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Basic Information

Vacancy Number: 005
Title: Deputy Chief of Party – Programs
Category: Program
Duration: This is a one-year (12 month) contract with the option to renew
Exp.: 2021-02-27
Jobs no: 1
Salary: Per NTA Salary Scale
Gender: Male/Female


Organization: Chemonics
Location: Kabul, AF


Work Experience: Master’s with 5 or bachelor’s with 10 Years
  • Master’s degree with five years of relevant experience; Bachelor’s degree with 10 years of relevant experience.
  • Demonstrated experience in leadership positions on USAID-funded programs. USAID experience with grants under contract preferred
  • Technical experience working in private sector development and/or workforce development – preferably in Afghanistan
  • Demonstrated experience working collaboratively with clients project leadership and host-country counterparts at senior levels in government and in non-governmental organizations
  • Knowledge of business and financial operations strategic planning return on investment and risk mitigation
  • Demonstrated experience in stakeholder consultation working with professional associations and reaching consensus among multiple private sector stakeholders
  • Ability to communicate effectively in a cross-cultural environment
  • Ability to lead strategic planning results-based management and reporting
  • Excellent written and verbal English language skills
  • Proven leadership ability versatility and integrity with experience working with individuals in culturally diverse settings

Duties & Responsibilities

The DCOP-P will assist the Chief of Party (COP) in overseeing WED technical implementation. They will oversee private sector development workforce development and cross-cutting components of the program to ensure that activities are being completed in line with the project workplan and monitoring and evaluation plan. The DCOP-P will be expected to work closely with the Chief of Party USAID technical partners and key private sector and government counterparts.

  • Provide support to the Chief of Party in programmatic strategic development and quality control duties.
  • Build strong relationships with USAID partners the private sector business associations and government stakeholders.
  • Oversee the private sector development workforce development business enabling environment and other cross-cutting teams.
  • Oversee Provincial Team Leaders and satellite offices to ensure activities are progressing in accordance with provincial workplans and are in alignment with the Kabul office.
  • Work with key counterparts to identify priorities and resolve development and implementation challenges in a fast and effective way.  
  • Oversee the technical work planning process and assist in the identification development and implementation of a wide range of grants-under-contract and technical assistance activities.
  • Ensures efficiency across private sector development workforce development and cross-cutting components maintaining rigorous focus on project indicators results and more generally supporting the M&E and communications functions.
  • Supports the COP in overseeing the development of capacity building efforts and the strengthening of technical staff and local partners.
  • Supports periodic staff training and development activities and provide regular feedback to program staff.
  • Provide acting Chief of Party coverage as needed in coordination with the DCOP-Operations.
  • Provide other duties as assigned by Chief of Party.


Submission Guideline

Please submit your updated CV and cover letter to AfghanistanWEDRecruit@chemonics.com with a subject line (Deputy Chief of Party – Programs – 005 ) no later than February 27 2021. Correspondents without a subject line will not be entertained.

Important notes:

  • Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply
  • CVs received after the above-mentioned deadline will not be considered
  • Only short-listed candidates will be notified.
  • This vacancy is open only to Afghan Nationals
  • No in-person appointments or telephone calls will be entertained
  • Candidates who are applying for this position must fully meet the education requirement as specified
  • At the time of application candidates must also meet in full the experience requirement
  • Short-listed candidates will be requested to provide educational documents such as degrees diplomas certificates and other pertinent documents as needed. Failure to provide the required documentation will result in disqualification of their application from further consideration


Email: AfghanistanWEDRecruit@chemonics.com