Deputy Chief of Party Job at TechnoServe – Career Opportunity in Tanzania

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Job Category: Administrative
Job Type: Full-Time
Deadline of this Job:  10 August 2021
Duty Station:  Dar es Salaam
Posted: 29-07-2021
Job Description

Vacancy title:
Deputy Chief of Party

[ Type: FULL TIME , Industry: Information Technology , Category: Management ]

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Deadline of this Job:
10 August 2021  

Duty Station:
Within Tanzania , Dar es Salaam , East Africa

Date Posted: Thursday, July 29, 2021 , Base Salary: Not Disclosed

Job title: Deputy Chief of Party
Job Category: Program Development
Requisition Number: DEPUT001964

TechnoServe is a leader in harnessing the power of the private sector to help people lift themselves out of poverty. A nonprofit organization operating in 29 countries, we work with enterprising men and women in the developing world to build competitive farms, businesses and industries. By linking people to information, capital and markets, we have helped millions to create lasting prosperity for their families and communities.

Job Summary:
TechnoServe seeks a dynamic and motivated Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP) for an anticipated USAID-funded horticulture activity in Tanzania. The DCOP will have the exciting opportunity to help increase the commercialization, inclusiveness, and competitiveness of horticulture market systems in Tanzania.
Please note that this opportunity is contingent upon donor approval.

Primary Functions & Responsibilities:
• Support the COP in overall management of program operations, ensuring overall monitoring of the project against milestones and work-plans and implementing course corrections as needed.
• Monitor and follow up on critical management and planning issues to ensure effective and timely project execution.
• Manage review and finalization of internal and external project documents, including donor deliverables, presentation decks, studies, and technical reports.
• In collaboration with the COP and Finance and Administrative Manager, support budget tracking, contract modifications, deliverable tracking against budget, and administrative follow-up.
• Support recruitment and contracting of long- and short-term staff and consultants as needed.
• Plan, organize and participate in project meetings, workshops, seminars, and stakeholder events.
• In collaboration with the COP, ensure that programming execution meets TechnoServe quality standards.
• Assist COP with other strategic and operational tasks as required by the project.

Basic Qualifications:
• Bachelor’s Degree with 10 years of relevant experience or a Master’s Degree with 7 years of relevant experience in international relations, economics, business, or other relevant area
• At least 7 years of experience in relevant private sector or development programs.
Preferred Qualifications:
• Experience working in Tanzania and/or Sub-Saharan Africa strongly preferred.
• Experience supporting USAID-funded programs and familiarity with USAID regulations and procedures.
• Strong budget management and financial analysis skills, including proficiency in Excel.
• Outstanding written communication skills, including prior experience editing and proofreading documents.
• Strong project management skills, including the ability to anticipate demand and manage multiple tasks and projects while meeting tight deadlines.
• Results-oriented, with demonstrated experience achieving project targets.

Required Languages:
• Fluency in English with excellent oral and written communication skills required
• Basic proficiency in Swahili at a minimum
Travel: Extensive travel across Tanzania, particularly Morogoro, Iringa, Mbeya, Njombe, and Zanzibar, and Dar es Salaam, at least 50%.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
• Detail orientation, including strong organizational, analytical, and quantitative skills.
• Proven team player with strong interpersonal and cross-cultural skills.
• Excellent computer skills in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and other administrative applications.
• Strong private sector market orientation, entrepreneurial and innovative thinker.
Supervisory Responsibilities
• An estimated 3-5 mid- and senior-level staff. Experience working with multi-disciplinary teams desired.
Please note that this opportunity is contingent upon donor approval.
We encourage all qualified individuals who share TechnoServe's vision of improving the lives of others through proven business solutions to apply.
With our commitment to diversity, we are proud to be an equal opportunity employer and affirmative action employer and do not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, color, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, HIV/AIDS status, protected veteran status, disability and all other protected classes.
We are also proud of our commitment to protecting staff, partners, and beneficiaries from abuse and exploitation and thoroughly vet all final candidates through rigorous background and reference checks.
If you have a disability that affects your ability to use our online system to apply for a position at TechnoServe please contact the Human Resources at [email protected] or call +1 202 785 4515.

Work Hours: 8

Experience in Months: 84

Level of Education:
Bachelor Degree


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