ACDI/VOCA

  • Deputy Chief of Party, Philippines

    Job Location
    PH-Manila
    Type
    Long-term
  • Overview

    Since 1963 and in 146 countries, ACDI/VOCA has empowered people in developing and transitional nations to succeed in the global economy. Based in Washington, D.C., ACDI/VOCA is a nonprofit international development organization that delivers technical and management assistance in agribusiness, financial services, enterprise development, community development and food security to promote broad-based economic growth and vibrant civil society.

     

    Deputy Chief of Party, The Philippines 

     

    ACDI/VOCA is seeking a Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP) for an anticipated 5-year USAID-funded Youth Activity in the Philippines. The envisioned activity will support the Government of the Philippines to improve basic education and life skills for vulnerable youth. The project will focus on engaging out-of-school youth (OSY) in workforce and community development activities, through provision of critical training and post-training support to OSYs such as civic engagement activities, entrepreneurship, and job placements. The illustrative activity outcomes include: improved literacy, life and employability skills; strengthened local capacity to deliver education and trainings service delivery; and strengthened youth leadership and engagement. 

    Responsibilities

    • Support the COP in achieving project goals by providing technical and operational support 
    • Provide support to programmatic teams, including identifying and promoting clear communications on issues of budget management and programmatic activities, compliance, monitoring and evaluation, and documentation. 
    • Supervise finance and administration, human resources, and grants management program offices.  
    • Ensure compliance among key staff with USAID, local policies, and ACDI/VOCA policies and procedures. 
    • Contribute to the development of reports for the donor, the host country, and ACDI/VOCA policies and procedures. 
    • In coordination with the COP, oversee budgets to ensure all expenditures follow ACDI/VOCA and donor policies and regulations as well as within the scope of the program budget. 
    • In the absence of COP, serve as Acting COP, represent ACDI/VOCA with partners and key stakeholders, maintain positive relationships with USAID, local authorities, and the country office team.  

    Qualifications

    • Master’s Degree in Business, Education, Workforce Development, Development Studies, or a related field preferred; Bachelor’s Degree is required.  
    • Minimum of 10 years of relevant experience in designing, managing, and implementing large and complex development programs 
    • Experience managing large U.S. Government funded programs. 
    • Proven ability to understand client needs, develop appropriate solutions, lead large teams, oversee subcontractors, and manage complex programs. 
    • Experience with USAID regulations required. 
    • Excellent interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to lead and work effectively in team situations. 
    • Commitment to inclusive programming that encourages full participation of individuals regardless of gender, disability status, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or other marginalized status. 
    • Experience working in the Philippines, preferred 
    • Bachelor’s degree is required; Master’s degree preferred.  
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English required and Tagalog preferred 

     

    Please apply directly online at www.acdivoca.org/international-jobs. The applications will be reviewed promptly upon receipt, only finalists will be contacted. ACDI/VOCA is an equal opportunity employer. Women, minorities and people from diverse groups are encouraged to apply. 

     

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