At the heart of Pact is the promise of a better tomorrow. A nonprofit international development organization founded in 1971, Pact works on the ground in nearly 40 countries to improve the lives of those who are challenged by poverty and marginalization. We serve these communities because we envision a world where everyone owns their future. To do this, we build systemic solutions in partnership with local organizations, businesses, and governments that create sustainable and resilient communities where those we serve are heard, capable, and vibrant. Pact is a recognized global leader in international development. Our staff have a range of expertise in areas including public health, capacity development, governance and civil society, natural resource management, poverty, fragile states, monitoring and evaluation, small-scale and artisanal mining, microfinance and more. This expertise is combined in Pact’s unique integrated approach, which focuses on systemic changes needed to improve people’s lives.
Program Delivery (PDEL) - Pact exists to help create a world where those who are poor and marginalized exercise their voice, build their own solutions, and take ownership of their future. The Program Delivery Team, contributes to realizing this purpose by: Forging smart partnerships and treating all people with dignity and respect; Applying organizational policies and regulatory compliance appropriately and consistently; Facilitating team spirit among colleagues and promoting the organization through communications; Influencing decision makers through focused, relevant communications; Continually striving to learn and share knowledge and find small ways to make the workplace more enjoyable for all; Cultivating and harvesting innovation; Contributing to the organization’s ability to think and act strategically at all times; Inspiring and spreading our desired organizational culture across the global enterprise.
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.
Pact is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in its selection and employment practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, citizenship status, genetic information, matriculation, family responsibilities, personal appearance, credit information, tobacco use (except in the workplace), membership in an employee organization, or other protected classifications or non-merit factors.
Please apply here at https://careers-pactworld.icims.com/jobs/1360/deputy-chief-of-party/job