The DCOP reports to and provides back-up and support to the COP. S/he is the Acting COP when the COP is absent and is the project s secondary point of contact to USAID and to government ministries. The DCOP provides operational leadership, strategic guidance, capacity building, and oversight for finance, procurement, HR, ISS and CMS
Essential Job Functions: Duties and Responsibilities
• Assist the Chief of Party with strategic and operational planning, including work planning, and ensure project compliance with all contractual reporting and financial requirements of USAID and FHI 360;
• Oversees and manages the project budget
• Management of deadlines, drafting of reports, maintenance of records, and monitoring achievement of benchmarks in the award;
• Assist the Chief of Party in creating and maintaining good working relationships with USAID, Government counterparts, local organizations, and other program partners;
• Supervise administrative, financial and grant management to ensure compliant processes and performance, operational and cost efficiency, and effective management and monitoring of sub-awards.
• Serve as acting Chief of Party in his/her absence; and
• Manage long-term staff and short-term advisors in a respectful and transparent manner, ensuring achievement of project results.
• Master s Degree in a relevant field such as international development, business administration, or other relevant fields;
• At least twelve (12) years of progressively responsible experience, at least six (6) years managing a Finance and/or Operations department in a developing country, preferable in Egypt or the Middle East or North Africa;
• Demonstrated ability to think strategically and navigate politically sensitive terrain;
• Demonstrated leadership and management skills related to program management, including budget and personnel management, motivating and supervising team efforts, solid performance management, including program planning, implementation, and achieving success in complex activities;
• Familiarity with US Government-funded programming, rules and regulations such as FAR, AIDAR and grants required;
• Demonstrated effectiveness in developing and maintaining unbiased and professional working relationships with government officials, civil society partners, donors, and donor-funded implementers;
• Proven human resource management skills and demonstrated commitment to customer service; and
• Proven written and oral presentation skills in English and Arabic required.
Availability of position is contingent upon award to FHI 360. Selection of final applicant is subject to USAID approval.
This job posting summarizes the main duties of the job. It neither prescribes nor restricts the exact tasks that may be assigned to carry out these duties. This document should not be construed in any way to represent a contract of employment. Management reserves the right to review and revise this document at any time.
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