Deputy Chief of Party | Kyiv, Ukraine | 2024

Chemonics seeks a deputy chief of party for the anticipated USAID-funded OEG: New Private Sector Activity: STRONG UA in Ukraine. This new activity will serve as USAID/Ukraine’s flagship trade and competitiveness project from 2024 to 2029. The award will build on the work of the Competitive Economy Program (CEP), which is scheduled to end in October 2025, and will be a major component of USAID’s Economic Stability and Recovery Initiative (ESRI). The new award will work to foster a better business enabling environment, provide support for competitive industries and firms, boost job creation, and increase exports.

The deputy chief of party (DCOP) will assist the chief of party (COP) in managing and monitoring all program components, provide management oversight of all staff, and assist in managing office operations. They will ensure the coordination and coherence of and adherence to U.S. government regulations and Chemonics’ corporate and field office policies. They will support the COP in the managing and overseeing staff, representing the activity to USAID, maintaining two-way communication throughout the project with the client, project office, home office, and other relevant project organizations as well as support the COP in ensuring the quality, cost effectiveness, and timeliness of performance of all work to ensure that the activity meets its objectives and targets. The deputy chief of party will be based on Kyiv, Ukraine.

Responsibilities include:

  • Supports the chief of party in overseeing the quality, cost-effectiveness, technical direction, management oversight, and timelines implementation to ensure that the activity meets its objectives and results.
  • Provides technical input and oversight of all project focus areas as needed, specifically regarding Ukraine’s activities.
  • Promotes team collaboration and identifies synchronization opportunities across technical and functional teams.
  • Represents the activity to key public and private sector stakeholders and beneficiaries and to USAID or other donors as delegated by the chief of party and supports overall client management in collaboration with the chief of party.
  • Liaises with international partners, other donor projects, and other organizations to facilitate cooperation, collaboration, and partnerships.
  • Contributes to efforts by reviewing and assessing work plan activities with the leadership team to ensure progress and achievement of desired results and impact.
  • Serves as acting chief of party when chief of party is on leave or away from the post.
  • Performs other duties as delegated by chief of party.

Qualifications:

  • University degree (bachelor’s or higher) in business, economics or related field.
  • Minimum of five years of successfully managing complex economic growth assistance projects in the Europe and Eurasia region. Experience in Ukraine is preferred.
  • Prior experience in managing international donor programs in Ukraine and Central and Eastern Europe strongly preferred.
  • Demonstrated track record of collaborating successfully with USAID and exercising outstanding judgement in politically sensitive, transitioning, and/or post-conflict environments.
  • Demonstrated track record of working collaboratively with host-country government and private sector entities.
  • Strong analytical skills demonstrated leadership skills, and ability to take initiative.
  • Ability to conceptualize, outline, perform, and direct the research and writing of technical documents.
  • Excellent interpersonal, diplomacy, and leadership skills and demonstrated ability to supervise and mentor staff.
  • Fluency in English with excellent oral and written communication skills required. The ability to conduct business in the Ukrainian or Russian language is desired, but not required.

Application instructions:

Please email electronic submissions including your CV and cover letter to egtrecruit@chemonics.onmicrosoft.com by June 28, 2024, with “DCOP – Strong UA” in the subject line. Candidates will be considered on a rolling basis.

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