Global Communities

  • Deputy Chief of Party, Kosovo, Up to Youth

    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(2 weeks ago)
    # of Openings
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    Field – Deputy Chief of Party
  • Overview


    Global Communities is an international development non-profit organization. Our mission 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 an experienced Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP) for the USAID-funded Up to Youth Activity, which will address youth vulnerable to social exclusion by mobilizing and engaging youth in meaningful ways to effect positive change. Over the five-year period, the Activity will work in selected target areas throughout Kosovo to mobilize youth to be forces for positive change, develop and demonstrate life/soft skills among youth and, develop, build and support resilience partners in fostering an environment for youth to engage in a positive and meaningful way.


    • Provide financial management for all aspects of the program;
    • Develop and maintain sound financial management systems in line with USAID rules and regulations and Global Communities’ policies and procedures, and accounting principles;
    • Manage the project budget ensuring all costs incurred by Global Communities are accounted for and in compliance with local laws;
    • Provide financial control, prepare and analyze budgets, develop financial reports, and make recommendations to HQ on budget expenditures;
    • Maintain updated information regarding grants and contracts, reporting requirements and financial restrictions;
    • Provide oversight on all program related financial matters;
    • Ensure financial reporting is in accordance with USAID contractual requirements;
    • Oversee Operations and Administration staff, ensuring that functions are performed timely and accurately


    • Bachelors or advanced degree in accounting, finance or related area; MBA in Finance or Accounting preferred
    • Minimum of five years managing finance, preferably on a USAID funded program;
    • Ten or more years finance department or international development experience with progressively increasing responsibility;
    • Proven experience with U.S. Government-funded contracts;
    • Demonstrated understanding of USAID rules and regulations
    • Strong managerial skills and experience overseeing staff;
    • Ability to set up financial regulation systems with partner organizations to ensure the efficient and accurate disbursement of funds;
    • Demonstrated experience managing and implementing development projects focused on youth and community resilience, economic empowerment, preferably in the Balkans;
    • Demonstrated experience in working effectively in advance complex, politically sensitive activities;
    • Demonstrated experience in working effectively with partner and government representatives, donors and other stakeholders.
    • Experience with adaptive management approaches
    • Fluency in English and Albanian or other local language required.

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


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