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Technical Deputy Chief of Party: USAID funded

Deadline:

Location: Bukavu, DRC

Organization: International Alert

We are looking for an exceptional candidate to join our DRC team, Alert’s largest country programme. This is for the Deputy Chief of Party - Technical position, which is a senior management position within Alert’s DRC programme and reports directly to the Peacebuilding Portfolio manager, International Alert (direct line manager) with functional supervision of the Chief of Party (MSI).

The Technical Deputy Chief of Party (D/COP) assists the Chief of Party (COP) in management of technical and programmatic aspects of the USAID funded Solutions for Peace and Recovery (SPR) project, supporting greater participation of women and other marginalized groups in conflict prevention, resolution and recovery. SPR will achieve this through production of inclusive conflict research and participatory analysis, capacity building of local organizations including local partners, and training in conflict management and leadership in areas affected by conflict. This position is an integral, dedicated, part of the SPR project team operating under the overall technical supervision of the SPR COP, but also part of Alert’s broader DRC team

The Technical D/COP assists the COP in management of technical and programmatic aspects of the USAID activity. You will oversee day-to-day implementation of all three objectives, including the design, quality, development and production of all assessments, analytical reports, field-based research, activity implementation and monitoring and evaluation. You must ensure that high-quality, results-oriented interventions are carried out for all three objectives.

You will participate and engage in technical meetings and maintain positive relationships with GoDRC officials and other stakeholders. You will need to balance conflict programming with USAID/DRC’s development programming in agriculture, health, education, economic growth, environment and governance sectors to ensure sustainability and overall regional coherence. You should also plan to spend significant time traveling in eastern DRC assisting with activity start-up as well as conducting continuous monitoring throughout the life of the activity.

You will report to the SPR Chief of Party for technical outputs, operational guidance, and day-to-day tasks. You will also be under the supervision of International Alert’s Peacebuilding Portfolio Manager located in Bukavu, who exercise oversight over Alert’s contribution to SPR. You will line manage the Alert SPR Component Lead for Objective 1 located in Goma, MSI Component Lead for Objective 2 located in Goma, IRC Component Lead for Objective 3 located in Bukavu, MSI Monitoring Evaluation & Learning Manager located in Bukavu, MSI Advocacy and Communication Officer located in Goma, IRC North Kivu Program Coordinator located in Goma

You will be professionally credible based on your extensive experience and deep knowledge of the issues at stake and able to communicate effectively with a wide range of actors working on conflict management, social cohesion and development programmes. You must have substantial NGO project management experience, including responsibility for commercial contract management and donor relations (preferably USAID), and proven experience of managing many staff is a must.

Furthermore, we are looking for someone well organized, results and detail-oriented with a proven experience in peacebuilding/conflict transformation and familiarity with gender- and conflict-sensitive approaches. In addition, experience of developing donor reports and nurturing constructive relationships with local partners (governmental and non-governmental) is essential as well as an excellent working knowledge (spoken and written) of both French and English.

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Closing date: 26th July at 23.59 pm (UK time).

While International Alert will endeavour to contact all candidates within a reasonable time, this may not always be possible due to limited resources. Therefore, if you have not heard from us within two weeks of the closing date, you can assume that your application has, on this occasion, been unsuccessful. International Alert is an equal opportunities employer. All applicants will be judged strictly on the basis of merit.

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