Global Communities

Deputy Chief of Party, Jordan

1 month ago(12/15/2017 3:13 PM)
ID
2017-1422
# of Openings
1
Post End Date
2/2/2018
Category
Field – Deputy Chief of Party
Jordan

Overview

The mission of Global Communities (formerly CHF International) is to create long-lasting, positive and community-led change that improves the lives and livelihoods of vulnerable people across the globe.

Global Communities is seeking a Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP) for the USAID YouthPower Project. Through funding from USAID/Jordan, USAID YouthPower will empower 20,000 youth in underserved communities throughout Jordan’s 12 governorates. Our goal is to put youth (ages 10 – 29) at the center of their own development and leave behind sustainable pathways to positive youth development in the 60 communities where USAID YouthPower will work.

Key activities include:

  1. Youth Engagement and Training: to better connect  youth to their communities, providing forums for youth to take leadership positions in front of their communities, and to give youth—from all backgrounds (Jordanian, Palestinian, Syrian) —enhanced skills in critical thinking, conflict management, team work and problem-solving;
  2. Community Asset Mapping: a process in which youth map their communities – focusing on assets rather than needs, and analyze data to identify opportunities to strengthen local youth resources; and
  3. Innovation Grants Fund: that funds youth-development projects identified through the Community Asset Mapping process.  All projects funded by USAID YouthPower will be designed, selected, monitored and evaluated by youth.

USAID YouthPower will also develop a web-based platform to share youth resources (internships, training, education and employment opportunities), as well as relevant research. USAID YouthPower has office locations in Amman, Irbid and Ma’an.  The project duration is 2017 – 2022.

 

 

 

Responsibilities

Reporting to the Chief of Party (COP), the DCOP will help provide management, and strong technical support in the implementation of the project.

 

Specific DCOP responsibilities:

  • Directly manage program and technical staff and related resources to ensure that the program components are results-oriented, meeting their targets with high-quality deliverables on-time and within budget;
  • Manage and oversee all operational aspects of the program, including outreach to all target communities;
  • Manage and oversee Components 1 and 2 as well as coordinate with the Innovation Fund Manager on implementation of Component 3;
  • Responsible for making sure that activities function smoothly and are well-managed in the absence of the COP.

Qualifications

  • At least 10 years of experience in the implementation of donor-funded development projects supporting youth and community development in Jordan, including at least five years in a management position on US Government-funded programs.
  • Demonstrated experience managing technical teams and field operations for effective, inclusive outreach to project participants and stakeholders.
  • Demonstrated experience working effectively with GOJ institutions and Jordanian NGOs to facilitate project implementation.
  • A Bachelor's degree and advanced proficiency in English, written and spoken, are required.

Jordanian nationals are strongly encouraged to apply; no expat allowances are attached to this position.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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