Wednesday, August 2, 2023

Chemonics International seeks a Deputy Chief of Party

Chemonics International seeks a Deputy Chief of Party for the anticipated $165 Million USAID Advancing Digital Democracy Activity. The goal of the Activity is to foster open, secure, and inclusive digital democracies in which data-driven technologies advance, rather than undermine, democratic values and respect for human rights. Given that digitalization cuts across all sectors, the Activity will achieve its goal by offering to support and strengthen country-level and global multi-stakeholder coalitions that can identify opportunities for productive engagement, leverage incentive structures, and create shared language for tackling the most pressing issues in the digital age. The Deputy Chief of Party will support the overall oversight of activity leadership and strategy and will report directly to the Chief of Party. The position will be based in Washington, D.C. We are looking for individuals who have a passion for making a difference in the lives of people around the world.

Responsibilities include:
  • Work closely with the Chief of Party to support technical management and oversight of the activity, overseeing a portfolio of contract buy-ins from a range of USAID missions and bureaus
  • Manage a team of personnel to ensure successful delivery of buy-ins, ensuring efficient planning, coordination, development, implementation, and tracking of buy-in activities
  • Oversee development of a robust partnership network in alignment with the Activity’s objectives, the scope of buy-ins, and USAID’s commitment to locally led development
  • Coordinate with Activity staff to design, structure, and competitively tender grants under contract (GUC) and subcontracts that contribute to the Activity’s objectives
  • Use co-creation to engage new and local partners in GUC and subcontract development process
  • Contribute to annual work planning
  • Serve as acting Chief of Party, when necessary
  • A bachelor’s degree in international development, business administration, governance, or a relevant technical field. An advanced degree is preferred.
  • A minimum of 8 years of experience with development projects, including managing contract buy-ins for development activities (preferably of same size, scale, and complexity) is required
  • Experience implementing development activities that support the following areas:
    • Legal and regulatory frameworks related to technology, digital platforms, data privacy and protection, cybersecurity, human rights protections, and/or information.
    • Promotion of rights-respecting technology and business models.
    • Human rights monitoring, advocacy, and reporting.
    • Civic engagement, including public information campaigns, to increase advocacy and community mobilization.
  • Experience leading diverse teams and demonstrated skills in organizing, tracking, and monitoring resources and ensuring quality control of activity implementation
  • Strong interpersonal, analytical, and problem-solving skills, and exceptional oral and written communication skills
  • Knowledge of managerial processes and techniques in project management
  • Good adaptive mindset, facilitation, and collaboration skills
  • Experience with technology/technology integration is highly desirable
  • Fluent spoken, written and reading abilities in English
Application instructions:

Please send an email with your CV and cover letter attached and ‘Deputy Chief of Party’ in the subject line to [email protected] no later than August 11th 2023. No telephone inquiries, please. Chemonics will contact finalists.

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