Deputy Chief of Party

SSG Advisors

Washington, DC, US

Company Information: 

SSG Advisors is an award-winning frontier market solutions firm based in Burlington, Vermont that helps a variety of donor, commercial and investor clients around the world to catalyze lasting impact. We envision a prosperous and just world of thriving markets, healthy ecosystems, and vibrant communities where business, governments and citizens work together creating a better world for all. SSG seeks to catalyze large-scale social, environmental, and economic change by fostering new and dynamic forms of collaboration. We do this by fostering public-private partnerships, facilitating sustainable investment, and providing deep analytical insights in frontier markets. We strive to merge strategic insight with practical on-the-ground knowledge into an integrated approach that emphasizes results. We seek candidates who are ready to apply their analytical and problem-solving skills to some of our planet’s greatest challenges in an entrepreneurial, fun, and fast-paced environment. We are looking for passionate and committed people who can work in a highly collaborative environment to deliver results for our clients and stakeholders around the world.

Brief Description: 

SSG Advisors is seeking Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP) candidates for the USAID Sharing Environment and Energy Knowledge (SEEK) Project. The project will support four offices within the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Bureau for Economic Growth, Education and Environment (E3) to enhance development impact through activities under four key tasks: training, communications, knowledge management and facilitation/organizational development. The project objective is to provide services and support to enable four E3 Offices—Forestry and Biodiversity (FAB), Global Climate Change (GCC), Engineering and Infrastructure (E&I) and Water—to improve staff knowledge, skills and abilities; support knowledge creation, capture and use, and share knowledge internally and among a wide range of stakeholders; enhance communication and outreach to inform and engage key audiences using multiple approaches and channels; and strengthen organizational capacity for greater efficiency and learning for improved development impact.

This will be a full-time position based in Washington, DC, and reporting to the Chief of Party.


The Deputy Chief of Party will work closely with the Chief of Party, USAID representatives, other project team members, and external stakeholders to ensure the project deliverables are achieved. S/he will manage various technical components of the project, and provide input and expertise in project management, budget management, personnel management, and strategic technical direction of the project.


  • Advanced degree (minimum of a Master’s degree required) in environmental science, international development, organizational learning, knowledge management, communications, or another related sector.
  • A minimum of seven (7) years of experience working in international development, preferably on USAID projects.
  • Demonstrable experience managing teams, with strong interpersonal skills.
  • Understanding and experience with USAID projects, regulations, and compliance requirements desirable.
  • Experience working on training, communications, and knowledge management projects preferred.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills required.
  • Experience in the technical sectors related to the USAID E3 FAB, GCC, E&I and/or Water offices desirable.
  • Eligibility to work in US.

How to Apply: 

Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter, resume and three references to [email protected] Please include “SEEK Deputy Chief of Party” in the email subject line, and save documents (cover letter, resume, and references) in one PDF as ‘Last Name_First Name.pdf’. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted. No phone calls please. SSG is an Equal Opportunity Employer.