CARE seeks aDeputy Chief of Party (DCOP)for the USDA-funded HATUTAN project (Hahán ne’ebé Atu fó Tulun ho Nutrisaun no Edukasaun or “Continue and Support Food for Nutrition and Education”). It is a five-year, $26 million initiative to improve literacy, health and nutrition outcomes in Timor-Leste schools including pre-primary, primary, and upper-primary grade levels.
The DCOP position will provide technical oversight and support toward achieving project results and ensuring quality implementation of proven, high-impact interventions. S/he will provide strategic oversight and technical guidance to, and resolve challenges in implementation of, cross-sectoral activities reflective of the program’s theory of change, logical framework, monitoring and evaluation, and relevant work plans.
In addition to promoting quality, the DCOP will encourage efficiency in program delivery. This involves continually monitoring program tasks and activities against goals; minimizing duplication of personnel activities; and defining and using standard operating procedures.
The DCOP is also expected to promote learning and innovation. This includes adapting tools and systems; promoting data-driven, evidence-based actions; expanding successful activities’ breadth and depth; building capacity to work in new ways; and communicating best practices to relevant parties.
This position is subject to project award and funding and will be based in Dili, Timor-Leste. International relocation and allowances may be available for this position. This is an unaccompanied post.
- Responsible for preparation of quarterly/annual project activity reports, verification of MEL reports, and all annual reporting against targets and McGovern Dole (MGD) indicators.
- Oversee completion of all technical requirements, including project results, and deliverables in accordance with approved project work plan.
- In coordination with COP, coordinate with key stakeholders, other USG implementing partners, and Government of Timor-Leste (GOTL), particularly at municipality level.
- Supervise all technical advisors and the Field Implementation Manager.
- Provide strategic oversight of program tasks and activities, including participating in budget discussions.
- Conduct monitoring visits to observe field activities.
- Serve on the program’s Senior Management Team.
- Promote quality, efficiency, integrity, and learning throughout program duration.
- Master’s degree in relevant field.
- Minimum of 8 years of recent and progressively-challenging experience working in literacy as well as health and hygiene.
- Prior management of USDA funded-programs required.
- Strong oral and written communication skills; excellent demonstrated interpersonal and negotiation skills.
- Proven leadership skills. Demonstrated experience recruiting, developing, and managing staff.
- Demonstrated ability to build and maintain relationships with host governments, donors, other donor-funded projects and stakeholders, local organizations, and partners.
- Experience managing programmatic and financial reporting requirements.
- Fluency in written and spoken English.
- Prior experience in Timor-Leste is preferred.