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Chief of Party

  • Added Date: Monday, 02 December 2019
  • Deadline Date: Friday, 31 January 2020
  • Organization: DT Global
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  • DT Global is a fast-growing international development organization that focuses on improving the capability, capacity, and effectiveness of development programming in complex global environments. Working across a variety of sectors – including Economic Growth, Environment & Infrastructure, Governance, Human Development, and Stabilization & Transition – we provide world class program management, design, analysis, and monitoring and evaluation services.

    Built on the strengths, knowledge, and 50+ years of experience from AECOM International Development, Development Transformations, and the Global Peace and Development Charitable Trust, we have a global ecosystem – including a non-profit partner, the DT Institute – working together to develop cutting edge solutions to the world’s most pressing challenges. With corporate offices in the USA, Spain and Australia, in addition to project field offices in over 90 countries around the world, DT Global implements projects funded from a wide array of clients, including USAID, EU, DFAT, NC, MFAT, DFID and other public and private stakeholders. We value learning, research, and rapid program adaptation in response to changing realities on the ground. Together with our global team of experts, we are building technical capabilities across sectors in order to deliver high-quality interventions and transform lives around the world. For more information please see:

    DT Global is seeking Chiefs of Party (COP’s) for a variety of upcoming USAID funded projects around the world.

    The availability of these roles is contingent upon the award of projects and donor funding. Should you wish to be considered for these future opportunities please submit a resume for consideration.


    Based on USAID/OTI’s experiences, a strong COP for a USAID/OTI SWIFT Program should:

    • Be willing to have close, daily collaboration with USAID/OTI’s in-country staff.
    • Take programmatic and strategic direction from USAID/OTI staff.
    • Have strong management and leadership skills, including the ability to mentor staff.
    • Be a ‘hands on’ manager who is actively engaged in all aspects of program management.
    • Understand USAID/OTI’s need for direct program communication with all program staff.
    • Have demonstrated past representational experience with host governments, other donors, and civil society and demonstrated success with inter-agency coordination and joint programming ideally.
    • Be flexible to potential changes in program objectives and shifting political contingencies.


    • Making key decisions and solving problems in short time frames while ensuring operational and program integrity. Overall program direction is provided by USAID/OTI through the TOCOR and CR;
    • Management, oversight, and reporting of Contractor progress and quality of performance in meeting the activity undertakings in this program;
    • Financial and program management, oversight, and reporting of Contractor progress and quality of performance in meeting the activity undertakings in this program;
    • Serving as the Contractor’s designated person for overall management of the in-country relationship with USAID/OTI;
    • In close consultation with the CR, responsible for providing oversight of grant activities, including supervision of the program staff, ensuring appropriate grant design, ensuring that procedures are established and complied with for grant development, grant worthiness, grant implementation, management, monitoring, evaluation, and grant closing;
    • Under the guidance of the CR or DCR, contributing to the design and implementation of the Monitoring & Evaluation system at the activity level and for ensuring that all activities are monitored and evaluated;
    • Responsible for developing familiarity with, and maintaining daily usage of, the USAID/OTI Activity Database, and ultimately responsible for ensuring that the relevant staff use, maintain, and upload weekly the Activity Database, and that data is consistent and complete; and
    • Supervising the Operations Manager.


    • A minimum of eight (8) years of relevant work experience and a bachelor’s degree or twelve (12) years of relevant work experience without a bachelor’s degree. Relevant experience entails working in complex, high-speed, and/or challenging field operations in developing countries. At least three (3) years of this experience shall include managing these field operations;
    • Experience with a Contractor or international NGO managing an office or program;
    • A minimum of four (4) years of supervisory experience;
    • Experience with programs that provide quick delivery of assistance in response to emerging windows of opportunity;
    • Experience with grants management;
    • Experience in the hiring and supervising of host country local personnel and ensuring, when need arises, that they secure necessary training required to meet program needs;
    • Financial management experience, including budgeting; financial management (tracking, reporting and accounting); and procurement;
    • Experience with activity design, development, and implementation; and
    • Experience with complex political transition programs and/or conflict environments.

    Highly Desired Qualifications:

    • The following qualifications are highly desired but not required:
    • Experience with in-kind and/or small grants;
    • Demonstrated experience and knowledge in establishing systems and overseeing program start-up under limited time constraints;
    • Demonstrated experience liaising effectively with high level, host country government officials;
    • Demonstrated experience and knowledge in overseeing program close-out;
    • Must demonstrate proficiency in one of the following languages: Arabic, Spanish or French
    • Experience with remote management in security-challenged environments.

    What we Value:

    • Autonomy and proactivity around driving work to completion in the face of ambiguity and challenges;
    • We value high-performing creative individuals who dig into problems and opportunities;
    • We value individuals who are team players and interact positively with colleagues and clients;
    • Demonstrated ability to identify and solve problems individually and as part of a team, while respecting individual team members’ roles, strengths, and communication styles;
    • Strong organizational and communication skills, the ability to perform effectively within tight deadlines.

    This role is contingent upon project award and donor funding. We thank all applicants for their interest. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

    We thank all applicants for their interest. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

    DT Global is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status, gender identity, or national origin. DT Global prohibits discriminating against employees and job applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose the compensation of the employee or applicant or another employee or applicant.

    This job description is subject to change at any time.

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