Pact is recruiting a Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP) for the upcoming USAID-funded Youth Unity Activity in Ukraine. The DCOP is an executive level position responsible for working with the Chief of Party (COP) and the technical team in daily operations. This includes support to meet the project’s technical objectives; manage financial resources and program staff; manage partner coordination; maintain good working relationships with host government officials, stakeholders, and local partners; manage donor reporting; and ensure high-quality delivery of services. This position is contingent upon award.
- Ensure high-quality technical programming through hands-on staff supervision and partner support grounded in the program’s strategic objectives and adhering to expected technical quality and reporting requirements.
- Contribute to project planning, including the development of annual work plans and budgets; help guide and oversee the alignment of the budget to expected results; and review annual budgets and quarterly reports.
- Ensure the cost-effective use of resources.
- Ensure compliance with HQ and donor requirements, policies, and regulations.
- In coordination with the COP, serve as a liaison to relevant donors, the local government, and other stakeholders.
- Provide training and mentoring to partners to strengthen capacity.
- Take the lead in drafting reports, including quarterly and annual reports to USAID.
- Help recruit and directly supervise local project staff in line with Pact HR policies; oversee the management and development of project office human resources to ensure a diverse, skilled, and productive workforce, an effective leadership team, and an organizational culture where Pact’s values are practiced.
- Serve as Acting COP in the COP’s absence.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
- Minimum Master’s degree in a relevant field, such as political science or public policy and at least 5 years of relevant experience (or equivalent).
- Knowledge of the political/social context in Ukraine, especially in regards to youth civic engagement and development programs.
- Experience in the successful implementation of international development activities, with preference given to youth civic engagement and leadership, civil society strengthening, and local governance;
- Excellent knowledge of written and spoken English;
- Fluency in Ukrainian and/or Russian;
- Demonstrated effective interpersonal skills, creative problem-solving, and ethical management.
- Demonstrated ability to manage and oversee multiple complex tasks simultaneously.
- Demonstrated ability to establish strong working relationships with government officials, nongovernmental organizations and other donors.
- Experience in a senior leadership role on large, donor-funded programs, especially USG-funded instruments.
- In-depth knowledge of USAID and/or other donor regulations, systems, and procedures.
- Ability to provide the financial management and oversight necessary to successfully execute a large-scale program.