DT Global (Development Transformations, LLC)

Deputy Chief of Party, USAID/Benin’s Northern Economic Livelihoods for Youth (NELY) Activity

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Last update: Mar 4, 2024 Last update: Mar 4, 2024


Deadline: Mar 31, 2024 Deadline for applications has passed
Location: Benin
Job type:Contract, 12 months +
English, FrenchEnglish, French
Work experience: Min 8 years
Date posted:Mar 1, 2024


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DT Global is shaping a future where sustainable development and innovation empower individuals, communities, and nations. We work in partnership with local stakeholders to foster inclusive prosperity, social equity, and environmental stewardship. Our global team of 2,500 staff and experts work in over 90 countries to solve complex problems in the peacebuilding, governance, economic development, environment, and human development sectors. With a track record of technical excellence and more than 60 years of international development experience and relationships, we deliver innovative solutions that transform lives.

Position Summary:

DT Global seeks a highly motivated and experienced individual interested in serving as Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP) for the anticipated USAID/Benin’s Northern Economic Livelihoods for Youth (NELY) activity. The purpose of this program is to improve economic livelihoods for rural and urban youth and women in violent extremist (VE) moderate and high-risk areas in the north of Benin. The DCOP will support the Chief of Party in overseeing project implementation and will provide technical management leaderships to the overall project. The DCOP will represent the project to external stakeholders including government officials and donors and will supervise project staff to ensure that project activities are completed in a timely manner and are of high technical quality. This position will be based in Cotonou, Benin, and the successful applicant must be willing to travel to other provinces as required.

Please note this position is contingent upon donor funding and the award of the contract to DT Global.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Provide technical and management leadership, develop technical strategies and oversee the design and implementation of project activities in coordination with project technical experts.
  • Oversee the quality of all technical aspects of the project, including the management of potential subgrantees, short-term consultants and monitoring and evaluation and grant making activities.
  • Manage the preparation and presentation of work plans, M&E plans, and all reports with members of the project’s senior leadership team.
  • Establish relationships with key project stakeholders and manage donor and Government of Benin partnerships in collaboration with the Chief of Party (COP). 
  • Perform other duties assigned by the COP and represents the project in the absence of the COP.

Education & Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in a relevant field. Master's degree preferred but not required.
  • Minimum of eight (8) years working in countries similar to the current environment in Benin, incorporating elements of stabilization, P/CVE, livelihoods, economic growth, local governance, justice, conflict mitigation, and/or peacebuilding, livelihoods, or other programming relevant to the objectives of this activity.
  • Excellent presentation and communication skills required.
  • Previous experience implementing C/PVE, economic growth or livelihoods programs in francophone West Africa required, with experience in Benin highly desired;
  • Professional proficiency in English and French, both verbally and in writing, required.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Strong grasp of successful approaches to building community resilience and engaging with host country governments at all levels.
  • Proven experience integrating Gender Equality, Disability, and Social Inclusion (GEDSI) and Positive Youth Development (PYD) into development projects.
  • Demonstrated ability to hire and supervise local personnel, ensuring they are onboarded and trained to fulfill their responsibilities.
  • Proven mid- or senior level experience in challenging and complex field environments leading the design, management, and implementation of similar-sized donor supported programs that include grants or small grants under contract programs; and recent experience that includes the direct supervision of a team of at least five people.

Core Competencies:

TEAMWORK: Works cooperatively and effectively with others to achieve common goals. Participates in building a culture characterized by inclusion, trust and commitment.  

COMMUNICATION: Effectively conveys information and expresses thoughts professionally. Demonstrates effective use of listening skills and displays openness to other people's ideas and thoughts.  

ADAPTABILITY: Adjusts planned work by gathering relevant information and applying critical thinking to address multiple demands and competing priorities in a changing environment.  

CUSTOMER/CLIENT FOCUSED: Anticipates, monitors and meets the needs of customers and responds to them in an appropriate and responsive manner.  

DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION: Conveys respect for diverse individuals and perspectives; models inclusive behavior and treats everyone fairly.  

PROFESSIONALISM: Displays appropriate and ethical behavior, integrity and personal presentation in the workplace always; demonstrates respectful communication for others, both verbal and non-verbal.  

We thank all applicants for their interest. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

DT Global (dt-global.com) is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status, gender identity, or national origin. DT Global prohibits discriminating against employees and job applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose the compensation of the employee or applicant or another employee or applicant. 

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