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EnCompass LLC шукає Deputy Chief of Party

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Position Description

EnCompass LLC is seeking a Deputy Chief of Party. This position will serve on the leadership team of the United States Agency for International Development (USAIDUkraine Monitoring and Learning Support (UMLS) Contract and will support the contract through establishing and guiding the implementation of the program’s strategic vision. The focus of this role will be on advancing global best practices in evidence-based management as an integrative mechanism between Performance Management and Evaluation; Collaboration, Learning, and Adapting (CLA) practices; and Development Outreach and Communications (DOC). The individual will play a vital role in helping ensure that UMLS engages its client through innovative means as it meets its objectives in holistic support for monitoring, evaluation, and learning and strategic use of the Country Development and Cooperation Strategy (CDCS) in an integrated and results-focused manner. The role will support the Chief of Party (COP) in ensuring tasks are organized, resourced, and implemented effectively.

This position is a full-time employee position, open to all nationalities (with a preference for Ukrainian). In accordance with 2023 USAID/Ukraine guidance, this position is based in Kyiv, Ukraine. If applicant is non-Ukrainian, this is a non-accompanied post.

Position Duties And Responsibilities

  • Be the UMLS primary steward for the strategic use of evidence in order to build a culture of Evidence-Based decision making among Mission teams and individuals
  • Serve on the UMLS leadership team to ensure strategic and robust integration of diverse evidence usage across all parts of the activity
  • Ensure adequate and appropriate resources, scopes, and timelines for Mission requests, with a clear focus on rapid response balanced dynamically and proactively with deliverable quality
  • Manage day to day operations of the contract, in close collaboration with the COP and the Operations Manager, including related to security
  • Collaborate across UMLS’ CLA; Performance Monitoring and Learning (PML); Evaluation Planning and Utilization; and Development Outreach Communication (DOC) teams, and with HQ and subcontractor technical specialists, to help build focus and capacity on using innovative ways to engage the client around evidence (media monitoring data, surveys, special studies and analyses)
  • Support UMLS cross-team Development Objective dyads focused on building trusted advisor relationships with USAID that will activate the project’s adaptive, evidence-focused client engagement
  • Strengthen linkages with internal and external resources to enhance organizational learning and knowledge utilization in Mission evidence-based decision making
  • Work with Mission, as required, to understand technical needs for tasks, and work with UMLS teams to craft SOWs that can be implemented by identified resources rapidly and of agreed quality. Provide technical input into the design of tasks to ensure they are within contract scope and respond to client needs.
  • Oversee and manage local sub-contractors/vendors, and EnCompass and external short-term technical assistance (STTA) (local or international) technical specialists as required to ensure strong fulfillment of Scopes of Work (SOWs). Ensure that STTA and vendors understand the expected rapid-quality delivery balance and adhere to agreed timelines
  • Oversee and supervise long-term technical assistance (LTTA) staff, as assigned. Ensure that LTTA fully understand the expected rapid-quality delivery balance and adhere to agreed timelines
  • Conduct quality assurance reviews on deliverables, products, or task results as required; Products are expected to be well-written, accurate, and to meet pre-determined expectations in SOWs
  • Represent the contract, as needed, before a range of audiences and in a variety of platforms, including with the Government of Ukraine (GOU)
  • Serve as GOU liaison around Results Based Management needs
  • Serve as Acting COP when the COP is out
  • Plan and deliver capacity development trainings for the internal UMLS team related to the topics/areas covered in this role (see above)
  • Engage fully as a member of the EnCompass staff team, including participating in all-staff meetings, as appropriate

Position Requirements

Qualifications

  • A Master’s degree in organizational learning, management, international development, social sciences, or a related field; or BA with 12 years of experience in lieu of a masters

Experience and Skills

  • Minimum 10 years of demonstrated experience supporting complex donor-funded activities in a team environment, ideally for USAID/USG
  • Proven experience identifying and using diverse evidence sources to encourage robust decision making
  • Demonstrated experience managing learning and adaptive management approaches with USAID or other organizations
  • Familiarity with M&E design and delivery principles and approaches, activity design, and linkage to DOC planning and implementation
  • Demonstrated comfort living and operating in conflict or post-conflict reconstruction environments is critical
  • Strong interpersonal and oral communications and presentation skills are required
  • Experience designing evaluations, studies, and assessments; with strong capacity to identify needs, both explicit and implicit, and use them to create actionable SOWs for implementation
  • Proven USAID and external stakeholder relations, team management, reporting, and operations skills
  • Understanding of USAID regulations and policies, including but not limited to the Automated Directives System 201, Evaluation Policy, Design Principles
  • Ability to work in an appreciative, strengths-based environment and guide others in using an appreciative approach
  • Exceptional written and oral communication skills
  • Fluency in spoken and written English required; familiarity with Ukrainian language an asset but not required

How to Apply

Please submit CV and cover letter at the following link: https://encompassworld.clearcompany.com/careers/jobs/338eeed0-61c7-432f-cbd1-bba2be3cb8af/apply?source=2712922-CS-53828 

nCompass LLC is a progressive Equal Opportunity Employer. We promote, celebrate, and support a diverse and inclusive organizational culture and workforce. We are committed to providing all of our employees with an environment free from discrimination and harassment, where all are treated with dignity and respect. We do not tolerate, and explicitly prohibit, discrimination or harassment of any kind, at any time, in all aspects of employment. This includes recruitment, hiring, promotions, disciplinary measures, terminations, compensation, benefits, social and recreational programs, and training. EnCompass also does not tolerate retaliation against individuals who report discrimination or harassment. Our continuing commitment to the principle of Equal Opportunity Employment for all means all employment decisions are based only on the job requirements, the candidate’s qualifications, and the needs of EnCompass as a business—not on race, color, ethnicity, national origin, religion, belief, sex (including pregnancy and related medical conditions), gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, disability status, veteran status, genetic information, HIV status, family/marital/parental status, or any other status protected by the laws and regulations in the jurisdictions where we work.


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