacts. Manage activities to achieve this layering and sequencing plan.
Ensure that external activities and investments in the intervention area are considered, and that appropriate linkages are created.?
Ensure that all members of the program consortium are contributing technical inputs in a coordinated fashion that leverages the expertise of each organization, and that each consortium member is coordinating closely and effectively with the Government of Ethiopia (at central, regional and local levels).?
Under the direction of the COP, support coordination of formative research studies, ensuring that these remain on track and that findings are synthesized to inform revisions to the program’s design (including its theory of change), scope, targeting methodology and implementation approach.?
Hold discussions with partners and collaborating agencies to create and implement plans for program coordination at the household, community, kebele and woreda levels.?
Assist the CoP in overall program quality assurance, and the M&E Lead in the measurement of the program impacts.?
Lead the documentation and dissemination of information regarding program practices and outcomes.?
Ensure that team members are provided with learning opportunities that support the technical quality of field interventions.?
Provide day to day assistance, guidance and support to thematic team leaders to ensure quality implementation and integration.?
Lead the technical aspects of routine and ad hoc program reporting.?
Required Background and Experience
Master’s degree in a relevant field (development studies, international relations, risk management, economics, climate change, business administration, etc.) combined with at least 5 years of progressively responsible experience managing technical international development programs.
Specific technical expertise in disaster risk reduction, climate change adaptation and/or resilience programming.
Demonstrated ability overseeing operations and financial oversight for a program of a similar size and scope, preferably in East Africa.
Strong knowledge of USAID policies and regulations.
Ability and willingness to travel frequently.
Excellent written communication and presentation skills in English.
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