Closing Date: Friday, 30 December 2011
RTI International is one of the world's leading research institutes, dedicated to improving the human condition by turning knowledge into practice. Our staff of more than 2,800 provides research and technical expertise to governments and businesses in more than 40 countries in the areas of health and pharmaceuticals, education and training, surveys and statistics, advanced technology, international development, economic and social policy, energy and the environment, and laboratory and chemistry services.
We are currently seeking a Deputy Chief of Party for an upcoming Governance Project in Uganda. The Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP) will serve as the alter ego of the Chief of Party (COP) and will manage all administrative and reporting activities for the project. He/she will ensure that required reports and documentation are produced according to USAID's guidelines. Candidate should possess strong management, administrative and writing skills.
Duties and Responsibilities
Serves as RTI's alternate liaison to USAID, government counterparts, local organizations, and program partners when COP is unavailable. Ensures a high level of communication and close working relationships with USAID.
Provides strategic leadership, technical and managerial direction for the successful implementation of the project.
Ensures the timely and quality completion of all program technical and financial deliverables and reports in accordance with USAID guidelines.
Additional specific tasks and duties to be assigned as necessary to fulfill deliverables
Education and Experience
Minimum of a Bachelors degree, Masters degree preferred, in public administration, policy, finance, planning or governance or an advanced degree in a related field.
Nine years of overall experience with at least five years of relevant field experience in public administration, decentralization reform, service delivery in key sectors (such as education, health, water, agriculture), parliamentary strengthening, civil society strengthening, or community mobilization.
Demonstrated success managing and leading technical and administrative teams for USAID funded projects.
Knowledge and experience in governance and development in sub-Saharan Africa, and in Uganda specifically, is strongly desired.
Prior experience managing geographically dispersed teams is preferred.
Fluency in both written and spoken English required.
Equal Employment Opportunity
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Closing Date: 30th December 2011