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  • Posted: Feb 3, 2023
    Deadline: Not specified
  • RTI International is a nonprofit organization headquartered in the Research Triangle Park in North Carolina that provides research and technical services.
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    Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP) Operations, Kenya Tusome Follow-On

    The position will be based in Kenya and recruitment is contingent upon successful award of the project and final USAID approval.


    Responsibilities of the DCOP of Operations include, but are not limited to:

    • Support the Chief of Party in all operation and management aspects of the project and serves as second in command in the Chief of Party absence.
    • Ensure proper administration of the project and oversee all financial, procurement, HR, communications, logistics, security and field operations.
    • Ensures the project conforms to USAID rules and regulations as well as project agreement requirements, including cost, schedule, and quality parameters.
    • Oversee the intersection of contract, budget, and technical work, engaging appropriate RTI contract and finance staff as needed.
    • Coordinate the development, implementation and reporting on detailed management plans that may include implementation plans, deliverable tracking, etc., in assigned area of responsibility.
    • Monitor and review project budget and expenditures, financial forecasts, working with business partners to ensure compliance with corporate and client regulations.
    • Responsible to ensure project financial goals are met.
    • Responsible for the accuracy of project timelines, tasks, milestones, resource requirements, costs, risks and execution.
    • Track and report quarterly on programmatic achievements as required for project deliverable reporting. Produces operational reports and updates for deliverable reporting and project success stories.
    • Responsible for design and implementation the grants management program
    • Collaborate with Chief of Party to identify and manage risks and actively participate in the resolution of performance issues with project staff and sub-contractors or sub-awardees.
    • Assist Chief of Party in managing all aspects of staffing and creating/maintaining a clear organizational structure with specific roles, responsibilities, and reporting lines.
    • Develop partnerships with client, implementers, and stakeholders and foster coordination.


    • Bachelor's Degree and 15 years of experience, Master's degree and 12 years of experience, PhD and 8 years of experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
    • Ten (10) years of progressively responsible experience implementing projects that are similar to this activity in terms of complexity, scope, and budget.
    • Experience working on international education programming preferred, including experience working with Ministries of Education, private sector leaders, and other stakeholders that work in education programming.
    • Demonstrated knowledge and experience of USAID policies and procedures.
    • Knowledge of Federal Acquisition Regulation policies and procedures related to grants, procurements, and subawards.
    • Demonstrated skills in building, mobilizing, and leading multidisciplinary teams.
    • Proven ability to work under pressure, and with multiple concurrent demands.
    • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
    • Ability to resolve sensitive and complicated work issues with senior high-level country counterparts, donor representatives, and senior-level staff.
    • Verbal and written fluency in English required. Oral and written communication skills in Kiswahili preferred.
    • Experience working in the East Africa region, specifically Kenya preferred.

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