Chief of Party
USAID’s Office of Transition Initiatives (OTI) program in Libya
at Dexis Consulting

Type of position: Proposal

Location: Lybia

About Dexis Consulting

Dexis is a professional services firm that solves the most pressing social challenges in complex environments, paving the way for a more secure and prosperous world.  

 

Dexis embraces diversity, equity, and inclusion and strives to build and maintain a safe environment where we celebrate diverse backgrounds, treat everyone with respect, and value the unique lived experiences each person brings based on their race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, military or veteran status, national origin, age, marital status or family status and related conditions.  

 

At Dexis, you will experience a corporate culture of inclusiveness, fairness, and trust. You will be given the means and mentorship needed to succeed, and your creativity will be rewarded. 

 

About the Position

Dexis is seeking a Chief of Party (COP) for an anticipated USAID’s Office of Transition Initiatives (OTI) program in Libya.

 

The Chief of Party (COP) serves as the Contractor’s designated person for overall management of the in-country relationship with OTI and providing Contractor leadership for field management of the Task Order. The COP is responsible for financial and program management, oversight, and reporting of Contractor progress and quality of performance in meeting the activity undertakings of the program. Under the guidance and overall technical direction of OTI, the COP provides oversight of activities, including supervision of the program field staff, ensuring appropriate activity design, implementation, management, monitoring and evaluation, and compliance with USAID rules and regulations.

 

This is a full-time position based overseas and contingent upon contract award.

 

Responsibilities

  • Making key decisions and solving problems in short time frames while ensuring operational and program integrity. Overall program direction is provided by USAID/OTI through the TOCOR and CR.

  • Management, oversight, and reporting of Contractor progress and quality of performance in meeting the activity undertakings in this program.

  • Financial and program management, oversight, and reporting of Contractor progress and quality of performance in meeting the activity undertakings in this program.

  • Serving as the Contractor’s designated person for overall management of the in-country relationship with USAID/OTI.

  • In close consultation with the CR, responsible for providing oversight of grant activities, including supervision of the program staff, ensuring appropriate grant design, ensuring that procedures are established and complied with for grant development, grant worthiness, grant implementation, management, monitoring, evaluation, and grant closing.

  • Under the guidance of the CR and/or their designee(s), responsible for contributing to the design and implementation of the M&E system at the activity and program levels and for ensuring that all programming is properly monitored and evaluated.

  • Developing familiarity with, and maintaining daily usage of, the USAID/OTI Activity Database, and ultimately responsible for ensuring that the relevant staff use, maintain, and upload weekly the Activity Database, and that data is consistent and complete.

  • The Chief of Party supervises the Deputy Chief of Party for Operations and the Deputy Chief of Party for Programs.

 

Qualifications

 

Minimum Requirements

  • Relevant work experience, including experience with a Contractor or international NGO managing an office or program.

  • A minimum of six (6) years of relevant work experience and a bachelor’s degree or ten (10) years of relevant work experience without a bachelor’s degree. Relevant experience entails working in complex, high-speed and challenging field operations in developing countries. At least three (3) years of this experience must include managing these field operations.

  • A minimum of three (3) years of supervisory experience.

  • Experience with programs that provide quick delivery of assistance in response to emerging windows of opportunity.

  • Experience with grant management.

  • Experience in the hiring and supervising of host country local personnel and ensuring, when need arises, that they secure necessary training required to meet program needs.

  • Financial management experience, including budgeting; financial management (tracking, reporting, and accounting); and procurement.

  • Experience with activity design, development, and implementation.

  • Complete fluency in written and oral English.

 

Qualities

  • Be willing to have close, daily collaboration with USAID/OTI’s in-country staff.

  • Take programmatic and strategic direction from USAID/OTI staff.

  • Have strong management and leadership skills, including the ability to mentor staff.

  • Be a “hands on” manager who is actively engaged in all aspects of program management.

  • Understand USAID/OTI’s need for direct program communication with all program staff.

  • Have demonstrated past representational experience with host governments, other donors, and civil society and demonstrated success with inter-agency coordination and joint programming ideally.

  • Be flexible.

 

Highly Desired Requirements

  • Experience with in-kind and small grants.

  • Experience working in Libya.

  • Experience working in a fragile or transitional state environment.

  • Demonstrated experience and knowledge in establishing systems and overseeing program start-up under limited time constraints.

  • Demonstrated experience and knowledge in overseeing program close-out.

  • Experience working in other Middle East or North African countries undergoing transition. Experience with political transition, peace-building or post-conflict programs.

  • Experience with remote management in transition or insecure environments.

  • Demonstrated working fluency or proficiency in Arabic.

 

Dexis is on a mission to help solve today’s most pressing global political, social, and economic challenges and create a world where all people are safe and prosperous. As a Dexis employee, you will be challenged, empowered, and mentored. Our motto is “find a way or make a way” — that’s how Dexis goes “all in.” How will you?  

 

If you are passionate about this opportunity, apply now!  

 

Only those applicants who meet the above criteria will be contacted for interview. 

 

Dexis is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, national origin, religion, pregnancy, disability, age, genetic information, military service, veteran status, ethnicity, citizenship, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, childbirth, and related medical conditions, including lactation, or any other protected class under applicable law.   

How to Apply: Qualified applicants should submit a cover letter highlighting fit for the position and resume to Christina Hartman at christina@broderickhaightconsulting.com with the subject line "Dexis COP”