At the heart of Pact is the promise of a better tomorrow. A nonprofit international development organization founded in 1971, Pact works on the ground in nearly 40 countries to improve the lives of those who are challenged by poverty and marginalization. We serve these communities because we envision a world where everyone owns their future. To do this, we build systemic solutions in partnership with local organizations, businesses, and governments that create sustainable and resilient communities where those we serve are heard, capable, and vibrant. Pact is a recognized global leader in international development. Our staff have a range of expertise in areas including public health, capacity development, governance and civil society, natural resource management, poverty, fragile states, monitoring and evaluation, small-scale and artisanal mining, microfinance and more. This expertise is combined in Pact’s unique integrated approach, which focuses on systemic changes needed to improve people’s lives.
Program Operations (PrOps) - Pact exists to help create a world where those who are poor and marginalized exercise their voice, build their own solutions, and take ownership of their future. The Program Operations teams contribute to realizing this by: ensuring effective project management through supporting project startups, implementation, reporting and financial management as well as closeouts; portfolio coordination: providing a coordinating role across departments in DC that support country offices and programs; working with country teams to develop, refine and pursue their strategies by leveraging technical knowledge (our own and others) and supporting business development as needed; knowledge sharing and learning: enhancing communication between country offices and DC-based teams to ensure better understanding of the diverse operating environments and program approaches.
Pact seeks an experienced Deputy Chief of Party (DCoP) for a USAID project operating in Burma and Thailand. The DCoP will be responsible for both overall project operations and designated program activities in coordination with technical and administrative staff. The DCoP will report directly to the Chief of Party to ensure compliance with USAID, Pact Myanmar and Pact Thailand policies and local regulations. Together with the CoP, the DCoP will help ensure operational alignment of four international partners.
- Support overall operational, financial, grants and contracts, HR, safety and security, and compliance oversight to the project;
- Lead on ensuring the effective logistics and operations for ensuring effective implementation of project activities;
- Provide direction and oversight of Pact’s technical objectives ensuring complementarity to the project’s wider objectives;
- With CoP, ensure synergies of program objectives and approaches by consortium members;
- Ensure project M&E and award management protocols/SoPs are adopted and utilized by all consortium members;
- Maintain current awareness of the implementation environment in both Burma and Thailand and report on, and advise adaptations to, those implementation environments;
- Identify potential areas of financial and compliance vulnerability and risk and together with the project’s senior management implement corrective action plans to resolve problematic issues and risk mitigation;
- Provide oversight for various financial functions such as project budgeting, auditing, forecasting and analysis;
- Support COP in managing, tracking, monitoring, and reporting financial data as requested. Identify problems and work to resolve them as well as to prevent future problems;
- Guide and monitor grants and contracts procedures in compliance with project and USAID rules and regulations;
- Ensure funds expended are compliant with US government regulations and policies;
- Implement fraud mitigation practices and ensure systems and processes are implemented effectively to support implementation of the award;
- Ensure proper financial documentation and reporting, establish and provide direction and management of project funds;
- Lead and oversee the development, management, and complete life cycle of a variety of possible subaward and procurement mechanisms;
- Support the CoP in managing the project budget, tracking project spending, and preparing monthly financial reports; and
- Mentor and supervise finance, operations, grants and contracts staff engaged in the activities noted here.
- Master’s Degree in International Development or relevant discipline;
- At least nine (9) years’ experience with responsibility for operations of USAID-funded projects at all levels of management up to DCOP;
- Experience in Burma and/or Thailand;
- Experience in financial compliance and progressive supervisory work experience directly supervising administrative, finance, and/or operations staff;
- Knowledge of USAID rules, regulations and policies, particularly financial reporting and compliance requirements; AND
- Fluency in English (oral, writing and reading).
- Burmese language proficiency.
- Proficiency in other languages used in Burma.
- Thai language proficiency.
- Experience working in cross-border development project.