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5 Sep 2020

Deputy Chief of Party – Operations and Finance

Job Description

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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.

Built on the strengths, knowledge, and 50+ years of experience from AECOM International Development, Development Transformations, and the Global Peace and Development Charitable Trust, we have a global ecosystem – including a non-profit partner, the DT Institute – working together to develop cutting edge solutions to the world’s most pressing challenges. With corporate offices in the USA, Spain and Australia, in addition to project field offices in over 90 countries around the world, DT Global implements projects funded from a wide array of clients, including USAID, EU, DFAT, NC, MFAT, DFID and other public and private stakeholders. We value learning, research, and rapid program adaptation in response to changing realities on the ground. Together with our global team of ex-perts, we are building technical capabilities across sectors in order to deliver high-quality interventions and trans-form lives around the world. For more information please see: DT Global.

Background and Role:

DT Global will implement the Promoting Civic Engagement and Peace (PCEP) activity for USAID United States Agency for International Development (USAID) that will build the foundation for a more stable and socially cohesive South Sudan. Under the direction of the Chief of Party, the Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP) – Operations and Finance will supervise DT Global’s day-to-day presence in areas of operations including PCEP offices and stock; logistics; procurement; assets and fleet; as well as oversee human resources and administration, budgeting and financial accounting. The DCOP – Operations and Finance will ensure that operations tasks are completed in accordance with DT Global policies and procedures, South Sudanese laws and USAID regulations and, including assuring fair and transparent procurement processes; ensuring that all procurement processes are communicated and perceived as transparent by beneficiary communities, reviewing financial management and human resources.

Responsibilities include:


The DCOP – Operations and Finance is responsible for managing the Procurement Director, who oversees the fast-paced procurement processes and manages the national procurement staff. S/he will supervise the Procurement Director who implements the necessary procurement processes to ensure the timely and compliant purchase and delivery of supplies and equipment and subcontracts called for under the hundreds of individual program activities to be implemented under PCEP.


The DCOP – Operations and Finance will supervise the Logistics Director, who oversees movement of goods; travel and transport; assets management; stock; office management; and fleet.


The DCOP – Operations and Finance will supervise the Finance Director, who provides leadership and supervises the daily financial operations of the contract including cash flow management, payroll, reporting to USAID on financial aspects of the project, and daily monitoring of obligations, budgets and expenditures. Work closely with the Chief of Party on forecasting project burn rates, developing financial management tools; oversee the submission of accurate and timely DT Global Corporate financial reports; report to the Chief of Party and Home Office any inconsistencies or problems with field accounts; recommend corrective actions as necessary.

Human Resources

Oversee the Human Resources Director, who ensures up to date DT Global’s human resources policies and procedures manual; locally employed host country national contracts; time sheets; international staff visas; required documentation for DT Global to legally operate in South Sudan.

Required Qualifications and experience:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in international development, economics, business, finance, logistics, or other relevant field required.
  • Ten (10) years of progressively more responsible work experience managing financial and operational components of development programs.
  • Experience in contracting, human resources, administration, finance, and logistics.
  • Experience working in Africa and post-conflict countries is preferable.
  • Significant work experience in the design and implementation of office policies and procedures. Experience in preparation and execution of construction Request for Proposals and contracts an asset.
  • Fluency in English required.

Position Core competencies and skills:

  • Extensive knowledge of USAID rules and regulations and USAID contractor requirements in administrative, finance, and operational functional areas.
  • Experience in financial management, including budgeting, tracking, reporting, accounting, and procurement.
  • Knowledge of human resource and administration management systems.
  • Demonstrated leadership skills and prior experience mentoring, supervising, and building the capacity of a diverse host country national staff.
  • Strong leader with experience in relationship-building, and team building including the ability to manage downwards.
  • Demonstrated ability to make timely executive decisions.
  • Detail-oriented person, able to manage and lead the day-to-day details of operations, without disempowering other staff.
  • Excellent communication skills required to explain complex processes to a diverse group of stakeholders.
  • Familiarity with information technology (IT) office applications.

Supervision: The DCOP – Operations and Finance will report to the Chief of Party of the PCEP program.

Level of Effort: Long Term – through September 2025. To commence immediately.

DT Global 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 & 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.

How to apply

Link to job posting: https://phf.tbe.taleo.net/phf03/ats/careers/v2/viewRequisition?org=URSAU…


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