Global Communities

  • Deputy Chief of Party, DRC

    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(11/30/2018 10:33 AM)
    ID
    2018-1556
    # of Openings
    1
    Post End Date
    1/15/2019
    Category
    Field - Chief of Party/ Program Director
    Country
    Congo, The Democratic Republic of the
  • 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 an experienced Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP) for the anticipated USAID DRC-funded Commercially Viable, Conflict- free Gold Project (CVCFG). The purpose of this project is to achieve a sustainable, conflict-free, ASM gold supply-chain originating in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) through a private-sector led approach.

    Responsibilities

    The Deputy Chief of Party will provide technical assistance and support to mining cooperatives, as well as oversee all activities on the project that target upstream capacity building within the conflict-free gold supply chain. Project supported cooperatives are made up of artisanal miners, working officially designated artisanal mining zones (ZEAs). The DCOP will supervise a small staff and report to the Chief of Party, based in Silver Spring.

    • As the senior in-country manager, oversee DRC project operations in the absence of the Chief of Party, serve as the in-country security point of contact to Global Communities headquarters and represent Global Communities and the program as needed.
    • Work in close collaboration with the program Chief of Party to accomplish program goals, objectives and targets;
    • With technical support the Global Communities Headquarters-based Cooperative Development team, work closely with ASM gold cooperatives supported under the program and provide training on the following topics: good governance, operational management, cooperatives membership roles and responsibilities, and strategic business planning.
    • Work with local government stakeholders. Provide support to facilitate cooperative governance strengthening.
    • Make key written contributions to program reports including monthly performance reports, learning documents, quarterly blogs and USAID semi-annual reports
    • Supervise the Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist who will oversee the collection, analysis and management of data/knowledge to track program progress and to provide recommendations for ongoing improvements and adaptation

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

    •  Ability to communicate effectively and develop relationships with communities and government officials;
    • Basic understanding of the challenges and opportunities for small medium enterprises who wish to access regional and international markets.
    • Knowledge of precious minerals trade-related policies and activities a plus.
    • Ability to provide capacity building and lead training on business strategy and business planning best practices, feasibility studies, and cooperative governance and membership roles and responsibilities.
    • Knowledge of basic accounting a plus.

    Qualifications

    • Experience building capacity of Small Medium Enterprise (SMEs) businesses in developing countries, preferably the DRC.
    • Bachelor’s degree with 8 – 10 years of experience or a master’s degree with 5 – 8 years of experience. At least 8 years of work experience in cooperative development and strengthening, SME development, and/or business consulting and strategic planning. Understanding of ASM cooperatives business model in the DRC a plus.
    • Excellent interpersonal skills;
    • Fluency in written and spoken English, French and Swahili.
    • Experience with USAID-funded programs highly preferred;
    • Supervisory experience strongly preferred

     

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Citizens and residents of the Democratic Republic of Congo are strongly encouraged to apply.

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