Deputy Chief of Party, Operations
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 Deputy Chief of Party – Operations (DCOP-Ops) for an anticipated USAID’s Office of Transition Initiatives (OTI) program in Libya.

 

The Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP- Ops) plays a key role in supporting the Chief of Party to effectively manage and implement the Task Order. The DCOP- PS’s responsibilities may include oversight of Transition Activities Pool (TAP) programming; financial, procurement, and budgeting management; human resources, personnel recruitment, and management; subcontractor management; and Task Order start-up and close-out. The DCOP- Ops is responsible for ensuring compliance with USAID rules and regulations and coordinating with the Contractor Home Office on all compliance issues, seeking legal and policy guidance on any applicable restrictions. The DCOP- Ops will be expected to have a good grasp of the programmatic aspects of the program and be prepared to step in as needed to support the COP and other program staff in activity development aspects of the project while staying apprised of the evolution of the local political, legal, and economic situation and on how to continuously adapt the program.

 

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

 

Responsibilities

  • All operations including but not limited to administration, logistics, procurement, budgeting, financial, and property.

  • Ensuring that program implementation is in accordance with USAID regulations and procedures and the specifications determined in the Task Order SOW. This will include monitoring grantee worthiness, ensuring that all procurement processes are perceived as transparent by beneficiary communities, assuring fair and transparent procurement processes, review of financial management, and monitoring grant implementation.

  • Ensuring that the most reasonable, fair, expeditious, and appropriate procurement choices were made pursuant to the Contractor Procurement Guide.

  • Supervising the Contractor’s day-to-day field presence in the areas of operations (including the project's facilities such as office space, equipment, and project vehicles), administration, logistics, procurement, budgeting, and financial accounting.

  • Acting as the Chief of Party when the COP is absent from the program.

  • Supervising the daily financial operations of the program, which includes cash flow management, timesheet recording, reporting to USAID/OTI on the financial aspects of the project, and daily monitoring of obligations, budgets, and expenditures.

  • Ensuring continuous liquidity for the project; handling all human resource issues; supervising the day-to-day implementation of all grants made under the program; and investigating and identifying new ways of achieving program efficiencies.

  • Coordinating with the Contractor Home Office on all compliance issues, seeking legal and policy guidance on sanctions and other applicable restrictions.

  • Undertaking other duties as assigned by the COP.

 

 

Qualifications

 

Minimum Requirements

  • 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 on donor-funded projects in a related role.

  • Experience working in developing countries is required.

  • The candidate should be fluent in the Contractor’s and USG’s policies and procedures in regard to human resources, financial management, financial reporting, and procurement processes, systems, and grants management.

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

  • Experience with grants or small grants under contract programs.

  • Experience with a donor, Contractor, or international NGO managing an office or program.

  • Proficiency in written and oral English.

  • Minimum of one (1) year supervisory experience.

 

Highly Desired Requirements:

  • Experience working in a complex, high-speed and challenging field operations environment.

  • Experience working in Libya.

  • 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 cash grants to local organizations.

  • Supervisory experience working with culturally and geographically diverse staff.

  • Experience with remote management in transition or insecure environments.

  • Experience with political transition, peace-building or post-conflict programs.

  • 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 DCOP, Ops”