Deputy Chief of Party

  Checchi and Company Consulting, Inc.
Bachelor's Degree   Afghanistan, Kabul Full Time 2394
Date Posted:Jun 28, 2017
Closing Date:Jul 7, 2017
Work Type:Full Time
Number of Vacancies:1
Functional Area:Programme
Salary Range:As per NTA salary scale policy
Years of Experience:7 Years
Contract Duration:Not specified
Extension Possibility:No
Contract Type:Long-term
Probation Period:3 months
Required Languages:

About Checchi and Company Consulting, Inc.:

Checchi and Company Consulting, Inc. (Checchi) was established in 1973 by Vincent V. Checchi to promote social and economic development in developing and transitional countries around the world. Since its inception, the company has completed more than 300 long-term contracts in a wide range of program areas in Latin America and the Caribbean, Asia, Africa and Eastern Europe, including projects in many fragile and post-conflict states. Today the company specializes in rule of law, anti-corruption, and monitoring, evaluation and learning. The company’s principal client is the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). While the company’s practice areas have changed over the years, Vincent Checchi’s original vision continues to inspire and inform our work. We utilize a practical, results-oriented approach that emphasizes sustainable development, guided by our core values of integrity and commitment to excellence. Checchi staff members combine the technical expertise, depth of experience, cultural sensitivity and dedication needed to work effectively in some of the world’s most challenging development environments. Ultimately, we strive to improve people’s lives through outcomes that result in more just, stable and democratic societies.

Job Summary:

The Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP) is a senior level technical management position that provides program leadership, oversight, management and strategic vision. The DCOP works directly with the Chief of Party to implement program initiatives and activities throughout the country, including developing working relationships with ADLALAT counterparts and partners. These counterparts and partners include the Supreme Court and the Ministry of Justice, as well as CSOs and NGOs that work with and support Afghanistan’s justice sector. The DCOP has authority to direct and evaluate staff, develop long and short term strategies to meet programmatic goals, and work across organizational lines to ensure efficient and effective support to ADALAT program initiatives.
The DCOP must focus on technical implementation of the project and will report to the Chief of Party.

Duties & Responsibilities:

Manages ADALAT programmatic initiatives.

Develops, interprets and assures implementation of ADALAT program initiatives. Maintains a constant awareness of, and ensures compliance with, Work Plan activities and outputs, schedules, and reporting.

Establishes effective working relationships with USAID and with ADALAT counterparts.

Development and execution of programmatic activity budgets ensuring activities are properly planned, prepared, executed and reviewed.

Oversees classification of positions, recruitment and promotion as well as the timely preparation and processing of personnel evaluations.

Oversees in-country program travel including the preparation of all travel authorizations, accommodations, and logistics for all ADALAT staff and ensures compliance with Checchi travel policy.

Ensures that ADALAT records are properly managed and documentation regarding ADALAT reporting is stored or otherwise archived according to USAID rules and regulations and Checchi policies.

Provides guidance, oversight and support to partner organizations implementing ADALAT program initiatives.

Participates in, and leads when appropriate, the development and delivery of training programs

Travels to the provinces as required.

Performs other tasks as assigned by the Chief of Party.

Job Requirement:

Seven years of progressively responsible experience in rule of law development.

PhD or Master’s degree in legal studies or a related field of study, or a Bachelor’s degree in legal studies or a related field of study combined with 10 years of progressively responsible experience in rule of law development.

Demonstrated experience developing institutional capacity assessments and development plans for justice sector institutions and CSOs.

Strong bilingual communication skills, including written and oral English and Dari or Pashto.

Ability to develop overall policies and strategies for the organization, identify organizational priorities, and effectively manage human, financial and other resources.

Strong institutional analytical and development skills, including gender analysis and integration.

Ability to implement a working leadership model in an organization, maximizing the contribution to the team.

Strong interpersonal/diplomatic skills and cultural/political sensitivity with the ability to professionally communicate about ADALAT and represent ADALAT at the national and international level.

Good computer skills e.g., Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, etc.

Ability to work both independently and as an effective team member.

Job Location:

Afghanistan, Kabul
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