Deputy Chief of Party, Workforce Development

  Management Systems International (MSI)
  Afghanistan Unspecified 244
Date Posted:Jan 10, 2011
Closing Date:Feb 9, 2011
Work Type:Unspecified
Number of Vacancies:1
Functional Area:Training
Salary Range:As per NTA salary scale policy
Years of Experience:10 Years
Contract Duration:Not specified
Possibility of Contract Extension: false
Contract Type:Permanent
Probation Period:Unspecified
Required Languages:

About Management Systems International (MSI):


Management Systems International (MSI) is a global international development firm based in Washington, D.C. providing specialized short- and long-term technical assistance. MSI is part of Coffey International Development, a global international development consulting firm. Together with Coffey ID, MSI now has more than 1,500 development professionals worldwide, a corporate presence in 11 countries and manages more than 200 projects worldwide. It currently manages more than 20 long-term projects in countries, including Iraq, Sudan, Colombia and Russia. Broadly, MSI implements a range of analytical and field projects in its core technical areas, including democracy and governance, strategic management and performance improvement, organizational capacity building, human development and natural resource management.

Job Summary:

Company Profile: Management Systems International (MSI) is a global international development firm based in Washington, D.C. providing specialized short- and long-term technical assistance. MSI is currently hiring on behalf of United States Agency for International Development (USAID). USAID is an independent federal government agency that focuses on promoting development around the world. It works in four regions around the world: Sub-Saharan Africa; Asia and the Near East; Latin America and the Caribbean; and Europe and Asia. USAID’s work supports economic growth and trade, agriculture and the environment, education and training, democracy and governance, global health, global partnership, and humanitarian assistance.

Project/Proposal Summary: The Afghanistan Workforce Development Project (AWDP) is an 18-month, USAID-funded program to provide capacity building assistance to Afghan NGOs and businesses providing public and private sector technical and vocational education and training (TVET). The overarching goal of AWDP is to increase job placements, salaries/wages, and self-employment opportunities for Afghan men and women through the provision of market-driven skills training, business training, and linkages to credit, business development support, and job placement services.

Position Summary:
MSI is seeking a Deputy Chief of Party to assist the Chief of Party in providing technical direction, contract project management, and oversight for the AWDP. He/she is in charge of the contractual, financial, and administrative aspects of the project. He/she will work closely with the AWDP Contract Manager and COTR.

Duties & Responsibilities:

• Ensure that the objectives of the contract are met in a timely and efficient manner, and the activities contribute directly to the overall attainment of contract goals;
• Manage all financial and administrative aspects of the project, including procurement, grants, sub-contracts, accounting, IT, logistics, human resources, transportation, and administration;
• Assist the Chief of Party in coordinating the overall financial direction of the contract and financial needs and human resource needs in regions covered by program funding and budgets;
• Supervise the oversight team, support team and development of staff and human resources;
• Develop partnerships with GIRoA, the PRTs, donors, implementers, NGOs and stakeholders to foster donor coordination;
• Coordinate the development, implementation, and reporting on detailed implementation plans;
• Track and report quarterly on programmatic achievements and financial management indicators;
• Provide regular and constructive feedback to program staff; serve in a supervisory role.

Job Requirement:

• Prior experience as DCOP, Director or Manager of Finance and Administration for a large USAID-funded international development project;
• Experience overseeing finance/admin on a multi-office/region project strongly preferred;
• Experience overseeing HR, IT, and other operations-related functions, ideally in a conflict zone;
• Degree in finance, accounting, or a related field;
• Excellent managerial skills and the ability to hire, train, and manage a large, multi-national team;
• Demonstrated attention to financial anti-corruption efforts;
• Afghanistan and/or conflict zone experience strongly preferred;
• Written and oral English proficiency required; knowledge of Dari and/or Pashto a plus.

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