Chief of Party - IDIQ Manager - Fragile Waters

DT Global

Washington, D.C., USA 🇺🇸


DT Global is a fast-growing international development organization that focuses on improving the capability, capacity, and effectiveness of development programming in complex global environments. Working across a variety of sectors – including Economic Growth, Environment & Infrastructure, Governance, Human Development, and Stabilization & Transition – we provide world-class program management, design, analysis, and monitoring and evaluation services.

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DT Global is seeking a Chief of Party/IDIQ Manager for an USAID-funded project. The activity aims to enhance water security in fragile contexts, with a focus on supporting locally-led approaches. Water security encompasses water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH), as well as water resources used for everything from ecosystems to livelihoods and industry (e.g. irrigation, hydropower).

To achieve this goal, the activity will pursue four primary objectives: 1) conduct rapid analyses to inform water security programming in fragile contexts; 2) support capacity strengthening for local organizations to implement water security programming in fragile contexts; 3) provide direct assistance to support evolving water security needs in fragile contexts; and 4) advance learning for water security programming in fragile contexts.

Position Summary
The Chief of Party/IDIQ Manager will be responsible for overall strategic and operational coordination of program activities. S/he should have a comprehensive understanding of issues related to managing a sub-award/sub-contract program that serves clients in developing countries supported by U.S. Government funding; strong management experience, problem solving and interpersonal skills, and experience in budgeting and financial management. S/he will also have experience in interacting with U.S. Government agencies, other donors, and partners.

Primary Responsibilities
• Overall leadership, project planning and implementation, and ensuring timely and high-quality expertise and deliverables for USAID;
• Serve as the primary point of contact to USAID and contribute to successful, positive relationship with the client and other key stakeholders;
• Provide central management and oversight of task orders working collaboratively and often with headquarters and field project managers, technical officers, as well as meet and consult regularly with the IDIQ COR;
• Lead all planning and implementation of activities across the IDIQ;
• Provide management, strategic direction, and oversight to the activity’s technical, administrative, and financial performance; and
• Ensure quality assurance and quality control methods in a consistent and transparent manner for all contracted tasks and functions.

• Graduate degree in a field relevant to water and environmental engineering, public health, business, international affairs, public administration, public policy, or a related field. In circumstances where a candidate possesses exceptional relevant experience but lacks a graduate or relevant degree, exceptional relevant post-education experience will be considered.
• 15 years of experience managing, designing, and/or implementing projects related to WASH, water resource management, governance, and/or capacity building programs with a US Government or donor agencies.
• 10 years of progressively responsible supervisory work experience, including direct supervision of professional and support staff.
• Minimum of 5 years of field experience working in conflict-sensitive and fragile contexts.
• Experience managing complex teams and assignments and substantive experience managing and supporting large, complex multi-million dollar USAID programs.
• Strong interpersonal, supervision, and written/oral communication skills.
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English. Regional languages are preferred but not a must.

Core Competencies:

TEAMWORK: Works cooperatively and effectively with others to achieve common goals. Participates in building a culture characterized by inclusion, trust, and commitment.

COMMUNICATION: Effectively conveys information and expresses thoughts professionally. Demonstrates effective use of listening skills and displays openness to other people’s ideas and thoughts.

ADAPTABILITY: Adjusts planned work by gathering relevant information and applying critical thinking to address multiple demands and competing priorities in a changing environment.

CUSTOMER/CLIENT FOCUSED: Anticipates, monitors, and meets the needs of customers and responds to them in an appropriate and responsive manner.

DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION: Conveys respect for diverse individuals and perspectives; models inclusive behavior and treats everyone fairly.

PROFESSIONALISM: Displays appropriate and ethical behavior, integrity, and personal presentation in the workplace always; demonstrates respectful communication for others, both verbal and non-verbal.

We thank all applicants for their interest. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

DT Global, LLC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status, gender identity, or national origin. DT Global, LLC prohibits discriminating against employees and job applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose the compensation of the employee or applicant or another employee or applicant.

13 days remaining

Apply by 1 June, 2022