Pact seeks an experienced Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP) for the anticipated USAID-funded DRC Enseignement Technique pour Opportunités Inclusives, Lucratives et Équitables (ETOILE) Activity, which aims to enhance inclusive workforce development to improve livelihoods for Congolese youth, particularly those from marginalized and underrepresented backgrounds, to improve social mobility, economic livelihoods, and access to sexual and reproductive health (SRH) services. This is anticipated to be a five-year activity (2023-2028). This position is contingent upon award.
The DCOP will work closely with the Chief of Party (COP) to oversee all programmatic aspects, ensuring that objectives are met on time and within budget. S/he will oversee program implementation, compliance, financial management, security, operations and logistics. S/he will ensure rapid startup; day-to-day implementation of activities; and working with the COP, oversee the finance, grants, and administrative unit of the activity, as well as sub-grantees, sub-contractors, and consultants. S/he is responsible for training and mentoring staff on policies and procedures, donor regulations, new systems, and financial best practices is expected, as well as working closely with the COP and US-based personnel to ensure compliance with all donor regulations and effective and proactive management. S/he will be the primary point of contact with USAID in absence of the COP with regard to day-to-day implementation and management matters related to the agreement.
The specific duties to be carried out by the successful candidate are listed below: