Chemonics seeks a deputy chief of party- programs for the anticipated USAID Strengthening Regional Peace and Stability in West Africa Program. The project aims to acquire technical services to assist USAID/West Africa Regional Peace and Governance Office (RPGO) support the efforts of West Africans to address the risks of instability from democratic backsliding and from conflict, and prioritize targeted conflict and violence prevention, peacebuilding, and preventing and countering of violent extremism (P/CVE) interventions across the sub-region. The deputy chief of party-programs will support the chief of party to oversee program implementation and will provide direct technical support to staff and partners. They will assist the chief of party with developing and implementing the program’s vision, strategy, and technical direction, ensuring timely progress against schedules, achievement and quality of deliverables, and quality of results. This position will be based in Accra, Ghana. We are looking for individuals who have a passion for making a difference in the lives of people around the world.
- Supervises Sub-Purpose directors and sub-regional coordinators to ensure technical harmonization among program implementations units.
- Supervises and ensures the performance of a team of Chemonics and partner staff dedicated to the program; is responsible for coordinating all activities and providing technical assistance and capacity building support to program staff, grantees, and stakeholders, including those located in focus countries.
- Develops and fosters relationships with diverse local counterparts, including government representatives, civil society organizations, donors, and donor-funded implementers.
- Provides the chief of party with technical expertise in institutional capacity strengthening, P/CVE, peacebuilding, social cohesion, and the USAID activity cycle to ensure that activities support program theories and assumptions; assists in identifying program opportunities and potential local partners.
- Works closely with the MEL director and other program staff to devise program learning goals and objectives; ensures program learning is integrated back into the program cycle
- Oversees technical delivery of program implementation units; ensures interventions align with and deliver on the activity’s technical objectives with adequate technical assistance; supervises program staff in carrying out a range of technical assistance activities.
- At least eight years of professional program design and management experience in West Africa — with respect to peacebuilding, stability, democracy support, and/or social cohesion — is required.
- At least one year of prior supervisory experience, of remote or dispersed teams across regional or national borders
- Proven leadership and experience implementing and providing technical assistance to civil society strengthening, peacebuilding, youth engagement, community resilience, and/or P/CVE programs.
- Demonstrated ability to build cohesive, inclusive teams that reflect community diversity and where team members can bring their whole selves to work
- Demonstrated track record of progressively responsible managerial experience implementing USAID and/or donor-funded programs with multiple activities and sub-awards; experience with remote management is preferred.
- Previous experience using data tools and technology for program design, reporting, and monitoring and evaluation.
- Exceptional social acumen and an ability to forge strong working relationships with multiple stakeholders — including district/county government officials and representatives from NGOs, CSOs, the private sector, and donor institutions — is required.
- Demonstrated knowledge of grants administration is required.
- Familiarity with issues around CVE in West Africa is highly desirable.
- Fluency in speaking, reading, and writing in English and French is required; proficiency in regional languages and Arabic is desirable but not required.
Please send an email with your CV and cover letter attached and “Deputy Chief of Party- Programs in the subject line to GhanaSRPSRecruitment@chemonics.com by March 30, 2023. No telephone inquiries, please. Chemonics will contact finalists.
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