Local recruitment: Deputy Chief of Party (Technical)

DT Global

United States 🇺🇸

Deputy Chief of Party –Technical

Work Location/s: United States of America

Job Code: 1628

# of positions: 1

Job Brief

DT Global is seeking a Deputy Chief of Party – Operations (DCOP-Ops) for the anticipated USAID-funded Fragile Waters project.


DT Global is driven by a fundamental commitment to one goal: to work in partnership with communities, governments, and the private sector to deliver innovative, data-driven solutions that transform lives beyond expectations. DT Global—launched in 2019—is built on legacy companies AECOM International Development’s Services Sector, Development Transformations, IMC Worldwide, and Cardno International Development. To fulfill its profit-for-purpose mission, DT Global is a key donor to the DT Institute, an independent not-for-profit organization, in support of DTI’s efforts to test new ideas or expand on donor partner priorities with the aim to improve as many lives as possible.

Our global team of almost 2,500 staff and experts work in over 100 countries. We aim to maximize sustainable development impact across a wide range of practice areas, including Conflict Prevention, Stabilization & Transition; Economic Growth; Environment & Infrastructure; Governance; and Human Development. We meet communities where they are on the development spectrum and help them move to where they want to be. Together, we bring over 60 years of experience, relationships, and technical excellence to improve lives around the world on behalf of our partners, clients, and stakeholders.


DT Global is seeking a Deputy Chief of Party – Technical ( DCOP-T ) for the anticipated USAID-funded Fragile Waters project . This activity will support agile and sustainable water, security, sanitation, and hygiene (WSSH) programming in fragile contexts, with a focus on supporting locally-led approaches . To achieve this goal, the project will undertake the following: 1) conduct rapid analyses to inform water security programming; 2) support water security capacity strengthening for local organizations; 3) provide direct assistance to address evolving water security needs; and 4) advance learning for water security programming.  

The DCOP-T will be responsible for day-to-day oversight and management of the project â€™s technical advisors , developing workplans, strategic engagement approaches, managing activity implementation, and liaising with operations to ensure consistency and timeliness of interventions . The DCOP-T will have demonstrated ability to work in complex environments , remote operating contexts, and manage ment of diverse teams, with a demonstrated commitment to quality, compliance , and timeliness. The DCOP-T must possess the intellectual, communications, leadership, and managerial skills necessary to develop, articulate and assist implementation of the program.  

The DCOP-T will report to the Chief of Party (COP). This position will be based in Washington, DC and is only open to individuals with a legal right to work in the United States . Recruitment is contingent upon successful award of the project, and selection of final applicant is subject to USAID approval.  


  • Responsible for assisting the COP in activity oversight, including technical, administrative, operational, and logistical management of the project .   
  • Day to day management of the technical advisory staff to ensure activities are well designed, in accordance with contract impact objectives, and incorporate global WASH best practices.  
  • Leading implementation of the project in the absence of the COP.   
  • Coordinate with subcontractor partners to develop quick-response intervention strategies to respond to challenges in the humanitarian/development nexus  
  • Work with technical advisors and partners to conduct relevant research and planning exercises that helps inform USAID’s global water priorities in fragile contexts  
  • Providing technical assistance for regional coordinators and advisors to make sure planned activities are implemented as per the required standards, policies , and best practices.   
  • Responsible for coordinating with the MEL team for timely and quality reporting of the project’s results and documenting best practices and lessons learned to share with stakeholders and development partners to influence policy and practice at a wider scale.  
  • Coordinate with the DCOP-Ops to improve the Tech team’s administrative, operations, and finance interactions and thereby ensure compliant, timely, and ethical implementation .  
  • Help build a motivated, results-oriented team that is effective in organizing and implementing the work and coordinating with partners.  
  • Work with COP to assure clear communications with clients and stakeholders about project activities and accomplishments.  
  • Represent DT Global and the project to USAID and other stakeholders in public settings.  
  • Collaborate with government and other relevant stakeholders to promote adoption and seek replication opportunities of locally applicable innovations and best practices from the project.  

Minimum Requirements    

  • S/he has at least eight years of relevant professional experience in WASH and or WSSH technical planning, delivery, and learning  
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent professional experience required in engineering, economics, public policy and administration, development administration or related field  
  • Experience managing and executing WASH activities for donor-funded programs, including experience leading WASH teams in large international development programs and prior experience developing workplans and activity strategy documents  
  • Demonstrated ability to use MEL findings to inform adjustments to program and maximize project effectiveness  
  • Demonstrated experience with remote implementation, preferably in emergency or humanitarian settings  
  • Experience coordinating with governments, ministries and/or local NGOs, as well as local communities, for design and implementation of surveys and other data collection techniques, including those that address capacity weaknesses, preferred  
  • Personnel and resource management, coordination, and decision-making skills along with an ability to troubleshoot.  
  • Demonstrated leadership, flexibility, and resourcefulness in a fast-paced environment .  
  • Demonstrated experience managing and implementing projects remotely and in insecure environments.  
  • Fluency in written and spoken English required ; language proficiency in Spanish, French, or Arabic preferred.  
  • Must have the legal right to work and live in the United States .  

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 and 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.  





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