Location: Pristina, Kosovo
Reports to: Chief of Party
Please Note: This position is contingent upon award and USAID approval with an anticipated start date of March 2024.
Global Communities works at the intersection of humanitarian assistance, sustainable development and financial inclusion to save lives, advance equity and secure strong futures. We support communities at the forefront of their own development in more than 35 countries, partnering with local leaders, governments, civil society and the private sector to achieve a shared vision of a more just, prosperous and equitable global community. We work with government, non-government, private sector, and community stakeholders to promote transparency, foster accountability, and access the channels they need to make their voices heard, promote change, and realize their full potential.
Global Communities seeks a Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP) candidate for the anticipated USAID Kosovo Youth Activity. USAID supports and empowers Kosovar youth to develop workforce skills to drive Kosovo’s economic development, soft skills to help them grow into engaged citizens, and entrepreneurship skills to support those youth who wish to build their own businesses or organizations. USAID’s youth programs support USAID’s economic growth portfolio in Kosovo.
Under the direction of the Chief of Party, the DCOP will manage programs, systems, and staff ensuring that all deliverables meet or exceed the expectations of the donor and our local development partners. The DCOP will be a development entrepreneur who maximizes opportunities for collaboration, learning, and adaptation based upon rigorous assessment of program effectiveness and outcomes supported by data and other evidence.
The Deputy Chief of Party will manage multiple technical interventions and support staff teams responsible for generating optimal outcomes. The DCOP will liaise with development partners, including USAID, other implementors, Kosovo public sector actors, civil society, business leaders, and, of course, youth. S/he ensures that the project’s implementation is aligned with its approved workplan and budget and meets or exceeds all targets. S/he provides thought leadership, establishes program quality guidelines and develops detailed pathways to impact. The DCOP will be responsible for:
Global Communities positively welcomes and seeks applications from all sections of society. We are committed to a work environment that respects the dignity and worth of everyone and offers equal opportunity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment.
Global Communities holds strict safeguarding principles and has a zero-tolerance policy for conduct of sexual exploitation, abuse, and harassment. In the process of recruitment, selection, and appointment, Global Communities will conduct robust reference and background screening checks, including international vetting as a signature of the Global Misconduct Disclosure Scheme to ensure children and vulnerable adults are safeguarded, and abuse is prevented. The incumbent is required to carry out their duties in accordance with Global Communities Safeguarding policy and the Standards of Conduct.