Deputy Chief Of Party, International Development

January 23 2019
Liberia

Background:

Nathan is a private international economic and analytics consulting firm that works with government and commercial clients around the globe to deliver practical solutions and achieve lasting results. Whether building frameworks for economic growth or navigating regulatory hurdles, securing infrastructure financing or evaluating and assessing disputes, Nathan’s experts serve as trusted partners, offering clients the analysis, technical advice, and strategies they need for sound decision-making. Known for both technical and service excellence, Nathan has corporate offices in the US, UK, and India and more than 25 program offices around the world.


Job Description:

The aim of this activity is to strengthen policy-making capacity within the Government of Liberia (GOL) and facilitate the design and implementation of specific reforms to promote private sector-led, broad-based economic growth and development.

The Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP) will report the Chief of Party (COP) of the project. Primary responsibilities include:

  • The DCOP shall support the Chief of Party (COP) in managing staff; serve as the chief of financial operations; provide oversight of administration, logistics, procurement, and human resources.
  • Liaise with local subcontractors, including reviewing monthly invoices, and assist the COP and office manager of office staffing and HR issues
  • Responsible for planning, managing, and reporting to the COP, and reporting with the COP to USAID generally, including the project COR, and through the COP to the USAID CO office, and to Nathan Associates home office supervisor / project manager.

Qualifications:
  • Master’s degree in International Business Administration, International Development, Governance Accounting or Financial Management;
  • A minimum of 8 years’ experience working in any of the fields stated under education requirement;
  • A minimum of 5 years’ progressive supervisory work experience providing direct supervision of administrative, human resources, or finance staff, as well as direct supervision of professional and support staff responsible for complex national-level policy and governance programs in developing or post conflict countries; and
  • Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal skills with evidence of ability to productively interact with a wide range and levels of organizations (government, private sector, NGOs, implementing partners and other donors);
  • Strong English language skills required;
  • Solid understanding of USAID rules and regulations governing project compliance, procurement, and financial management preferred; and
  • Experience working in Liberia preferred.