Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP), RISEN

Social Solutions International

About the organization

Social Solutions International, Inc. (Social Solutions) is a Hispanic and woman-owned business emphasizing quality research and evaluation, training and technical assistance, and institutional support services. We are a mission-driven organization that believes that superior science can improve the world. Social Solutions is dedicated to the creation of social and health solutions to improve the welfare of underserved populations worldwide.

Duties

Social Solutions seeks a Deputy Chief of Party to serve, when necessary, on behalf of the COP as the principal point of contact for technical matters. The DCOP will coordinate award management and implementation tasks, and in the absence of the COP will be the primary liaison with USAID/Washington, implementing partners, donors, and key stakeholders, and must adjust programs and operations to achieve or exceed expected outcomes. The DCOP will have demonstrated ability to work in complex environments and manage diverse teams to deliver impact. In Addition:

-In collaboration with the COP, oversee and monitor the development, implementation and oversight of the program
-Serve as the primary technical point of contact, provide expertise in food assistance-driven nutrition programs
-Assist in invoicing and monitoring of service delivery
-Assist in oversight of documentation of contract deliverables
-Coordinate logistical planning to include venue and lodging selection, travel planning, and other logistical support
-Assist in drafting, reviewing, and submitting required reports
-Participate in client meetings

Qualifications

-At least ten (10) years of international development work experience in relevant field, including operations of similar programs and experience working directly with host country governments (national and subnational) and civil society organizations.
-At least 5 years of supervisory work experience, including direct supervision of professional and support staff, quality evaluation of staff performance and deliverables, and project management under contract(s).
-At least 7 years of experience in the management of food assistance-driven nutrition programs
-Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively in English (verbal and written) and present and respond to information requests on a regular basis to USAID
-Experience recruiting and successfully managing consultants, and ensuring the quality of their products
-Permanent U.S. work authorization required

Application instructions

The USAID-funded Research and Innovation for Sustainable, Evidence-based Nutrition (RISEN) activity will require continual learning, dissemination of accrued knowledge, corresponding adjustment, and an adaptation of food assistance that will require ongoing attention and commitment. Three generations of FAQR awards have contributed meaningfully to the delivery of food assistance and the continuous refinement of USAID Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance (BHA)’s programs to meet the nutritional needs of affected populations through improvements and innovations in products and processes. RISEN will re-emphasize the programming aspects of food assistance-driven nutrition programs while focusing on product innovation and process improvement, and will assist USAID in coordinating disparate humanitarian, development, and private sector stakeholders across varied technical domains related to food assistance.

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