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Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Deputy Chief of Party of Grants and Operations Job at Abt Associates - Career Opportunity in Uganda

Vacancy title:
Deputy Chief of Party of Grants and Operations

Jobs at:
Abt Associates

Deadline of this Job:

Duty Station:
Juba, South Sudan

Job details:
Abt Associates, a major American research, technical assistance, and international development company, seeks highly qualified technical specialists in the fields below for the anticipated USAID-funded South Sudan Promoting Civic Engagement and Peace (PCEP) project. The project will promote stability, local solutions, and citizen participation to mitigate conflict, advance reconciliation efforts, increase access to information, and empower civil society. This five-year, US $75 million project is anticipated to start in October 2018 and run through September 2023.
About PCEP Project:
The project will 1) identify critical conflict drivers at the local, regional, and national levels and to provide targeted, strategic support to relevant stakeholders or initiatives with an interest in and capacity to address and resolve conflicts non-violently; 2) bolster in an integrated fashion the ability of constituent-responsive local authorities, civil society and others to shore up and sustain localized or higher-level peace processes; and 3) empower civil society and others to more broadly and inclusively engage on issues related to good governance, reform, accountability, dialogue and local, regional or national-level peace.

Job Summary: The Deputy Chief of Party of Grants and Operations will ensure that the project is financially and administratively well-managed and is focused on achieving results. S/he must possess superior project management skills and is expected to manage the day-to-day operations of a large regional project.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal candidate for the USAID PCEP Project placement must hold a Bachelor’s degree in management, international development, public administration, business management, accounting, or financial management;
  • At least eight (8) years’ experience managing operations (including supervision of procurement and grants) of USAID-funded contracts;
  • Previous experience in South Sudan;
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English.
Job application procedure
All suitably qualified and interested candidates meeting the minimum qualifications specified below may send a CV and cover letter to . Please include the title of the position and “PCEP” in the subject line of the email. All positions are contingent upon program award and funding. South Sudanese nationals are encouraged to apply. Only qualified candidates will be contacted.