Chief of Party, Digital Workforce Innovation
January 31 2023
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The anticipated project, Digital Workforce for Innovation, aims to enhance the capacity of Vietnam’s workforce to meet the demands of a growing digital economy and support Vietnam in working towards its strategic development goal of becoming a high-income country by 2045 and directly supporting the National Strategy on Industrial Revolution 4.0. The implementation period is five years.
As the project’s key point of contact with USAID, Government of Vietnam, and other stakeholders, the Chief of Party will manage technical assistance activities with field staff, short-term consultants, Nathan home office personnel, and various private and public sector stakeholders. The COP may also be responsible for the implementation of specific technical tasks within the project (to be determined according to needs and expertise). The Chief of Party will oversee overall project operations including project management, administration, oversight, reporting, financial and contractual obligations, contractor progress, and performance monitoring and evaluation.
Supervision and Provision of Technical Expertise
·Support the planning, design, and implementation of technical activities in Vietnam, including the drafting of work plans and terms of reference, organization, and participation in technical working group meetings;
·Liaise with the Government of Vietnam stakeholders, civil society organizations and other donors to coordinate activities and achieve the goals and objectives of the activity;
·Oversee quality of technical assistance;
·Monitor and, in some cases, carry out technical activities (in coordination with Nathan home office), including review of deliverables and reports for USAID;
·Provide summaries of working group meetings, workshops, and trainings and identify next steps;
·Coordinate the planning of technical activities involving Nathan’s partners with the Nathan headquarters project team to ensure that planned activities are in line with budgets and subcontracts;
·Liaise with the project team at the Nathan Headquarters office to recruit technical experts as required; and
·Other related technical and management tasks requested by USAID (and in coordination with the Nathan Home Office Team), in accordance with the scope of the activity.
·Manage and supervise the field office team, with appropriate delegation of duties to other staff members on the activity;
·Supervise the recruitment and engagement of technical experts, business partners, and administrative staff, as appropriate;
·Ensure that the activity is implemented in accordance with the rules and regulations of USAID and Nathan Associates;
·Report regularly to the Nathan headquarters project team on project activities, deliverables, and events; key issues requiring approval from the headquarters office;
·Review all accounting statements submitted to the home office and time sheets of local consultants, if applicable; and
Provide contributions to the quarterly and annual project reports.
·Master's degrees or higher in International Development, Business, or Economics;
·Minimum 15 years of experience managing programs of a related topic, such as economic growth, policy, or education.
·Demonstrated experience managing programs of a similar size and complexity and working on topics such as digital skills development, workforce development, digital transformation, or innovation ecosystems.
·Proven knowledge and deep understanding of the 4IR ecosystem;
·Proven ability to work effectively with USAID mission staff, host country counterparts, and international donors; with strong emphasis placed on experience developing and maintaining working relationships across a multi-stakeholder environment;
·Demonstrated leadership in teambuilding and integrity in project management;
·Strong written, oral, and presentation skills; and
Ability to travel extensively throughout Vietnam.
·Solid understanding of USAID rules and regulations governing project compliance, procurement, and financial management preferred;
·Experience working in Vietnam or Southeast Asia preferred.
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