Deputy Chief Of Party, Operations (Anticipated), International Development

February 1 2021
Yangon , Myanmar

Background:

Nathan is a leading provider of analytic and economic consultancy services worldwide. In the past decade, we have implemented more than 120 projects in more than 50 countries leveraging our global presence in Washington DC, London, and India. From improved transparency and deeper stakeholder engagement to more effective policies and more resilient businesses, we deliver results that impact economic growth, human development, and poverty reduction. We are passionate about applying our deep analytical expertise and advanced proprietary tools to generate economic solutions tailored to our clients’ unique challenges. Nathan focuses on a range of economic development subject matter areas including Trade & Logistics; Economic Policy & Governance; Private Sector Development; Women’s Economic Empowerment; and Financial Solutions.

Nathan is seeking a Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP) of Operations for a local governance activity funded by USAID in Myanmar. The project will improve subnational inclusivity and accountability. The DCOP will oversee all operations and administration tasks for the program and will report to the Chief of Party.


Job Description:
  • Manage all finance, operations, administrative, grants, and human resource tasks;
  • Provide support to the technical team to implement program activities, including drafting and/or reviewing operations-related Scopes of Work, preparing procurement documents, and preparing approval requests;
  • Provide oversight and management of select consultants;
  • Oversee and manage  Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning  (MEL) activities, including liaising with the USAID Mission  on MEL plans;
  • Ensure compliance with USAID regulations and Nathan policies, including performing due diligence as required by the Gross Violation of Human Rights requirements while maintaining fast-paced and responsive operations;
  • Compile reports, consolidating inputs from team members, for USAID submission;
  • Prepare local employment agreements in accordance with local labor law;
  • Maintain operations guidance and procedures for the field office;
  • Provide training to staff on USAID field office operations;
  • Manage grants processes; and
  • Oversee Finance, Administration, Human Resource and  Grants  and MEL staff.

Qualifications:
  • Master’s degree in finance, management, international affairs, law or other relevant field
  • At least ten (10) years of experience through roles in the administration and financial management of donor-funded development projects, preferably in  Asia  and with USAID;
  • Five (5) years of experience in management positions with a demonstrated track record of building and effectively managing high performing teams;
  • Demonstrated understanding of USAID administrative, financial management, and contractual rules and regulations;
  • Demonstrated ability to manage project operations in a highly demanding, complex, and fast-paced environment;
  • Strong writing and presentation skills in English, including word processing and PowerPoint development; and
  • Strong interpersonal skills.