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Basic Information

Vacancy Number: 009
Title: Deputy Chief of Party – Technical
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 or its equivalent with 5 years of relevant experience; Bachelor’s degree with 10 years of relevant experience
  • Demonstrated experience in leadership positions on USAID-funded projects.
  • Strong technical leadership to program activities and results.
  • Knowledge of current best and promising practices in the field of gender and economic growth  
  • Experience effectively integrating gender and youth programming into development programs
  • Experience working collaboratively with host Afghan Government and the local private sector and coordinating activities with those of other donors
  • Experience managing culturally diverse teams and working with counterparts from other culture
  •  Excellent written and verbal English language skills
  • Experience working with civil society community-based organizations the public sector the private sector local communities local government and donors and in developing effective capacity building methods.
  • Previous experience in working with communities raising awareness and providing services
  • A proven record of excellent management strategic thinking and decision-making leadership communication and interpersonal skills.  
  • Demonstrate ability to find viable solutions to complicated problems in a flexible time-sensitive and creative manner.
  •  Willingness to serve women affected by violence based on need  
  • Strong leadership skills and demonstrated ability to manage and motivate teams.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Ability to establish working relationships with the government and non- government organizations and effective outreach and networking
  • Ability to travel to the provinces per requirement of the project
  • Strong knowledge of USAID rules regulations procedures reporting and Afghan Government policies and labor laws preferred

Duties & Responsibilities

The Deputy Chief of Party – Technical (DCOP) will assist the Chief of Party (COP) in managing the technical work of the program to ensure that all the activities are met in accordance with the program workplan and are of sound quality and overseeing daily program implementation on a full-time basis. S/he will assist with management and quality control of reporting public outreach training monitoring and evaluation and beneficiary relationships and will be responsible for day-to-day communication with USAID and other program partners. In the absence of the COP the DCOP will serve as acting COP.

  • Provide support to the Chief of Party in programmatic strategic development and quality control duties.
  • Works closely with the Chief of Party Technical leads and Provincial    Directors/Leads to provide technical and managerial oversight for the Activity  
  • Coordinate the technical team on comprehensive implementation of the activities in order to achieve the Activity results and objectives while complying with USAID rules and regulations. 
  • Build partnerships with key stakeholders including local implementing partners government officials and USAID. 
  • Oversee annual work planning performance management and strategic communications.   Build and maintain a technical bridge between project technical staff that design strategy and achieve activity-wide goals and objectives. 
  • Ensure that lessons learned from project implementation are across components and are fed into quarterly reports annual reports and the annual work plan. 
  • Review and comment on draft reports and deliverables prepared by technical staff.   Seek by-in and negotiate agreements with Afghan counterparts which are needed to implement Activity objectives. 
  • Supports the COP in overseeing the development of capacity building efforts and the strengthening of local partners.
  • Provides support to the COP in representational programmatic strategic development and quality control duties; and liaise with USAID and government stakeholders to respond to their informational data and monitoring requirements;
  • Leads the efficient and effective use of the resources to reach the desired results of the project monitoring the work plans implementation.  
  • Works with technical staff to ensure technical quality of activities consistently meets the standards set for the program and that feedback from the Monitoring and Evaluation team is incorporated into program activities.
  • Undertakes other technical assignments designated by the Chief of Party.

Submission Guideline

Please submit your updated CV and cover letter to AfghanistanWECS@chemonics.com with a subject line ( Deputy Chief of Party – Technical – 009 ) 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: AfghanistanWECS@chemonics.com