Deputy Chief of Party-Regional Inclusive Digital Economy Activity (RIDEA) , International Development

March 4 2022
Southeast Asia

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 Associates is actively seeking a Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP) for the anticipated USAID-funded the Regional Inclusive Digital Economy Activity (RIDEA) would seek to develop a regional platform to support the development of a thriving and inclusive digital economy in Southeast Asia.

Specifically, the new digital activity will focus on the following five strategic objectives:

  • Improving the digital policy environment at a regional level.
  • Augmenting the quality and quantity of shared and interoperable regional digital Infrastructure.
  • Improving the safety, availability, and suitability of e-commerce services for consumers and MSMEs.
  • Strengthening ecosystems that foster inclusive innovation.
  • Strengthening marginalized citizens’ and MSMEs’ capacity to fully participate in the digital economy.

Job Description:
  • Assist the COP in the management of the various technical components of the activity and overall administrative and operational aspects of the project;
  • 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 andGrants  and MEL staff.

Qualifications:
  • Master’s degree or equivalent professional experience in ICT/IT-related fields, computer engineering, development management, economics, business, or finance.
  • 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.


Preferred:

  • Previous experience as a DCOP or other donor-funded project manager; experience on regional programs.
  • Previous experience working in Southeast Asia.


Nathan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer with a commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or national origin. EOE Minorities/Females/Disabled/Veterans.